Obtaining the necessary travel documents can sometimes be a lengthy process, which may make it impossible for you to begin studies at UMKC for the semester to which you originally applied. In such a situation, you may request a deferral of admission to a later semester.
A deferral is only possible for up to two semesters. If you intend to delay your studies a full academic year you will need to reapply to UMKC and submit an additional application fee. When a deferral request has been approved and processed, you will receive new documentation from ISAO and new immigration documents that specify a new reporting date, needed to obtain your visa.
Before beginning the deferral process online, you must have your admission letter, your student ID number (for “User ID” field), and your password (last or family name as shown in your admission letter).