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Defer/Delay Matriculation

Students who are accepted for admission are offered the opportunity of deferring/delaying their matriculation for one year, with a guaranteed position in the following class. During the intervening period, students may earn money to finance their medical education, take advantage of additional educational experiences they may not have pursued otherwise, take care of personal or family obligations or simply burn out.

If you desire to defer/delay your matriculation, address your letter to the Chairman of the Admissions Committee at the UT Health Science, 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 1043, Memphis, TN 38163. Your letter should be written as to how you expect to spend the year by June 15 prior to the originally scheduled enrollment date. You may submit your letter via email to The delay of matriculation will be for one year unless there are extenuating circumstances. Requests for an additional year will be considered on an individual basis. You must submit a new AMCAS application for the following year's entering class no later than November 15. You are expected to contact the College of Medicine Admissions Office to update your name change, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone contact number.


Students who are accepted for admission must provide final official transcripts of all additional academic coursework, as well as, any colleges/universities attended to be mailed to the UT Health Science Center, Office of Enrollment Management, 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520, Memphis, TN 38163. Final transcripts sent to AMCAS are not forwarded to the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine. All degrees must be conferred on the official final transcript. The contact number for the Office of Enrollment Management is 901.448.7703, if you should have questions regarding your final transcript.

Information regarding New Student Orientation week (NSO) will be e-mailed after May 15. For additional information, contact the College of Medicine Office of Admissions at

Oct 30, 2023