I might take a year off after secondary school (a gap year). Can I apply now, and if I get accepted, just ask the university to defer my acceptance until next year?

University Admission Requirements

Policies about deferrals vary from university to university. Some universities allow deferrals, others do not. Some universities may grant a deferral, but request that you re-apply after your gap year nonetheless (and pay all the associated application fees again), so they can ensure that your application and personal information is up-to-date.

If you’re interested in deferring admission, you must contact the university directly.

It may be easier to apply once, halfway through your gap year. At that point, if you are not a high school student and have been out of school for seven consecutive months, use the 105 Online Application. You must still adhere to the university’s application deadlines.