Can I defer my acceptance for a year or a semester? Would I have to reapply?

Answer: 

Students admitted to Appalachian may request an admission deferral of up to one year (fall to fall, spring to spring, etc.) should they wish to pursue enriching experiences outside of postsecondary education before enrolling at Appalachian. Requests should be submitted in the MyMountaineer portal. If the defer is approved, you are required to submit an application for the appropriate future term for re-processing.