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What to Do If You Are Deferred

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do?

The Truth About Getting Deferred

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

While students who were accepted or denied at least know where they stand, those who were deferred to the regular decision pool are stranded in an application limbo.

Early Applications. Bad News: You Were Deferred. Good News: You Weren't Denied!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.02.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Congratulations if you have been accepted! Condolences if you have been denied. If you have been deferred, that's actually good news because it means that an admissions office has decided to postpone making a decision about your application until the regular admission cycle.

Consider a Gap Year

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.15.2011 | College
David D. Burstein

I took a gap year and it actually changed my life. Although, I initially resisted the idea, wanting to stay "on track," I soon realized that this wouldn't "set me back" at all.