What Can I Do If I’ve Been Deferred?


First things first, don’t panic! All this means is that you weren’t selected for an earlier decision

and are now moved to the regular admission pool. This does not mean you have less of an

opportunity to get into that specific school, but that you are just seen with the rest of the regular admission student applications. This may also work in your favor being that your application may stand out more in regular admission rather than early admissions. Now, after you find out that your application has been deferred there are many things you can do in order to create more of a guarantee of getting accepted.


Firstly, make sure that this university is your number one choice. After getting a deferral it is

important to really look into all your options and make sure you also spend time on other

applications as backup schools.


Secondly, you should get in contact with the school you have been deferred from and figure out if they need any more information that can help boost your application, or if there is anything you would like to submit to them yourself. This can usually be updated grades throughout the semester, or a list of classes you may be taking that are on a higher level, extracurriculars, deferral letters, etc.


Thirdly, as mentioned before, seeing if deferral letters are accepted is super important because it gives you an opportunity to add more character to your application and create a vivid image of yourself rather than a list of grades. Now you may be asking what should I write in my deferral letter? The main purpose of this is to get the ones reading over your application to understand why you want to attend their university and why you would be a beneficial student to their community.


Make sure you do as much research as you can on each university you apply to and also keep

in contact with admissions in order to stay on top of everything that may be able to strengthen

your application. Remember, deferred does not mean rejected, so just focus on your application and try to push for a guaranteed acceptance.


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