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Clemson Deferral: What's Next?

Hey guys, I just got my deferral from Clemson and I'm kind of lost. What should I do now? Should I update my application with any new accolades or accomplishments? Thanks for any advice!

6 months ago

Hello! I understand that receiving a deferral can be confusing and even disappointing, but don't lose hope. There are a few steps you can take to make the most of this situation.

Firstly, it's important to treat this deferral as a second chance. Your application will now be considered during the Regular Decision pool, so you want to make sure that you are presenting yourself and your accomplishments in the best possible light.

If you've had any new achievements or updates to your extracurricular activities since you submitted your application, it's a great idea to send those updates to the admissions office. This can include awards, improved test scores, or new leadership positions. Make sure these accomplishments are substantial and relevant. You can read more about how to provide these updates, in what's called a letter of continued interest, on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/deferred-or-waitlisted-tips-for-writing-a-letter-of-continued-interest.

In your letter of continued interest, you'll also want to restate your strong interest in Clemson, and emphasize once again that you'd be a great fit for the school. If you want to know how well your letter is working, consider having one of the expert college admissions advisors on CollegeVine's marketplace review it and provide you with some feedback on how to make it better.

Lastly, ensure that you have backup options by completing and submitting high-quality applications to other colleges and universities on your list. As you work to improve your chances at Clemson, it's still crucial to have alternative plans in case things don't work out the way you hope.

Stay positive and proactive, and be proud of the hard work you've put into your college applications. Best of luck!

6 months ago

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