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Yale Early Action Deferral Rate

Howdy y'all! I applied to Yale early action and am trying to gauge my chances of getting in. What's the overall deferral rate for early action applicants? I've read different numbers online, and I'm not sure which is accurate.

6 months ago

Hello! Yale's Early Action (EA) deferral rates can indeed vary from year to year. Though the exact deferral rate changes depending on the applicant pool, in recent years, it has typically ranged from 45% to 65%. It is crucial to keep in mind that the deferral rate is just one factor that might help you gain some context but is by no means a guarantee of your decision.

Yale, like other selective colleges, practices a holistic review of applications, which means that they consider multiple components of your application when making a decision, such as academic achievements, test scores, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and essays. It's important to present a well-rounded application that showcases your unique strengths and talents.

I understand that waiting for decisions can be stressful, but at this point, the best course of action is to focus on your regular decision applications and ensure they are as strong as possible. The admissions process can be unpredictable, and it's a good idea to diversify your college options. Good luck!

6 months ago

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