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Can you be deferred from Early Action?

Hi all, I've been doing research on the Early Action admissions process and I'm wondering what happens if you don't get accepted during this process. Is it possible to be deferred to the Regular Decision pool, or is there a different outcome I should be aware of? Thanks!

8 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're doing your research on the Early Action process. In most cases, if a college does not accept you during their Early Action (EA) round, they may defer your application to the Regular Decision (RD) pool for another review.

A deferral essentially means that they see potential in your application, but want to consider it within the context of the larger, more competitive RD applicant pool. It's not a denial; rather, it's an opportunity for the admissions committee to re-evaluate your application later on.

It's important to keep in mind that the next steps after a deferral vary by institution. Some schools may request additional information, such as mid-year grades or updated test scores, to help them in their final decision-making process.

If you do get deferred, make sure to follow any instructions provided by the college. Keep striving in your academics and extracurriculars – it can strengthen your application when re-considered during Regular Decision. Remaining optimistic and proactive is key!

8 months ago

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