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Class of 2025 fewer spaces?

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So I'm pretty nervous about the class of 2024 deferring admissions. Will that mean there will be even LESS space for people applying this November and January to colleges?

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So I have trouble telling if you are a high school member of class of 2025 or college 2025.

There are a lot of professionals who don’t think it will even affect the 20-21 seniors and there are a small amount who thinks it will.

But if it does affect it will affect the admissions rate of the 20-21 freshman (college) and 20-21 HS seniors and maybe the 21-22 seniors but after that there is likely to be no effect except maybe more test optional/test blind schools.

But more likely than not only the students who applied in May will be affected rising seniors are not likely to be impacted at all. The incoming seniors are not likely to be impacted at all if it is impacted it is the equilivent of a 3.8 gpa to 3.83 gpa near none.

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I'm applying to college THIS november and january. So im the graduating college year of 2025, I start senior year this september. I wanted to know how much the previous year deferring admissions would affect me
There might be an impact but college are trying to do everything to mitigate it and as you are applying to ivy caliber school it will likely be even more mitigated. Ivies have x spots are will a few gap students be admitted possibly/likely but it will be negligible
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Class of 2025 fewer spaces?

Short answer. No.

Universities won't let other students impact their admissions for the class of 2025. Rice and other prestigious universities have said that they'll have to reapply this year with those who are applying to attend in the fall of 2021.

Hope this helps!

But this would mean I'm competing with people who have already been admitted before. Quiet worrying
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Yes that's true you'd likely be competing with the people who would choose to reapply. But logically it would be a very small number of people who choose to reapply. They have a spot assured at whatever college they applied to, and choosing to reapply jeopardizes that spot. I know I would decide to enroll even if I wanted a gap year.
I'm not sure that this statement - "Rice and other prestigious universities have said they'll have to reapply" - is universally true. Quite a few prestigious colleges are allowing students in the (high school) class of 2020 to defer a year. Competitive colleges will be able to fill the empty spots in the class of 2020 off their waitlists, and those class of 2020 students who defer will automatically get spots in the Class of 2021. Leaving fewer spots for current rising high school seniors.
The statement from earlier came directly from admissions personnel from Rice and was agreed with by admissions from Cornell, Brown, and U Chicago. Of course, I cannot guarantee that all colleges will adopt that policy. Yet it wouldn't make logical sense for colleges to allow a significant number of students to defer enrollment. It's the school's goal to create a well-rounded class and fill holes when needed. Allowing too many students to defer ruins the nullifies their efforts to do so.
So whether they defer or reapply, It's technically going to be harder for me. Well thanks anyway