« on: January 15, 2005, 01:43:30 PM »
I think being deferred is the adcomms way of saying "You're application looks good, but we aren't sure what type of applicants we are going to get from now til deadline. Once we see what else is out there, we'll let you know."
If you have really high numbers, they don't care how you compare to the rest of the applicants so you can apply early and be admitted.
If your numbers are typical for the school, they want to be able to compare you to everyone else. Because of rolling admissions, you can't be evaluated with respect to the entire applicant pool unless they hold your app til more have arrived.
Don't worry too much...you can still be admitted.