« on: June 25, 2005, 10:06:32 PM »
Some schools give you a hard time if you want to defer, or at least claim that they do. Michigan claims, on the admitted student page, that getting a deferral is more difficult than being accepted. Some schools, I seem to recall that NYU was one, though I don't remember, don't let you defer at all except in extrordinary circumstances. But a lot of schools, like Columbia or UVa, pretty much let anyone defer as long as you notify them by some date.