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How does deferment work

How does deferment work
« on: February 05, 2008, 03:27:30 PM »
If I decide circa June/July to put off law school for a year, can I apply for a deferment at my top choice at that time? What are the chances that it'll be approved? And, if it's denied, do I still have the option of attending as scheduled or does the act of applying somehow forfeit my seat? Has anyone done this and if so, how did it work out?

(if there is another post that addresses this issue, I apologize-- please direct me there).


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Re: How does deferment work
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 03:32:46 PM »
I assume you're talking about deferring an acceptance. The likelihood of approval probably depends on the school--anecdotally I've heard some schools are very accommodating and, in certain cases, even encourage applicants to consider deferring. In the event that your request is denied, I am almost certain you still have the opportunity to enroll in the year in which you are accepted.