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Deferrals... how likely to turn into a YES or NO?

orky13

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Deferrals... how likely to turn into a YES or NO?
« on: March 29, 2006, 02:20:03 PM »
So here's the deal: I was deferred at Lewis & Clark. But I have no idea what that means, other than they are one of the 3 schools that have actually responded to me--(2 others, acceptances) They claim they will give me some kind of answer at the end of April or beginning of May.

My question, before I send in a deposit to one of the schools that can make up their minds, what can I expect with a deferral? Do they usually substitute for waitlists until they hear from more admits, thus likely resulting in admissions? Or are they just as likely to result in a rejection?

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Re: Deferrals... how likely to turn into a YES or NO?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 02:22:12 PM »
i have no proof or even good evidence, but my suspicion is that they are much more likely to yield a rejection.  at this point, schools are just protecting themselves and keeping their options open while stringing along qualified candidates. 

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Re: Deferrals... how likely to turn into a YES or NO?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 03:50:05 PM »
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