So You’ve Been Deferred… Now What?
Ed note: On December 24th, we’ll be airing a radio show that discusses next steps for students who have been deferred. Tune in to Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for even more guidance on how to respond to a deferral.
Whether you were deferred from your first choice school or one of your safeties, receiving a deferral can feel worse than an outright rejection. You want to hold out hope that you’ll be accepted come spring, but you can’t help but feel you should simply move on and accept the inevitable. In a few days’ time, when your feelings aren’t so raw and you can think about your remaining college options with a bit more clarity, follow the steps below to improve your chances of acceptance after being deferred.
Step 1: Reevaluate Your College List