As December dawns, in roll the first round of Early Decision and Early Action admission decisions. Among the anticipated acceptances and denials, many students will be receiving the puzzling notification that their application for admission has been deferred to the Regular Decision pool. What does a deferral mean and what can you do about it? In the most recent installment of College Coach’s Insider Tips, college admissions expert, Elizabeth Heaton, offers three key tips for deferred students. Follow Beth’s advice in order to maximize your chances of turning that deferral in to an acceptance!

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Written by Elizabeth Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University.