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3 Tips for Deferred Students

Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon December 1st, 2016

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
Learn More About Elizabeth 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! Subscribe to the College Coach YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. Contact-Us-CTA


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