Many students who apply to college via Early Decision or Early Action find that they’ve been deferred. This means they’ve neither been accepted nor rejected – a sort of college purgatory.
Unlike a rejection, a deferral offers hope! You have not been rejected! The college is asking you to wait. However, you have work to do if you want to improve your chances of turning the ‘maybe’ into a ‘yes.’ Typically, a deferral means the college wants to compare you with the full applicant pool because your application did not shine enough for them to admit you early.
Here are some suggestions to improve your likelihood of college admissions: