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If you're deferred Early Action...

Birdybrains214Birdybrains214 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2010 in Georgetown University
Do you go into the regular decision applicant pool? In which case, you need to submit all your test scores by the RD deadline? And do you need to reapply again? Or just send any new scores?

Also does GU know that you've already been deferred and you're reapplying, or do they just view you as a fresh RD applicant???
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Replies to: If you're deferred Early Action...

  • anon345anon345 Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    If you are deferred than you are automatically put into the regular decision pool. If you have additional scores to send, then you have to send them by the RD deadline.
  • jerseygirl91jerseygirl91 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    "The Committee on Admissions has completed its review of your application for admission under its Early Action plan. I am sorry to tell you that the Committee has decided to defer your application until the Regular Decision period.

    This is the deferral letter:

    Georgetown's Early Action program is a first round competition for a limited number of spaces. The Committee on Admissions uses a similar admit rate as expected in the Regular Decision period to ensure that all candidates have equal chance of acceptance. Thus, Early action is especially competitive as offers are only granted to those candidates whom we are certain would be accepted regardless of the strength of the remaining applicant pool.

    Please be aware that an Early Action deferral will not adversely affect your final decision. In recent years approximately 10% of the applicants deferred under the Early Action plan have been accepted in April. No further application is necessary for Regular Decision consideration. Results of your first semester grades, as well as senior testing and any additional information you choose to submit will be added to your folder for this final review. The Committee will send you a final answer on April 1, 2010.

    We look forward to receiving further word of your progress. We appreciate your continued interest in Georgetown University.


    - No point in resubmitting scores unless a) you didn't submit SAT IIs and b) your scores improved.

    - You don't reapply -- it automatically puts you into the RD pool.

    - They say they look at you as a new candidate, but I don't know how true that is, because approximately 19% of EA and RD applicants are accepted, but only 10% of deferred EA applicants are accepted. So the second time around, your chances are cut in half.
  • oceanangeloceanangel Posts: 658Registered User Member
    The low acceptance rate for EA deferrals is because gtown does not reject any EA students. therefore those that would have been rejected br were deferred gt rejected in RD and bring down the acceptance rate
  • oceanangeloceanangel Posts: 658Registered User Member
    ^ that should have said "but were deferred get rejected" sorry for the typo, and I couldn't edit =(
  • aidan1203aidan1203 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    i understand the date for early action is December 15th, but does anyone know if that means decisions are emailed that day? or are letters sent out that day?
  • oceanangeloceanangel Posts: 658Registered User Member
    Letters have already been sent out! Thy were sent out on the 11th. As for international emails, I am dying to find out too
  • aidan1203aidan1203 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    snap, that means it'll be here soon. thank you very much.
  • slpxx16slpxx16 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    Does anyone know of someone that was deferred but got in RD? Also, do we need to request another transcript from our schools or will Georgetown directly contact the guidance dept?
  • georgey306georgey306 Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    Should we send a letter to Georgetown reiterating our interest in the school? It's still my top choice.
  • slpxx16slpxx16 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    I think I'm going to. I'm beyond upset and my stats are significantly higher than a lot of early admission people so I'm confused as well. It just bothers me that it was by far my #1 and some people got in early while their interest lies in other schools. I'm going to send my latest set of scores (small increase in SAT verbal, 760 to 790, and 2 subject tests) and some type of "I love your school and this is why you should let me in" letter.
  • eagle2010eagle2010 Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    So basically slpxx16 you're appealing the decision? Has anyone ever heard of this working?
  • slpxx16slpxx16 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    No, not appealing, simply making it clear that it's my #1 choice and I would definitely attend if admitted. Since the program is early action and not decision there is nowhere to put this on the app. It's just going to be a short couple paragraphs in a cover letter in the package with my first semester senior grades and another recommendation, if I can find one. They encourage you to send new additional information, and I'm doing the letter on the advice of my guidance counselor, college counselor, and parents. I don't see how it could hurt if I simply point of that Gtown is my number 1.
  • slpxx16slpxx16 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    Supposedly deferred people are separated into 3 piles, ranked from highly qualified to not qualified (basically, people that should have been rejected). I think anything you can do to help solidify your position in the 'highly qualified' pile is helpful.

    I hate this... why couldn't they just tell me if they didn't want me?
  • carolightningcarolightning Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    I got my deferral letter today despite my 2400 SATs and 4.0 weighted GPA :[
  • georgey306georgey306 Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    I kind of wish Georgetown did reject EA, so then I'd know if I still had a chance....or which pile I'd be in.
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