So sorry cheergrl, we know how that feels at our house too! If you are deferred you absolutely still have a chance, otherwise you would have been rejected. There is something about you and your application they liked. Honestly I think it is your scores that are hurting you at this point. My suggestion to you is to let them know of your continued interest. If Marist is your number one school you might even tell them that you would attend if admitted. Sometimes that helps a lot.