@collegegrail - no idea. Though, even if I did know, which I don't, I wouldn't talk about that here.
@leftasunknowns - Somewhere in between. Our past has shown that nearly all of our deferred students will attend if we offer them a spot. So we know you are still committed. But, you come up in committee the same way anyone else would come up, at the time you would if you were an RD applicant. The admit rate for a deferred applicant in RD is usually no worse than it is for anyone else at that point. Though, I'll point out again that the deferred group is quite small, so statistical variations occur from year to year.
@Mikell - Like CountingDown says. A wise poster, that CountingDown
I was deferred from Tufts today as an ED1 applicant. Tufts was obviously my first choice, however I understand there are limits when it comes to acceptances. While deferral does feel like a grey area of uncertainty, I'm grateful that I was not rejected.
Now for my real question -- I e-mailed the admissions rep for my part of the US a few weeks back describing concern for my quarter grades. I was horribly sick earlier this year and missed a lot of school. Because of this, my grades have suffered. I'm focused on getting my grades up as best I can these last few weeks of the semester, but I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do. This is the hardest schedule I've ever had in high school, but I chose it because these are the subjects I truly care about. Rather, I love my classes and have learned more than all my previous years of high school, but I feel that my grades don't reflect this at all.
I don't want my grades this semester to completely ruin my shot at Tufts -- would a letter explaining my situation or letters from my teachers make any impact, or is this situation as awful as I feel it is?
The answer to your final question is, frankly: it depends. If you're grades were already soft for Tufts in 9-11, then not being able to demonstrate in 12 that you can notch your work up can be a hurdle. But, if you've got strong work in your earlier years and your senior year (so far) is an aberation, then you can help yourself a little more.
I think the letter from a guidance counselor sounds like a thoughtful idea. If he/she is able and feels comfortable, encourage your counselor (or teacher) to talk about the work your doing since being ill, and the results you've gotten since returning to school on a more regular basis.
I am an international student. I want admission officers to know my school's ranking system. We have three different curriculums but my high school ranks all student by only mere numbers not according to curriculum. As a result students coming from other curriculums seems like better students than me. How can I explain this situation? Should I talk with my counselor to explain ranking?
I was just deferred from ED2 today. I am obviously disappointed but recognize that everything happens for a reason. My second quarter grades have been fantastic which is good. But what can I do to make sure that the admissions office understands my continued interest in Tufts? Should I submit an additional letter of recommendation? Or just a personal note from myself explaining my continued interest in the school? And when should I submit it? Also, if possible, do you have a percentage of admitted deferred students?? Sorry for all of the questions!
tidalwavefan19 I was also deferred but let's NOT lose hope! If we really are supposed to end up at Tufts, it will happen. The extra waiting period is a downer but personally I think it makes me work harder because honestly if I got in ED2......senioritis would have hit REALLY bad So let's keep goin at it!
"I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW!" I am a Freshman at Duke. If I had to do it all over again I would make sure to have FUN the end of my senior year! I rushed it all. I was so hung up on writing essays and college decisions that I was too stressed out for much else. My advice to current HS seniors is to work hard on college materials but once it is in clear your head for a while. Enjoy the end of the school year. You will get into a college that is right for you. I have been where you are now, I understand and I know.