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Question About Admissions Review Committee

smilemoresmilemore Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited December 2007 in Cornell University
If you are deffered, review committe for regular decisions will see that you were passed over for early decision. I am wondering how that is generally viewed by the committee. On the one hand, it shows you were passed over by one committee already, which is a negative. On the other hand, they can see that you showed a strong interest by applying early decision.

Any thoughts?
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Replies to: Question About Admissions Review Committee

  • Dennis173Dennis173 Registered User Posts: 868 Member
    I am thinking like you, that the committee knows that you have a great interest in the school. It helps ,I guess, when compared to other students applying RD.
  • dande1114dande1114 Registered User Posts: 932 Member
    i agree. if it is a simple reason that you were deferred- such as just wanting to see your mid year senior grades, then i dont think it is a big deal. they will see you were motivated and really love cornell and then they will see your midyear grades...

    so...i think in general, it can only be a positive thing.

    and sorry i kind of just rambled.
  • coopertemplegrlcoopertemplegrl Registered User Posts: 386 Member
    being deferred just means that the committee wanted to compare you to the larger applicant pool. thats not a negative, its just a fact.
  • jrcho88jrcho88 Registered User Posts: 1,021 Senior Member
    I wouldn't read too much into it. It is what it says. It is better than a straight up rejection and worse than an acceptance. Since nobody here is an admissions committee member, we can only guess.
  • abanksabanks User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 266 Junior Member
    What exactly does the deferral letter say?
  • dande1114dande1114 Registered User Posts: 932 Member
    Dear ******,

    Cornell has finished a careful review of our early decision applications, and the selection committee has decided to postpone a final decision on your application until the regular review process in the spring. I know that this is disappointing news, but please rest assured that your application will be read again thoughtfully and thoroughly during the regular decision period.

    This electronic message is not your official notification. You should be receiving an official letter from us in the mail shortly. In the meantime, I wish you the best as you complete your senior year.


    Jason Locke
    Undergraduate Admissions Office
    Cornell University
  • abanksabanks User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 266 Junior Member
    wow, that is short, and a bit cold.
  • dande1114dande1114 Registered User Posts: 932 Member
    It wasn't pretty to see on the 19th but hey- thats okay. Life goes on. I am just excited that i get a second chance and then another shot at lots of different colleges, even though Cornell still is my first choice by far.

    That is life. I am not a quitter, so who knows. :)
  • fudgemasterfudgemaster Registered User Posts: 836 Member
    Send a letter to express your continued interest in the school and to update your stats.
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