In previous years, I posted a thread just after SCEA decisions were announced, however in hindsight I think students who were deferred were a bit too depressed to process everything. So, I'm going to start earlier this year, when everyone's hopes are high, to give students more time to absorb why they might have been deferred and what they might be able to do about.
First off, Harvard defers more students in the early round that it accepts or rejects -- so the majority of applicants who applied SCEA will be deferred. That's not to depress everyone, that's just the reality.
Secondly, here's a great article to read: 52 Reasons You Got Deferred (and what to do about it): http://thecollegematchmaker.com/52-reasons-you-got-deferred-and-what-to-do-about-it/
Please take the time to read the above link, so that you're prepared when decisions are announced and understand what course of action you can take if you are deferred. Best of luck to everyone!
"The waiting is the hardest part" -- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers