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srfvbasrfvba Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited March 2012 in Northwestern University
I was one of the very few deferred ED applicants from this past fall. I know NU only offers admission to a few deferred applicants, but if there is anyone who was deferred/accepted or knows anyone for whom that was the case, it would be greatly appreciated to get your advice. Other deferred applicants, please comment as well so I know you're out there! :)
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Replies to: Deferred-chances?

  • momof3sonsmomof3sons Registered User Posts: 5,116 Senior Member
    I know someone very well who was deferred and then accepted in a previous year. :) It was made very clear that mid-year grades would be a huge factor. You are right that they defer VERY few students so they are serious about who they defer.
  • srfvbasrfvba Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    That's great to hear! Gives me hope! Do you know how drastically he/she raised their GPA for the midyear report?
  • momof3sonsmomof3sons Registered User Posts: 5,116 Senior Member
    It was a matter of keeping up the good grades and raising one grade, in Calculus, which was a very weak subject for this student. I don't suppose that guarantees admission, but my understanding is that NU is very transparent in their deferrals since they issue so few. I have only heard that they defer for grades.
  • srfvbasrfvba Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Rejected! if there were any deferred applicants who ended up getting accepted, please let me know. I've set my sights on other schools, but I think Northwestern deferring people is ridiculous. I would much rather have been rejected in December if I knew all the work and the waiting I was subjected to was going to lead to more disappointment.
  • ahcollegeahcollege Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I was accepted as a deferred ED applicant! I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get in, srfvba.
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