<p>I just received notice today that I won 3rd prize in an international music competition! This means I get to perform a solo at Carnegie Hall.</p>
<p>I applied early decision to Penn and got deferred. Does anyone know if I'm encouraged to send updates of this caliber? On the deferral FAQ, they explicitly say
Should I send additional letters of recommendation or other supplementary materials?
No. We do not encourage the submission of any additional information other than the Midyear Report. We will review your entire application again during the Regular Decision process.
<p>I think this is quite an achievement for me and will certainly add to my application. </p>
<p>Any input is greatly GREATLY appreciated!</p>