hope after deferral?

<p>i feel hopeless. i really do. all the happiness has been sucked out of me and i dont know what i can do to make my app more impressive in the RD round. IS there hope? does it normally look pretty ok for deferred applicants? i heard that it was a lot harder to get in after you are deferred...but i dont know. any opinions?</p>

<p>i feel so helpless.</p>

<p>i got deferred too. i could use some advice too</p>

<p>same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>

<p>I got deferred ED when I applied 2 years ago. And then during RD, I was waitlisted. I ended up being one of 17 people accepted off the wait list that year out of 1,700 waitlistees. So if I can beat out 0.1% odds, you shouldn't give up.</p>

<p>I remember this one poster a couple of years ago, Nickyjane. She was by far the most enthusiastic poster about Cornell. To the umpteeth degree. She ended up being deferred ED. The entire Cornell board was pulling for her. But, she ended up being rejected RD (I believe she chose to go to Penn after getting in RD). Sad. :(</p>

<p>i have a question about deferrals...</p>

<p>when being read during regular, do the readers see that you applied Early, or are you just tossed in with the other regulars?</p>

<p>is there a website with stats that have the percentage of deferrals being accepted?</p>

<p>It seems logical that Cornell continues to have an interest in applicants who are deferred. If not, these students would have been rejected. So don't lose hope, but still focus on your other applications right now. </p>

<p>Later on, in Jan or Feb, write a letter to admissions explaining your continuing strong interest in Cornell and update your application with any new favorable info.</p>

<p>thanks norcalguy that made me feel oh so warm and fuzzy inside.</p>

<p>they will see that you applied early. dont worry, afchang.</p>

<p>and also! for hotel school, i understand that its rolling admissions...</p>

<p>how does that come into play?</p>

<p>Actually, if I were you guys, I'd hope to be placed into the RD pool rather than a special deferred pool. </p>

<p>It probably works differently at different places but I was deferred from Michigan Medical School after an interview (50% shot at getting in post-interview). Now the admissions director says they're only planning to take 10-15 of us (out of 150 deferred people). So my chances went from 50% pre-deferral to 10% post-deferral.</p>

<p>yeah... idk what to do. Does a letter of intent help in January?</p>

<p>Do you have grades or something to update Cornell with? I think you should send something in every 2 months or so.</p>

<p>lol norcal that was bad</p>

<p>u defffinitely do have a chance. Why else would they defer you if you didn't? They obviously see something special and you and are thinking about taking you. I'd fine-tune your app and mail them a letter about how much u love cornell as well as how it's both perfect for u and u will push yourself at cornell and use all of it's resources to the optimum. GL!!!!!</p>

<p>i feel like sending them an angry letter, saying how it would be their loss if they dont accept me for RD lol see how they would react.</p>

<p>masterspaz, I don't think that's a good idea:p</p>

<p>this is going to be a sucky birthday and christmas and new years hahaha</p>

<p>make sure you keep your grades up, or make them even better if you can. if you show cornell that you are still working hard to impress them, it may work. dont write any angry letters. that may reject you in the end</p>

<p>Is there any objective stats out there concerning the amount of students accepted after being deferred? Im wondering if there are good chances, or are they merely dangling you?</p>

<p>Dear dande1114:
I am so sorry about your deferral - and I think everyone had great advice for you. I'm going to dig up some of the past articles about deferral strategies and post them here, but in the meantime - PLEASE - stop comparing yourself to your friend. As I said before, I am sure he submitted his test scores - plus, You applied to Hotel and he applied to CAS, so the decisions were made by two separate admissions offices so you cannot compare. Anyway, try to move forward and I'm sure you will have great choices come April.</p>

<p>There are some great tips in these articles/threads. Hope this helps. Don't forget, for those of you who are in winter sports, you still might have some athletic awards to update the admissions office with. Also, Intel announcements are in January- so for those of you who are lucky enough to become semi-finalists or finalists, that would be huge.</p>

Deferred</a> Early Decision Applicant Asks for Advice - Ask The Dean
Question: I applied to an Ivy League school for early decision. My application was postponed until regular decision. Is there anything I can do to make the admissions committee look at me differently the second time around?</p>

<p>Sorry to hear you were deferred by your first-choice college. That's the bad news. The good news, of course, is that you're still in the running. Some applicants are put out of their misery with denial letters not deferrals at Early Decision time.
You are wise to be asking what to do next. The most successful deferred candidates are indeed those who don't simply sit back and wait for a thicker letter in April. For starters, think about your guidance counselor. Is he (or she) someone who might be a strong and articulate advocate for you? If so, ask your counselor to call (or even e-mail) this Ivy League college and try to find out if there's anything you can do to improve your chances in the spring. What he will be really asking, of course, is "Why didn't this great kid get in?" While it's not likely admission officials will give a specific answer, it's possible. If, for instance, your counselor learns that the college had concerns about your writing, you could then submit an unsolicited essay or other additional writing samples


College</a> Admissions - One Mother's Saga
Getting to YES!

Receiving a letter that informs your child that he or she has been deferred or placed on the waiting list at a college feels very much like a hard punch in the stomach. This is especially true when your child has applied to a clear first choice in the highly competitive Early Decision (ED) round and has received this disappointing news in December -- in an ironic move by the colleges, generally right around the holidays. Your child now has to pick him/herself up off the floor and immediately send off another round of applications to colleges, all the while knowing that your family is in purgatory until (ironically, again) the spring holiday season.


Alum</a> Letter for ED-Deferred Applicant? - Ask The Dean
Question: If deferred from an Early Decision school, do you think it would be helpful to my case to get an letter of recommendation from an alum? How important are alumni letters of recommendation? Will a college consider them annoying or extremely beneficial in the application process?</p>

<p>More often than not, alumni letters are fairly meaningless, but sometimes they can be worth pursuing. When?
1. If the alumnus or alumna involved is a huge deal at your target college (e.g., big-time donor, trustee, extremely active in alumni affairs, a VIP in the world at large), then his or her support might help your candidacy.
2. If this alum knows you very well and explains exactly how, noting that you would be the perfect addition to his or her alma mater. Less weight is given to letters that begin, "Leo's father and I went to summer camp together, and the one time I met this young man, when he was 9, I was very impressed by him."


College</a> Admissions: Deferral and Waitlists
By Dave Berry
Deferrals are the purgatory of Early Decision and Early Action (ED/EA) college admissions. You're not in, but you're not out. You're just hanging there, waiting for the April decision-shoe to fall. It's exquisite anguish. Many applicants would much rather be rejected outright so that they can just get on with things, without the unfinished business of "admit" or "deny" hanging over them.


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