hope after deferral?

<p>thanks Tahoe :)</p>

<p>i emailed the dean of the hotel school and received a pleasant response. a good night of sleep also helped. thank you.</p>

<p>ahh I got deferred from Human Ecology...I feel hopeless too. More confused though...should we be happy we didn't get rejected or upset we didn't get accepted? I guess both lol..my parents keep telling me that this is a good thing, now I'm not bound and I can make a decision from a pool of good schools if I get in in March...I keep reminding them I have to get in first. I keep going back and forth between grateful/depressed..does anyone else feel like maybe our deferrals are just rejections but with sympathy..like "oh you were so close and maybe we would have taken you, so we won't outright reject you, but you have no chance." hhaha even if thats not true I kind of feel like that in the back of my mind. well whatever I guess Ill just keep trying to make my application better, Ill have my guidance counselor call after the holiday break and see what I can do, have her send an enthusiastic letter with my midyear grades, etc. And I'm gonna get to work on a letter to admissions about how much I love Cornell, feel its best for me etc. Ahh this is the worsttttt...good luck to all of us cornell deferrals out there..april will come eventually..</p>

<p>Can any one help xxshorty. She is depress. What's wrong with her appliaction and numbers? Whst can she do to improve?</p>

<p>Decision: DEFERRED</p>


<p>SAT: total: 2270 m: 750 cr: 790 w: 730 </p>

<p>ACT: composite: 35 math: 36 sci: 33 eng/read: 35,35 writing: 10</p>

<p>SAT IIs: chem.: 770 mathI: 760 mathII: 710 lit: 690 </p>

<p>GPA: 93.991</p>

<p>Rank: top 5%
Other stats:</p>

Essays: pretty good</p>

<p>Teacher Recs: should have been great both teachers loved me</p>

<p>Counselor Rec: amazing [i read it]</p>

<p>Hook (if any): n/a</p>

State or Country: NJ</p>

<p>School Type: public fairly competitve</p>

<p>Ethnicity: indian </p>

<p>Gender: female</p>

<p>Other Factors: </p>

<p>General Comments: ummm. WHY.</p>

<p>they might have met their quota. i have a lot a lot of friends who were accepted to cornell over me and i dont see any major difference in our stats etc. but thats life! i have accepted this and it is a great feeling :)</p>

<p>all we have to do is prove to them that we want to go and then hope for the best. if you still want to go and dont get in....just try to transfer.</p>

<p>Wow.. learner your friends stats are so close to mine.. :( agghh. i really hate admissions. It's such an imperfect process, because when you really come down to it, it's completely subjective. The only way it would be really truly assessing of students would be to fully indepth-ly research them, but unfortunately that would be impossible. Meh. Oh well.. Time to pick myself up from deferral and try to improve my chances for spring..</p>

<p>If you were to find out that your writing samples were the weak point, how would you send in new samples/update your application. Would you just mail in a letter to admissions with that in there, stating its a sample you'd like to add/edit your ED application with? Or is there a better way to phrase it?</p>

<p>The only thing worse than being deferred once is being deferred twice! I just got deferred AGAIN by UMich Med School to March. I've spent $5000 applying already and these schools can't give me a decision.</p>

<p>Maybe b/c of extracurricular activities? leadership positions? </p>

<p>and maybe it's very competitive for the college u're applying to.</p>

<p>ppl in our school(public school, not super competitive) applied to Engineering, and they all got in without amazing stats or amazing activities or many leadership or sth.</p>

<p>Hi, just thought I'd pass along the encouraging news that my daughter was deferred a year ago from CHE, accepted in April, enrolled and enjoying herself immensely. Now she says she is actually happy with the way it all worked because it was a lot of fun in April to hear from an array of schools; she felt the choice was hers to make, again. Having had three kids go through this experience, I can confidently say that being a part of the excitement in April is really a nice payback for the disappointment now. (And I've noticed in each wave, that there was a certain emotional flatness among those who made their calculation/choice for ED, got in and then didn't get to participate in the spring drama.) Hoping for the sake of subsequent generations that ED goes away altogether and we can return to the erstwhile cycle. Good luck and take heart!
NYC Mom</p>

<p>thanks dgobblelew! that is encouraging. if you don't mind me asking, did your daughter to anything after her deferral from Cornell? Meaning, did she send in any letters or supplementary information? or did she just hope for the best? Thanks for the good wishes!</p>

<p>best of luck to you all!! acceptance after deferral is pretty hard.</p>

<p>actually. i heard from a reliable source that 30 percent of deferred students are accepted. compared to the 15-20 percent that are typically accepted regular...that is optimistic.</p>

<p>Dande, if you're fortunate you have a college counselor who can call and ask for the grounds of the deferral. (In my daughter's case they said they were waiting to see semester grades, in January.) She also sent a letter after the deferral stating Cornell was still her first choice, and re-stating some of her interests that coincided precisely with the major she had chosen. CHE seems to take pride in reaching past statistics toward students who will be committed to their cause of applying academics to real life.
Good luck! And give yourself time to fall a little in love with the other schools on your list.</p>

<p>if any of you were from CALS, I heard from an adcom that CALS deferred an unprecedented amount of early applicants this year, so keep your chins up! I'm trying to!</p>

<p>thank you so much dgobblelew! </p>

<p>thanks to everyone! happy holidays! :)</p>

<p>Yeah, a lot of this info was really helpful. :)
And grant.. that makes me feel better since I was a CALS deferral too..
Oh well, all thats left is to wait till after the holidays then start working on fixing up my app.</p>

<p>Merry christmas everyone!</p>

<p>Merry Christmas Deferrees! We got bummed out on this holiday; hopefully we will get a late Christmas present right after Easter that comes in a BIG red envelope.</p>

<p>ok so, we can fix up our application????</p>


<p>well you cant edit your app but you can write an additional letter and send additional recs and papers. if that helps at all....</p>

<p>Here are some things to do:
1. Ask yourself if Cornell still is your number one choice.
2. Even if the answer is yes, find another school you are more likely to get into, and fall in love with that school, too.
3. Now, think about something you're really interested in pursuing and find out if there is anything you can do in the next two or three months to really improve/inform yourself in that area.
4. Send an updating letter regarding #3 to Cornell admissions at the end of February. (Send the same letter to all other colleges you are interested in.) See if you can enlist others with influence to make a contact on your behalf.
5. Wait and hope for the best and know that things usually work out the way they are meant to. If you get waitlisted at Cornell and are willing to sit out a semester and start in January, by all means let the school know that. A friend of my daughter's did that for Berkelely four years ago; she went to Berkeley in the fall and lived off-campus with others in her same position, took a few night classes, started "for real" in January, and last June graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.</p>

<p>The best of luck to you!</p>