Why is someone Deffered? (Stanford)

<p>Lol this may sound like a stupid question, but what really is defferal? I just got deffered from stanford, and I know its because the admissions comittee wants to see my application in comparison to the regular applicants.</p>

<p>However, does being deffered mean you were better qualified than the rejected students, but worse qualified than the accepted ones? Also, does one's chances of acceptance improve or deprove based on being deffered EA?</p>

<p>I would also like to know if anyone knows the exact percent of students that are usually deffered from EA or ED. The Stanford response said a 'small percentage' is deffered but I'm not sure what that means. Also, it just peeves me that I worked hard to get the application in early and now Stanford didn't hold up their end of the bargain; I didn't get an earlier decision. Any thoughts would be appreciated.</p>

<p>it means you were turned down for ed and switched to regular admissions. not to be mean, you're applying to Stanford and didn't know what that meant?</p>

<p>hes not asking what it means, hes asking why the admissions committee defers someone as opposed to rejecting them</p>

<p>Because they are able to view them in light of the overall applicant pool and it also gives students a chance to improve their application. The acceptance rate off deferral is usally about the same or a little below normal RD.</p>

<p>My friend (who also got deferred) said that Stanford accepts 800 and defers 800 (not sure if that's true or not).</p>

<p>Oh.... so that's like 20 percent deffered maybe.</p>

<p>Deffered means you're not as good as deferred but you're better than deffred. Congratulations.</p>

<p>now we`re messing up the English language. haha.</p>

<p>Colleges choose by their own preference.</p>

<p>They just want to see how you are in the overall applicant pool.</p>

<p>At least you weren't rejected.</p>

<p>spelling realy is intolerateble (is that even speled corectly?) somtimes</p>