My daughter who just graduated high school is taking a gap year. This past year she only applied to 2 schools that allowed for a deferment if you are accepted. Carnegie Mellon and Muhlenberg. She knew applied and auditioned to CM just for the experience. She can sing and act but dance experience is nil...Initial visit to school a year prior she liked it but at the audition she didn't like the feel of school for her. So when she got the non-accepted letter she wasn't upset.
She also applied/auditioned to Muhlenberg which was her 1st choice - but got wait listed. The number of student who get off wait list for the entire school is slim only 6 percent of the wait list. I thought she would be upset when she got letter saying unfortunately we can't take you.... but she still wants to reapply for fall 2014. She is doing an internship during her Gap year at a Shakespeare theater company in Massachusetts as well as taking dance classes she didn't get to with her schedule at high school and other things she wants the time to explore.
Can you reapply to a school if you were rejected or didn't make it off the wait list?
She had informed the school she was taking a gap year and was hoping that they would reconsider her for an early early decision but I believe all correspondence that was sent to the Dean wasn't read from the response he wrote back clearly asked questions about points she specifically addressed in her follow-up correspondence to the wait list letter.
She will be applying to a number of schools but Muhlenberg is still her number 1.