You have sent in those early decision or early action applications and now you are sitting on pins and needles waiting for the responses. After several excruciating months, you finally get a notification. But wait, it’s not an acceptance or a rejection.
The college notified you that you have been deferred. “What does deferred mean?” you think to yourself. In simple terms, it means that you did not get accepted in the early action or early decision pool of applicants.
You do, however, get a second chance at admission!
Types of College Application Responses
When you apply to college, you can get various responses:
You can be accepted
You can be declined
You can be put on a waitlist (which is a whole other topic)
You can get deferred