Frequently Asked Questions – Deferred Decision

Being deferred to Regular Decision puts you in a state of limbo. You have waited several months to learn of an admission decision and now we have asked you to wait a bit longer. Like many students, you may wonder what happens next. We hope the information that follows answers some of the questions you may have.

  1. When will I hear about an admission decision?
    Your application for admission has been deferred to the Regular Decision deadline. Regular Decision applicants are notified of an admission decision in mid-March.
  2. What can I do to enhance my chances of admission?
    First and foremost, you must accept your deferral status in the portal. You are required to submit your fall semester grades and any new test scores that may enhance your academic profile. New self-reported scores may be uploaded through the portal.
  3. How many deferred students will be admitted?
    The number of students admitted varies from year to year. In recent years, we have admitted several hundred deferred students.
  4. Should I schedule a campus visit to interview?
    We always welcome students on campus, but do not formally interview deferred students.
  5. Will I still be able to pursue my intended major?
  6. If I’m admitted, will I be eligible for academic scholarship?
    Yes, we use the same scholarship criteria for students who are admitted from the Regular Decision round as we do in our earlier rounds.
  7. If I’m admitted, will I be eligible for need-based financial aid?
    Yes. Remember that to maximize financial aid opportunities you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by the February 15 Priority Deadline.