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What To Do After Being Deferred by Notre Dame

Were you deferred in the Early Action round to Notre Dame’s Class of 2028? If so, all hope should not be lost. After all, Notre Dame is the alma mater of Rudy Ruettiger — you’ve got to march on to victory (though we hope you didn’t write about him or Notre Dame football at all in your Notre Dame essays)!

December 11, 2023

Gasson Hall is featured beyond a road on a fall night at Boston College.

What To Do After Being Deferred by Boston College

Were you deferred by Boston College, one of this year’s first schools to release notifications to the Class of 2028, in the Early Decision I round? If so, you’re likely wondering if you genuinely have a shot of earning admission to your dream school in the Regular Decision round or if it would be more worthwhile to cut bait and focus on the other schools to which you’ll be applying. So, let’s dive in!

December 11, 2023

Washington University in St. Louis' crest, which includes the Latin inscription for "This is our truth," rests atop an iron gate on campus.

What To Do After Being Deferred by Washington University in St. Louis

In recent years, WashU has been one of the more cryptic elite universities, withholding most of their key Early Decision I and Early Decision II admissions figures. That said, the school has released some Early Decision admissions statistics over the last five years — just not many.

December 10, 2023

Healy Hall, with its gothic architecture, is featured at Georgetown University.

What to Do After Being Deferred by Georgetown

You applied Restrictive Early Action to Georgetown. As such, you must have really fallen in love with the Jesuit institution. So, why would you give up now when you’re still alive and kicking? Instead, learn about your post-deferral chances at Georgetown and what you can do to optimize your case for admission in Regular Decision.

December 10, 2023

The Game Plan for Deferred and Denied Students

Did your child receive a deferral or, worse, a denial from their dream Ivy League or other highly selective university in the Early Action / Early Decision round of admissions to the Class of 2028? If so, grieve the decision for a few minutes — and then get over it because you don’t have time to go through all five stages of grief right now. Regular Decision applications are due in just a couple of weeks. The time is now for your child to take corrective actions to avoid making the same mistakes in the Regular Decision round. So what’s the game plan?

December 9, 2023

The red-bricked Wilder building sits beyond a tree with yellow leaves at Dartmouth College.

Next Steps for Rejected Ivy League Applicants

Were you denied admission to an Ivy League school in the Early Action/Early Decision round? Were you denied admission to multiple Ivy League schools in the Regular Decision round?

December 8, 2023

A brick building with a green door is featured at Harvard University.

Does Harvard Track Demonstrated Interest?

Are you familiar with the term Demonstrated Interest? In elite college admissions, Demonstrated Interest is the extent to which a college applicant has shown they wish to attend an institution, as measured by the school’s admissions office.

December 7, 2023

Richardson Hall is featured up a staircase at Dartmouth College.

When Is Ivy Day 2024?

Are you wondering when the Regular Decision notification dates are for the eight Ivy League schools? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

December 7, 2023

Dartmouth Hall, with its white bricks and black shutters, sits beyond The Green at Dartmouth College.

Can You Reapply to a College After Being Rejected?

Suppose you receive a rejection at the conclusion of the Early Action/Early Decision cycle. You might wonder if you can re-submit your application in the Regular Decision round in just a few weeks.

December 7, 2023

The Class of 1929 bronze gate is featured at Columbia University.

Should You Take a Gap Year After Being Deferred?

After receiving word of a deferral, some forlorn students who still wish to earn admission to the school that kicked the can down the road on their decision begin to consider their options. Among these deferred students, in our experience at Ivy Coach, there are three types.

December 6, 2023

A bronze statue of John Harvard is featured from a side view at Harvard University.

How to Get Into a College That Rejected You

Were you rejected by the college or colleges of your dreams? Maybe you received a rejection notification after the Early Action/Early Decision round. Or perhaps you got one or more after the Regular Decision round.

December 6, 2023

White-bricked Dartmouth Hall is featured beyond the Green of Dartmouth College.

How Dartmouth Schooled the Ivy League in Its Response to Antisemitism: A Statement

Over the years, the centuries-old eight Ivy League institutions have borne witness to and, in some cases, participated in some of our nation’s darkest sins — beginning with America’s original sin. Today, the fifth day of December 2023, marked a day that will live in the annals of infamy as the day two Ivy League schools told Jewish students that they were not equal to their peers, that they were less than, that their safety — and indeed their lives — were not as valuable as the right to speak hate.

December 5, 2023

What To Do After Being Deferred by Duke

If your child was deferred in Duke’s Early Decision round, they should submit a powerful Letter of Continued Interest. No brags. No updates.

December 5, 2023

What To Do After Being Deferred by Princeton

Wondering what to do after being deferred by Princeton to its Class of 2028? You need to submit a powerful Letter of Continued Interest!

December 4, 2023

The Main Quad of Emory University's primary Druid Hills campus, including the white facade of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, is featured.

What To Do After Being Deferred By Emory

Learn what to do if you’ve been deferred by Emory University in the Early Decision round of admissions.

December 3, 2023

A brick building with a steeple is featured beyond a lawn covered in snow at Johns Hopkins University.

What to Do After Being Deferred by Johns Hopkins

Did Johns Hopkins University defer your admission in the Early Decision round? If so, turn that frown upside down. You still have a genuine shot of earning admission to the Baltimore, Maryland-based institution.

December 2, 2023

Students descend a staircase inside a Harvard University building.

How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest

Deferred in the Early Action/Early Decision round? Waitlisted in Regular Decision? Learn how to write a Letter of Continued Interest.

December 1, 2023

A columned building with green glass windows and Latin inscribed at the top is featured at Harvard University.

2024 Ivy League Rankings: Which School Is Best?

For its 2024 edition, US News and World Report dropped five factors that it previously used as criteria to determine a given college’s national ranking.

December 1, 2023

This is an exterior picture of NYU Tandon - Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology.

What To Do After Being Deferred by NYU

Learn what to do if you’ve been deferred by NYU in the Early Decision round of admissions. Learn the right game plan!

November 27, 2023

The arch is featured at Northwestern University's gates.

What To Do After Being Deferred by Northwestern

If you were deferred by Northwestern, you’ve still got a shot of earning Regular Decision admission. Learn how to improve your odds!

November 25, 2023

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