Avoid Sour Grapes After Deferrals

Getting deferred might be the best thing that ever happened to you? It’s not a line you’ll read on the pages of this college admissions blog. Sure, go to a psychodynamic therapist and he or she just might have you convinced that getting deferred or even denied is, in the … 

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A Call for Elite Universities to Reject More Applicants

In spite of headlines in some of our nation’s most esteemed publications that college applications are down this fall, our loyal readers know that applications to our nation’s elite universities skyrocketed this fall. After all, there are only about 25 or so elite universities out of the 900+ universities across … 

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Student Makes Rap Video After Harvard Deferral

When students are deferred from their Early Decision / Early Action school, their first instinct to try to improve their odds of admission in the Regular Decision round is often not so well thought out. Maybe they think to inundate the school that deferred their admission with lots of additional … 

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