Page 217 – Early Defer or Deny?

Page 217 – Assess Yourself and Colleges
December 15, 2011

Page 217 – Early Defer or Deny?

It’s the middle of December and I just received my Early admissions decision, and I wasn’t admitted. What do I do? Well, it is not time to panic. The other colleges on your list are there for the same reasons as your Early choice. If one of these schools rises above the others and the college has an Early Decision 2 program, you may want to consider showing your commitment to that institution.

Make sure that in those college applications, or Common Application Supplement, that you focus on why that school is unique and why it’s on your list. Don’t treat them like your Early “Light” choice, communicate why and how that college resonates with you, and why they’re at the top of your list.

Eric J. Furda C’87
Dean of Admissions

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