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This was an excellent post. Thank you for sharing. Would love to possibly know a bit more about the deferral process and how that works? Say someone who defers their admission for one school, but still decides to re-apply to look for better opportunities?
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Hi modalrealist,

The deferral process tends to work on case by case basis and hence you will need to present your situation to adcom and request them for a waiver. While adcom can be accommodating for any personal and professional extenuating circumstances, the deferral request will be solely granted on the merits of your case. You may even be requested to reapply next year since they may want to take a relook at your application in the next year's pool. Thus, overall it can be tricky bet.

Incase you are granted a deferral you maybe request to pay an initial deposit, in which case your are guaranteed a slot in the next fall. However, if you are asked to reapply, consider it as a fresh application and try to build on the previous application with any developments in the interim period.

Hope that answers your doubts?

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This was an excellent post. Thank you for sharing. Would love to possibly know a bit more about the deferral process and how that works? Say someone who defers their admission for one school, but still decides to re-apply to look for better opportunities?


Hi. This was a thing everyone did during the pandemic - everyone has deferred and then reapplied in droves inflating the application numbers and driving AdComs crazy :lol:
In reality few have been able to actually improve their admit chances. There was only one who was able to go from Ross to Haas (both without scholarship) but the rest basically got similar or worse offers from the same schools they have applied in the past (obviously they did not reapply to the one deferred offer). Some got worse offers and basically most folks stuck with their original deferred admits... but it is definitely an option if you think your next year's applications can be better and present you much stronger.
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That was very helpful. Thank you for the response.

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Thank you for the reply. That seems to describe my situation. I've been accepted to a few T30-T25s, but want to perhaps try again next year to see if I can do better. At the same time, I don't want to lose the acceptances I've earned this year too since next year might be tougher, which is why I'm looking at possibly deferring. Is there a limit to how many schools you can defer towards? Also, are you allowed to apply to other institutions if you defer or would there be limits in place to doing that? Any advice you can offer would be great. Thanks
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Hi.

There is no limitations that come with deferral’s but here are a few points to keep in mind:

1. Schools do not like to give deferrals because it’s Rex havoc in their planning. They have to build a diverse class and then people pop in and out it doesn’t help. It was very hard to deferred before the pandemic and it will likely be hard to defer now. You should try however.

2. If they allow you to defer, they will ask you to pay deposit. This will be two or $3000 or whatever their deposit is. I’m not sure if you want to make multiple of these. I probably wouldn’t

3. There are usually no obligations because usually they cannot enforce them.


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TheMBAEdge

That was very helpful. Thank you for the response.

bb

Thank you for the reply. That seems to describe my situation. I've been accepted to a few T30-T25s, but want to perhaps try again next year to see if I can do better. At the same time, I don't want to lose the acceptances I've earned this year too since next year might be tougher, which is why I'm looking at possibly deferring. Is there a limit to how many schools you can defer towards? Also, are you allowed to apply to other institutions if you defer or would there be limits in place to doing that? Any advice you can offer would be great. Thanks


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