Deferred First-Year FAQ

You applied to a very competitive major, and we want to determine how you and your strengths fit into this year's entire first-year applicant pool. For this reason, we've decided to defer your application, and you'll instead receive a final decision on our second notification date.

It's difficult to give an accurate answer to this question since we haven't reviewed our entire applicant pool yet. In the past few years, we've admitted between 1,500 to 2,000 students in regular decision who were deferred in early action.

No, staff will not be available to discuss your deferred decision via phone, and we do not discuss decisions via email.

To ensure a consistent and fair review process, we don't consider any additional information other than what was provided in your initial application.

Yes you can! We'll accept new test scores up until our second notification date. Please note, though, that if you didn't originally apply with ACT/SAT scores, you can't submit scores at this point.

Yes, you're still being considered for both your first and second choice at this time.

There's nothing more you need to do, so for now, just keep working hard in your classes and enjoy your senior year.