Colleges are not the only ones who can make the decision to defer an offer of admission.
While being deferred from your first-choice early action or early decision application can be upsetting, take heart. These do’s and don’ts will help the deferred student.
Several Ivy League colleges, like Harvard and Princeton, encourage a gap year and in return they gain students who are more focused and are more likely to complete their college education within 5 years.
If you received a letter from a college stating that admission has been deferred and you've been added to the school's wait list, don't panic. Take a deep breath and then take a moment, or several moments if needed, and process what being wait listed is all about. Barbara Cooke, author of the "Parent's Guide to College and Careers: How to Help, not Hover" (May 2010), suggests that rather than focusing...