What it means to get “postponed” from your dream college

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Questions we explored this week:

  • Results: accepted, denied, deferred, or waitlisted. This year, some kids got “postponed.” What in the world does that even mean?
  • You’re in — but not: This college accidentally sent acceptance emails to all ED applicants…even to those who didn’t get in. Where was it?
  • Teens are missing scholarship deadlines and acceptance letters because of this one problem…What is it?

December 20, 2019 — You’re deferred
Some EA applicants to the University of Michigan received their admissions results: postponed. It’s the same thing as “deferred,” which means their applications wi...

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