What To Do If You’re Deferred

You’ve heard back from colleges: now what? In this CollegeAdvisor.com webinar, our CollegeAdvisor panelist will share their insider perspectives on what to do when you’re deferred from your dream school in a 60-minute webinar and Q&A with college students and alumni. Come ready to learn and bring your questions!

Date 04/14/2021
Duration 36:53

Webinar Transcription

2021-04-14 What To Do If You’re Deferred

[00:00:00] Hi, everyone. Welcome to CollegeAdvisor’s webinar on What To Do If You’re Deferred. To orient everyone with the webinar timing, we’ll start off with a presentation. Then answer your questions in a live Q&A on the sidebar. You can download our slides and you can start submitting your questions in the Q&A tab.

So now let’s meet our panelists.

Thank you tests. It’s really great to meet with everyone today. Quick background on myself. My name is Rouhin Ghosh and I’m a recent grad great from UC Berkeley where I studied math and economics. Before that first just for some context, I’m originally from New York, born and raised.

So very familiar with, going far away from home. But, I had a really good [00:01:00] experience at UC Berkeley and I’m looking forward to getting right into it with regard to what to do with you, you do get deferred. So yeah, let me start off with some context. My college application process was something that, definitely was a very Tough time for me in my life, in a sense where there was a lot going on.

I guess for me, I wasn’t really given a lot of guidance going into the process. So hopefully, I’m happy to be a resource and hopefully CollegeAdvisor can help all of you and provide more guidance than what I was provided. But for me, I think when I was going through that process I would describe it in a couple of key keywords.

The first being, it was really time intensive. For me. It was something that, I wanted to put my maximum effort towards and, just juggling that along with everything else you do in high school. Whether it’s, your classes, extracurriculars, volunteering, internships, all of that.

It was something that definitely took up a good amount of my time. So I made sure that I set up enough time aside for that. It was also definitely very stressful thinking. Like I have to make every supplement perfect. Got to make sure that there’s no spelling mistakes. [00:02:00] Typos. You got to meet every deadline.

Make sure I check all the boxes that every school is looking for. And that kind of goes into the third thing hadn’t been chaotic because obviously you want to make sure that you don’t make any silly mistakes or anything like that. But I think, as I was going through the process it definitely was fulfilling in the sense where I realized, as I was filling out different applications, talking about everything that I was going to.

I realized that, I have accomplished a lot over the last four years and, it’s exciting to just talk about it. And then, as I was going through submitting the process, the applications I realized that, at the end of the day it was rewarding. I was glad that I did everything that I could, was able to showcase everything.

Talk about genuinely, why I’m interested in certain schools and hopefully why fingers cross or be a good candidate. At any school that would be, I would be gracious enough to be accepted to. So I think at the end of the day, there were a lot of different emotions that kind of went through my mind as I was going through the process.

But overall looking back thankfully I do have no regrets, so yeah, it’s a little bit about my college application process. So next I’d like to address, what factors I [00:03:00] considered when creating a school list. And I think, there, there’s ultimately a couple of things that really stood out to me.

The first, thinking, taking a step back there, there were a lot of things that I was interested in and I want to consider for me, thinking about what I was eventually want to pursue, which was, sending the stem field. I wasn’t really too sure what which schools in particular for me stood out for their stem programs and I want to make sure.

Not only did I pick a school where as far as my intended major goes, I would be able to fit in and, hopefully, feel challenged by the rigor. But at the same time, I wanted to make sure that, Hey, let’s say, because it’s pretty common is if people decide to pursue something else, once they get to college, what might I also like, and how are those programs at schools I’m interested in?

So definitely. It took a look at the major program that I wanted to pursue. And then just the overall the academic reputation thinking about, I know I want to be challenged. I want to be surrounded by peers so I can, work through problem sets where to also want to like, take on that challenge.

And I think just having a school with a very solid academic reputation is something that I was looking for in particular. And I think that the third thing was class sizes. And I think this is something [00:04:00] where there’s no right answer, but at the end of the day, you can have smaller, personalized classroom settings at ed, maybe schools that have smaller class sizes, or you can go to a, a bigger university with the larger, incoming class, where are you going to be stranded by more students and get to know more people in larger class sizes.

For me, I was more outgoing in the sense where I wanted to meet new people and that kind of guided me towards picking a bigger. Location is awesome. And that is very important to me because I want to be personally in, in a major city hub, knowing that let’s say if I was pursuing internships during summers I could be at a place where, I feel as I’d be able to learn and grow, I’m surrounded by the peers around me.

And I felt that so location is something that definitely was underestimated by me at the beginning, but something that definitely became a bigger factor as the process went on. Another thing I was curious about was research opportunities in the sense where in high school, you know, I fortunately.

Pursue some research. I was interested in during one of my summers and I knew that in college, hopefully, as I learn more and I can hopefully have the opportunity to do more meaningful research. So while I was researching [00:05:00] schools, so you how many it was from just get involved with research, and how that process worked.

So something that was very important to me. And lastly another factor in Syria was alumni feedback. Alumni feedback was important for me because, at the end of the day you want me to speak to either students or faculty will tell you hopefully a lot of great things about the school, but then I also wanted to get some unbiased feedback from people who graduated, right?

Like in what did they think about when they were coming to the school? How did that, how did their time at that university compared to what current students are saying, looking back, what are their reflections? So I think for me to sum it all up, Probably the biggest factors I considered when I was ultimately going through my school.

So next hour, I want to talk about which colleges and universities I was accepted to and deferred from. So I think for me again, originally being from New York something that was important to me was, at first making sure that as far as like the state schools that were in our system, I want to make sure that I definitely considered those.

So I was accepted to SUNY Binghamton, SUNY, [00:06:00] Stony Brook, and SUNY Buffalo. And then as far as they’re the schools that checked all the boxes for me I wanted to keep my options open and thankfully I had the opportunity to be accepted to UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins university, and Carnegie Mellon university.

So it’s definitely a tough decision for me as far as thinking through my school list. But at the end of the day, Hopefully everyone can get accepted to every school they’ve applied to, but in the end it might not always be realistic. And I think I realized that when I also did end up getting deferred to both either university of Pennsylvania and Cornell university my initial reactions were, I was pleased that, I had some really great options, but then the day of course, everyone wants acceptances everywhere.

So I was definitely initially disappointed when I got deferred, but now I’ll hopefully have the opportunity to tell you what you should do. Once you get deferred and how I talked and went through my process as well.

So to get right into it. What steps should you take if you’re in the position where you do get deferred? The first thing I would say is, typically when you do get [00:07:00] deferred and again, you’ll be notified through the admissions portal or most likely if not through email they will immediately tell you like, again, unfortunately you’ve been deferred, however, if you still want to be considered and as they’ll say, they’ll go through their wait-list you, you have to.

Essentially accept your spot on the waitlist and right when you get deferred it will let you know that essentially respond to this or click this button or, fill out this form. If you don’t accept your spot in the waitlist and you should do that right away, just show, don’t even think about it.

Like as long as like you do have interest in that school. Fill that in because it’ll show that, Hey, you’re still interested. And you really want to just, have a spot on the wait list. The next thing you want to do is, start reflecting and thinking about, okay, because at the end of the day, most of these schools, come out with their decisions, March early April.

And you ended up applying them back in November, December. So that’s a good four or five month gap in which, you know, a lot of factors could have changed. So that’s what you next one to consider and just start thinking about and jotting down. Okay. What factors have changed since I clicked the submit button on my application to the day I get deferred.

And again, this could be anything [00:08:00] from, your finances to honors awards anything academic related, volunteering related anything that you. Could add value to your application. And then what you want to do is you want to think about drafting, a letter with your updates and strongly think about what makes you stand out.

You’ll ultimately want to make it feel like, Hey, I’m the co to the college. Hey, you really want to be there. And why, while unfortunately you weren’t initially accepted you still aren’t giving a Pope. You’ve continued to be a strong role model and a student of success over the last several months.

And you really want to show that interest. And if you can reaffirm that interest and let the college know how much they mean to you you can put yourself in a really great position where they’ll reconsider as they go through the waitlist. Wow. Maybe we should. Except this student based off of the additional information that they provided to us.

So I think if you start by just jotting these down and thinking about, okay, what value can I add that can further supplement my application that wasn’t originally provided in the initial application. That’s [00:09:00] ultimately how I think about what they’re doing with regard to the steps you should take as you’ve been deferred.

So after that We can go onto the next slide. So that was, steps you should take if you do get deferred. The steps that I took when I was deferred just fall, similarly in line. So the first thing I did was, after a quick, initial, like reaction of disappointment in myself thinking, oh, so close I accepted my spot on the wait list.

I knew that okay I do want to be considered, let me. Immediately. And then let me start thinking about the value I could add. So I immediately jotted down all of my accomplishments threats senior year from the moment I had submitted my application. So I thought about the exact date that I submitted the application, and I said, okay, from this date you know what happened in January?

What happened in February? What happened in March? And I thought about literally everything I can think of my financial circumstances, academics talked about, an additional honor and an award. Talked about, what has changed in my personal life. What’s been going on in, in school sports.

I, I thought everything I was involved in [00:10:00] it and thought about, what I could add that would add value to my application. And I kinda just, made a list of bullet points. After that I, started drafting a letter highlighting. Anything that I thought could be unique and shine light on who I am as a person and how much I have grown that wasn’t initially shown in my initial application based off of what had happened over the last couple of months.

And I think at the end of the, at the end of my letter, ultimately to sum it up by reiterating why the college. In that I was deferred to add would be the perfect fit for me. And not only, why I would want to go there, but what value I could add to the incoming class that I think, could, it could be unique to my individual story and background.

So I think at the end of the day it is a give and take in the sense where you want to take what you can from an experience and, at your dream school, but they also want to hear what value you could add. And what’s something that you can contribute to the class that, The person next to you might not be able to do I think for me, even though I talked about, what, I spent a lot of my letter talking about, what has happened and why I think that can be beneficial for my [00:11:00] candidacy, I also wanted to sum it up by stating essentially this is what I could add, and this is why the school would be where I could see myself for the next four years.

So those are the steps that I personally took. When going through the different process to move on I also did ask myself, was there anything about the process that I wish I had done different. And, I think, taking a step back as far as the whole process.

I think for me I started thinking about my school list and, going through the processes pretty close to senior year. And I think, I wish I had, planned out those visits. Because I, quite frankly, I didn’t get a chance to visit all of the schools that I was interested in just because I didn’t have enough time.

But if you start to think about it, towards the end of your junior year, towards early on, in that summer leading up to senior year, you can definitely plan out better than I did. The schools you’re interested in and how to, make those visits. And I think that’s something that’s very important because if you’re.

Spending the majority of your life in one part of the U S and you want to think about applying to schools all over the [00:12:00] country or maybe all over the east coast, the west coast, wherever you’re from. It would be important to see what it would be like to live in that environment or visit that environment.

And I think that’s. I recommend doing earlier on than I did. And I wish also I had started my applications earlier in the summer heading into senior year, meaning that I know that, typically like schools do release their supplements, with enough time in advance. But I think for me, I just sense looking back from previous years with the common application essay would be.

So I didn’t really think about, the top that I wanted to address until very close to. The time in which I had started, I wish I had brainstormed more regarding, what I want to talk about and how I wanted to frame my perspective on that. So I think that’s something that I wish I’d done a little differently.

And the third thing was, I wish I spoke with more students at each of the schools I was interested in because at the end of the day, you can speak with, admissions officers. No staff on campus, but at the end of the day, they’re not the ones that are actually going through the experience that you’re going to be going through.

Mr. Students. So for me, I wish even though quite [00:13:00] frankly, I didn’t have a strong network of students at the schools I was interested in. I wished I had, more bravely reached out and just, try to see if I can connect with somebody who would be open to talking about their experience.

And if you try to do that as well, you will realize that people are very open to, helping out and giving back. So that’s something that I, I. Hopefully not being too shy about because then the day people are very gracious, but thankful for the opportunities they’ve been given. And then they just want to help people who might be in their shoes down the line as well.

So ultimately those are the things that, looking back and reflecting are what I wish I had done differently. So next I’ll talk a little bit more about my advice to someone who has been deferred from their dream school. So I think at the end of the day it’s a big reflection on your mindset.

The first being just, just hang in there, like it’s not over just because I’m sure, everyone can do a Google search on what are the acceptance rates for, Wait lists at this school and there are supports out there from historical records as to does a school accept lot of people off the wait list, if so, w what are the acceptance rates for those people? And at the end of the day, it might not [00:14:00] be extremely high, but I think at the end of the day, there is a wait list for a reason, and people do get accepted off the wait list.

So just, hold onto the hope and hope that it works out. And I think then today, that’s all you can do. And again, tell your story. Don’t be afraid to get personal. And be specific to you, to who you are and what value you can bring to the college community that you want to end up at.

And I think at the end of the day, that’s all you can do. Because there are certain factors that are in your control and that’s one of them that I strongly suggest you try to make the most of and just, be afraid to let them know who you really are. Like, just be personal be genuine, be unique.

And I think, you know what? You can. And we’ll ultimately show it through, through, through your story. And lastly, I want to emphasize, understand that it is a two way matchmaking process. And then in the end, you have to like the school and the school has to like you and everything will work out.

You I’m very hopeful for everyone that there’ll be in this situation. No they’re excited about the school that they’re going to be going to. And obviously the school is going to be excited to accept you, knowing [00:15:00] that, they want you to be a part of their community. Whether or not the school year deferred from ends up being the one you end up at then the, they just know that, you’ll have a strong opportunity.

And if you do get deferred, it means that, Hey, this are interested in. They just need to see how everything plays out with the size of their class, but just know that, everything happens for a reason. It’ll all work out in the end one way or another. So that’s my advice for someone who has been deferred The next thing I want to mention is the summer opportunity database.

So this is something that CollegeAdvisors made in which it’s a database that has opportunities for various fields. Whether or not you wanted to be in person or remote paid and unpaid in order to improve your resumes and involvement and careers you’re interested in.

I think this is a great thing to take advantage of, to ultimately think about, what potential career paths you might want to pursue. And this ultimately gives you experience using your summer effectively to. Whether again, it’s paid unpaid remote in person [00:16:00] to think about, the different type of lifestyles you want to pursue and think about, what you have comfort with what fields you might want to pursue and can hopefully give you a good opportunity to think about, what you might want to pursue in the future.

And again, this database is a jumping off point. Through seniors to start familiarizing themselves with what’s out there and what they’re going to need to do. And just so everyone is aware, it is only for CollegeAdvisor clients through their advisor. But this is something that I personally recommend you definitely look into and take advantage of and then speak with your advisor.

Because this is something that. For me, if I was in that situation, I would have gladly take advantage of it. And I think this is something that I can’t emphasize enough will hopefully help you think about potential career paths down the line, or just major study and just helping you, putting yourself in a position to succeed.

Later on.

So I’ll pause there. What I want to do now is I know I went through a lot of information and I want to ultimately, give people a chance to think through and [00:17:00] ask me any questions that they have related to anything I discussed anything that was unclear.

Or anything in which I can just provide my general advice. I’m happy to be a resource. Now we’re moving forward, but yeah, I want to open it up and let people, have had the opportunity to ask me anything that’s on there.

And just for clarification purposes, if you go to the Q and a section, you should be able to, add anything that you have questions about. And it will be visible there. One question I see here is. And I’ll read it off. Should I try again if I get deferred?

What if I get deferred from all the universities I applied to, should I have at least one school I may be deferred from why would universities at first someone how can I strengthen my. W my word choices. So don’t get deferred. The, this is, this question can be broken up into quite a few [00:18:00] different points.

Let me try to answer it to the best of my ability one after another. So the first thing is should I try again? And if I get deferred and my, and that is, yes, you should. I think at the end of the day being a furnace in the end of the world, and, obviously it shows that, while you might not initially be admitted colleges are still considering you, so you should do whatever you can to ultimately make sure that you can try again.

And then the next question is what if I get deferred from all the universities I applied to? I think fortunately, one thing is. Only a small portion of people tend to get deferred from each college. I think it would be highly unlikely for someone to get deferred from every school that they apply to.

At the end of the day colleges do typically a pretty good job of either accepting people right away, or, ultimately denying admission so that people know what schools that they’re going to be able to move forward with. So I think at the end of the day, hopefully fingers crossed you won’t be in a situation or get deferred from every university you applied to.

And that’s also why, we have, safety schools, target schools, reach schools. So hopefully, that won’t be the [00:19:00] case. Again, the next question is, should I have at least one school I may be deferred from? And I think at the end of the day if you get deferred from a school it’s ultimately, it’s out of your control in a sense.

There, there’s not much you can do. And if you still really do care about that school and assuming it’s your top choice, just make it known. Just follow up with that school and make sure that, you can really show why you want to be there. And then, the next question is why would universities the first someone, how can I strengthen my word choices?

So I don’t get the first as far as why people, why universities, the first someone it’s just because, they were very limited class size and while they see your potential and they want to accept you. They can only accept so many people. So typically there might be one part of their outpatient that just wasn’t as strong as everyone else in the overall class.

And I think that’s why they’re like, they’ll put you in the deferral pile, but don’t think of it as a rejection, knowing that, there’s still hope that you could get accepted and, the follow-up to that is, how can you strengthen your word choices so you don’t get deferred.

I think if you put your best foot forward that’s all, you can leave it up to knowing that at the end of the [00:20:00] day, whether or not they defer you, it’s ultimately going to be up to them. But just knowing that, you put your best foot forward, hopefully we’ll be in a good position to hopefully be accepted.

So those were a couple of different parts of your question. Another question that just came up was what can we do in high school to stand out to colleges? And I think, that’s a really good question. And I don’t want to give too vague of an answer thinking. Personally, I think, you should think about, what you’re passionate about and what interests you and just show what steps you’ve taken to go above and beyond in that passion.

So for example if you want to stand out and let’s say, hypothetically, you’re interested in something in the stem field, take those, rigorous stem classes that are offered to you in high school. And think about from there. How you can think about showing further interest, right?

So whether it’s through extracurriculars in the stem field of your interest or volunteering opportunities or summer opportunities where you were able to get involved in anything from, research or exploration or summer programs or things like that, [00:21:00] where you can show that you’re passionate about something and you’re able to further convey that passion is how I think you’d be able to stand up.

And just making sure that you’re a well-rounded well-rounded candidate what hopefully put you in a good position to just make sure that, colleges. See your intellectual curiosity. And hopefully that would put you in a position to stand out just by going above and beyond showing your genuine interest and then just portraying to colleges.

Why in particular at that school, you’d be able to pursue what you want to and why? Not only they would be the best fit for you, but also what you would be able to add value wise to those calls. Another question that just came in was did you end up getting accepted at the universities you were deferred from?

Do you need to refill the application when deferred, or do you just send a letter? You mentioned practically. That’s a great question. So to answer that question fortunately for me, I was in a position where I was able to get accepted after being deferred. And then to address the second part of the question, do you need to refill the application when deferred, or do you send the letter?

You mentioned proactively. [00:22:00] So they’re not going to, let’s say that’s a great question. So essentially what happens is they’re not going to ask you to. Refill in your application or provide supplemental materials. But essentially what it, what they’ll say is I don’t follow up with you if they need any additional information from you or there’ll be in touch if they have an update on your application.

But at that point, it’s all about showing the how proactive you are and showing that Hey, without being reached out to, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about it.

You know what has happened since then and diversity. So if you do ultimately get deferred on the letter that I recommend should be sent proactively. And as far as that letter goes again, you can keep it brief just to show. I think the fact that you’re sending out letter is a token of appreciation towards that school.

And and it’s something that you should consider to do on your own rather than be asked to do. And again, this is not like that letter will guarantee you admission, but it just shows that of the people who are on the wait [00:23:00] list, you’re just more interested in the person next to you. So I think at the end of the day, that’s something that could go above and beyond and, as long as you’re genuine and show your personality.

I think that could go a long way. Another question that I received as well what can I learn about college decisions before I graduate. And I think, to answer that you could ultimately think about college decisions as just being able to do your research on, historically with the school.

Done with regard to their decision. So you can think about, the timing of the application what percentage of people, get wait-listed accepted, rejected what the class profile is at those people. So you can really learn a lot about kind of what to expect towards the decision process for colleges before you graduate.

So you know, what you’re getting into. And I think that’s something that, I’d recommend as well, just doing your research because a lot of colleges do you make that information publicly? Another question that came in Ms. How important is not the Mattix, which is a great question. As I mentioned earlier, I did study mathematics during undergrad at UC Berkeley as [00:24:00] well.

So I’m very familiar with, the level of rigor, what type of courses you’d expect to take and how to approach those courses. So to answer the question, how important is mathematics personally, for me I really liked math, like in high school, like that was my favorite subject.

So I knew that I wanted to pursue math in colleges, what fault. And I think for me, I found the value of math to be extremely important, just to develop a quantitative mindset, but that I think it could be very valuable. Just further on in, in your career. But with that being said, I don’t think I’m not recommending that everyone go into math.

I’d say because I was personally very passionate about it. I’m assuming it made a lot of sense for me. But for example, if you’re interested in, the stem field or if you really like, a quantitative subject, in high school, maybe you could also look into statistics for example, or applied mathematics or, even in engineering and engineering major as well.

But for me to answer the question again, I think I find a lot of value in mathematics and I was glad that I pursued math as my major. And then a up to that question I received was what [00:25:00] if mathematics is not my strength, but I still want to go to engineering. I will say that, even though engineering does involve a little bit of math it’s not directly correlated in the sense where.

If you’re not the best person in the world at math that you wouldn’t, be successful in engineering. I think at the end of the day having taken some engineering course for myself it’s definitely different. And you could be a very successful engineer without having necessarily, being, having the strongest math background or being the best at math.

So I think you really can be successful. And thinking about peers who I know. I’m from UC Berkeley, who also went into engineering, math. Wasn’t a big part of their course load. So I think you could definitely get by if you don’t want to study too much math, but you’re interested in engineering.

I think that’s something that, you’d be able to figure out and still have such a strong level of success. Yeah, I think those are some questions that came in. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. I’m happy to be of assistance and answer them, and it’d be helpful in any [00:26:00] way I can summarize take a quick second and summarize, what I’ve discussed so far this now at the end of the day, be yourself show the value that you can add and just remember as far as your mindset and mentality.

Being referred isn’t the end of the world. It is I’m definitely. We known that, colleges do go through their wait list and they do accept people off of it. As far as timing goes. I think it was just a question that I was curious about when I was doing through the processes.

You can get accepted from the waitlist at any point. So that could be, in may, June, even July. So don’t hold up. Don’t give up hope until they officially let you know, I’m like, Hey, we’ve closed considerations off the wait list and we’re no longer considering people from that list.

You’re still. So just know that at the end of the day if you’re deferred there’s still a very good chance that, things could go one way or until you’re told, like definitively that the university is no longer accepting people off the wait list. Yeah, I think. I’ll pause there.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to put in the chat, but hopefully I’ve been able [00:27:00] to be of assistance and be helpful to give you some more insight on what to do if you’re deferred.

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So that way you can see exactly what the question is being asked. What happens if you accept an offer from another university before the third university lets you know, you’ve been accepted. So I think typically as you may or may not be right. So you get accepted to a school they’ll typically give you until May 1st to officially commit and make your decision.

However, the colleges are aware that, you can get, you can be deferred and then, accepted at any point. Typically everyone is advised personal too. If you’re deferred at some schools that you really want to go to hopefully also have at least schools to pick from in the meantime to always accept, then hold your spot at least at one school, the school you want to go to assuming [00:29:00] worst case deferral doesn’t work out by May 1st.

So you should still commit and accept an offer to a university by their deadline. But let’s say, after you accept her commit. You find out, the decision with regard to, being deferred and ends up working out and you get accepted. What do you do at that point? Is you, and assuming you want to go to the school at deferred to you, you reach back out to at school, let them know that you’ll accept their place.

And what you do is then you then follow up with the school that you had initially committed to, and be honest and let them know the situation, let them know. Hey, I really wanted to go to your school. However, I was also deferred and put on the wait list and another school that just accepted me.

Unfortunately I’ll have to take back my commitment and I will be committing to the other school. And as long as you’re honest with them, I think at the end of the day you’ll be okay. Knowing that, this is the only one. Exception to getting out of a commitment knowing that, you don’t have any other choice because when you get deferred, typically what happens is the school starts looking at the wait list after, the typical deadline date to give a commitment, which I think is May 1st based off of the number [00:30:00] of students who either accepted or turned down their admission office.

So it is common that after May 1st you will be finding out, the process of, Hey, did I get accepted to these schools or did I not get accepted from the list that you were deferred at? So just to summarize it is okay to accept that offer even though you’ve committed to another school.

And then all you have to do is communicate with the school you committed to what your situation is that you’ve been deferred and you just found out, and that adds or assaults you’re going to no longer be committed to that school.

Feel free to ask any other questions you may have as well. But yeah hopefully that could be helpful.


And again, as I mentioned I want to be a resource what we can do as well, I’m seeing that, hopefully, people have the chance to, ask questions and, hopefully I’m able to address them. I want to make myself available. I’m happy to answer any questions even after this conversation.

So feel free to with me because I do want to be helpful. With that being said let me share with you my email. So you can actually reach me. Again, my name is Johanne goat. And my email is R and then last name G H O S H. So R G H O S [email protected]. So just want to make sure that, even if there are any other questions that arise between now and, whenever.

I can be reached and hopefully be a resource and helpful to anybody as they’re going through this process. So with that being said thank you so much for your time. It’s been really great to be able to talk about my experience and share kind of my tips and advice, and hopefully it’s been helpful.

So that thank you so much. And hopefully, we can stay in touch.[00:32:00] And and we really do appreciate the time.