T14 Deferral: binding and non

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T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby Mr.Manager » Thu May 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Does anyone know which of the t14 use binding deferrals and which don't? Particularly Penn or Mich if anyone has that info?


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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby boosk » Thu May 10, 2012 6:03 pm

I am interested in this as well

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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby calverna » Sun May 13, 2012 12:57 am

My deferral to Michigan is binding. Hope that helps.


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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby UVAhopeful » Sun May 13, 2012 5:43 am

Deferral as in asking to extend a year or two to enroll after you are accepted? If so, I think all are binding..

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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 am

I would imagine all of the schools have done both before. Depends on the school's class outlook, your reasons, and how generous they're feeling. Also I guess it would depend on how good your scores are. If you're above both 75ths it would probably be a little easier to get non-binding. I wouldn't count on either though. I would also guess that binding agreements are more common.

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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby Real Madrid » Sun May 13, 2012 6:57 am

Deferrals at Cal are binding.

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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby 20130312 » Sun May 13, 2012 12:11 pm

I've never heard of a non-binding deferral. Pretty sure all schools require you to sign a contract when you defer. That's kinda the point of a deferred acceptance.


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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby R1chardParker » Sun May 13, 2012 12:22 pm

You can apply upfront for deferred admission at Michigan- the details are on the website. You defer for a year and then start with the next summer start class. I applied this year under deferred admission and it was non-binding (in the sense that you had till the Spring to put in your deposit, so it was like normal admissions). Still received a scholarship from Michigan when everyone else did and decided to go to another T-14 for more $$.


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Re: T14 Deferral: binding and non

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:06 pm

UVA is binding. I would imagine they all are, as it would be rare for a school that high to essentially admit you for multiple years without any guarantee that it would be worth it for them.

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