roger8219 wrote:MyManKanye wrote:I don't think its very likely to be granted a deferral unless you can really make a case for something interesting. I don't think something like working or volunteering or even TFA would get you a good chance at deferral from the WL.
actually, work/volunteering can be a good enough reason. this was along the lines of the reason i gave when successfully requesting a deferral from last year (i'll be attending this year). i just really wanted to go to school at Michigan, so i asked; i had nothing to lose. Note that my numbers were 172/3.5x, so i don't think it was too hard for them to give me a spot in this class.
great to know of someone for whom the waitist-deferral option worked out. my numbers are slightly lower that yours but i have cool softs to balance them out and some solid reasons for taking another year. do you remember when you approached them? june?