bigjinjapan wrote:kristyk wrote:Does anyone know if you're allowed to defer your acceptance for a year once you get off a WL? Or is the (obvious) point of aceepting someone off the WL (especially so late in the cycle) so that they can fill their seats for the current year?
Probably a silly question but thought I would lob it out there... thanks in advance, TLS.
All of my WL schools said specifically that you are NOT allowed to do this. I would imagine that there aren't many schools that do, but if you're curious (and the FAQ doesn't say anything) you should check with the admissions office.
On the other hand, I have heard that some people currently on WLs have been able to turn that into deferred admission for next year (see the Michigan WL thread for some examples). So if this is something you're considering maybe you should reach out before they accept you?
Hmm... interesting. Then again, I don't want to hurt my potential chance of being accepted off the WL by highlighting for them the fact that I might like to defer for a year...