rondemarino wrote: Mosca wrote:
jay115 wrote:A lot of people are in the same boat. I completed 10/19/09, and its now december. i have a sinking feeling they're not going to reject me outright, but defer me to regular decision. (obv. id prefer a deferral to a waitlist, but im merely being dramatic in emphasizing my desire for a decision, preferably a positive one).
UCLA doesn't do this for EDers. If you ED you're either accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. No deferral to the regular applicant pool.
That and its unclear how a deferral is materially different from a WL. I guess the existence of a notification deadline?
Oh thats a bit of a disappointment. I suppose the material difference is a deferral to the regular decision pool gives you (theoretically anyways) an additional bite at the apple (one could be deferred to regular decision to be considered as a regular applicant, then
waitlisted) rather than being sent directly to the waitlist land of no return.
However, you're probably right; in practice, ED applicants w/ numbers that would probably be admit/waitlist/reject would most likely receive such a decision, regardless of whether they are deferred or not.
In a way, I'm glad UCLA doesn't dither and play hard to get with the deferral process. They'll tell you if they like you or not straight up. Unlike Cornell, which has contributed to like 20 pages of hysterics on that thread.