cougarlive wrote:NayBoer wrote:A bunch of people, some of them in this thread, clearly don't consider Cornell a top choice. They are going off to Michigan or Chicago or wherever, and I don't blame a school as tiny as Cornell for deferring them. Maybe it's YP for USNWR purposes, but maybe it's also trying to admit people who will actually be likely to come.
Obviously this doesn't explain a lot of the people deferred, who are pretty square on the numbers. But the number of people for whom Cornell is not even worth banging out a quick LOCI shows that some of the deferrals were a good idea.
Exactly. In fact, some have done exactly what Cornell expected, withdrawn their application after being deferred. I think this process is good news for those who actually want to attend Cornell--as it will weed out those who consider it a backup.
Now, for those of you (which, might very well include me once they get around to making a decision on my EA app) who were deferred and actually want to attend Cornell, hang in there and show Cornell why they should admit you (through LOCIs, LORs, a VISIT if possible). It will soon become apparent to them which applicants are actually serious about attending.
In a sense, they are letting the applicants weed themselves out.