deferring acceptance?

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  1. Adrian

    Adrian Junior Member

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    I am applying to DO schools for the first time this year. I know that most medical schools allow an accepted applicant to defer their entrance into the program for a year. I was wondering if most or any DO schools offer the same thing? Thanks.


     
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    When I applied to KCOM, i was placed on the wait list after my interview. I was told that if I didn't get off the wait list that year, I was guaranteed admission for the following year. I went ahead and "deferred" for the following year. Not a traditional deferment but a deferment nevertheless. Hope this helps.
     
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    I can't speak for other schools, but I have been accepted to UNECOM. I had hoped to defer a year in order to move my whole family up there together. I was told that they only grant deferrals in cases of dire emergency. In my situation, my husband has a job commitment until the fall of next year, so it will require that I live away during the week and commute home weekends (about a 3 hour drive). The admissions director said that while my situation was unfortunate it did not qualify for deferrment. Each school probably has their own guidelines.

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  4. edgar

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    I know that COMP has a deferred admission program as well.

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  5. Diane E

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    Deferment as Edgar stated for DO schools is granted in only dire emergencies.
    Each depending on the individual school of course. I was given a deferment option as my due date is 3 weeks prior to school. I declined it, for I have family that will be able to ease the transition and because I want to start school in August--I have been waiting in my opinion too long already (32yo). Good luck with your decision. Let me know if I can help in any way [​IMG] Diane


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    Deferment as Edgar stated for DO schools is granted in only dire emergencies.
    Each depending on the individual school of course. I was given a deferment option as my due date is 3 weeks prior to school. I declined it, for I have family that will be able to ease the transition and because I want to start school in August--I have been waiting in my opinion too long already (32yo). Good luck with your decision. Let me know if I can help in any way [​IMG] Diane


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  7. Adrian

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    Thanks for the input. Sounds like it is very difficult to get a chance to defer. I'm not sure if I would even want to at this point, but it would certainly be nice to have that option. Looks like I will just have to see what each individual school has to say about their policies. I wish they would put that stuff in their information they send out. Every medical school I applied to did, and it was nice to have that information up front instead of having to go digging for it.
     

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