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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by medname, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. medname

    medname Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002

    Is anybody decided that they will defer their acceptance until next year?? If so, what did you ask for and was your letter specific or rather general. I guess I am wondering what they are looking for.

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  3. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I'm deferring, but I really didn't have a choice. I'm pregnant and they actually suggested it and then told me to write a letter and officially ask to defer.

    Sorry, not much help for you, I'm sure.
  4. English Chick

    English Chick Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Palo Alto, CA
    I'm deferring. I'm a huge fan of deferral: I deferred undergrad too, and it was one of the best decisions of my life.

    Anyway, I was pretty nervous that my deferral wouldn't be granted, since basically I don't have a solid reason. I want the deferral b/c I'm getting married in August. My finace starts his Ph.D. at Stanford in September. I'm headed to UC Davis, which is about 100 miles from Palo Alto, and I just wasn't excited about moving out on my new husband a month after out wedding. Not the most PC of reasons, I know, but it's mine. I pretty much explained all of this, and mentioned a job I've applied for but haven't gotten yet (health policy research, so at least it's relevant). But they granted it anyway.

    Good luck!
  5. mile_26

    mile_26 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Has anyone been denied a deferral?
  6. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    I bumped up the <a href=";f=1;t=012321#000007" target="_blank">"Who's deferring?" thread</a> and also <a href=";f=1;t=012679#000000" target="_blank">one on "Deferral excuses."</a>
  7. Future_Doc

    Future_Doc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2001
    I deferred last year. They normally will accept any excuse as long as you aren't moved off a waitlist - but then sometimes they will. I did because my wife and I just had a baby and we wanted to get all of our finances in order.
  8. Kimya

    Kimya Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2000
    A word to the wise,

    My deferral was denied. I had called the office and asked them about the process, and was led to believe no problem. I later found out deferrals are granted at the school only for extreme circumstances, which mine apparantly was not.

    So be careful, ask at the office, but try to talk to someone as high up as possible (e.g. assistant dean, dean, head of admissions). Do not assume that you will get a deferral. I agree that trying to talk to students who defer would be helpful.
  9. oldcane

    oldcane Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2002
    Kimya, do you mind telling me which school you were denied from? I'm thinking of deferring my acceptance and don't know if I should even bother this late in the game.


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