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Does deferring open up a spot?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ejay286, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. ejay286

    ejay286 Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    If someone requests to defer a year and its granted does that open up a spot for that current year? Also does that remove a spot from that next year that they are deferring to?
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  3. DoctorDreamer

    DoctorDreamer In a far away land... 2+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Yes and yes. Each school has a certain number of spots for each year. If someone withdraws, drops out, or defers, it opens up a spot they will fill from their waitlist. If you defer to the next year, you are taking up a spot from that year, and they will accept one less student the next year.

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