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Help - Deferment!

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by SearchSquad, May 7, 2007.

  1. SearchSquad

    SearchSquad Cool Member 2+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Hi Guys,

    I'm extremely worried. I am considering deferring for a year from optometry school. Has anyone done this, or has a classmate that deferred? I am wondering what are acceptable reasons to defer and if I would jeapordize my acceptance to the school by simply asking.

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  3. KHE

    KHE Senior Member Optometrist SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Why would you want to defer?
  4. prettygreeneyes

    prettygreeneyes Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2005
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    I was going through a few personal issues last summer right before I was supposed to begin school. I brought up the possibility of deferring to my admissions counselor, and she let me know how the process worked and what the ramifications would be. I would have had to write a letter requesting the deferrment, and outlining my reasons for needing one. The admissions committee would vote to grant or deny my request. In the end, I decided that starting school was the best idea, and I never wrote the letter.

    I don't believe that it should have ANY impact on your admissions status, ie they shouldn't take away your acceptance merely because you inquired about deferring. The best idea is to call up your admission counselor and let him/her know what is going on. They can give you an idea of what kind of "reasons" are acceptable.

    Good luck!

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