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Questions about deferring and reapplying

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kevinmw5, May 8, 2008.

  1. kevinmw5

    kevinmw5 2+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    I was wondering if y'all thought that medical schools would allow me to defer to stay in town with my fiance while she finishes her undergraduate work. Exactly how lenient are medical schools when it comes to requests to defer?

    Also if i do not get accepted the first time around and reapply do y'all think that i would be at a disadvantage when i reapply even if there is a decent bit of improvement i.e. research experience?
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  3. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

    Apr 12, 2007
    The likelihood of a school granting a deferment in general is slim but it varies greatly by institution. The worst they can say is, "No, you have to enroll in medical school in the fall." It's worth a shot.

    As for re-applying, yes, you may have a bit of re-applicant stigma, but if you show some significant improvement (in multiple areas in which you were previously a bit weak) you can overcome it. Check out our Re-Applicants forum if you find yourself needing to apply again.

    For now, just focus on getting accepted and enjoying the summer. Good luck! :)
  4. medgrlsox21

    medgrlsox21 2+ Year Member

    So you just what email the school's office to ask about deferring? My reasons are like family/significant O related but they're not like emergency-style. I can't find info on my schools website anywhere. bahhhh :confused:
  5. IssaErie

    IssaErie 2+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Does anyone know if someone can defer admissions after being pulled off a wait list? I can't seem to find information on this anywhere...
  6. diosa428

    diosa428 SDN Angel 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Varies by school, but usually no. When they are taking people off of the waitlist, they are trying to fill the incoming class, not the following year's class.

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