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Some more deferment questions

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Amy B, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    Ok, here are my questions about deferring for 1 year.

    1. Do you have to reapply? I saw some posts that said no and some that said they are reapplying when they deferred last year.

    2. Can you defer as an out-of stater for 1 year, move to the state and establish residency (such as buying a house, paying taxes, etc) and then when you start a year from now you will be an instater, paying instate tution?

    3. Who do you talk to about deferment, ex: dean of the med school, or dean of admissions, etc?

    4. Is there a process like having to eshablish a hardship clause for the reason you want to defer?
    I am worried about being able to sell my house and move and having my husband have only a short time to find a new job in the new city since he is the sole breadwinner in my house. So I may need to defer for family reasons.

    Any help?

    Amy Beth :confused:
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    There seems to be a problem with this thread. You might want to try posting it again, Amy Beth.
  4. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Bronx, NY
    Amy Beth-

    I know most if not all schools that grant deferrments require you to reapply EDP to that school through AMCAS. When you defer your admission, you basically "give up" your spot for that year and they grant you a position next year. Therefore, you have to bind it to them by applying EDP and thus need to go through AMCAS so that you hold a position in the next year's class. My friends at GW, Michigan, Cornell, and Penn State went through that process this year.

    Also, every state has a different policy for state residency. In VA, I know you have to work at least two years and be a tax-payer for that state. In MD, you can just buy property and you are granted state residency. You'd have to check with each state to determine their residency requirements. Good luck!
  5. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    I think Dr. Kermit answered your questions well. I'll add Yale and MCW to the list of schools that require you to reapply EDP the following year if you defer -- you're not really reapplying (ie, they're not going to reject you), but it is a formality that nearly all the schools seem to follow.

    As for residency requirements, it just depends on the school and the state. As long as it is for at least a year, I think most schools would allow you to count that time working in your new state of residency as part of the process of establishing residency.

    I think you discuss deferment with the Dean of Admissions. Most schools are extremely understanding, and will grant deferments with little trouble, but there are a few schools that are exceptions. However, if you are trying to defer after being accepted off of a waitlist (ie, in the summer months), your chances of being granted a deferral go down considerably.
  6. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    Thanks for all the answers and the PM's. It is really great being able to get help from all my SDN friends. Have a great spring break week.

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