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Friday, December 09, 2005

The dreaded defer letter

Admission decisions at UVA were posted last week and since then, we've gotten a pretty steady stream of calls from students distraught by their decision. Surprisingly, the majority of calls aren't from students who were denied, they're from students who got the [now dreaded] defer letter.

Deferal isn't