Montgomery Educational Consulting Announces their Tips for Deferred College Applicants

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Montgomery Educational Consulting, a college consulting firm with offices in Colorado and New Jersey, provides advice for students who have been deferred during the Early Decision or Early Action rounds of the college application process.

Colleges often defer students just to see how they compare to other applicants during the regular decision round.

Katherine Price, a Senior Associate with Montgomery Educational Consulting, recently wrote the article, What To Do If You Have Been Deferred, which advises students who were neither rejected or denied during the early application round.

“Basically, the college is telling you that they were not quite ready to make a final decision on your application,” stated Ms. Price. “You may be within their profile of admitted students, but not near the top.”

If a student is deferred, this does not mean that he or she will automatically be rejected during the regular round of application review, but it also does not mean that the student has a better chance of being admitted. Ms. Price says, “Colleges often defer students just to see how they compare to other applicants during the regular decision round.”

There may be some things students can do to increase their chances in the regular round. In her tips, Ms. Price describes how students can provide colleges with additional information about their application, if the college asks for it. “Some colleges will want to see updated grades, letters of recommendation, information on additional awards received, etc.,” states Ms. Price. “However, if a college has asked you not to submit additional materials, then you should certainly follow directions,” she added.

Ms. Price also advises that if a college is welcoming you to contact them, then do so. She states that students should contact the admissions officer who is directly in charge of their file and politely ask for feedback on why they were deferred. This may help the student determine the additional materials that are appropriate to send.

From offices in Colorado and New Jersey, Montgomery Educational Consulting offers comprehensive, personalized educational counseling services to students locally, around the country, and around the world. These college admissions experts guide students every step of the way as they navigate the university search and application process. Then, they help students get admitted to the college that is right for them.

For more information about Montgomery Educational Consulting, call 720.261.8299, or email info(at)greatcollegeadvice(dot)com. Or visit

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