How Do I Defer My College Acceptance?


I found out last week that I got into my first choice and I'm really excited. Now that I've been accepted, how do I tell the school that I want to defer for a year (I don't know how to bring it up and/or if it's even allowed). How does this usually work? Do I need to tell the school what I plan to do during that year?

Congratulations on the good news from your number-one college -- that's a great way to spring into spring! Now your next step is to gather information about your prospective gap year.

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