It's been about a month now since those of you who applied Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) received you decisions. Some of you were admitted. Great news! Others of you may have been outright denied. Not good news, but also not the end of the world.
Finally, some of you, perhaps far too many of you, were deferred. Your applications were bumped into the Regular Decision (RD) pool for judgment. That's just the way “early" programs work.