How to "Reverse" a Deferral

Question: Many schools have deferred my Early Action/Decision application, is that a bad sign? Additionally, what necessary steps should I take in order to ensure that at least one accepts me?

If your ED and EA colleges were all “Reach" schools, and you hoped that you'd boost admission odds by showing Early interest, then it's not surprising that you were widely deferred. I think that this has been an especially tough year so far, with many seemingly qualified candidates receiving disappointing news.

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