It was a tough week to be traveling and have two out of my three kids sick. I could have planned better on the travel piece knowing how busy this time of year is for students hearing back about Early Decision and Early Action results. But I had no control over one kid getting Viral Meningitis last week and another one ending up in the ER yesterday afternoon.
The good news is that Max is completely recovered from that scary "M" diagnosis, and after fluids and lab work, Dotsie Bea is on the mend. As I recover from jet lag, mommy guilt, and the ER visit, I am hearing from students who didn't receive definitive answers like the Harberson family got. Deferred students are wondering why they were deferred from a top choice college, what it means, and how they should recover from this past week.
Recovery comes from knowledge. For anyone who has been deferred, here's what you need to know.
1. Read through your deferral letter.
The college usually provides key information about the applicant pool in the "early" round and how to update your application in the coming months.
2. Do a Google search on the college's Early Decision or Early Action results to find out more details.
"To find out more details about a college's Early Decision or Early Action results, Google it!" TWEET THIS