Application FAQs - Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections

Question: 

Can I request a deferral of my admission?

Sometimes students who are admitted into our graduate program cannot attend due to a variety of reasons and request that their admission be deferred to the following semester. Due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control, we cannot accommodate such requests for Ph.D. students. For M.S. students, we are, in a few cases, able to defer admission on request.

Any student whose deferral has been declined can reapply for admission in a subsequent semester, indicating history of past admission.

 

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

If I do not show up for the start of the semester, is my acceptance automatically deferred to the following semester?

No. Students who do not arrive and check-in at the start of the semester are considered to have declined the offer of admission. We do not defer any offers of admission. If you wish to attend Stony Brook University in the near future, you must completely re-apply.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

My ApplyYourself status was not updated and I was rejected, was I rejected because of my status?

No. Delays in updating your application status in ApplyYourself do not impact the decisions of the admissions committee. The status updates in ApplyYourself are for administrative purposes only.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

Do you have a waitlist?

No. We do not have a waitlist for admissions.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

I know students who were accepted but not coming, since I was rejected can I take their spot?

No. Offers of admissions can not be transferred between students.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

I need to know the reason for my rejection so I can improve my future chances?

We receive a large number of applicants each semester. Therefore we are not able to provide individual feedback to each applicant. If you did not receive an offer of admissions then the other applicants have higher qualifications.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections