As you know, we had a very competitive applicant pool in Early Action, and unfortunately we could not accept all of them. If your decision was deferred, then we will reconsider your application anew and without prejudice in Regular Action. Many MIT students were initially deferred; you can read some of their experiences here, here, and here.
Some of you may feel happy to be deferred. Some of you may feel sad. Some of you may have complicated feelings that you don’t know what to call; that’s okay too.
We have posted more information on next steps for deferred students here.