Our applicant pool for Early Action was really competitive, and unfortunately accepting everyone just isn’t an option. If your decision was deferred, take solace in knowing that we will reconsider your application anew, and without prejudice, in Regular Action. Also, remember that this is by no means the end. Many MIT students have been deferred; you can read some of their experiences here, 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.