The upside of getting a college application deferral letter

University of San Francisco professor Ruth Starkman says it gives an early admissions candidate freedom:

Consider the deferral letter like any other job application where the employer has said the vetting process is incomplete and asks you to wait. Now you have two options: You are no longer bound to that school and may have indeed changed your mind about it being your “one and only” after all. In this case, celebrate and prepare for your other options.