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The draft deferment policy issued in an executive order last week by President Truman would not cause any marked changes in admissions for next year, three University admission directors agreed last night.
Graham R. Taylor, Jr., assistant to the Committees on Admissions, for the College, stated the order probably would not lead to a change in the number of applicants. The big change, he thought, would come in the number of freshmen and sophomores who would stay in college under the rule. At present, the total number of applications, he said, has not differed noticeably from last year's.
The Law School, Louis A. Toepfer '47, director of admissions there said, does expect an increases in applicants between now and May if the deferment order goes through. However, he pointed out that students who expect to take the April Law School admission tests would be running against time since the applications for the draft deferral examinations are due two days later.
If the student holds off until after these tests, Toepfer explained, he will have to take the Law School's August exams. The student's chances then to get into Law School are slim, he stated; chances for being admitted are "good" now.
The Business and Medical schools did not expect either a marked decrease or decline in applicants next year because of the President's policy.
The Medical School has already announced that it received 500 more applications this year than last, including many men now juniors in college. As yet it has not broken down its figures on acceptances, so it is not known how many juniors and seniors were admitted so far.
Admissions directors of the graduate note schools feel that enough students are already deferred, or will be, because of reserve status or previous service to allow a sufficient number of returning students.
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