Late deciders, late withdrawals: The headaches of predicting fall college enrollment

UC Irvine said it’s received significantly fewer deferral requests for the coming quarter than last year. …  “I think that the strength of our plans for remote instruction, our messaging, and the Chancellor’s leadership on the issues helped many applicants understand that they had a viable and safe option for enrollment this year,” Dale Leaman, executive director of UCI’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, said in an email.