An applicant from a lower tier undergraduate program (big 3, most dl programs) scoring 20 points below the auto-admit score is going to be examined more closely. However, most individuals that complete these types of programs have "good stories." They are older, have work AND life experience and are typically more mature and motivated. Most DL programs are lower tier? Really, that's some very important info! I did not know that.. Thank god they have a "good story" to tell so that a potential applicant with a degree earned via DL may actually get a job- That clears things up for me, thank you!