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chanchito
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reapplying

Postby chanchito » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:55 pm

Does it hurt to reapply the following year if you are rejected? I mean, of course if nothing has changed you probably won't get in the next time, but I mean, just the fact that you have applied before- does that hurt at all?

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Re: reapplying

Postby sibley » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:59 pm

chanchito wrote:Does it hurt to reapply the following year if you are rejected? I mean, of course if nothing has changed you probably won't get in the next time, but I mean, just the fact that you have applied before- does that hurt at all?


It'll help with showing how much you actually want to go to the school

It'll hurt if the school's selectivity increases

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Re: reapplying

Postby PlugInBaby » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:30 pm

It does not hurt whatsoever...there are countless examples of people who got dinged on the first try...only to improve their application greatly in many ways and not only get admitted...but get $$ as well.

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Re: reapplying

Postby sibley » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:31 pm

PlugInBaby wrote:It does not hurt whatsoever...there are countless examples of people who got dinged on the first try...only to improve their application greatly in many ways and not only get admitted...but get $$ as well.


what about transferring into a school that dinged you?

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Re: reapplying

Postby Cleareyes » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:33 pm

sibley wrote:
chanchito wrote:Does it hurt to reapply the following year if you are rejected? I mean, of course if nothing has changed you probably won't get in the next time, but I mean, just the fact that you have applied before- does that hurt at all?


It'll help with showing how much you actually want to go to the school

It'll hurt if the school's selectivity increases


I don't think either of these is particularly true. Especially the second. While it will be harder to get into a school if its selectivity increases, that difficulty won't fall especially on students who were rejected during their first attempt at admission to that school. A re-applicant will have the same increased difficulty any other applicant in the more selective year would face.

From what I've heard and read schools don't view re-application positively or negatively.

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Re: reapplying

Postby youpiiz » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:35 pm

chanchito wrote:Does it hurt to reapply the following year if you are rejected? I mean, of course if nothing has changed you probably won't get in the next time, but I mean, just the fact that you have applied before- does that hurt at all?


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Re: reapplying

Postby chanchito » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:56 pm

lol I have one of them at home :)




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