To defer or not to defer...

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Should I?

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superberry
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To defer or not to defer...

Postby superberry » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:40 am

I'm thinking about attempting to defer my NYU acceptance by one year so that I can go live on an island and help my friend start up a surf resort and be a scuba instructor. I know many of you think this is insane. What are the chances I would be allowed to do this? I do have a scholly on the line too so obviously I will need to consider that.

What is the process by which you attempt to defer? And..should I? I'm already two years out of uni (worked full time for a yr and a half or so, traveling at the moment) so I would be entering at 26 if I did this. But the experience would be incredible. Thanks for any thoughts.

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quickquestionthanks
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby quickquestionthanks » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:41 am

Indefinitely defer.

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pany1985
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby pany1985 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:44 am

If you go to NYU, there will be countless times during the school year (especially during winter) where you'll be daydreaming about the tropics and regretting the fact that you're not hanging out on an island

champ33
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby champ33 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:52 am

Do it. If they don't grant your deferral, just apply again next year, or go somewhere else, sounds like it will be worth it, and 26 is not old by any means if you're worried about that.

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pany1985
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby pany1985 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:54 am

P.S. For the purposes of my above statement, Manhattan is not an island (even though it is).

shock259
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby shock259 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:51 am

Defer!

That's awesome.

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TTH
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:06 am

Defer? Shit...change career plans.

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LawandOrder
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby LawandOrder » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:13 am

Sounds like a rad idea bro!

angioletto
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby angioletto » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:39 am

Can I come too?

Z3RO
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:41 am

No danger in deferring. Hell, it gives the legal job market more time to heal anyway.

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oberlin08
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby oberlin08 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:41 am

if they say no, then they say no.

Just send in your seat deposit before you do it...

Sounds like an awesome opportunity to me... Makes me wonder ~what the hell am i doing[i][/i]

Apple Tree
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Re: To defer or not to defer...

Postby Apple Tree » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:30 am

It sounds awesome! I wish I could use my defer year to do something fun like that. Unfortunately, I need to work to save money.... :(




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