twentypercentmore wrote:What really frustrates me is that there's another unfinished PhD on this board, (banjo), who had amazing stats, but had to disclose his unfinished PhD because it was the right thing to do. He got grilled on his first Harvard interview and then rejected, followed by rejections from schools that should have been climbing over each other to give him full rides. And here you are -- now that the school's accepted you, they're hardly going to take away your acceptance. So I guess it worked out well for you.
On top of that, you don't even care if it's right or not, you just don't want to get caught by the C&F later.
I really, really don't like this.
Hearing this really makes me mad, not just at the OP, but at the whole system. If banjo had great stats it's clear he is intelligent and able to do the work. Perhaps he just realized a PhD wasn't right for him and didn't see the point in wasting the time/money to get a degree that wouldn't help him meet his goals. If anything that strikes me as more responsible than wasting his time and money on something he doesn't need. He shouldn't be punished for that and I hope things have worked out well for him. I know there's nothing we can do about the way the system is, but sometimes it sucks.