Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

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Jhausie
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Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby Jhausie » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:40 pm

I am wondering if you can choose to defer for one year if you were accepted off the waitlist. My guess is no. The specific institution in question here is the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Anyone have any idea?

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Lawquacious
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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:42 pm

you can always ask them...

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby blurbz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:47 pm

gotta ask.

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby Jhausie » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:11 am

I want to ask but I am worried that they will rescind the offer of admission. Is this a valid concern?

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby top30man » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:40 am

Jhausie wrote:I want to ask but I am worried that they will rescind the offer of admission. Is this a valid concern?

They won't revoke it over a question. If you definitely want to go, make it clear you'll go either way.

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby MormonChristian » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:10 pm

Jhausie wrote:I am wondering if you can choose to defer for one year if you were accepted off the waitlist. My guess is no. The specific institution in question here is the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Anyone have any idea?


I know schools like American, they specifically say you can't. Other schools take it on a case by case basis.

My thoughts are they don't want you to be there if you don't want to be there, so deferring you after you have an acceptance in hand might be the best bet on their part.

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby Nova » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:29 pm

top30man wrote:
Jhausie wrote:I want to ask but I am worried that they will rescind the offer of admission. Is this a valid concern?

They won't revoke it over a question. If you definitely want to go, make it clear you'll go either way.


+1

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Re: Can you defer for a year after being accepted off waitlist?

Postby dingbat » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:37 pm

MormonChristian wrote:
Jhausie wrote:I am wondering if you can choose to defer for one year if you were accepted off the waitlist. My guess is no. The specific institution in question here is the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Anyone have any idea?


I know schools like American, they specifically say you can't. Other schools take it on a case by case basis.

My thoughts are they don't want you to be there if you don't want to be there, so deferring you after you have an acceptance in hand might be the best bet on their part.

My thoughts are that if they accept you off the waitlist, they don't really care either way - you're just filling a spot.

I agree that it never hurts to ask, just be careful in how you phrase it.
If you say you'll go either way, they might say no
If you say you will defer, they might take that as a withdrawal
So, be ambiguous.




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