No to a WL and reapplying

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soxfan78
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No to a WL and reapplying

Postby soxfan78 » Tue May 04, 2010 10:41 am

Anyone have any thoughts/comments on removing oneself from a waitlist and reapplying for next year? Better to say no thanks and reapply before an answer or better to see what they say and then say no? C None of the Above?

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby remotelyfeasible » Tue May 04, 2010 11:27 am

Why would you decline to go on the waitlist if you will apply next year?

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby soxfan78 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:39 am

My current work situation (need to say yes to something good for the meantime that would pass me by by the time the end of the WL period passes).

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby bceagles182 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:45 am

So you wouldn't accept if admitted today?

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby starstruck393 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:49 am

If it's a school you would like to attend next year, you may want to wait it out. First, there's the possibility of getting a deferral if you get in, or asking for deferred acceptance, which would completely negate having to apply again (and the chances associated with that). Also, some schools give fee waivers for the next application year to those that remained on the waitlist until the end (i.e. weren't cut) but didn't get in. That could save some money, with little loss on your end...

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby soxfan78 » Tue May 04, 2010 12:05 pm

The school specifies no deferrals on the WL. If there were, I'd wait it out in a heartbeat. I just don't want to say no and then show up in a pile in 2 months. Figure it's more graceful to bow out and take my chances next year.

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue May 04, 2010 12:08 pm

soxfan78 wrote:The school specifies no deferrals on the WL. If there were, I'd wait it out in a heartbeat. I just don't want to say no and then show up in a pile in 2 months. Figure it's more graceful to bow out and take my chances next year.



They won't care, just withdraw now, tell them you working for a year but will be reapplying next year and your still SUPER EXCITED :D :D :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to attend school-X someday. Some BS like that will do just fine.

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby 09042014 » Tue May 04, 2010 12:09 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
soxfan78 wrote:The school specifies no deferrals on the WL. If there were, I'd wait it out in a heartbeat. I just don't want to say no and then show up in a pile in 2 months. Figure it's more graceful to bow out and take my chances next year.



They won't care, just withdraw now, tell them you working for a year but will be reapplying next year and your still SUPER EXCITED :D :D :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to attend school-X someday. Some BS like that will do just fine.


QF waterman being helpful

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Re: No to a WL and reapplying

Postby soxfan78 » Tue May 04, 2010 12:17 pm

bceagles182 wrote:So you wouldn't accept if admitted today?


This very day? Yes. BUT... the earliest admits won't be for another 3 weeks. I'm trying to consider how it would look if that call came (more realistically) later in the summer.




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