Helpful for: MBA Applicants
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- It is normal for accepted applicants to ask for a delay in responding to their admission offers.
- If your top-choice university has yet to make a decision on your acceptance, but there are deposit deadlines approaching for your fallback schools, contact your top choice requesting they speed up the process due to the situation you find yourself in.
- In most cases, you have a month to respond to an offer, with varying times if you were previously waitlisted. Stacy comments:
If your dream school comes back to you with an admissions offer a few weeks later, contact the first school, explain your decision and request to withdraw your application. The admissions team won't take it personally; they'll simply move on to the next person on the waitlist. You will lose your deposit, but ultimately you need to consider the bigger picture of your life and career. The financial hit from forfeiting your deposit is minimal in the grand scheme of MBA expenses that await you.
- Even if you fail to get accepted to your dream school, you should keep a positive attitude and consider all the other programs that you have been admitted to. Be patient, give yourself time for the feeling of rejection to wear off, and then proceed with the decision-making process with confidence.
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Source: US News