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canceling interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by ak47, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. ak47

    ak47 flossy flossy
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    how bad does it look to cancel an interview for later this week because i got accepted to my state school?? i almost feel obligated to go since i really wanted to go there for undergrad and now i might finally get the chance. and the fact that the interview is for this friday and now its monday and it's kind of rude to cancel last minute. but they expect this right? but state school vs. other states public school?!?! help please!
     
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  2. Jake8

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    If there isn't a chance of you going to that school then don't interview there. It is a waste of your time and a waste of theirs. They then have to spend time reviewing your application which could be used for someone else.
     
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    Cancelling your Interview:

    Pros:
    -Save $$$!
    -Save Time.
    -Easier decision.
    -Prevent damage to ego if rejected after interview.
    -Give an extra interview to someone eagarly awaiting an interview.

    Cons:
    -You might like that school more than your state school, after you visit (which may be bad for your bank account in the long run)
    -Rude? No, they'll understand. It's Dec 1st, it's their fault for scheduling your interview Post Dec 1st. If they really wanted you as badly as other schools (like your state school) did, than they would have given you a Pre Dec. 1st interview. So it's the school's own fault if people cancel their interviews after getting accepted on Dec 1st.

    If I were you I might go if it were in close driving distance, or if you already paid for the plane ticket/hotel. Otherwise, I see no problem with you turning down the interview.
     
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  4. DrReo

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    I think if you're satisfied with your state school and are about 95% sure you want to attend they, I would cancel your interview. However, if you tour this school you might like it or give you a different perspective, etc. Also, it depends how much of a cost difference between schools.

    Congrats on your acceptance
     
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    ak47

    ak47 flossy flossy
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    they originally offered me a day in november but i had another interview scheduled then already so i picked this week.
    its a 4 hour drive....no plans have been made except to leave at 3am and be back around 8 or 9pm.
    and i really really wanted to go to this school for undergrad but i got waitlisted twice and never got in. so i guess thats the primary reason i applied - cuz i didn't get in the first time around. blahhh
     
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    I would just go if it is only 4 hours away.
     
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  7. Jake8

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    3 am and accepted to your #1 all the more reason to sleep in and let them spend their time on someone else
     
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