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letting on about an acceptance in an interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by riopsedm, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. riopsedm

    riopsedm Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    sorry if this topic has been discussed already, but having been accepted in a an in-state school, and interviewing at another one this week, would it be wise/unwise/does it even matter to let on that i have been accepted elsewhere? truth be told, i'd rather go where i'm interviewing this week...any thoughts?
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  3. megkudos

    megkudos Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    New Jersey
    Tell the truth about your other acceptance if they ask but then explain what is most important to you in choosing a school and mention that the school you are interviewing at has those things that you want so it is top choice or one of your top choices. Just let on to them that you like them better!!!
  4. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Sure, tell the truth IF ASKED, but I don't volunteer acceptances...seems a bit wierd to me to do so...
  5. Original

    Original Ogori-Magongo Warrior 7+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Tell the truth! Tell them you got accepted to the other school but that you'll attend their's if accepted. That is the bare bone of the matter so you have to cream it up with a little diplomacy. What you'll be essentially doing is forwarding a strong recommendation for yourself. It's not scheming or trickery; it's plain and simple honesty. Do it!

    I forgot to mention that you should slide it in there whether you're asked or not.
  6. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I told my interviewers that I had already been accepted when I got the inevetable "What if you don't get in?" question. I just said that I have already been accepted, but I am interested in this school. The interviews changed drastically after that; they seemed much more focused on selling the school rather than evaluating me.

    I say tell 'em. :)

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