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Making a decision

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by sundoggie, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. sundoggie

    sundoggie UPenn Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Is anyone else freaking out about actually going through with their decisions? I have basically decided where I want to go (finally decided today), but I am physically unable to write out the rejection for the other schools. I do you TURN DOWN a vet school? :p I have worked so hard to actually get them to say yes and then I say NO? I also find it difficult to finally send in that deposit check and commit. I know a lot of people are waiting for spots and I should hurry up so they can get off the waitlist...but this is a lot harder than I thought it would be.

    Yes, I know...those of you who didnt get accepted this round have no sympathy for those of us with decisions to make...I feel guilty even admitting that this is stressful. Don't kill me!
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  3. mtrl1

    mtrl1 UC Davis Class of 2011 7+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Boston, MA
    Don't worry; I went through the EXACT same thing. But I enclosed a very sincere (I hope it sounds sincere!) thank you letter expressing that my decision was not made easily, the ultimate reasons for my choice, and my desire to spend some time there eventually.
  4. philomycus

    philomycus The Tree Rat 7+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    In an oak tree...
    I can''re too far away!!! :p

    Be happy & proud about your choices!
  5. Emio

    Emio Fudge Bane 7+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    same here. :(

    i knew all along where i'd go if i got in, so it wasn't the actual choice that killed me, but writing out those "no thanks" letters! i actually did the exact same thing as mtrl... i said trust me, this wasn't easy, i loved your school, i was honored to be accepted, but i got into my in-state, and i will be back in touch with you in the future :) ok, i didn't put the smiley face in, but i wrote it with a smile, so hopefully it'll come across that way.

    just go with your gut and write something nice. they'll appreciate it!

    i read somewhere that for the residency Match, you can only pick places that you will without-a-doubt go to if selected... kinda makes this part of it a bit easier anyway!
  6. PdxYOSHI

    PdxYOSHI Oregon State 2011 2+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    Same fears here too. As ridiculous as it seems I was afraid that I might get my acceptance taken back at my first choice. I mean what if they made a mistake and then decided they didn't want me and then I had already sent in my declination letter to the other schools. And then I'm stuck not going anywhere. Yes, yes I know its all very paranoid and slightly OCD but hey I can't help being a freak sometimes.
  7. JumptheMoon

    JumptheMoon UPenn Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    A friend of mine called this a "delicious dilemma." All of us with choices are so lucky to have them, but they can be so difficult and heartbreaking to make!

    On a side note, my boss is going away for a week and left me a list of things to do while she's gone...#7 was "Decide where you are going to vet school before I get back." :laugh:
  8. tiddlywinks

    tiddlywinks UC Davis c/o 2011 2+ Year Member

    May 21, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    After reading about the thank you letters you all wrote, I was inspired to do the same for my last decline. I'd already declined one school by just sending back the form with the box checked off, but now that seems kinda rude. Oops. :oops:
  9. ri23

    ri23 OSU CVM Class of 2011 7+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    That's hilarious. I think it's so nice how the vets I've worked with have developed such an interest in what I'm doing for vet school.
  10. wivet2011

    wivet2011 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    You're not the only one! I got an email saying that my 'offer accepted slip' had been recieved, but I still double checked with the secretary to make sure that the system said I was accepting their offer! Only after reassurance did I sent out my declines! We're pathetic, aren't we!! :laugh:
  11. wivet2011

    wivet2011 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Same here. The vets I work with actually campaigned for which school they thought I should attend. Each had a different opinion, so it was kinda funny hearing them sing (or shout) school fight songs at each other in the halls!:laugh:
  12. pressmom

    pressmom Third year! 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007

    OMG, I totally feel the same way. It's like I'm waiting for a second letter that says "SIKE, we really didn't mean it. You suck!" Plus if I accept at TN, I still have another class to finish. Yikes!

    So you can send in deposits to two schools?

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