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Should I reject the acceptance?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by funkydrmonkey, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. funkydrmonkey

    funkydrmonkey They Call Me Dr. Funkmonk
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    I am EXTREMELY fortunate to have an acceptance at a school I really like and I can see myself attending. Recently, I was accepted to a school which I also liked, but unless they gave me a really good financial aid package, on the lines of 20K+ scholarship, I would be unlikely to attend. The question is should I withdraw from the school and give some people I know who are more deserving a chance for this spot, or should I just accept, and hope that I get a really nice fin aid package?

    Note: I am not flaunting my acceptances. Rather I am thankful for what I have received and would like to give back to those who would much "more deserving"...
     
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  3. spidermann

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    i would just keep my acceptances until i receive all the fin aid packages. as long as you withdraw before may 15, people who really want to go there but got placed on waitlist will have the chance. i dont think youre being selfish at all by keeping your options open.
     
  4. DrYoda

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    I would accept and wait. You're not hurting anyone else's chances by waiting, merely delaying them. You earned the spot, might as well wait until you have all the information to make your decision.

    And congrats on acceptances.
     
  5. saqrfaraj

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    If you'd like to attend the school, and it's just the financial question holding you back, accept the offer and wait to see what they offer you. You've worked hard to get your acceptances, so don't let the frustration of those not in your position hinder your chances of attending the best school for you. Sitting on a pair of acceptances until you have all the information you need to make an informed decision isn't greedy, it's smart.
     
  6. scarletgirl777

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    Don't you dare! You should only release acceptances if nothing could make you go there...if financial aid would affect your decision, then wait it out.
     
  7. BlackDr2b

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    Hold out FunkDoc. You earned that acceptance and you owe it to yourself to stick it out and see what they are going to give you. Those that are waiting will get their shot to, don't worry about that. God always has a plan, so sit back and watch Him do His thang!
     
  8. funkydrmonkey

    funkydrmonkey They Call Me Dr. Funkmonk
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    There are other factors as well that are hindrances... The weather is freezing cold... ( I am not used to the snow anymore), The city is kind of in the middle of nowhere, and it is a rather small city which is not too much too my liking, and I do not have any relatives close by...

    But then again, I really did like the school. Is just the cost is so drastically different, and I have 1 other school which I am sitting on is a more likely candidate of schools that I might be attending...
     
  9. mmmcdowe

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    Despite what people think, I doubt you rejecting acceptances will improve people's chances. Your application doesn't get removed so that another one can be put in, it just doesn't work that way. Withdrawing now or in a few months will still get someone off waitlist, but its not going to get someone an interview.
     
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    100 dollar to hold the spot? You mean the best 100 dollar I will ever spend in my life? Count me in!
     
  11. migm

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    This is what loans are for. Why wouldn't you be able to attend?
     
  12. MilkmanAl

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    Are you certain or reasonably sure that you can get this scholarship every year? If so, I think you'd be nuts to give up $80k and ~8 years of interest on it to go to your "top choice." In any event, hold onto all of your acceptances until you have your financial aid information from every school. You can also use finances as leverage for schools to sweeten the pot a little. Saying "I'd go to your school, but school x is offering me a $20k scholarship. I can't afford to pass that up" is a pretty powerful bargaining chip.
     
  13. bluesmd

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    if you want to go, hold on to it. the only way you would be selfish is if you held onto an acceptance where you had no intention of going. you earned it, you are considering it, just wait it out. hopefully you get a nice financial package :)
     
  14. funkydrmonkey

    funkydrmonkey They Call Me Dr. Funkmonk
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    Actually it is the actual cost: 12K versus 33K,...:eek: And the cheaper school is my top choice as compared to the more expensive school...
     
  15. MilkmanAl

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    Oh, I got that all screwed up. I'd still hold onto all acceptances and throw my allegiances to the lowest bidder.
     
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    I agree. :thumbup:
     

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