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I was wondering if I should tell my number one choice that I will be attending a higher ranked school but if given the opportunity, even up to the first day of classes, I would happily move back and attend?

Would this benifit me or hurt my chances?

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 09:54:43 PM »
Stop posting the same message in different threads.
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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 11:18:04 PM »
This will hurt you, btw... they realize you will come to your senses and have a good chance to go to the higher ranked school even if they offer you a spot off their WL.

Send an LOCI minus this information and hope for the best.

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007, 01:03:27 AM »
I was wondering if I should tell my number one choice that I will be attending a higher ranked school but if given the opportunity, even up to the first day of classes, I would happily move back and attend?

Would this benifit me or hurt my chances?


I would tell them.  Everyone likes to steal students from other schools.

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007, 11:01:31 PM »
TTT Rocket---

Actually, the school I got into is a T3.  I want to be pulled from a T4 waitlist?????  Should I mention to the T4 that I was accepted at a Teir 3 but would still go to the T4 if given the opportunity???

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2007, 11:44:17 PM »
TTT Rocket---

Actually, the school I got into is a T3.  I want to be pulled from a T4 waitlist?????  Should I mention to the T4 that I was accepted at a Teir 3 but would still go to the T4 if given the opportunity???


It can only make you more attractive to them, I would think.

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 12:03:07 PM »
True, I think I will but I am not sure how to go about this...

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 02:12:06 PM »
True, I think I will but I am not sure how to go about this...


I would say...

Dear School X.  I wanted to write you to again confirm that you are my first choice, and that I hope to be accepted off your waitlist.

However, I have recently been accepted by School Y, and need to begin making arrangements at some point. I would therefore like to confirm that I will definitely be accepting your offer of admission if it is extended, but I am also curious what you feel the chances of that are.  Again, you are definitely my first choice, I'm simply trying to get a sense of whether it makes sense for me to wait, or whether I should just go with School Y. 

Sincerely,

Mr. Newkirk.

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 02:19:15 PM »
looks good, gracias.

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Re: Should I inform my first choice that I have accepted elsewhere?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2007, 02:22:01 PM »
looks good, gracias.


Don't forget to screw them for $$$ once you get the acceptance.