Hello everyone. I would like your advice : after being accepted to a few universities, I took the offer I thought was the best and placed the deposit to the one that offered me a scholarship award (5000). I had been placed on a wait list by the school that was my first choice, but I could not risk waiting for a reply and staying with no offers at all, since the deadlines were already extended and they could not expedite their decision. Recently I found out that I was accepted to my first choice. What do I do???? It is higher ranked and it is my first choice. I don't care about losing the deposit to the other school, but would I get in trouble for withdrawing? Would it make any difference if I received a scholarship from my first choice too? I would really reaaaally appreciate your comments.
Yet another applicant that needs advice- please help!
The one I have enrolled to is around 20 and my first choice 13 (although rankings do change every year). And it is well known in my country with a better reputation. And costs less.And it is my first choice... : $ I just feel I would regret turning down an offer that I really wanted. Considering the whole "LLM experience" will cost me around 70K, I think that I will be constantly feeling that I could be spending that money for something I wanted more, instead I opted to remain "committed".
If you don't care about losing the deposit, then don't enroll and just lose it. Accept the offer you really want, don't mind anything else. If not you're gonna regret it forever.
Thanks so much for your advice. My concern was whether there would be consequences, given that I was offered a scholarship award. But I will take my chances and pursue what's best for me. Thank you all!
As long as you haven't actually taken any of their money, there shouldn't be any consequences. A lot of people accept and then for one reason or another end up not attending - my guess is probably one or two every year at every school (and that's just on the LLM side of things). People have stuff happen in their personal lives, they get into other schools that make more sense for them, etc.
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