• Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT

Accepted to School X but want to go to School Y

This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies
testuser88 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
02 Dec 2016
Posted:
1 messages

Accepted to School X but want to go to School Y

Post Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:45 am
Here is the story and question
I applied to to MBA X and was admitted. I accepted the offer. Before I started the program I did more research on it and turns out I don't want to go. In a different admissions cycle I applied to school Y because that is where I truly want to go. If I am accepted I will withdraw my acceptance from school X. I did not tell school Y that in a previous admissions cycle I applied to school X and was accepted. Do I need to let them know before they make their decision on my admission?

I would love any advice. Thank you!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:54 am
testuser88 wrote:
Here is the story and question
I applied to to MBA X and was admitted. I accepted the offer. Before I started the program I did more research on it and turns out I don't want to go. In a different admissions cycle I applied to school Y because that is where I truly want to go. If I am accepted I will withdraw my acceptance from school X. I did not tell school Y that in a previous admissions cycle I applied to school X and was accepted. Do I need to let them know before they make their decision on my admission?

I would love any advice. Thank you!
No, no need to tell them. You are under no obligation to disclose where you applied and where you were accepted in the past.

_________________
ARINGO MBA Admissions Consulting
https://ARINGO.com/

Specializing in candidates with GMATs under 720

Try our free Admissions Chances Calculator - https://aringo.com/mba-admission-chances-calculator/
Or contact us today on: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/

Highest acceptance rates in the industry! All statistics verified by Ernst & Young

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

money9111 Legendary Member
Joined
19 Apr 2009
Posted:
2109 messages
Followed by:
77 members
Upvotes:
109
GMAT Score:
640
Post Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:45 am
You're absolutely fine. Do what is best for you! The schools will be fine... trust me on that one! lol

_________________
My goal is to make MBA applicants take onus over their process.

My story from Pre-MBA to Cornell MBA - New Post in Pre-MBA blog

Me featured on Poets & Quants

Free Book for MBA Applicants

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Margaret Strother Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
01 May 2015
Posted:
259 messages
Followed by:
5 members
Upvotes:
44
Most Active Expert
Post Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:42 am
Your story is not that unusual -- many people get accepted to "safety" schools but save their application to dream schools for later. I always feel that it helps admissions in some way just having one acceptance in your files, like wind under your wings. You are under no obligation to tell School Y about School X, or vice-versa: the MBA is for you, and you have every right to make the decision that's best for you.

That said, I am curious what will happen if the only acceptance you get is from School X, which you have decided you don't want to go to. Will you re-think that decision, defer acceptance, or start over entirely in Fall 2017?

Good luck,
Margaret Strother

_________________
Margaret Strother
Senior Consultant
Stacy Blackman Consulting

Learn more about me

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 Roland2rule 181 topics
2 lheiannie07 110 topics
3 ardz24 56 topics
4 LUANDATO 55 topics
5 swerve 51 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

158 posts
2 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

124 posts
3 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

123 posts
4 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

111 posts
5 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

81 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts