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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?

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by Michelle@ARINGO » 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.
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by money9111 » 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
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by MargaretStrother » 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?

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