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Can you defer B-school acceptances? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 13:30
Maybe this is a dumb question, but once you get acceptances, can you defer it to the next year? For example you got into some schools this year but not your top choices, so you're gonna try again next year... how does this work? I know you can do more apps, but how about the acceptances you got the year before?
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Some schools allow it, some don't. You should know that some schools won't let you defer until you've enrolled, and even then, it's a case-by-case basis. The intent is usually some unforseen circumstance that prevents you from enrolling in the year you applied.

It is NOT so you can have a safety net as you apply to schools next year using the deferred enrollment as a back up. So it's a calculated risk - do you want to give up the admit you got this year to give it a go next year? Because I would expect re-applying to a school you were accepted at last year is pretty hard. Especially if your reason for not enrolling the previous year was "I think I can do better."
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Re: Can you defer B-school acceptances? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 15:00
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CobraKai is spot on. It's also worth noting that while a school might let you a defer a year, they also could stipulate that 1) you have to pay a hefty deposit (more than the regular deposit) and/or 2) that you cannot apply anywhere else in the interim. I have no idea how well they hold you do to that as people do occasionally back out of ED/binding decisions, but it's something to consider.
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Re: Can you defer B-school acceptances? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 17:40
Interesting. Thank you for the information! It's just nice to know.
Re: Can you defer B-school acceptances?   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 17:40
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