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New post 13 Oct 2012, 06:59
For the reapplicants out there and anyone else who can offer advice:

Are you applying to schools you were previously accepted at (and couldn't attend for whatever reason -- family issues, financials, found a great new job, etc)? How do you explain this?

Will schools give you a second chance and accept you again?
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You better have a very good reason why you declined their offer of admissions.

Think about it this way -- you rejected their offer of admissions and are now going back and asking for forgiveness of sorts. I would say that unless you have an excellent reason for turning down their offer, your chances of being admitted are slim. Most schools would think that they are being played -- and that you turned them down to get into a better or higher ranked program. Simply put, nobody likes to be rejected.

If you are going to re-apply, make sure you address why you declined their offer of admissions in detail in the additional information section. Also, it better be compelling and personal.

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How do schools know you're a re-applicant unless you expressly tell them?
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Every school I applied to last year and this year asks at the start of the application, Have you applied to XYZ school in the past? If yes, when/what program?

I can't imagine a school accepting an re-applicant who previously declined admission. About the only scenario I can see this working is something to the effect of, I was accepted and a sick spouse/parent needed my care and the university would not allow me to defer for a year so now I'm re-applying because they have died(or recovered I suppose) and this time I will actually be able to attend.
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How do schools know you're a re-applicant unless you expressly tell them?


Cause they keep your records???
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Every school I applied to last year and this year asks at the start of the application, Have you applied to XYZ school in the past? If yes, when/what program?

I can't imagine a school accepting an re-applicant who previously declined admission. About the only scenario I can see this working is something to the effect of, I was accepted and a sick spouse/parent needed my care and the university would not allow me to defer for a year so now I'm re-applying because they have died(or recovered I suppose) and this time I will actually be able to attend.


Actuallyschools do, but yes you do have to present them a very good reason (Sick family member, etc. would be one). I've even seen a few candidates get into schools two years in a row only to reject them a second time 9mostly cause they got into better schools)
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