Yes, no, or defer? Instead of a binary reply, you can opt to postpone enrollment. You may be in a financial, geographical or health situation that puts your education on hold. Most accredited schools grant a deferral for health reasons (e.g. pregnancy), but always check the deferral policy lest you end up paying enrollment deposits. Don’t snub safety schools yet
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If you are not admitted J. M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, once said, "We are all failures - at least, the best of us are." This quote can serve to remind us that without making an attempt, we cannot succeed in anything.
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Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students by Dr. Donald C. Martin
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If at First You Aren't Admitted...Dust Yourself Off and Try Again It’s that fateful week you've been waiting for. Every day you wake up with your stomach in knots. You stalk your mail delivery person like a maniac, check your email compulsively, and call Verizon because you’re certain that you aren’t receiving your voicemails.
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So what do you do with yourself all summer if you've been accepted to graduate school, but are waiting for the fall to begin your studies? Before I start, I'd like to say: Congratulations! You've worked hard to gain admission to graduate school, and you deserve a pat on the back just for getting this far. That being said, it's not going to be a piece of cake. Perhaps the greatest error of many graduate school students is going into the experience expecting something similar to undergraduate work. This is not the case!
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