DOG_CABIN Posted January 17, 2018 Share Posted January 17, 2018 Hello all, Does anybody have experience withdrawing applications? Going into the admissions cycle, I didn't have a good sense of my position in the field and may have over-applied as a result. I'd like to withdraw a few of my remaining applications at this time in order to pass priority to other applicants. What would be the most polite way of doing this/the most appropriate channel to convey my intent? Or would this be considered poor form/is it more appropriate to allow the programs to make a decision first and only turn down the offer afterward? This is for a STEM field, and most of the programs I applied to are rotation-based, so I haven't had interactions with many PIs yet. Secondarily, I am also curious: has either (i) a bad interview or (ii) turning down an admission offer at an institution been known to negatively affect postdoc/TT chances at that institution down the line? I get the sense I'm overthinking this, but I appreciate any feedback. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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