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Hi everyone,

Hope someone can help me out. I just found out I was accepted off the waitlist, but I already accepted another offer. Anyone know the standard protocol for this?

 

Thanks ahead of time!

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Hi everyone,

Hope someone can help me out. I just found out I was accepted off the waitlist, but I already accepted another offer. Anyone know the standard protocol for this?

 

Thanks ahead of time!

 

A simple explanation (as soon as possible) will suffice. "While I was looking forward to attending your university, I was accepted off the waitlist at another institution and have made the choice to attend there. Thank you".

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Well, if you'd rather go to where you have already accepted it's pretty simple, you politely say you've accepted another offer.

 

 

If you would rather attend the school where you were previously waitlisted then it's tougher as you don't want to burn bridges at where you previously said yes. It is possible to do this, but it requires tact as well as the program being understanding about this sort of thing. Regardless, you can say that you have decided to withdraw your acceptance and say yes to the new acceptance.

 

If you ask me, people are overly concerned about burning bridges. It is impossible to please everybody and you ultimately need to do what is best for you and your career. You don't want to piss people off without reason, but you also absolutely need to take advantage of an opportunity if it arises. I can't say if this is one of those times, that's up to you.

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A simple explanation (as soon as possible) will suffice. "While I was looking forward to attending your university, I was accepted off the waitlist at another institution and have made the choice to attend there. Thank you".

 

 

Well, if you'd rather go to where you have already accepted it's pretty simple, you politely say you've accepted another offer.

 

 

If you would rather attend the school where you were previously waitlisted then it's tougher as you don't want to burn bridges at where you previously said yes. It is possible to do this, but it requires tact as well as the program being understanding about this sort of thing. Regardless, you can say that you have decided to withdraw your acceptance and say yes to the new acceptance.

 

If you ask me, people are overly concerned about burning bridges. It is impossible to please everybody and you ultimately need to do what is best for you and your career. You don't want to piss people off without reason, but you also absolutely need to take advantage of an opportunity if it arises. I can't say if this is one of those times, that's up to you.

Thank you for both your comments. I definitely do feel guilty, but I guess I need to do what is best for me! 

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