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Backing out of accepted admission offer?

Rhino867Rhino867 1 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited May 10 in Graduate School
Hi all - I've found myself in a tough situation. I accepted an offer and paid a deposit to a great graduate program. The problem is that I recently got an incredible job offer and I really don't want to turn this offer down. It was totally unexpected and just came through in the last week. It's a job that I would've been lucky to even get coming out of the graduate program.

So now I find myself in a bind. I want to accept this job and back out of my admissions offer. I feel like I could always go to grad school but this job will not be around much longer.

How would backing out of grad school impact me in the future? Could this hurt my chances at applying to other grad schools in the future?
edited May 10
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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 37357 replies2040 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 39,397 Super Moderator
    It won't hurt your chances in the future. Schools understand that plans change.
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  • menloparkmommenloparkmom 12385 replies534 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 12,919 Senior Member
    edited May 10
    backing out of one grad school opportunity at this time , due to a job opportunity, will NOT have an impact on any future grad school applications.
    grad schools do not share information about applicants.
    relax and congratulations!
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  • CheddarcheeseMNCheddarcheeseMN 3256 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,267 Senior Member
    edited May 10
    You might ask if you can defer your enrollment for a year just in case job isn’t as expected, although in my grad program they make students reapply.
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  • airway1airway1 648 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 651 Member
    I deferred by admissions to a grad school for a job and after a year really wanted to go to school. Quit and went back to school..
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  • PublisherPublisher 7381 replies76 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,457 Senior Member
    What type of grad school ? MBA ?
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  • Rhino867Rhino867 1 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Business school, but non-MBA
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