We’re reblahgging this from 2015 – yikes! This situation has the same answer today, but we are taking this opportunity to change how we say it. This is admittedly a rare situation but those are fun to talk about sometimes, too. We had a BSer who went through the whole process and got accepted at…
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Sigh… It seems like I’ll need to do this… But the reason is personal (SO cannot join me this year) as opposed to professional. My idea was to write an email directly to the person who interviewed me and explain this to her before I actually say no to anyone else in the school.
Oh no! What a bummer – all that hard work and build-up and then to have to turn down the opportunity! Totally understand where you’re at with it but it still must suck to be in this boat. We agree with your approach, it’s always a nice touch to go direct to any contact you’ve got at the school like that (same thing if someone is taking themselves off the waitlist – we heard of another BSer who did it exactly this way recently too) – it’s the classy way to go and also helps in the not burning bridges category.
Bschool is definitely a big life transition and sometimes “life” just doesn’t cooperate!!! 🙁