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    Or perhaps I'm just being stupid. Please share your thoughts:

    • I'm applying to 3 or 4 universities


    • I wrote a research proposal


    • I sent it to Professor X (in my #1 choice university)


    • He liked it, and agreed to dialogue with me on it


    • Should I mention my research proposal when applying to the other universities?
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    I sent it to Professor X (in my #1 choice university)
    NO WAY! You want to get into Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters too?
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    (Original post by JohnnytheFox)
    NO WAY! You want to get into Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters too?
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Or perhaps I'm just being stupid. Please share your thoughts:

    • I'm applying to 3 or 4 universities


    • I wrote a research proposal


    • I sent it to Professor X (in my #1 choice university)


    • He liked it, and agreed to dialogue with me on it


    • Should I mention my research proposal when applying to the other universities? Do I need to tell them I've sent it to Professor X and we're dialoguing on it? Should I also send it to other professors in these other universities I'm applying to?


    • My thoughts are: If I end up getting my #1 choice, then I'd have to tell the other profs "sorry, I got a better offer, taking it up, thanks for the help though!" like I'm stabbing them in the back or something. :-/
    Relax. Plenty of students do the same. If the other universities require a research proposal, use it. You don't need to mention that you've sent it to a professor and you can send it professors at other unis if you want. It's your choice.

    If you do have an offer, withdrawing any others you've received is easy. You can either send back the acceptance slip (if they send you one) and tick you won't be taking up the offer or e-mail the admissions officer.
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    Relax, as with dating or applying for jobs - I think everyone is aware that at this stage you are speaking to other people (or if you aren't you should be!). It isn't disloyal or underhand; it is just about maximising your opportunities.
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)
    Relax. Plenty of students do the same. If the other universities require a research proposal, use it. You don't need to mention that you've sent it to a professor and you can send it professors at other unis if you want. It's your choice.

    If you do have an offer, withdrawing any others you've received is easy. You can either send back the acceptance slip (if they send you one) and tick you won't be taking up the offer or e-mail the admissions officer.
    entirely agree! wish i could rep this.
 
 
 
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