Here is the situation:
-Currently hold an offer to LSE MPA Public and Economic Policy for 2009 start
-Currently have high paying entry level banking job in a good high profit niche (bankruptcy)
-Originally applied for a 1 yr program, then was accepted to MPA (2 yrs)
-Requested a deferral in order to have one more year of pay and more time to prepare finances/scholarships
-REJECTED FOR DEFERRAL!
Frankly a bit stunned and looking for any real concrete advice for my next move - setting aside philosophical "life decision" factors, does anyone have any pertinent experiences with LSE that could be helpful in my next steps???
I realize there are worse places to be (choosing between a great job and a great school) and I don't want to come off as ungrateful - but my "ideal" scenario of work for one more year, then attend, has been taken away rather unexpectedly.
My options are: 1) attend this fall (and snub my employer), 2) decline and keep my file on for next year (and risk not being readmitted) or 3) try to somehow convince them to grant me a deferral.
I'd really like to defer - does anyone have any input?
What do you think?