A few years ago I applied to several engineering graduate schools in the US. I received some offers and interview invitations, but I was not able to attend due to work-related and personal reasons. I am interested in whether it would be wise to reapply to some of the schools that I applied to previously. There are several situations to consider:
- An application was withdrawn before a decision was reached.
- An offer was received and rejected. Some of the universities asked me to explain why I rejected their offer, and I provided brief explanations (the process was standardized - I merely needed to fill in some forms).
- An invitation to an interview was declined.
- My application was rejected by the admission committee.
I would like to understand whether I could find myself at a disadvantage if I reapply to some of the same programs.
I have seen similar questions here, but the answers did not cover all of my concerns: