A bit of background to contextualize:
So I'm in a bit of a two-body problem with both me and my wife interested in applying for programs in the near future. Mine would be five-year-plus program and hers on the order of a year and a half.
If we were to apply for programs near to each other (but not near to our current location), and she didn't get into hers and I chose to decline that program, what sort of variables could change between years that might affect my chances to be admitted a second time?
I'm curious mostly about what would change on the department's end. This program would be in a funded, psychology-related program.