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Don't do it. Declining fellowships is one thing, maybe still don't do that either. But telling grad school admissions you rejected, or job offers you rejected, or invitations to the prom you rejected (!?!) is considerably off-putting, and probably does more to make people think they'd be happier not having you around, no matter your other purported virtues. ...


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A fellowship you have declined can be listed as an award on your academic CV, so long as you mark it as declined. Listing degree programs you did not enroll in is not traditional. Do not do it. At best, it is a distraction from the information a hiring committee is looking for. The person hiring you wants to know if you have the required degree or not.


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It is not really "improper" to tell the truth about any aspect of your education/work history, so if you really want to, you can mention that you were given offers at schools that you did not attend. But it raises the question --- what kind of inference do you think an admissions committee will draw from this, and do you think those inferences ...


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One case where perhaps it would make sense for a student to do this is if the student chose a relatively lower-ranked program over some higher-ranked programs, for personal reasons or because of a specific professor. I think there is a fallacy in your thinking here, wherein you are conflating the prestige associated with graduating from a high ranked ...


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I doubt that you will find any meaningful problems with this situation. If you have no place to explain in a form, just list the degree(s) you have. Yes, people may wonder, and if they wonder enough then they are likely to ask and you can then explain. The solution is not, of course, to suggest that you also have a bachelors when it hasn't been granted. List ...


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I agree with most of Paul's answer. Don't do it. Declining fellowships is one thing, maybe still don't do that either. But telling grad school admissions you rejected, or job offers you rejected, or invitations to the prom you rejected (!?!) is considerably off-putting, and probably does more to make people think they'd be happier not having you around, no ...


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Short answer is NO as others have stated. However, I would like to point out that during interview some professors may want to know which other universities have you applied to and only when asked would you mention the universities you've declined. One thing to note is that it's better to mention universities that are almost ranked at the same level or above ...


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So, there are a few things I am confused on looking at your initial post: First is that your position is listed as: Research Associate July 2017 - Present Awesome Science Lab New York, NY This would make more sense (my CV is more formatted like this): Awesome ...


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