OK, I have a job at the time (though not stable) and I would like to go to graduate school in mathematics. My dilemma is this: should I apply although I am not 100% sure that I want to leave my job (because I feel that I need to work one more year for the money)? On the other hand, I am not sure I will still have my job next year and so applying/admission will give me a chance to be in graduate school somewhere.
Is it possible that one receives admission and then asks the department to withhold it for the next year? I appreciate feedback from personal experience or from someone who was in a situation like this before.