Terminating Early Decision

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Terminating Early Decision

Postby Chants » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:12 pm

I am sure this has been discussed, but I could not find anything on a quick search.

I applied to a school ED and received a "complete" email on 11/15. I would like to apply ED to another school (situation has changed etc etc) and cancel the ED at school #1.

Can I do this after becoming complete? Can I just send them an email asking to be moved to RD? It will probably get me auto dinged, but I have no real shot of admittance regardless.

Advice/thoughts?

Thanks.

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby plenipotentiary » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:17 pm

You can do it. But how has your situation changed since 11/15?

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:19 pm

I have to imagine you will be receiving a rejection letter if you pull out of the ED so maybe a full withdraw might be easier / more sure.

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Chants » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:32 pm

Basically, I utilized the ED option at a school i had/have no chance of getting into (<5%). I have no shot of getting in regardless.

I would like to use that ED option for a school I both really want to attend and have a good chance of being admitted (50% give or take). My situation has changed in that my reach school isn't a reach, it is an impossibility. My #2 choice at 50% is a close second choice for me and I feel like I shouldn't have "wasted" my ED on school #1.

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Hannibal » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:33 pm

So your situation changed in that you changed your mind? I don't think they'd ask for your reason, but don't say to them that your situation changed then say what you just said.

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Chants » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:39 pm

Yea, ultimately I changed my mind. I had to decide whether to apply ED by Nov. 1st at school #1, and applied ED on 10/31 without thinking it through like a dumbass.

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby 005618502 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Just do it, if you have no chance at the specific school anyways then why are you asking this board....

Call the law school and ask them if it is allowed, don tell them your name of course lol

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Chants » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:47 pm

Well I wasn't sure if I could withdraw since I am complete at school #1. I had a law school question I couldn't get an answer to through the school itself until Monday, so i asked a law school forum. Silly me..

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby 005618502 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:41 pm

Chants wrote:Well I wasn't sure if I could withdraw since I am complete at school #1. I had a law school question I couldn't get an answer to through the school itself until Monday, so i asked a law school forum. Silly me..


I didnt mean it was dumb to ask, im just saying most people here havent been in this situation and it would be much easier to call the school and ask. I didnt think about it being the weekend, so i understand where you were coming from.

If you dont mind, post on here and let us know what the school said after you speak with them, so we will know for sure in the future. Hope this works out for you

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Raver » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:47 pm

"I...may not be back"
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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby 005618502 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:50 pm

Raver wrote:"I...may not be back"
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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby MysticalWheel » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:02 am

Ah, the old Columbia/NYU ED quandary...there should be a separate forum devoted just to making this decision. You could say that you've "reconsidered your financial situation and have concluded that the Early Decision application is not in your best interests." Call up the admissions office of the school in question (<cough> <cough> Columbia <cough> <cough>) tomorrow morning and request that they consider you through Regular Decision. If you have not applied to the school in question yet through LSAC, that is even better.

MW

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby 005618502 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:33 am

MysticalWheel wrote:Ah, the old Columbia/NYU ED quandary...there should be a separate forum devoted just to making this decision. You could say that you've "reconsidered your financial situation and have concluded that the Early Decision application is not in your best interests." Call up the admissions office of the school in question (<cough> <cough> Columbia <cough> <cough>) tomorrow morning and request that they consider you through Regular Decision. If you have not applied to the school in question yet through LSAC, that is even better.

MW


This cant be the right assumption.... how would a situation change so as to attend a school in the same city as the one your situation wont allow? Also no numbers would put u above 50% chance at NYU and <5% at Columbia.

Sorry try again

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Hannibal » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:38 am

I think it's more likely someone tried to ED CCN when their numbers are far more likely for EDing UVA.

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby MysticalWheel » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:57 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Ah, the old Columbia/NYU ED quandary...there should be a separate forum devoted just to making this decision. You could say that you've "reconsidered your financial situation and have concluded that the Early Decision application is not in your best interests." Call up the admissions office of the school in question (<cough> <cough> Columbia <cough> <cough>) tomorrow morning and request that they consider you through Regular Decision. If you have not applied to the school in question yet through LSAC, that is even better.

MW


This cant be the right assumption.... how would a situation change so as to attend a school in the same city as the one your situation wont allow? Also no numbers would put u above 50% chance at NYU and <5% at Columbia.

Sorry try again

The applicant doesn't have to tell Columbia anything at all about what other school's he/she is applying to. Also, there are some numbers (like perhaps 3.4/171) that would make a Columbia ED almost worthless, but an NYU ED might work. In either case, I was being mostly general in my previous post.

MW

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Re: Terminating Early Decision

Postby Chants » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:12 pm

Phone conversation with the admissions office went something like this:

"Hello, I recently applied as an early decision applicant but would like to change my application and be considered for regular decision instead."

"Ok, Sure. What is your LSAC #?"

"L3100xxxx"

"Alright, I will make that change for you"

I thought there might be more to it since I was already complete (or would at least require an explanation).




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