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Zeile
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How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby Zeile » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:20 am

RD? I know this means I have no shot at the school, but what's the best way to go about wording it? I am having trouble coming up with something, short, polite and concise? Any suggestions?

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby 2014 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:24 am

Just say something like they are still your top choice but due to changing financial situations you no longer feel like you are able to commit to any school at full price without weighing scholarship offers elsewhere.

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby T6Hopeful » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:29 am

2014 wrote:Just say something like they are still your top choice but due to changing financial situations you no longer feel like you are able to commit to any school at full price without weighing scholarship offers elsewhere.

This. It's good to give a reason, such as changing financial situations (even if your financial situation itself hasn't changed, just your consideration), for why you're changing. Otherwise, I'd be inclined to think that they're just like "why didn't he/she take this into account when he/she first signed the contract?"

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby Zeile » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:42 pm

This is what I was thinking – and it’s true too! I found out that my parents are not going to be able to contribute as much money as I thought they would. The school remains my top choice, and I would still strongly consider paying sticker, but I would regret at least not being able to weigh the offers of other schools.

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby Zeile » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:22 am

I emailed them on Friday asking to be switched to RD and was waitlisted on Monday (didn't even think they would be open?). No joke. I have a 3.9+ GPA and a 169 LSAT. This sucks, because I really do love the school and it remains my first choice. Oh well, but that sure was fast. Damn.

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby BrownBears09 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:25 am

Zeile wrote:I emailed them on Friday asking to be switched to RD and was waitlisted on Monday (didn't even think they would be open?). No joke. I have a 3.9+ GPA and a 169 LSAT. This sucks, because I really do love the school and it remains my first choice. Oh well, but that sure was fast. Damn.


You had probably been admitted, lol.

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby Zeile » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:44 am

Do you seriously think so? I will die if I don't end up getting any money from Cornell, GULC, or Michigan AND I don't get off Duke's wait list.
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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby NorCalBruin » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:59 am

One person pulled their ED from Duke and got waitlisted within an hour. But another pulled her ED from Penn and ended up getting in. It just depends on the school.

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby Zeile » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:04 am

NorCalBruin wrote:One person pulled their ED from Duke and got waitlisted within an hour. But another pulled her ED from Penn and ended up getting in. It just depends on the school.


:shock:

WOW. I'm fucked.

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Re: How to email admissions and ask if you can switch from ED to

Postby $1.99 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:13 am

the schools in the lower end of the T14 have egos that do not want to be bruised




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