Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

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Jolly_J88
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Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:56 pm

This may seem like a stupid question...but can someone answer it for me? Besides someone applying to another school ED, and being forced to withdraw all other applications, why do applicants do this? Especially so early on in in the cycle?

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minnbills
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Re: Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

Postby minnbills » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:58 pm

If you get into another school with a better scholarship offer which you would rather attend then it's good form to withdraw and make room for others who are still waiting.

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Re: Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

Postby emkay625 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Jolly_J88 wrote:This may seem like a stupid question...but can someone answer it for me? Besides someone applying to another school ED, and being forced to withdraw all other applications, why do applicants do this? Especially so early on in in the cycle?


The quicker you withdraw, the quicker other students who are still waiting will be able to hear.

It's a karma thing.

Jolly_J88
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Re: Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:04 pm

Makes sense. Thanks guys.

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Re: Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

Postby bdubs » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:09 pm

Careful not to over do it. For example, don't necessarily withdraw from Cornell when you get into NYU or Columbia. Unless you got a full ride to NYU/Columbia Cornell might offer a better scholarship package, which might make it worthwhile to attend.

Same goes for placements on the waitlist at higher ranked schools. They actually do use the waitlist later in the cycle, so if you might actually want to go there do what it takes to stay on the waitlist. Some schools even offer scholarships to waitlist admits.

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Re: Why do applicants withdraw their applications?

Postby Jolly_J88 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:27 pm

Thank you bdubs.




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