SaintsTheMetal wrote:remix wrote:collegebum1989 wrote:Ok, from what I read, EDing to two places concurrently is immoral. How about EDing to multiple schools in one cycles after hearing decisions.
For example, ED to NYU, and then EDing to Penn after being held. Is this ok to do? If it is, then will Penn know you EDed to NYU and were held when evaluating your ED application? Will all the schools you apply regular decision know where you applied ED?
Likewise, understanding the time-dependence of applications and the inherent risk of ED, do schools report ED decisions faster than regular decisions to allow applicants to pursue alternative choices?
Penn has two stages of ED now, so you could theoretically apply to NYU first, find out, and then hit Penn up on their second round.
"Early Decision applicants applying to the Early Decision program at Penn Law commit themselves to matriculate at Penn Law if
admitted pursuant to the Early Decision program. An Early Decision applicant to Penn Law may not apply to a binding Early
Decision program at another law school during the same admissions cycle. Applicants applying to Penn Law's Early Decision
program may apply to other law schools on a non-binding Early Notification or Regular decision basis, provided that they agree that
(1) if accepted to Penn Law as an Early Decision applicant, they will immediately withdraw in writing their applications to all other
law schools and (2) they will not initiate any new applications after they have been informed of their acceptance to Penn Law under
the Early Decision program."
Maybe you could get away with it after Penn rejects you, since after all what can they do at that point? But, it is still against the rules of the ED
Once a file is held, the applicant is typically no longer an "Early Decision applicant." Thus, they don't need to follow the rules pertaining specifically to "Early Decision applicants." The point of that sentence is to prevent someone from concurrently applying to multiple schools ED.