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ED question

Postby wayout » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:27 am

Would it be possible to break an ED agreement if the university in question did not give an answer within the allotted time?

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Re: ED question

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:32 am

If the school doesn't give you an answer within the alotted time, it has broken the agreement and you are no longer obligated to attend.

Any admissions office that tells you otherwise is full of shit (unless your ED agreement had some sneaky stipulations).

Edited because I can't type in the morning

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Re: ED question

Postby jym_dawg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:50 am

You should read the text of the agreement very carefully before you decide to reneg. If you violate an ED agreement, you could get locked out of all law schools.

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Re: ED question

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:52 am

jym_dawg wrote:You should read the text of the agreement very carefully before you decide to reneg. If you violate an ED agreement, you could get locked out of all law schools.

If the school is late in giving their answer, they should notify OP that he is no longer bound by the ED contract.

If he tries to renege otherwise he needs to be very careful.

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Re: ED question

Postby wayout » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:08 pm

Is this something I could comfortably discuss with the adcom or would mentioning it damn me?
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Re: ED question

Postby Unoriginalist » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:47 pm

wayout wrote:The contract states 15 days from going complete. I was complete about a month ago and heard back yesterday. When I called today, the adcom apologized and said they meant to get me the answer before the holidays but did not mention as to whether or not I was obligated to attend (I felt that it was assumed I was). I don't necessarily want to pull out (even if I have to pay sticker) but I do want to know my options. Is this something I could comfortably discuss with the adcom or would mentioning it damn me?


How could it damn you at this point? You may not become their favorite person in the world, but I don't see any harm in asking for clarification on the terms of the ED agreement - and that's how I would phrase it. Rather than ask if you can go to a different school, a more diplomatic approach might be to ask for their interpretation of the agreement.

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Re: ED question

Postby wayout » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:32 am

Binding Expedited Decision applicants commit to enroll at the University of Virginia School of Law
if admitted under this option. An Expedited Decision applicant may apply for admission to other law
schools, but once admitted to the University of Virginia as an Expedited Decision applicant, the applicant
must withdraw all other law school applications and may not initiate any new applications for admission.
The University of Virginia reserves the right to provide other law schools with the names of applicants
admitted to the University of Virginia under the Binding Expedited Decision Program. Expedited Decision
applicants will be notified of their decision no later than 15 days after the application for admission
is complete and residency status has been determined. Expedited Decision applicants who are waitlisted
are free to maintain applications for admission to other law schools and to initiate new applications, and
are not bound to enroll at the University of Virginia if offered admission later in the admissions season as
part of the regular decision process.


Do these days mean business days?

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Re: ED question

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:14 pm

15 days is not the same as 15 business days. If the admissions office is telling you they meant 15 business days, their contract is poorly written.

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Re: ED question

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Did they notify you within 15 days of your residency being established?

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Re: ED question

Postby wayout » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:43 pm

residency/app went complete 26 days before I heard back (not including the day that everything went complete). but that is including weekends, christmas, and new years.

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Re: ED question

Postby paratactical » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:44 pm

francesfarmer wrote:15 days is not the same as 15 business days. If the admissions office is telling you they meant 15 business days, their contract is poorly written.

Are you really suggesting that OP, the 0L, go to the law school adcomms "OH HEY, YOUR CONTRACT IS FAULTY SO LEMME DO WHATEVER I WANT"?

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Re: ED question

Postby wayout » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:48 pm

paratactical wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:15 days is not the same as 15 business days. If the admissions office is telling you they meant 15 business days, their contract is poorly written.

Are you really suggesting that OP, the 0L, go to the law school adcomms "OH HEY, YOUR CONTRACT IS FAULTY SO LEMME DO WHATEVER I WANT"?


i don't want to do that, nor do i want to break any contract, but if they did not fulfill the terms and considering the kind of money potentially at stake should i not consider my options? if the situation were reversed and i broke the contract, would they cut me some slack?

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Re: ED question

Postby paratactical » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:05 pm

Call the school and ask them a few questions, including whether they consider you an ED admit. I'm gonna guess that they do.

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Re: ED question

Postby SEngland » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:09 pm

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