Withdrawing Issue

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AnMzungu
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Withdrawing Issue

Postby AnMzungu » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:50 pm

Hey everyone,

I recently deposited at Duke, who requires you to certify:

"I ACCEPT the offer of admission and I intend to enroll in the 2010 2015 entering class at Duke Law School. I certify that I have withdrawn from all other law schools to which I have been admitted. Enclosed is my non-refundable Deposit."

I sent out withdrawal emails to all of my other accepted schools, but one responded with an increased scholarship offer, and I would now like to attend this second school.

Could there be any trouble for me if I withdraw from Duke and accept this second offer?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby sandwhich » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:54 pm

No.

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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby Rigo » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:30 pm

2010?

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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby AnMzungu » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:35 pm

Whoops!

Copied the quote from an old thread without reading. Edited.

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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby Rigo » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:36 pm

Withdraw away and enjoy this other school.

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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby AnMzungu » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:46 pm

Thanks, guys.

One more question: Do you think negotiating with Duke is off the table at this point? Say going back to them with the increased offer from my other school? Since Duke had me certify that I had withdrawn from my other schools, I'm leaning very heavily toward no on further negotiation, but I'd hate to leave money on the table.

I've cut $35,000 off my COA through negotiating at this point, so I'm already feeling like I got pretty lucky, but, hey, every bit helps.

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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:20 pm

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Re: Withdrawing Issue

Postby usn26 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:05 am

AnMzungu wrote:Thanks, guys.

One more question: Do you think negotiating with Duke is off the table at this point? Say going back to them with the increased offer from my other school? Since Duke had me certify that I had withdrawn from my other schools, I'm leaning very heavily toward no on further negotiation, but I'd hate to leave money on the table.

I've cut $35,000 off my COA through negotiating at this point, so I'm already feeling like I got pretty lucky, but, hey, every bit helps.


As much as I desperately want your Duke spot, I don't see why you couldn't. I mean, send them the email chain as a pdf. They'll see you withdrawing, which means you followed their instructions, and then they'd see that your situation changed with the new offer based on your withdrawal. Perfectly reasonable IMHO. (But I'm sure that other school is lovely and cheap and you should go there.)




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