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Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:55 pm
by bongcha
If I got into a school as a transfer, but I am still waiting for other schools, can I accept the first school and IF I get into the school I am waiting for rescind my intent to go to the first school?

Essentially, I am in at Rutgers and Loyola. Rutgers wants me to accept the seat by August 1.
However, I am still waiting on other schools, that can accept me until August 13.

Can I accept Rutgers, but if I get into somewhere else, tell Rutgers "nevermind"?
I get that it could be unprofessional, but is it allowed?

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:58 pm
by kengh
Yes. Lots of people do this.

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:20 pm
by hoos89
What stick do they have? You'd lose any deposit but that's probably it.

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:39 am
by StandardWhiteGuy32
I'd look at the acceptance language. If, like NYU/Columbia, you need to withdraw from your other opportunities before you can accept, then I wouldn't risk it. ^That wahoo's probably right, and they don't have any stick. However, if they were vindictive, they might send a letter to the bar re: how your acceptance and withdrawal portrays your C&F. That's what I'm worried about, anyway.

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:27 am
by ReganSays
StandardWhiteGuy32 wrote:I'd look at the acceptance language. If, like NYU/Columbia, you need to withdraw from your other opportunities before you can accept, then I wouldn't risk it. ^That wahoo's probably right, and they don't have any stick. However, if they were vindictive, they might send a letter to the bar re: how your acceptance and withdrawal portrays your C&F. That's what I'm worried about, anyway.


Generally that only applies to opportunities you know about. They can't force you to withdraw from schools you haven't heard from. So, if you accept a school that requires you to withdraw from other places that you have been accepted to it would be bad if you didn't withdraw and later decided to enroll at one of those schools. But it's fine to leave pending apps in and accept an offer to a school that you didn't have an offer from when you committed to the first school.

Source: LSAC and NALP

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:42 pm
by jdotl
i was able to

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:18 pm
by swishsquish
Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:59 pm
by Toaster24
Paid my deposit for my safety school and created a schedule, began recruitment, received assistance from career development in drafting my cover letter and applying for OCI. I didn't land any interviews but was selected as alternate for a few firms because I applied late. Now I've been admitted to a better school. Any issues not enrolling at my safety school even though I began recruitment?

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:34 am
by tier4_partner
StandardWhiteGuy32 wrote:I'd look at the acceptance language. If, like NYU/Columbia, you need to withdraw from your other opportunities before you can accept, then I wouldn't risk it. ^That wahoo's probably right, and they don't have any stick. However, if they were vindictive, they might send a letter to the bar re: how your acceptance and withdrawal portrays your C&F. That's what I'm worried about, anyway.


You can’t be serious.

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:18 pm
by braves95
swishsquish wrote:Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?



Same here! Not that I know of. My friend got accepted Friday before classes started last fall :oops: .

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:23 pm
by swishsquish
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?



Same here! Not that I know of. My friend got accepted Friday before classes started last fall :oops: .


That just made my stomach churn :shock:

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:56 pm
by braves95
swishsquish wrote:
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?



Same here! Not that I know of. My friend got accepted Friday before classes started last fall :oops: .


That just made my stomach churn :shock:



I think they wait until the end to see what all candidates they have since their deadline is so late!

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 pm
by braves95
swishsquish wrote:
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?



Same here! Not that I know of. My friend got accepted Friday before classes started last fall :oops: .


That just made my stomach churn :shock:


Apparently I can’t PM you back. It says I haven’t posted enough. I think they make acceptance phone calls and rejection emails. Do you know your friends stats by any chance? My friend was top 25% at a T4 law school and got in last year.

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:42 pm
by swishsquish
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?



Same here! Not that I know of. My friend got accepted Friday before classes started last fall :oops: .


That just made my stomach churn :shock:


Apparently I can’t PM you back. It says I haven’t posted enough. I think they make acceptance phone calls and rejection emails. Do you know your friends stats by any chance? My friend was top 25% at a T4 law school and got in last year.


I believe in the 30%-35% range at a T4.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. *breathe* 8)

Re: Can You Back Out After Being Admitted?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:54 pm
by braves95
swishsquish wrote:
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:
braves95 wrote:
swishsquish wrote:Just paid my deposit for safety school. any movement for emory?



Same here! Not that I know of. My friend got accepted Friday before classes started last fall :oops: .


That just made my stomach churn :shock:


Apparently I can’t PM you back. It says I haven’t posted enough. I think they make acceptance phone calls and rejection emails. Do you know your friends stats by any chance? My friend was top 25% at a T4 law school and got in last year.


I believe in the 30%-35% range at a T4.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. *breathe* 8)


Those numbers sounds great to me! Lol