bloomingtea wrote:I have a question, not really advice related but hopefully you will respond.
Why do schools ask where we are going when we decline admission or withdraw admission? Are they using that information for something?
Thanks in advance!
Admissions offices are very data driven places (or at least they should be!) and knowing which schools your admitted students are choosing to attend over you is very helpful information. The admissions office can use that information to spot trends, inform policy changes, and work on improving communication. For example, if school X suddenly sees that more students are deciding to attend school Z than in previous years, they might be able to figure out why and make some changes to keep those students.
Hope that is helpful!