BenJ wrote:Not quite. That profile, if it is real, broke an ED contract. That's much, much worse than breaking a non-contractual promise. I don't think any school would rescind admission or reduce your scholarship amount if you just promised to attend and then did not. It's a scummy thing to do, and you'd have a ton of enemies in the admissions office, and it might even come up at C&F later on, but it won't stop you from going to schools to which you are admitted.
Don't do it unless you're serious. I can see worming your way out of it if you get a huge scholarship somewhere else, but it's just not a good thing to do generally.
A promise made with consideration, if accepted in a reasonable time, becomes
a binding contract. If you tell a school, "I will withdraw all my other applications immediately if you accept me," and the school says, "Okay, I accept you," then you have a contract with that school.
This is something you won't learn very clearly until you take Contracts class, but yeah, you could seriously screw yourself with that.