beepboopbeep wrote: ssanonymous wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Oh c'mon, enough white-knighting about people not withdrawing. It will not make a difference in the end; either you'll get in off the waitlist or you won't. Schools are going to end up with their class sizes no matter how we scheme. Financial aid will get recycled.
I withdrew my H/Y/Columbia undergrad apps after getting into Chicago EA, and I've regretted it for years - even though I probably would have made the same decision either way, and I don't really regret going to UofC. Sometimes you just want to know exactly where you were wanted and what your various options were.
idk, think about SLS right now. They're agonizing about the last slots that they'll give out. Doesn't it seem wrong to stay in the running knowing full well that you won't attend?
Isn't that what waitlists are for? Pardon me if I'm being dense here - I just don't see how withdrawing early vs telling them at the deadline would make a difference.
Waitlists are for people who would attend if admitted (pending, of course, finaid decisions). Not for fun.
For me, the biggest problem with doing this is that it's not just a matter of possibly making people wait a bit longer to get off a waitlist: it's really changing people's lives. Over the next few weeks people are going to be making very large deposits and signing housing contracts which can make it very difficult to accept a position off of a waitlist unless you have significant financial resources.
If you are completely sure that you wouldn't attend a school if you were accepted, then, in my opinion, you should withdraw. If there is even the tiniest chance that you would attend, even if only with a sizable scholarship then I would say that you're justified in staying on.