willyj wrote:sumus romani wrote:willyj wrote:What's the red tape like to get out of an ED?
You can't get out of an ED if accepted. If you have merely applied ED and not heard back, I have heard of cases of people switching from ED to RD (of course, the formerly ED school will reject you or waitlist you at this point, but still). I have heard of people waiting a year after being admitted ED and then applying broadly the next year, but schools frown upon this, and some ED contracts might explicitly or implicitly forbid such a plan of action.
Well there has to be some sort of out; they're not going to hide in my closet and kill me in my sleep should I be accepted elsewhere and attend that school.
I can't remember where I read the story, but there was a guy who was accepted ED to a school and was accepted. However, he didn't withdraw and then was accepted to Harvard. When the school he applied ED to found out, they called the entire top 20 and notified them about the candidate. Every single school revoked admission. It's binding early decision, not a joke.