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Admissions Withdrawal Question

JSut91JSut91 Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2008 in College Admissions
Hello, I was recently admitted to New York University under the Early Decision Program. After I got my acceptance letter, I emailed UMass-Amherst, the only other school I applied to (but I applied Early Action), to tell them to withdraw my application. They sent me a confirmation e-mail saying they withdrew my application. It was all good until yesterday, they sent me my application decision and I was accepted to UMass. I want to and I have to go to NYU, but instead of UMass withdrawing my application, they sent me a decision. How should I handle this, because the NYU office is closed until January 5th. Because I heard that this may upset NYU because I did sign the Early Decision agreement to withdraw all my other apps. Please help.
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Replies to: Admissions Withdrawal Question

  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Posts: 24,853Registered User Senior Member
    It's not unusual for this to happen especially when a lower tier school is pulling out the stops to attract a high stat student. Sometimes the lower tier schools even will send lucrative scholarship offers to students whom the lower tier schools know have been accepted ED elsewhere.

    Keep a copy of your confirmation e-mail that withdrew your app to U Mass, and also give a copy to your GC. Send them another e-mail and copy NYU and your GC letting U Mass. know that you can't accept their acceptance since you'd already informed them that you'd been accepted ED to NYU, and you believe in standing by your commitment.

    As long as you do these things, what U Mass. did shouldn't cause any problems for you, your GC or any other NYU apps from your school.
  • AbbyPAbbyP Posts: 279Registered User Junior Member
    I got into NYU ED, too! Since I didn't apply EA or ED anywhere else, I didn't bother actually rescinding the applications. I'm just letting the decisions come in and rejecting the acceptances.
  • JSut91JSut91 Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    Can I just do what AbbyP is doing? Can I just reject the offer of admittance?
  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Posts: 24,853Registered User Senior Member
    "I didn't bother actually rescinding the applications. I'm just letting the decisions come in and rejecting the acceptances."

    Look at your ED commitment. You have agreed to withdraw your other applications if accepted. What you're planning on doing could cause NYU to rescind your acceptance. You need to do what you promised NYU you'd do.

    Plus, you may be hurting the chances of other students from your school who'd love to go to colleges that may end up accepting you instead of the other students.
  • Dave_BerryDave_Berry Posts: 1,315CC Admissions Expert Senior Member
    >>They [UMass-Amherst] sent me a confirmation e-mail saying they withdrew my application.<<

    That's all the information you need. Just ignore their offer of admission. No need to do anything else regarding that school.
  • JSut91JSut91 Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    The thing is, I deleted the e-mail that I sent to Umass and the e-mail that I received from Umass. Should I call NYU asap to ask them what I should do?
  • dobiesk8rdobiesk8r Posts: 100Registered User Junior Member
    I got into NYU ED, too! Since I didn't apply EA or ED anywhere else, I didn't bother actually rescinding the applications. I'm just letting the decisions come in and rejecting the acceptances.

    Problem reading the fine print on your ED notification? They have glasses for that. An ethical problem can't be corrected as easily though.
  • paul09paul09 Posts: 270Registered User Junior Member
    "If you are accepted under an early decision plan, you must promptly withdraw the applications submitted to other colleges and universities and make
    no additional applications. If you are an Early Decision candidate and are seeking financial aid, you need not withdraw other applications until you have received
    notification about financial aid."

    if the op needs FA, he/she doesn't necessarily have to withdraw right away.
  • fhgfhg Posts: 1,376Registered User Senior Member
    JSut, you should be fine if you just email UMass again and tell them that you withdrew your application and turn down their acceptance. These things happen (because your request wasn't processed quickly enough or something), I'm sure NYU would be understanding as long as you turn down the acceptance (having already withdrawn) and withdraw all other apps.
  • kcompe01kcompe01 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    Depending on what email application you are using, you may be able to restore emails that you deleted. You should also check your sent mail, maybe you at least have a copy of what you sent to the school. Good luck. Isn't it awful how something that should be so exciting for these students is causing some much stress. Enjoy your holiday
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