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Withdrew from schools but STILL getting decisions! Anyone else?

cloudysmomcloudysmom Registered User Posts: 605 Member
My D was accepted ED and so withdrew from her RD schools (well, 2 we forgot about) but she is getting admission decisions just as if she never w/drew! Anyone else having this happen? I was worried her ED school would find out & get mad so I called but they didn't seem that concerned. Maybe because we paid the deposit? I just thought it was very strange.
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Replies to: Withdrew from schools but STILL getting decisions! Anyone else?

  • happy1happy1 Registered User Posts: 15,597 Senior Member
    It happened to my nephew. He just informed the school that accepted him after the withdrawal immediately that he would not be attending and it was fine. I would have your D do the same.
  • ClaremontMomClaremontMom Registered User Posts: 2,214 Senior Member
    My son was accepted ED two years ago and also received acceptances from schools he had withdrawn applications from. We didn't worry about it and neither should you. You've done what your suppose to do (withdraw), that's all that can be expected.
  • dustypigdustypig Registered User Posts: 877 Member
    Yep, my D'15 had the same experience. Especially with larger schools, they simply don't have the staff resources to spend time deleting the applications of every student who emails them about being accepted ED elsewhere.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 20,188 Super Moderator
    If you forgot about 2, of course she is going to get a decision because the application was still live.

    Just have your daughter contact the schools to withdraw her application.
  • cloudysmomcloudysmom Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    @sybbie719 Oddly, we never heard from the 2 we forgot about, just the 6 we called, lol! We have called those 2 since we remembered so who knows how long it will take them to process it. When I called her ED school to tell them, they said to just provide emails if asked for proof but we called most & didn't email and I told them that. They didn't seem at all concerned & didn't really even seem to know how the school handles that situation so I don't think they care too much! I'm glad, was fun finding out where she got in after all those essays! And we withdrew the apps so we did as promised and still got to find out! Was just curious if this had happened to others and it appears that it has, surprises me!
  • Nrdsb4Nrdsb4 Registered User Posts: 14,383 Senior Member
    As long as your D is attending the ED school (congrats to her, by the way), has paid the deposit, etc., there would be no point for that U to give you any trouble about these other schools.
  • JHSJHS Registered User Posts: 16,621 Senior Member
    I think part of what happens is that the schools have a lot of incomplete applications and applications with ambiguities -- which could include completed applications that were withdrawn over the phone. So to avoid any questions, they send out rejection letters to everyone in the database who isn't accepted or waitlisted. It's not such a terrible practice. My kids got rejection letters from colleges where they started applications but didn't complete the application.
  • cloudysmomcloudysmom Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    edited March 20
    That's what I was thinking @Nrdsb4 we paid the deposit so I should think that is all that's required at this time. I mean I guess people forfeit deposits & go to other schools anyway sometimes but RD kids could do that, too.
  • me29034me29034 Registered User Posts: 1,040 Senior Member
    Not quite the same thing, but we had one school that kept hounding my D about scheduling orientation despite her having told them she wasn't coming, and the fact that we had paid no deposit. I think these schools just don't communicate very well internally.
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 2,460 Senior Member
    My D withdrew several EA apps after getting an ED acceptance and she did not get a decision from those schools.
    Curious @cloudysmom - how do you 'forget' you applied to a school?
  • cloudysmomcloudysmom Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    They were schools she knew little or nothing about & got emails to apply for free. She was feeling very low about getting denied at W&M ED so she read a little about them & applied. Colby, a great school but she thought she had no chance & put it out of her head as it there was no essay, no fee, did it all in 5 mins & never thought about it again. The other was Arcadia, they do the same thing with their emails about free application, no essays, however, it certainly isn't the school Colby is. For such a great school it was weird they sent those emails, made it seem like they needed applicants or something. That is how you "forget".
  • cloudysmomcloudysmom Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    Surprised that everyone here (except wisteria100) continued to get acceptances/denials after the fact, thought it would not be so common!
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 60,831 Senior Member
    edited March 20
    @cloudysmom

    You posted this on the Gettysburg college forum. It's unusual that you would you care...since your kiddo got accepted ED2 to Richmond and supposedly deposited? All other applications should have been withdrawn...a requirement of accepting an ED offer of admission.
    Are these acceptances thru the mail or email? Thanks!

    And this about Elon:
    So are RD decisions out via email or portal today?

    Posted yesterday and today.
  • MamaBear16MamaBear16 Registered User Posts: 1,024 Senior Member
    edited March 20
    My daughter applied ED 2 years ago and immediately withdrew all her other applications in writing (mostly email). Her college counselor told her that it can take a couple of days so not to worry if she received an EA acceptance. She did get one of those the following day (it was already processed, basically) but as for RD, no. And even most of the EA colleges sent her an email response thanking her for letting them know. Some people let the apps ride to "see what happens" but that's against the ED rules.
  • cloudysmomcloudysmom Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    @thumper1 So what are u trying to say? I am hoping we hear, what's wrong with that? I have called or w/drew from every where but am still interested in hearing back as they all seem so bad about removing them. I did my part but the schools didn't do there's, you clearly think there is something wrong with that. Why shouldn't I hope to hear? Why does that matter in the slightest to you?
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