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Upenn Early Decision

vaultipodvaultipod Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
If you apply to Upenn early decision and get in, do you have to go to Penn? I am asking becasue me and my girlfriend may both apply early decision but dont want one of us to get in and one of us to not get in. Also, does going to the same school hurt our chances of both getting admitted?
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  • cs12345cs12345 Posts: 632- Junior Member
    oh wow

    10 char
  • vaultipodvaultipod Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
    what does 10 char mean? i am just wondering. if you going to be negative dont post. i would like to know if you have to go if admitted.
  • cs12345cs12345 Posts: 632- Junior Member
    what grade you in?
  • PoemePoeme Posts: 1,233Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, the whole point of early decision is that it is binding. You must attend and withdraw all of your other applications. So you should only apply early decision if Penn is your top choice. However, other schools such as Georgetown and Yale have nonbinding single choice early action so you are not bound to go if you get accepted early. However this type of early action means you can't apply early decision to another place (if it is single choice early action).
  • ChoklitRainChoklitRain Posts: 2,625- Senior Member
    1) Yes you have to go. The only legit way out is if you prove you can't afford it.

    2) Possibly. Classmates = competition, and Penn may not be prepared to take more than two or three kids from your high school.
  • Anon_Person_1Anon_Person_1 Posts: 2,453Registered User Senior Member
    The thing is that while yes, you are competing with the other people from your hs (like your significant other), you are also competing with literally thousands for each spot.
  • Feral24Feral24 Posts: 888Registered User Member
    is it really the best idea to make a decision to apply binding to a school based on your significant other?
  • vonlostvonlost Posts: 13,708Super Moderator Senior Member
    "Yes you have to go. The only legit way out is if you prove you can't afford it."

    You don't have to prove anything. It is your decision if the FA offer is sufficient; the common app clearly explains this. But don't apply ED if you want to compare FA offers.
  • vonlostvonlost Posts: 13,708Super Moderator Senior Member
    Keep in mind, however, that even though Early Decision is officially “binding,” if you are a candidate for financial aid, and if your tentative aid award (which you will receive ... at about the time you get your ED verdict) is insufficient, then you can back out of the ED commitment without penalty.

    Early Decision at Smith for Financial Aid Applicant? - Ask The Dean
    Should a student who applies for financial aid not be offered an award that makes attendance possible, the student may decline the offer of admission and be released from the Early Decision commitment.

    https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/DownloadForms.aspx
  • cs12345cs12345 Posts: 632- Junior Member
    i am just wondering. if you going to be negative dont post. i would like to know if you have to go if admitted.

    the fact that you asked if ED was binding makes people question if you even have the merits to get in or were just trolling. I wasn't being negative man
  • necrophiliacnecrophiliac Posts: 1,061Registered User Senior Member
    I heard you can get out of ED by paying first year's tuition and not attending. Btw, you have something like a 2% chance of being serious with a high school sweet heart (serious = marriage). Please don't do anything stupid (like jeopardizing your career/future) based on some misguided teenage notion of affection.
  • pahka0709pahka0709 Posts: 124Registered User Junior Member
    haha i have had a gf for three and a half years and i just refused to talk to her about college and we never even considered going to the same school. What you should do is just go wherever you like, and if ya last a year apart then just transfer if it is unmanagable. But seriously think about how nice a break in your life would be from a gf. think about it. You can go out! You can do all those drugs and gross things you have always wanted to but couldn't while you had a gf always there. Ha thats what i am looking forward to. I am sorry that this seems so forward, but honestly don't try the same college thing. From someone who is in a relationship that appears to be quasi serious -- a break is a good thing
  • batbat Posts: 255Registered User Junior Member
    just apply to where you guys want to go, not to places so that you can be near each other
    go your separate ways for now

    if its truly meant to be, you guys will end up together after college:



    serendipity
  • vonlostvonlost Posts: 13,708Super Moderator Senior Member
    "I heard you can get out of ED by paying first year's tuition and not attending."

    If you hear something that sounds ridiculous but you wonder if there's any way it might be true, call the school you're considering for ED and ask about their policy; they'll tell you!
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