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HELP: Second Thoughts on my ED School

markcusmarkcus Registered User Posts: 7 New Member

I've looked around online briefly on this topic and I've found pretty little which is both odd and worrying. So here's the jist:

I ED'd to NYU back in Nov and since then have been excepted into some other schools, most notably St Andrews in Scotland which got me thinking. Do I really want to go to NYU?

I visited twice. Liked it. Got a feeling of the environment and always had ambitions in NYC, however, the more I think about it, the more anxious I become. I'm not so sure anymore if it's really the right school for me. St Andrews is drastically cheaper and although I'm fortunate enough not to have to worry toooooo much about NYU's ridiculous price point, it will always be a lingering thought if I attend. I really like the feel and vibes coming from St Andrews as well that I'm not sure are really present at NYU. I'm beginning to worry that I've conned myself into liking NYU for..... idk! It's certainly a prestigious/top-notch school and I feel like that shouldn't be totally divorced from my decision.

Beyond all this, is it even possible to pull my NYU app or wriggle out of my ED contract?

This whole conversation is obviously contingent on the question if I get in or not; however, I think I will which is probably the cause of all this nervousness.

Is this anxiousness normal?

Replies to: HELP: Second Thoughts on my ED School

  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 29,947 Super Moderator
    You can withdraw your ED application.
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 3,414 Senior Member
    Email the admissions office and tell them you want to change your application from ED to RD. Done.

    Also, it's accepted. No excepted.
  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 Registered User Posts: 786 Member
    edited December 6
    Yes, ask ASAP if you can switch your application from ED to RD. The other way out is if they don't give you the FA you need and it is unaffordable. In that case you can be released from your contract. You mentioned that tuition money isn't too big of a concern, but at some point it becomes a factor for almost everyone. However, the first way keeps more doors open to you.
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    Yes, you can withdraw or switch to RD at this stage still.

    Have you visited St Andrews? It’s difficuit for me to really think of two colleges more different than NYU and St Andrews. I can certainly get why people would apply to both, but it’s still surprising to have such strong desire about two such different schools.
  • janjmomjanjmom Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    You only have this week to change from ED to RD. The NYU ED decision is due to be released at the end of next week.

    Call them today, and follow up with an email.
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