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Accepted Early Decision, What do I do now?

KhAn_T1mKhAn_T1m Registered User Posts: 383 Member
edited February 2005 in College Admissions
Hello, two quick questions.
I was accepted ED to University of Rochester. Now I guess I need to witdhraw my apps at other schools, especially schools that I have already been accepted to (rolling, one or two RD schools gave me acceptance early, and I have a couple applications that are out being processed RD). But withdrawing my apps seem a little disconcerting, I mean, what happens if I have a bad week while taking the midterms and do poorly (which is definitely in the realm of possibility)? Also, what happens if I get a C in one of the quarters during the midyear report, or a C overall even?
So my main question is: How bad does one really have to do in order to be released from the acceptance of ED?

Also, I know that I have to withdraw my applications at other schools, as well as acceptances, ( and I am not willing to attend any of these schools over UR), but I do not believe there is a definite date or length of time in which I have to withdraw. Technically, can I wait to withdraw my applications at my second choice school, covering my base if something bad happens, until the last possible moment? Thanks.
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Replies to: Accepted Early Decision, What do I do now?

  • jrparjrpar Registered User Posts: 2,134 Senior Member
    No, you need to withdraw all your other apps promptly.
  • ohnoesohnoes . Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    It's very tough to get kicked out of ED. Unless you are accepted by one of the superelitely competitive colleges, a C or two most likely won't make much of a difference after you are accepted - colleges understand that people get senioritis.
  • KhAn_T1mKhAn_T1m Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    withdrew everything. I hope all goes well.
  • go48go48 Registered User Posts: 505 Member
    I dont think you need to withdraw the rd apps... you can just wait for the answers for the fun of it but ur stuck with your ed school even if the others offer to pay you to come... btw what's U of rochester???
  • KhAn_T1mKhAn_T1m Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    University of Rochester, it's a good school located in Rochester, New York (upstate).
  • KhAn_T1mKhAn_T1m Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    Umm I really dont think you can just wait for the answers for the fun. From earlier posts, it seems scary and risky to just leave your acceptences/apps hanging at colleges when ur accepted ED already. Do they check? I withdrew all my apps, this is just for curiousity purposes.
  • go48go48 Registered User Posts: 505 Member
    i dont agree.. if u enroll in your ed school why shouldnt you be able to know "what ur worth" by seeing what other schools want you ..after all you paid an app fee..might as well get something for it ..
  • funkyspoonfunkyspoon Registered User Posts: 608 Member
    yea, but if you're definitely going to School A, you shouldn't take a spot at School B from kids who are seriously considering B. that's just not fair.
  • go48go48 Registered User Posts: 505 Member
    thats one way of looking at it ... but i still wouldnt withdraw...
  • bettinabettina Registered User Posts: 1,236 Senior Member
    I believe that you make a pledge to the ED school that you will withdraw all other applications upon acceptance. Don't make the mistake of getting yourself rescinded by not following your promise. It would look bad if schools share lists and they see you on someone's RD list. Regardless as to if this will happen or not, the ethical thing to do is to withdraw now.
  • funkyspoonfunkyspoon Registered User Posts: 608 Member
    i second that, bettina. you sign a contract when you apply ed. you shouldn't betray your integrity (and your acceptance!) by finding loopholes in that contract.
  • KhAn_T1mKhAn_T1m Registered User Posts: 383 Member
    yes. the only reason i did it was because of the fact that there was a contract that i signed to withdraw, even tho that contract never stated a specific time in which i should withdraw, i can withrdaw in may if i felt like it..
  • sligokiersligokier Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Dont listen to the guy who told you not to withdraw the other aps----thats nuts. If you get caught you are in deep ****. By the way, congrats--the University of Rochester is an excellent school--great music department (Eastman School) great Medical School etc. Good luck
  • werd814werd814 Registered User Posts: 1,099 Senior Member
    it does seem really awful taking a spot from a kid who might really REALLY want to go to that school
  • jrparjrpar Registered User Posts: 2,134 Senior Member
    Read your ED contract - most Ed agreements require that you immediately withdraw all other apps. You should definitely withdraw - why would you want to find out other results? Just "for sport"? Not fair to other kids applying.
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