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Will colleges keep my file if I decide not to attend, but was accepted?

blademaster2blademaster2 Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
edited April 2010 in College Admissions
So that if I decide to attend this college after a horrible experience at my chosen college, they'll reactivate my file.
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Replies to: Will colleges keep my file if I decide not to attend, but was accepted?

  • collegehappycollegehappy Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    Honestly, if you're afraid of having an "horrible experience" at the college you have chosen and you want to fall back on this other college, then maybe you should consider the other college. But to answer your question, I'm sure they have so much paperwork with new applicants each year, I'm sure they wouldn't.
  • etceteraeetceterae Registered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    it's easy enough to mention you were accepted while applying. i believe colleges have an online directory of sorts of students they've accepted.
  • An0malyAn0maly Registered User Posts: 2,792
    I've heard that some schools keep files for up to five years, but don't quote me on that.
  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    When D1 applied as a soph transfer, none of the schools she had previously applied to had held on to the pieces of her application package. One school did say that had she asked them to hold her materials after fr decisions, they would have done so. In addition, there are some schools that hold on to applications, so it just depends on the school.
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