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Early decision II question

n1vanovn1vanov 4 replies2 threads New Member
If I was accepted to my early decision II choice. Legally, am I allowed to receive a response from my regular decision dream college out of curiosity; will there be any repercussions?

I am satisfied with the college I was accepted to, but since one of my RDs was always a dream school I would simply like to find out the outcome. If I later apply to this college (the RD) for MBA, will my late application withdrawal now have a negative impact on my future MBA application? Please help I really want to find out.
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  • n1vanovn1vanov 4 replies2 threads New Member
    I already paid the deposit and already signed the agreement and i am in the fb group. I am curious because I spent 2 weeks writing and prepping my application for this uni and I just want to see their response to my hard work. I already said that in any case I will go to College X and i just want to see if all the hard work for College Y paid off. No adulting needed, I know my responsibilities and I am already committed to that college. Thank you.
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  • collegemom9collegemom9 819 replies30 threads Member
    No. You are not allowed to wait to see if you got into the RD school. You know this because it was in the contract you signed. You say that you know your responsibilities but it doesn't seem as though you do. If you signed the commitment then all other apps have to be pulled.
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 2272 replies8 threads Senior Member
    The ED offer my daughter accepted included a reminder that she was expected to withdraw all other applications immediately. I’m sure yours had that too, certainly in the original agreement even if they didn’t remind you. You say you “know your responsibilities” - so fulfil them.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 8738 replies82 threads Senior Member
    You are obligated to withdraw all your other applications for all the above mentioned reasons.
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7949 replies158 threads Senior Member
    edited February 2019
    Apparently "knowing your responsibilities" somehow doesn't translate to "honoring them"??

    That's what was meant by "adulting" in the post above.... Honoring your responsibilities. That means withdrawing all other applications and letting your curiosity going unsatisfied, as per the rules when you applied ED.
    edited February 2019
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5844 replies86 threads Senior Member
    edited February 2019
    Yes - to above advice.

    No - to whether Wharton or Harvard will care or know you withdrew your application when applying to b school. They couldn’t be bothered.

    And good luck at school a. Tell everyone you withdrew your Harvard application just attend there and have a laugh.
    edited February 2019
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2811 replies64 threads Senior Member
    As others have said, withdraw the application. It isn't about you anymore. You do not want to be posting here that you got into Dream School B and want to wiggle out of your commitment to A (hint: it won't go over well). You do not want a slow withdrawal from B to affect your high school's reputation with both schools, nor do you want A to somehow find out you didn't immediately withdraw from B or that will be grounds to rescind your acceptance. Also, do the right thing, save the AOs at B some work, and free up a space for another applicant.
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  • SJ2727SJ2727 2272 replies8 threads Senior Member
    If “dream college” discovers a non-withdrawn application when the student has already accepted ED elsewhere, that could have negative implications, no?

    OP - you are aware that certain schools share ED acceptance info, right? There’s a lawsuit going on about it, but for now afaik it still happens.
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  • happy1happy1 23339 replies2310 threads Senior Member
    edited February 2019
    Once you get into your ED school (same is true for ED1 or ED2) and know it is affordable you must withdraw your applications in writing to all other colleges. This is an excerpt of the ED agreement which I hope you read carefully before you signed.

    "If you are accepted under an Early Decision plan, you must promptly withdraw the applications submitted to other colleges and universities and make no additional applications to any other university in any country. If you are an Early Decision candidate and are seeking financial aid, you need not withdraw other applications until you have received notification about financial aid from the admitting Early Decision institution."

    edited February 2019
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5844 replies86 threads Senior Member
    Yes it is bad to continue the admissions process with an affordable ED decision. It’s a contract. And schools do share info at the ug level. Ed school and dream school are most likely super selective. They communicate to avoid this situation.

    More importantly it’s the right thing to do. Good lord. Show your positive character the ED school believes you to be.
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