Does college has power to withdraw its admission offer after granting admission to foreign student?

<p>There was recent one incident of Earlham college class of 2018 in which college withdraw its admission offer which led international student to attempted suicide.even though get I-20 and Visa, what kind of unethical action college took for that student? Doesn't this incident might discouraged further international student wary to go Earlham student. Does in that case student has power to sue to college for making up to that situation? Student has more gap year, more debt incur due to college application fee to visa fee, and other travel fare fee. Is not Department of Justice which allow college to manufacture I-20 has power to do something for that unethical decision? No matter what, Earlham college shouldn't do that? can there is any voice against this? </p>

<p>You have posted about this several times. I find no other references to the incident online or in the news. Can you explain the situation in more detail?</p>

<p>I can say in general that if a student violates the conditions of an offer, or if a college discovers that a student misrepresented himself on an application, then the college is within its rights to rescind the offer.</p>

<p>This first time I posted in college confidential.</p>

<p>what is value of I-20 then? Is not Department of Justice which allow college to manufacture I-20 has power to do something for that unethical decision? </p>

<p>Even after visa and I-20. why NOT before do they do so? What prompted college to take such unethical decision? That student may be barred from getting visa from other U.S college. </p>

<p>Doesn’t student has right to sue to college for its unethical decision? That foreign student go to point for attempted suicide-- How far that decision might be ethical? Is that sort of action discouraged future student to apply for Earlham college. </p>

<p>It is not the college’s fault if they followed the rules, and rescinded a student’s offer of admission. Having a visa and an I-20 are not the only conditions for admission of an international student.</p>

<p>An offer of admission from a college is contingent on a few things, some which can vary, some which do not. Some should be obvious:

  • no lies on the application (don’t say 4.0 when your GPA on your transcript is 3.9)
  • if a student does not graduate high school
  • if a student does not pay everything they needed to on time
  • medical reasons - no proof of immunizations
  • language requirement - a reason to believe the language requirement has not been met</p>

<p><a href=“http://www.earlham.edu/student-life/global-community/international-students/new-students/”>http://www.earlham.edu/student-life/global-community/international-students/new-students/</a></p>

<p>The only way the college would be responsible for a student’s attempted suicide in ANY way, in the circumstance you describe, is if they rescinded the offer without telling the student why and refused to talk to the student or the student’s parents about it.</p>

<p>Contact the Associate Dean of Admissions if you want to know more:
Susan Hillmann de Castaneda
Associate Dean of Admissions
E-mail: <a href=“mailto:hillmsu@earlham.edu”>hillmsu@earlham.edu</a></p>

<p>Phone
(800) 327-5426 (toll-free within the U.S. and Canada)
(765) 983-1600</p>

<p>Fax
(765) 983-1560</p>

<p>(I would question whether the student followed the correct procedures and kept in contact with the university while getting approval for the legal documents to enter the US as a college student. I would also wonder if either grades dropped or something else happened.)</p>

<p>I am also trying to understand, you said:
"Student has more gap year, more debt incur due to college application fee to visa fee, and other travel fare fee. "</p>

<p>Do you mean that the student has the I-20 and visa for attending Earlham, and Earlham said “no”?</p>

<p>Did the student pay all of the money on time? Did the student get the medical clearance necessary?</p>

<p>It is very confusing. It is sad that someone would try to kill themselves, but that is the worst response to such a situation. Contact the school, and ask for a written reason <em>exactly</em> why the admissions offer was rescinded.</p>

<p>If it was just that something was not paid on time, and that is documented, tough luck. That is the way it is. US colleges want money early from international students.</p>

<p>Read about what this college says:
<a href=“http://admissions.illinois.edu/apply/visa.html”>http://admissions.illinois.edu/apply/visa.html</a></p>

<p>"Enrollment Verification</p>

<p>You must send an official or certified true copy of your academic record (transcript, external exam certificate, etc.). This documentation must match the courses, grades, and/or exam results which you reported on the Self-Reported Academic Record. You must also submit official academic documentation indicating successful completion of high school equivalent to year 12 in the US system.</p>

<p>All records must be received by July 10th in order to be eligible to enroll. If documents are not received by that date or if discrepancies are found between the self-reported courses, grades, and/or exam results and the academic record, your admission offer will be rescinded and you will not be eligible to enroll."</p>

<p>Was something like that the reason the offer was rescinded?</p>

<p>Did the student pay all of the money on time? Did the student get the medical clearance necessary?</p>

<p>Both answer YES. There is no mistake from student contingent on a few things of offer letter as I-20 was cancelled before student travel to U.S or Earlham as Freshman student. </p>

<p>Student also followed the correct procedures and kept in contact with the university while getting approval for the legal documents to enter the US as a college student (yes)</p>

<p>I want to know HOW his attempted suicide was the worst response to such a situation. ANY body in that downcast time may feel same thing. After spending lot of money and carrying dream, That student dream get just crashed. IN first stances, He feel Suicide is right option and permanent solution to temporary problem. ( How can those things take seriously by college administrative people) Also that student has before 3 years gap before, and having more gap years is worst condition as any student could bear. </p>

<p>So his reason to do Suicide at that time might be justify as college brought him up to do that situations. Don’t he/she have any right justice as college unethical decision? </p>

<p>Attempted suicide is ALWAYS the worst response to such a situation. Life is full of disappointments, and the student should take this valuable opportunity to learn better ways of dealing with them.</p>

<p>We actually cannot tell you why the offer was rescinded, since none of us works in Earlham Admissions, and even if we did, we couldn’t talk about a specific case on a public forum. The student should contact Earlham directly, and they will tell him/her exactly what happened.</p>

<p>If you look at the statistics, Earlham has a high percentage of foreign students. They have no reason to withdraw an offer without reason. It may be that you do not have the full information, and may be one of the reasons the student is considering extreme measures. The student may have been told the reason and not shared that information with you for shame or some other reason. If you wish to pursue any action you will need to have full information from the student. We have strong privacy laws in the US and likely the college will share any information exclusively with the student involved. I suggest that you not pursue anything more in public until you have the full story for the student’s sake. If the school made a mistake the student will likely also have a better resolution dealing with the school directly. </p>