Early Decision

<p>Are you able to withdraw an early decision application after you sent it in? And if so, is there a certain date that it has to been done by?</p>

<p>It's not a good idea. You probably can, but it's best to avoid that situation. Remember that when you send in the ED application, you've signed a contract.</p>

Are you able to withdraw an early decision application after you sent it in? And if so, is there a certain date that it has to been done by?


<p>Actually this is not an uncommon occurrence ... but once again, it depends on the school. You need to think this through carefully because it can have implications that would put you in an unfavorable situation. Many schools don’t have a problem if you have submitted an application ED and soon thereafter (that is, well before decisions and ED applications are processed) want to re-categorize your application to RD, thus releasing you from the binding commitment to matriculate if admitted. (A common reason might be that you’ve re-evaluated your financial situation and don’t feel entirely comfortable with the uncertainty of the financial aid that the school might offer.)</p>

<p>Timing is the key, and since each school has its own timetables, you need to speak with the school about their sentiments. If you want to withdraw your ED application because of a conflict with another Early notification program, or you want to apply ED/SCEA to another school, you would probably be best served to try to re-categorize your ED application to RD, otherwise if you want to withdraw the application entirely, it will reflect poorly on your judgment. </p>

<p>What is the reason for your asking this question? If you are asking this question on your own behalf, I think you should not be applying to any school ED.</p>

<p>early decision is something you have to give a lot of thought to, because once you're accepted there's no way out of it. so make sure thats the school you really want to go to.</p>

<p>The idea of ED scares the crap out of me. I would advise no one to apply ED. EA, maybe, if you just want to know earlier and you have a dream school. I don't truly know if it's easier to get in early, because even though the admit rate is higher, the caliber of students who apply early is also higher.</p>

<p>As I said in another thread, I don't understand why a college would force you to go if you were admitted. I think the most important thing is for a student to be challenged yet happy wherever they go, and even if they apply early, they should be given the choice to reevaluate their decision and weigh other options because picking a college is not something that should be taken lightly.</p>