Email or call admissions to move me to RD round?

<p>My parents are forcing me to apply EDII to NYU, but it's not my top choice. Basically, their rationale is that applying ED gives a huge advantage in admissions. Plus, they think that not applying ED anywhere is "wasting" an opportunity and that I should pretty much apply ED somewhere just for the sake of applying ED somewhere. At this point, there's no way convincing them otherwise. I'm thinking of calling or emailing the admissions office and tell them that I applied ED by accident and to move me to the RD pool. Will this work? Have any of you done this before or heard of someone who did it? My parents don't know a lot about the college admissions progress, so it'll be pretty easy to convince them that EDII decisions come back in April.</p>

<p>The only problem with your plan is that if you get accepted to NYU RD, how will you convince your parents that you aren't bound to go there (because they think you still applied ED)?</p>

<p>It won't matter since the reason they want me to apply ED in the first place is to "increase" my chances of getting accepted. If I do indeed get accepted, I doubt they would care if it's binding or not. </p>

<p>Plus, I could make up a whole bunch of lies, like admissions made a mistake, EDII was cancelled this year, etc.</p>

<p>How come you don't just tell your parents you applied ED but apply RD? That shouldn't be too hard to slip past them.</p>

<p>They're pretty much looking over my shoulder during the whole app process, so IDK if that'll be possible. For example, before I submitted my UC apps, my parents looked over the entire application once before letting me submit.</p>

<p>Ah, I feel sorry for ya bro.</p>

<p>Yes, one call will put youin the RD pile.</p>

<p>If you don't want to go to NYU for sure, do not apply ED.
You basically kill all other opportunities and chances to go to other schools.</p>

<p>Yeah just call and move yourself to RD. Do it ASAP, in case there is some kind of deadline. When it comes out, I'm sure you can explain it away to your parents either way.</p>

<p>At the Information Session I was at, NYU said that last year there was only a 2% difference between RD and ED.</p>