International Student and ED

<p>Hey everyone!!</p>

<p>I am from a land far far away... lol im kidding, haha I am from New Zealand ( a tiny tiny island below Australia). That makes me an international applicant.</p>

<p>I am thinking about applying to a school in the US under the Early Decision Program.</p>

<p>I know that ED is legally/ethically binding, and should I be accepted I need to attend that university/college..</p>

<p>However.. does this binding rule apply to only the US or can it extend to the rest of the world?
Let me clarify, hypothetically, if I become accepted to another school in another country (e.g a university in my home country, a uni in the UK/Canada), am I eligible to turn down my ED school's offer and accept another offer from a university OUTSIDE of US?</p>

<p>Thanks!!!</p>

<p>Thanks!!!</p>

<p>Ethically, no. On the other hand, unless the university that has accepted you ED has any sway with the university you plan on attending, it cannot do anything.</p>

<p>LOL haha thanks!!
I think I should phone my ED school just to be sure. :) I really don't mind applying as a RD applicant, it's just our schools in NZ work on a quater/terms system and our school year finishes in december. It'll just be really awesome to hear back from at least 1 uni before 2011 starts :)</p>

<p>Agree, you are commiting. Also assume you need no aid? Unless your school is one of the 6 remaining that are need blind and meet need, that alone should stop you.</p>

<p>I am not applying with request for financial aid as I would have near to 0% chance of ever getting in :).</p>

<p>I have decided to refrain from applying as an ED applicant to Brown. I think I'll apply to MIT/Georgetown/Notre Dame/UofChicago as an EA applicant. That will grant me more flexibility :)</p>

<p>MIT</a> Admissions: Early Action Versus Regular Action
"Please note that MIT's Early Action program is available only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States."</p>

<p>MIT does not offer an early action program to international students.</p>

<p>Ouch!!! Really? Thank you so much for telling me!!! Or else I would've made such a fool of myself.
haha im so blonde, I called USC the other day asking about their non existent ED program.. it went something like:
'Hello, I am an international applicant from NZ and im interested in your early deci-" the other end of the line snaps: "excuse me, USC does not offer ED"...
Awkward.
hehehehe.</p>

<p>But thank you so much!!! I guess MIT is now off my "early list". I think I'll only apply to Uof Chicago. That's the only school I truly want to go to.</p>