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Withdrawing an application for admission

Hey everyone! So I recently submitted an application to a college that I've now decided I don't really want to attend. Is it possible to withdraw my application even though I've already submitted it? What's the process like?

7 months ago

Hello! Yes, it is possible to withdraw your application even after submitting it. The process can vary slightly depending on the college, but generally, you'll want to follow these steps:

1. Contact the admissions office: Reach out to the college's admissions office via email or phone. Make sure to include essential information like your full name, date of birth, application ID (if available), and the program you applied to.

2. Clearly state your request: Politely explain that you'd like to withdraw your application and provide a brief reason if you feel comfortable doing so. It's not mandatory to provide a reason, but it helps them understand your decision better.

3. Ask for confirmation: Request a confirmation from the admissions office once they've processed your withdrawal. This ensures that your application has been successfully withdrawn and you won't receive any further communication regarding admission.

4. Keep track of any deadlines or fees: If you've paid an application fee, it's generally non-refundable, but it never hurts to ask. Additionally, be aware that withdrawing your application close to or after the decision notification date may affect your relationship with the college.

Remember to be polite and respectful during the process, as the admissions offices are often busy and understaffed. It might take some time for them to process your request, so don't worry if you don't hear back immediately. Good luck with your other college applications!

7 months ago

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