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Is it possible to withdraw an early decision application?

I submitted an early decision application to a school that I thought was my top choice, but now I'm having second thoughts. Can I withdraw the application or am I committed to that school if they accept me? I'm feeling a bit stressed out and would appreciate any advice. Thank you!

9 months ago

It's completely normal to feel anxious about your college applications, especially with early decision. To address your question, it is possible to withdraw an early decision application, but the process varies between schools.

You should first reach out to the admissions office of the school you applied to and explain your situation. They might be understanding and allow you to withdraw your application. Just remember to be respectful, honest, and express gratitude for their understanding in this process. Be prepared that some schools might not look as favorable upon you if you choose to apply regular decision after withdrawing, so just make sure you are confident in your decision to withdraw and possibly not attend that college.

However, it's important to note that if you are accepted and choose not to attend, there may be consequences depending on the school. Some schools might not let you apply again in the regular decision round or in the future. It's a case-by-case basis, so do your research and communicate directly with the school.

Remember, early decision is binding, and most schools require you to withdraw all other applications when accepted. Think carefully about your decision and make sure it is the right choice considering your financial, academic, and personal fit. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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