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Questbridge Early Decision: How binding is it?

Hello, I'm considering applying to a Questbridge partner college through their Early Decision program, but I'm not sure how binding it is. If I'm accepted, do I have any freedom to look at other schools or is it truly binding?

9 months ago

Hello! I understand your concerns about the binding nature of Early Decision through the Questbridge program. Early Decision is indeed a binding commitment, meaning that if you are accepted, you are expected to enroll in that college and withdraw any other applications you might have sent to other colleges.

There are, however, a couple of exceptions to this rule. If you are accepted but the financial aid package offered by the college does not meet your demonstrated financial need, you may be able to back out and consider other schools. It is important, though, to communicate with the college about your situation in such cases.

Ultimately, Early Decision should only be pursued if you are certain that the Questbridge partner college is your top choice and you are committed to attending if accepted. Otherwise, it might be more suitable to consider other application options, such as Regular Decision or Early Action, which are non-binding and won't restrict your freedom to choose among multiple acceptances. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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