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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Declining Early Decision acceptance?

Hello! So, I got accepted through Early Decision to a college, but my situation changed since then and I'm not sure if I want to go there anymore. Is it possible to decline the acceptance without any repercussions? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Congratulations on your Early Decision acceptance! That's quite an achievement. Typically, Early Decision agreements are binding, meaning that you are committed to enroll if admitted, provided the financial aid package is adequate. However, if there has been a significant change in your situation, such as a financial hardship or other serious concerns, you can communicate with the admissions office. They will generally release you from the agreement if there is a valid reason. It's important to be upfront and honest about your circumstances.

Please note, though, that declining an offer after an Early Decision acceptance should be a last resort, as it can potentially affect future applicants from your high school. It’s crucial to carefully weigh your options and the reasons for potentially declining the offer. I recommend discussing this with your family and perhaps a school counselor to ensure you're making the best informed decision for your situation. And remember, the college's admissions office can also be a helpful resource in this conversation.

8 months ago

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