3 years ago
Admissions Advice

How do you withdraw your applications?

I applied ED and got in (woohoo) but now I have the problem of withdrawing my apps from the two other schools I applied to. When I googled it the only thing I found was how to withdraw from courses once you were already attending. I have a feeling I will likely need to contact someone but that would be so awkward, I already have social anxiety as is so I would like to avoid that if possible.


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3 years ago

According to the Common App you should do the following:

How can I withdraw my applications after being accepted by my Early Decision college?

You must directly contact the colleges to which you have applied to inform them you have been accepted Early Decision at another school and therefore want to withdraw your application. Please contact the Admissions Office at each college and ask what method is best. Some might consider a phone call or e-mail sufficient, while others might request a written letter.

If you have been accepted Early Action at a college, you do not need to withdraw your application to other colleges unless you have already decided to attend the Early Action college. Since Early Action is non-binding, you can wait to hear from the Regular Decision colleges before making a decision about whether or not to attend the Early Action college.

Good Luck and congratulations on your ED school.

3 years ago

Hi @Melokenzie!

First off, congratulations on getting in ED! Like @CameronBameron said, in order to withdraw your application at other schools, you will have to reach out to them directly and ask them what form of communication they prefer (phone or email). Also, don't worry too much about it being awkward! Colleges know that students will be reaching out to them after they get in ED at another school, so it's pretty normal!

Hope that helps!

3 years ago[edited]

I deleted my original response, please refer to Cameron's response.

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