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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Exactly how BINDING is EARLY DECISION?
By AWM on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 08:09 pm: Edit

They sat that it's binding unless you don't get enough financial aid....but couln't you just say that you didn't get enough aid so you wouldn't have to go? Also, do they really know whether or not you applied to more than one school? What do they do if you just don't go?

By dontknow on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 08:46 pm: Edit

im pretty sure its legally binding because you had to have signed something when you applied for ED. but on the other hand, you're probably still a minor...so i dont know how that works.

anyways, if you dont honor an ED, your high school is blacklisted by that university, everyone will be really pissed at you for screwing their chances at that college, and your college counselors will bitch the crap out of you.

one more thing. lets say u get accepted ED to brown but you want to go to Yale instead, im pretty sure Yale will end up repealing your admission. so it's best you honor your ED.

By Me again on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 09:24 pm: Edit

But what about the financial aid? What if you get in but don't get enough aid to be able to go there?

By John on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 09:58 pm: Edit

It's based on financial aid, but if you require a large amount of money for aid, you probably shouldn't apply ED. Technically you can say that they didn't give you enough money and go somewhere else, but if they give 100% of aid, and then you go to college that will cost you close to same amount or more, they will probably screw you over and both colleges will kick you out.

By Rocgirl (Rocgirl) on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 11:56 pm: Edit

If you are accepted under a binding early decision program, and you decide that you won't be able to afford it based on the package they give you. (It's not that you don't want to go, you really just can't afford it.) So you say they didn't give you enough money and you apply to colleges that are around the same price range (on the hope that you will get accepted and they will offer you something better). Will not honoring your ED hurt your chances of admission then even though you didn't do it on purpose? Will the other colleges know that you didn't honor ur ED? Thanks

By Sean on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 06:28 pm: Edit

Does Harvard take students who reneged on their ED contract?

By hehe on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 10:25 pm: Edit

they wouldn't know

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