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Title: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 02, 2008, 01:34:44 PM
I applied early decision to Columbia, and I'm looking forward to hearing back from them in the next few weeks. Not to count my chickens, but my prospects are looking mighty fine. However, I know that, if Columbia accepts me, I'm supposed to withdraw my other applications. How long do I have to do that? A day? A week?
If accepted, I'll be very excited to matriculate at Columbia. The only problem is, I'm more than a little curious to know where else I could get in, and my mom really wants to know if I'm Harvard material. I'm not entertaining thoughts of going there - I'd just like to see if I could get in. Absolute vanity. So do I have a grace period in which I can let my other applications sit, just so I can see if I get any other acceptances? How immediate does that "immediate" withdrawal of other applications have to be?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 02, 2008, 03:32:09 PM
I've been wondering this myself, but I'm going to say that the moral thing would be to withdraw all applications as soon as you get an ED acceptance.  BUT, I think you could get around that by arguing that you should be able to wait until financial aid comes in, because if financial aid is bad to the extent that you could not attend and you may have to pull out of the ED school, you wouldn't want to have withdrawn everywhere else.  ;-)
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: just Trev on December 02, 2008, 03:52:15 PM
that's called lying.  be grateful and keep your word.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 02, 2008, 03:56:00 PM
Good point about the financial aid thing - although, when I applied ED to Columbia, I did so knowing full well that it would really hurt my chances of getting financial aid.
I just want an extra week or ten days. Is that so much to ask?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Navlaw on December 02, 2008, 04:01:13 PM
I am pretty sure when you sign that binding agreement you can't withdraw and go somewhere else, even if it isn't enough money. You need to withdraw from all other schools when you get in ED.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 02, 2008, 04:01:41 PM
Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Matthies on December 02, 2008, 04:02:18 PM
There are these things called binding contracts, Iím not really sure how they work, I did not pay much attention in that class, but they kind of mean you gotta do what you said you were gonna do when you asked them to do something for you. Or something like that. I dunno Iím sure they teach it at Columbia still its kind of a big law thingy.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 02, 2008, 04:12:06 PM
Hmm. These aren't really the answers I'm looking for. It's not a question of whether or not I'm going to hold on to my other applications through February and March, or whether I'm considering attending these other schools. As I mentioned before, I'm asking how soon those applications need to be withdrawn, as in, within twelve hours, or within one week?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: just Trev on December 02, 2008, 04:12:48 PM
Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

this is the most god-damndest ass-backwards line or ethical thinking i believe i've ever encountered.  really, it's just childish.  as far as i can tell (i've only read it twice) it goes something like this:  "okay, it's not really wrong to not do something which you said you would do, as long as you lie well enough for them not to know that you didn't do it."  this is freakin' retarded.  no wonder there's such a massive amount of disrespect for lawyers and the profession in general...  people who find this type of logic okay (i'm gonna do what i want, right and wrong be damned) have something coming to them... eventually you will make a mistake with your cover-up lies, and this kind of decision making will come back to haunt you at some point.

for society's sake, i hope it's sooner rather than later, when other people's vitality is at stake...
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: blueskies6 on December 02, 2008, 04:14:00 PM
Hmm. These aren't really the answers I'm looking for. It's not a question of whether or not I'm going to hold on to my other applications through February and March, or whether I'm considering attending these other schools. As I mentioned before, I'm asking how soon those applications need to be withdrawn, as in, within twelve hours, or within one week?

Why don't you read the contract that you signed?  What does it say?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 02, 2008, 04:17:03 PM
Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

this is the most god-damndest ass-backwards line or ethical thinking i believe i've ever encountered.  really, it's just childish.  as far as i can tell (i've only read it twice) it goes something like this:  "okay, it's not really wrong to not do something which you said you would do, as long as you lie well enough for them not to know that you didn't do it."  this is freakin' retarded.  no wonder there's such a massive amount of disrespect for lawyers and the profession in general...  people who find this type of logic okay (i'm gonna do what i want, right and wrong be damned) have something coming to them... eventually you will make a mistake with your cover-up lies, and this kind of decision making will come back to haunt you at some point.

for society's sake, i hope it's sooner rather than later, when other people's vitality is at stake...

FWIW, schools do allow people to get out of ED contracts if they cannot afford to go.  That's all I'm working with.  And I never said it would be something 'right' to do.  I applied ED to a school and if I get in, I will withdraw my applications as soon as I can.  But if one was wanting to try and justify not immediately withdrawing their apps after getting into a school ED, those are the best arguments I can think of.

Honestly, if that line of reasoning is that offensive to you, you're going to hate the law.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Navlaw on December 02, 2008, 04:20:21 PM
Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

this is the most god-damndest ass-backwards line or ethical thinking i believe i've ever encountered.  really, it's just childish.  as far as i can tell (i've only read it twice) it goes something like this:  "okay, it's not really wrong to not do something which you said you would do, as long as you lie well enough for them not to know that you didn't do it."  this is freakin' retarded.  no wonder there's such a massive amount of disrespect for lawyers and the profession in general...  people who find this type of logic okay (i'm gonna do what i want, right and wrong be damned) have something coming to them... eventually you will make a mistake with your cover-up lies, and this kind of decision making will come back to haunt you at some point.

for society's sake, i hope it's sooner rather than later, when other people's vitality is at stake...

FWIW, schools do allow people to get out of ED contracts if they cannot afford to go.  That's all I'm working with.  And I never said it would be something 'right' to do.  I applied ED to a school and if I get in, I will withdraw my applications as soon as I can.  But if one was wanting to try and justify not immediately withdrawing their apps after getting into a school ED, those are the best arguments I can think of.

Honestly, if that line of reasoning is that offensive to you, you're going to hate the law.

While they do let people out if they can't afford it I don't think they will let you go to another school. I would think you are pretty much done for that cycle.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: just Trev on December 02, 2008, 04:23:49 PM
Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

this is the most god-damndest ass-backwards line or ethical thinking i believe i've ever encountered.  really, it's just childish.  as far as i can tell (i've only read it twice) it goes something like this:  "okay, it's not really wrong to not do something which you said you would do, as long as you lie well enough for them not to know that you didn't do it."  this is freakin' retarded.  no wonder there's such a massive amount of disrespect for lawyers and the profession in general...  people who find this type of logic okay (i'm gonna do what i want, right and wrong be damned) have something coming to them... eventually you will make a mistake with your cover-up lies, and this kind of decision making will come back to haunt you at some point.

for society's sake, i hope it's sooner rather than later, when other people's vitality is at stake...

FWIW, schools do allow people to get out of ED contracts if they cannot afford to go.  That's all I'm working with.  And I never said it would be something 'right' to do.  I applied ED to a school and if I get in, I will withdraw my applications as soon as I can.  But if one was wanting to try and justify not immediately withdrawing their apps after getting into a school ED, those are the best arguments I can think of.

Honestly, if that line of reasoning is that offensive to you, you're going to hate the law.

the way i see it, i'm going to love the law because i'll learn how to prohibit people from making their own interpretation of "IMMEDIATELY" fit what they swore they would do.  for you to suggest that your flawed and immoral reasoning is what "legal reasoning" is, i find laughable.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: heartbreaker on December 02, 2008, 04:24:17 PM
If you wanted to collect acceptances, you shouldn't have applied ED. The argument that you only want to wait a week is just stupid - what exactly makes you think you'll hear from your other schools in a week? If you want to find out if you're "Harvard material," withdraw your ED agreement. If not, suck it up and "deal" with the fact that you might be going to Columbia (what a horror!) As a wise person said elsewhere, how is it that you don't you understand what the "immediately" means in your contract?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: blueskies6 on December 02, 2008, 04:26:27 PM
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Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 02, 2008, 04:27:58 PM
Haha I mean I've given you the best argument I can to say that it wouldn't be "immoral" (or wrong) to keep your apps in at schools after you get in ED at a school.  Ultimately, it's your decision.  As far as how schools will feel about it, a week is not very long and unless you get a phone call it would be very easy to claim that you didn't check your mail/email that week.  Since Columbia gives ED decisions by mail (I believe) you'll be fine to hold your app in at other schools for a week or so.  But again, it's not really right, unless you want to try to make the financial aid argument.

this is the most god-damndest ass-backwards line or ethical thinking i believe i've ever encountered.  really, it's just childish.  as far as i can tell (i've only read it twice) it goes something like this:  "okay, it's not really wrong to not do something which you said you would do, as long as you lie well enough for them not to know that you didn't do it."  this is freakin' retarded.  no wonder there's such a massive amount of disrespect for lawyers and the profession in general...  people who find this type of logic okay (i'm gonna do what i want, right and wrong be damned) have something coming to them... eventually you will make a mistake with your cover-up lies, and this kind of decision making will come back to haunt you at some point.

for society's sake, i hope it's sooner rather than later, when other people's vitality is at stake...

FWIW, schools do allow people to get out of ED contracts if they cannot afford to go.  That's all I'm working with.  And I never said it would be something 'right' to do.  I applied ED to a school and if I get in, I will withdraw my applications as soon as I can.  But if one was wanting to try and justify not immediately withdrawing their apps after getting into a school ED, those are the best arguments I can think of.

Honestly, if that line of reasoning is that offensive to you, you're going to hate the law.

the way i see it, i'm going to love the law because i'll learn how to prohibit people from making their own interpretation of "IMMEDIATELY" fit what they swore they would do.  for you to suggest that your flawed and immoral reasoning is what "legal reasoning" is, i find laughable.

Well, have fun with that and good luck!   ;D
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Navlaw on December 02, 2008, 04:29:47 PM
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Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 02, 2008, 04:32:36 PM
Why don't you read the contract that you signed?  What does it say? [/quote]

It says, "Successful Early Decision candidates may not initiate any new law school applications and must withdraw other applications once notified of their Columbia acceptance in December.  Failure to honor these commitments will result in Columbia revoking its offer of admission."

My question is pretty simple: Columbia Law does not give a time frame for the withdrawal process. My question is, would it be an unethical breech of the Early Decision contract to wait a few days in the interest of alleviating my curiosity?

If the answer is yes, I can accept that. I'm just a bit surprised that people think this is a completely invalid question.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 02, 2008, 04:34:10 PM
I've been wondering this myself, but I'm going to say that the moral thing would be to withdraw all applications as soon as you get an ED acceptance.  BUT, I think you could get around that by arguing that you should be able to wait until financial aid comes in, because if financial aid is bad to the extent that you could not attend and you may have to pull out of the ED school, you wouldn't want to have withdrawn everywhere else.  ;-)


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I award you no points....ahh @#!* it, you know the rest.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: heartbreaker on December 02, 2008, 04:34:37 PM
It's not the question people have a problem with. It's the fact that you're seeking validation, for what you freely admit, is your own vanity.

Grow up.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 02, 2008, 04:36:07 PM
Evidently law school applicants are a bit on edge at this time of year.  A question of this type is just too much for them to handle.    :o
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 02, 2008, 04:36:20 PM
It says, "Successful Early Decision candidates may not initiate any new law school applications and must withdraw other applications once notified of their Columbia acceptance in December.  Failure to honor these commitments will result in Columbia revoking its offer of admission."

My question is pretty simple: Columbia Law does not give a time frame for the withdrawal process. My question is, would it be an unethical breech of the Early Decision contract to wait a few days in the interest of alleviating my curiosity?

If the answer is yes, I can accept that. I'm just a bit surprised that people think this is a completely invalid question.

I think the time frame is implicit in the words "once notified."  From what I've read, ED applicants were sent a scanned copy of their admissions letter, correct?  That is the official date and time of your notification.  Keep your other applications in at your peril, as CLS makes plain that "[f]ailure to honor these commitments will result in Columbia revoking its offer of admission."  If knowing if you're "Harvard material" is that worth it to you, then by all means, go for it.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Matthies on December 02, 2008, 04:37:11 PM
Why don't you read the contract that you signed?  What does it say?

It says, "Successful Early Decision candidates may not initiate any new law school applications and must withdraw other applications once notified    of their Columbia acceptance in December.  Failure to honor these commitments will result in Columbia revoking its offer of admission."

My question is pretty simple: Columbia Law does not give a time frame for the withdrawal process. My question is, would it be an unethical breech of the Early Decision contract to wait a few days in the interest of alleviating my curiosity?

If the answer is yes, I can accept that. I'm just a bit surprised that people think this is a completely invalid question.
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Your time frame is right there, if anything the best you can argue, and you'd lose, is its modfied by "in December"
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 02, 2008, 04:40:31 PM
Evidently law school applicants are a bit on edge at this time of year.  A question of this type is just too much for them to handle.    :o

Ahahahaha. Yeah, it seems like it. I withdraw the question then. If I wanted this kind of fight, I'd go hassle my roommate - but I'm not really one for arguing online.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: blueskies6 on December 02, 2008, 04:40:43 PM
Why don't you read the contract that you signed?  What does it say?

It says, "Successful Early Decision candidates may not initiate any new law school applications and must withdraw other applications once notified of their Columbia acceptance in December.  Failure to honor these commitments will result in Columbia revoking its offer of admission."

My question is pretty simple: Columbia Law does not give a time frame for the withdrawal process. My question is, would it be an unethical breech of the Early Decision contract to wait a few days in the interest of alleviating my curiosity?

If the answer is yes, I can accept that. I'm just a bit surprised that people think this is a completely invalid question.

Actually, it says:
"Early Decision candidates to Columbia most certainly may apply to other law schools while applying to Columbia on an Early Decision basis,  However, they must do so fully realizing that (1) they are required to withdraw immediately all other law school applications when notified of their acceptance to Columbia as an Early decision candidate; (2) decline any acceptances they may have received prior to admission to Columbia under the Early Decision plan..."

emphasis added.  hth.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: econtutorNV on December 02, 2008, 05:00:29 PM
If you get into Colombia you've already won. Why would you want to play chicken with the adcomms again?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: logickills on December 02, 2008, 09:12:40 PM

Why don't you read the contract that you signed?  What does it say?

yea dont you like, want to be a lawyer or something?
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Pop Up Video on December 02, 2008, 09:33:10 PM
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Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: blueskies6 on December 02, 2008, 09:34:16 PM
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Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 02, 2008, 09:55:26 PM
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Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: goaliechica on December 02, 2008, 11:35:36 PM
Fun 1L Contracts note: typically the remedy for breach of contract is monetary damages, not specific performance. Of course, I don't think anyone has ever sued over an early decision contract. And I know at least one person who broke their college ED contract. There's some doubt as to whether they'd even stand in court. (would the court make you pay Columbia the tuition it was expecting? the costs Columbia incurred in relying on your commitment to enroll?)

Heh.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: just Trev on December 03, 2008, 08:02:51 PM
I'm a CLS 2L who applied and got in ED. I got my e-mail on a Monday, and had withdrawn from all my other schools in a week. It was finals week and I spent most of the week strung out on caffeine writing seminar papers.

1) As discussed above, the time frame contemplated by the contract is "immediately." Not after other schools respond (even if you don't plan on accepting those offers), not when you feel like it, or get around to it. That being said, CLS probably doesn't care, though they'll probably find out (peer schools with ED tend to circulate lists of names amongst themselves to make sure accepted candidates aren't still on the market) Unless you actually try to matriculate somewhere else, the end result will be the same. You're not going to get angry letters from Dean Iwerebon if you haven't withdrawn your apps in 24 hours.

However, your line of thinking is precisely why law school has made me cyncial. Read a contracts casebook and you'll realize that the law isn't complicated because we want it to be, it's complicated because enough people apparently don't believe in things like "good faith" efforts. Your stated intentions belie any attempt to characterize your actions as acting in good faith to comply with your contractual obligation.

2) bt, most, if not all, ED contracts already account for your suggested loophole. To quote the instrument: "Applicants for whom financial aid will be an influential factor in their eventual enrollment decision should consider very carefully whether they want to apply to our binding Early Decision Plan, because they will be unable to compare offers from various law schools." In short, if you want to compare financial aid offers, don't do ED. Again, they're probably not going to force you to attend if you can't afford and you just 'happen' to wait for another offer, but it's a shot across the bow to scare you off from trying to do just that, and goes against the 'in good faith' approach I already mentioned.



Fun 1L Contracts note: typically the remedy for breach of contract is monetary damages, not specific performance. Of course, I don't think anyone has ever sued over an early decision contract. And I know at least one person who broke their college ED contract. There's some doubt as to whether they'd even stand in court. (would the court make you pay Columbia the tuition it was expecting? the costs Columbia incurred in relying on your commitment to enroll?)

thanks for this...it's affirming.  don't give up.  there's plenty of people who still believe in doing the right thing.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Katfid54 on December 03, 2008, 09:41:47 PM
Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 04, 2008, 04:51:12 PM
Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 04, 2008, 05:00:02 PM
Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .


Please elaborate to the punchline.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: ClashCityRocker on December 04, 2008, 05:10:06 PM
Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .


Please elaborate to the punchline.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 04, 2008, 05:38:02 PM
Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .


Please elaborate to the punchline.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.

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Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: Matthies on December 04, 2008, 06:17:38 PM
Hey OP, I'm not going to lie, I hope you get dinged everywhere you apply.

It's a bit late for that at this point in the game, but it's nice to know that I can illicit such powerfully vicious sentiments for asking if I could wait seven days before withdrawing my other applications.
Rather than try to defend my character on an internet discussion forum, I think I'm going to let this drop. Like I said earlier, arguing online really isn't for me. As a friend once said, it's like participating in the Special Olympics. . .


Please elaborate to the punchline.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.

Wow, not only are you an unethical, prestige whoring, contract breaking, momaís boy but you like to make jokes at the expense of disabled people. Nice.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: Katfid54 on December 05, 2008, 06:42:46 AM
OP, the Yale admissions blog answered a mailbag question this week about individuals applying ED.  They said they receive updates from peer schools regarding students who applied ED and were accepted at those schools and they immediately remove them from application consideration.  Assuming this is a standard practice, you can try and see if you're Harvard material, but they'll certainly take the liberty of withdrawing your application for you.

Turns out, your a tool.  No one here likes you.  You consider posting only on TLS.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 05, 2008, 02:44:10 PM
Yeah that's crazy.  Hmm...
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other application
Post by: bt on December 05, 2008, 06:05:29 PM
Good point
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: MauveAvenger on December 22, 2008, 11:03:35 PM
OP, the Yale admissions blog answered a mailbag question this week about individuals applying ED.  They said they receive updates from peer schools regarding students who applied ED and were accepted at those schools and they immediately remove them from application consideration.  Assuming this is a standard practice, you can try and see if you're Harvard material, but they'll certainly take the liberty of withdrawing your application for you.

I just got a letter from Columbia that reads:

We have been informed by the University of Pennsylvania Law School that you have been admitted there under its binding Early Decision Program, and we applaud you on this accomplishment. As Penn Law's Early Decision Program is binding, we have withdrawn your application to Columbia Law School from further consideration.

Just read your contract. Not meaning to lash out at you, but people on this board seem to have a really difficult time understanding a pretty easy concept. BINDING. Meaning withdraw from all schools. All means all. Not some. All.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on December 23, 2008, 07:17:26 AM
The real question is.....why the @#!* did you apply ED to Columbia in the first place with a 172/3.88

I get the sense that it's an AFC East type of application cycle.  There are many strong candidates, and app volume is up because of the economy.  I don't think that 172/3.88 was a lock at CLS, or Chicago, or even NYU during my app cycle, so it's not entirely unreasonable.

More importantly, the Patriots will win the division, when the Jets beat the Dolphins.  You heard it here first.  :)
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: blueskies6 on December 23, 2008, 08:01:38 AM
OP, the Yale admissions blog answered a mailbag question this week about individuals applying ED.  They said they receive updates from peer schools regarding students who applied ED and were accepted at those schools and they immediately remove them from application consideration.  Assuming this is a standard practice, you can try and see if you're Harvard material, but they'll certainly take the liberty of withdrawing your application for you.

I just got a letter from Columbia that reads:

We have been informed by the University of Pennsylvania Law School that you have been admitted there under its binding Early Decision Program, and we applaud you on this accomplishment. As Penn Law's Early Decision Program is binding, we have withdrawn your application to Columbia Law School from further consideration.

Just read your contract. Not meaning to lash out at you, but people on this board seem to have a really difficult time understanding a pretty easy concept. BINDING. Meaning withdraw from all schools. All means all. Not some. All.

Wow, I'm kind of surprised ED information is released to other schools and they're allowed to contact you about it.
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: MauveAvenger on December 23, 2008, 10:05:19 AM
I'm really not. I'm actually 80% sure I saw something in Penn's contract about releasing your ED contract info to peer schools. Besides, why should you mind if you get in ED? You were going to withdraw anyway. Or at least you're supposed to. I beat Columbia to it in my case.  :D
Title: Re: If I get into to my ED school, how soon must I withdraw my other applications?
Post by: grape on December 26, 2008, 09:28:15 PM
The real question is.....why the @#!* did you apply ED to Columbia in the first place with a 172/3.88

I get the sense that it's an AFC East type of application cycle.  There are many strong candidates, and app volume is up because of the economy.  I don't think that 172/3.88 was a lock at CLS, or Chicago, or even NYU during my app cycle, so it's not entirely unreasonable.

More importantly, the Patriots will win the division, when the Jets beat the Dolphins.  You heard it here first.  :)

I don't know, man.  CP10 lookin pretty good this year and I'm sure he'd like a little revenge.  What better way to do it than send Favre into retirement?