« on: December 02, 2004, 11:29:12 AM »
If you tell a school in an essay its your first choice and they accept you, is there any way they can hold you to that?
I put a note at the top of an optional essay telling a school it was my first choice and that if there was an ED option I would have applied ED. It is honestly true at this school that I would have applied ED if they offerred a program but technically its not my first choice. I wrote it was at the time because it really is out of my reasonable applications my first choice. I wrote this because in my mind it is because I completely write off 6 other schools as auto rejections. My question is if by some miracle I get into a super reach that I would prefer over this school and also get into this school, is there any way they can hold me to attending?
I'm guessing no but thinking about it kind of worried me. Its probably moot anyway because I havent been accepted yet (and would be lucky to be) at the school I told was top pick and none of my super reaches are likely to come through anyway.
I'm just wondering what ppl think.
(BTW: This is what I wrote at the top of an optional essay: "Note: To be clear, school x is my first choice for law school; I am not applying to any J.D. program as an early decision candidate and I would have certainly applied early decision to school x if such an option was offered.")