Katharine Fretwell, dean of admissions and financial aid at Amherst College, confirmed this list in a recent interview between colleges, as well as dozens of former InGenius Prep admissions officers. Katharine Fretwell also said schools share lists of students who are trying to pull out of decision agreements for supposedly valid reasons, such as insufficient financial aid plans, to ensure people don`t hide behind a fabricated excuse to choose another school. As a rule, early decision is binding and the termination of an ED agreement usually leads to serious consequences. For example, students who violate ED agreements are often blacklisted by their “ED” college and are prevented from enrolling in one of their other potential institutions for at least one year (i.e. your ED college notifies your other potential college and all other admission offers are then withdrawn). However, in certain extenuating circumstances, a college will consider releasing you from your ED agreement. For example, applicants “in need” who can prove that they have not received sufficient financial assistance may be allowed to participate elsewhere; However, the burden of proof is high and often falls on the student. Next, we`ll look at it from a single candidate`s perspective and answer the fundamental questions about how to get caught, how to break your early decision agreement, and what will happen if you do. There are two main ways for schools to find out if you are trying to play the system: if you find at this point that the items are listed as “not received/processed”, please send a double copy of this missing information to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The processing of materials sent by e-mail takes up to a week. You have time to submit the missing information before the decisions are made public without being sanctioned. Now that the phenomenon of early decision has imposed itself, there are so many different possibilities for early admission to different schools.
It`s all the more important to understand what you`re accepting if you sign the early decision agreement and what policies you might be violating if you apply to multiple “early” schools under different early plans. I only recommend a student applying to a college or university as part of an early decision agreement, after doing extensive research on what their school has to offer both academically and financially. . . .