Many college applicants already know where they’re going this fall.
Some have received an “early decision” acceptance. Others have received early notification of a “regular decision” acceptance from their top-choice school (and have no intention of accepting any other offers they might receive).
If either of these situations applies to you, congratulations! Getting admitted to your dream college is a huge accomplishment.
Once you and your parents have determined that this school’s financial aid offer is adequate (note: you might not have an aid offer yet if your acceptance was through its “regular decision” round), your next step will be to withdraw your application at each of the other schools to which you applied.
If you’ve been accepted “early decision,” you’re contractually obligated to withdraw your other applications. However, regardless of the circumstances of your acceptance, withdrawing your other applications is the right to thing to do when you’re 100 percent certain that you’ll be heading elsewhere. Doing so saves a school’s admissions officers time and energy; it also allows another qualified student to be admitted rather than waitlisted.
How do you withdraw an application? You must do it in writing and include certain pieces of information to ensure that you are properly identified. To learn more about this process, visit Montgomery Educational Consulting.