Regulations on ED Application by SCIE
Some comments made about university applications seem to have misrepresented the College’s position regarding ED applications. Here are the facts:
1.When a student makes an ED application, then if they receive the offer they have no choice but to accept it regardless of other offers. This is the contractual obligation of an ED application and SCIE will do everything within its power to make sure that the student adheres to this offer. This will include expelling the student from the school, writing to Universities to ask them to withdraw offers.
2.Every student who applies to ED and Oxbridge must attend an interview with the Principal and promise that they will abide by the ED regulations.
3.Every student who applies to ED must submit a form signed by them and their parents which states that they will abide by the ED regulations and will accept expulsion if they do not.
This is, and for some years has been, the College’s position and this is how we support the important ED process for US university application.
Students must think very carefully before choosing the ED path. There is no room for thinking or decision-making once you have decided to choose it. Therefore, there is no sense in which any student in this position should be thinking about whether to choose ED or not. By choosing not to accept ED offer:
1. Such a student would be breaking a binding contract
2. Such a student would have lied to the Principal and other members of staff
3. Such a student would have broken a signed agreement with the school.
As a result this student would be expelled from the school immediately. SCIE can only hope that there are no students who would be airing such thoughts as it would send some very wrong messages about the promises they have made.