So I got into Princeton for early action this year, and due to many complicated reasons, i did not end up applying to anywhere else. However, I kind of regret doing this.
I will be taking a gap year next year regardless of what happens, and was wondering if I am allowed to apply to other schools like Harvard during this gap year.
I emailed the director of admissions at Princeton and she says that I'm not allowed to do so, because i have to declare my intention to enroll before i can defer my admission. However, my logic is that, if i apply to other places and get in, how can they stop me from dropping out of the school, and then attend another one??? I called Harvard, and they said I am allowed to apply to the school during a gap year, while I am deferring from other schools. I'm very confused.
I don't dislike Princeton in anyway. My father went to Princeton. I would, however, like to have other options that I can choose from. Again, I really regret not applying to other institutions during the time when I am supposed to apply.