I applied for a doctorate programme and got a confirmation email that it was successfully submitted. Later, I realised I omitted some important information in my application that I need to add.

If I am still within the application deadline, can I ask for a withdrawal of my application and then re-apply before the deadline date?

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    Why not ask, instead, if you can supplement the original information? It is probably less disruptive. Or, at least, ask them how it is best to proceed. – Buffy Jan 19 '20 at 17:44
  • If the information was important to them, then they should have followed up with you. The fact they accepted it means it probably isn’t that important. But like @Buffy said, ask if you can make a variation (like with ethics applications) rather than withdraw. – Earlien Jan 19 '20 at 22:42
  • @Earlien I doubt any human has seen their application yet. The OP says the admitted important information, not required. – Azor Ahai -him- Jan 20 '20 at 0:35
  • @AzorAhai Fair point, but my advice would be the same - ask if there is any way to edit the application rather than withdraw. I would only submit again if they advised withdrawing and making a new submission. – Earlien Jan 20 '20 at 2:19
  • @Earlien Yes, fair. – Azor Ahai -him- Jan 20 '20 at 2:37

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