Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

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SHANbangs
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Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby SHANbangs » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:15 pm

Can you defer GW Law and then, for whatever reason, not attend? Does it depend on the reason? Is it binding? I am looking at GW sticker and really, really hesitating.

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Re: Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:16 pm

yes

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Re: Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:17 pm

Yes.

There are two types of deferrals, binding and nonbinding. If it is binding then you don't have to matriculate, but you are not allowed to attend another law school that year. If it is nonbinding then you can attend another law school or not matriculate to any school, whatever you desire.

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Re: Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby SHANbangs » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:36 pm

thanks. Does anybody know if GW is non-binding?

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Re: Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby Snape » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:46 pm

Actually,

If you defer and then don't attend you will be excommunicated to Burma. Sorry dude.

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Re: Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:50 pm

yes

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Re: Can you defer a law school and then not attend?

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:57 pm

SHANbangs wrote:thanks. Does anybody know if GW is non-binding?


If you are asking them after you already have an acceptance there is no guarantee they will allow you to defer. On top of that, it may be either binding or non-binding depending on what they offer. I am not sure if they offer you a binding deferral if you can haggle to have it be non-binding.




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