Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

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nireca
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Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby nireca » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Anyone know if this is a viable option? I have seat deposits coming up at the end of the month and I haven't even heard back from all the schools I've applied to yet. I'm thinking it couldn't hurt to try but I'd feel a lot more comfortable goin in if I knew the results of any past attempts.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby cinephile » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:06 pm

I'm in the same boat. I'm probably putting down my seat deposit without hearing back from all of my schools.

nireca
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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby nireca » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:10 pm

That's such BS that you should have to do that tho. I can't believe nobody out there has tried this before.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby Prometheus214 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:06 pm

One school that I applied to agreed to extend the deposit deadline until after they reconsider me for scholarship funds, but other schools have flatly refused to extend the deadline for me. I guess it can't hurt to just email the school and ask.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby nireca » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:59 pm

just sent an email out asking them to move the deadline back a week, we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby Prometheus214 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:09 pm

I just emailed one of my top choice schools and they agreed to extend the deposit deadline for about three weeks. Granted, the deadline was April 1st which is much earlier than most schools, but I didn't think that I had a chance so I almost didn't send it in. Now I'm glad I did.

If you respectfully and honestly lay out why you think that you need an extension, the worst that they can do is say no.

nireca
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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby nireca » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:31 pm

Nice. Do you mind saying which school? I was writing to St. John's and their deadline was April 1st as well but I only asked them to extend it to April 7th. Didn't wanna push my luck but now I'm thinking I should have gone for more.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby serdog » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:22 pm

Its Canada so grain of salt but I got a weeks extension from UBC

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby Prometheus214 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:28 pm

No problem, I asked UST in Minneapolis and they graciously agreed to extend the deadline. I think that especially schools who have fairly early deadlines might be more willing to extend them if you have a good reason for asking for an extension. Considering the magnitude of the choice of where to attend law school, I think schools are pretty understanding.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby Sandro » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:57 am

I asked for a deadline extension and got one. It helps.

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Re: Requesting extension on seat deposit deadline?

Postby mcdeeremitch » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:56 pm

bumping this thread back to life....Does anyone have an similar experiences with getting deadlines extended




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