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Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:43 pm
by Titleist
I have a seat deposit due Sunday for a school that gave me a huge scholarship but I am on the fence about the school. It is my third choice but I do not want to rule it out. If I miss this seat deposit what happens? What if in a week or two I decide it is where I want to go for various reasons? Will I still be able to send in a late deposit?

tl;dr- Can I still attend a school if I miss the seat deposit by a week or two?

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:44 pm
by mtyler19
Titleist wrote:I have a seat deposit due Sunday for a school that gave me a huge scholarship but I am on the fence about the school. It is my third choice but I do not want to rule it out. If I miss this seat deposit what happens? What if in a week or two I decide it is where I want to go for various reasons? Will I still be able to send in a late deposit?

tl;dr- Can I still attend a school if I miss the seat deposit by a week or two?


Ask for an extension.

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:48 pm
by cinephile
Or double deposit.

They know that other schools haven't made their decisions yet and are trying to pressure you into a decision. If you just don't respond (neither ask for an extension nor pay) that's basically it, you've missed it. I mean, there are exceptions, I had a late deposit because I mailed one from overseas once and it was lost - but I notified them and when it arrived they could see from the post-mark that I made an effort to send it before the deadline.

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:55 pm
by Samara
Titleist wrote:I have a seat deposit due Sunday for a school that gave me a huge scholarship but I am on the fence about the school. It is my third choice but I do not want to rule it out. If I miss this seat deposit what happens? What if in a week or two I decide it is where I want to go for various reasons? Will I still be able to send in a late deposit?

tl;dr- Can I still attend a school if I miss the seat deposit by a week or two?

Are you talking about WUSTL? Because it's refundable, IIRC. So deposit and get a refund if you change your mind later.

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:04 pm
by GatorCTS
If you ask for an extension how long do schools normally give you?

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:06 pm
by Titleist
No I'm not talking about WUSTL.

I don't want to double deposit because this is my third choice. If it was my second choice I would be doing that. I will try and ask for an extension and see what happens. If they decline my extension I might consider double depositing (which might led to a triple deposit if I get in to my #1).

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:47 pm
by bp shinners
GatorCTS wrote:If you ask for an extension how long do schools normally give you?


It depends on how badly they want you, and if they're going to try to play hardball with you.

Expect a few weeks, at most.

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:35 pm
by GatorCTS
bp shinners wrote:
GatorCTS wrote:If you ask for an extension how long do schools normally give you?


It depends on how badly they want you, and if they're going to try to play hardball with you.

Expect a few weeks, at most.

Thats what I expected...thanks

Re: Missing a Seat Deposit

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:37 pm
by Titleist
Update-I asked and was given one week.