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sgt101st
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Quick Question

Postby sgt101st » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:02 pm

Still WL at my dream choices, willing to take the chance and plop down a seat deposit at another school just in case.

Question is this: The submission of a seat deposit requires me to submit online that I intend to register at the school in the fall. I called their admissions office and it isn't binding or anything. But, can the schools I am WL at see, through LSAC, that I've dropped that seat deposit and the non-binding acceptance? If they can, do they seem to understand that it is done as a "safety" option and so it wont affect the likelihood of being removed from their WL? Thank you for any help.

bp shinners
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Re: Quick Question

Postby bp shinners » Tue May 01, 2012 11:20 am

sgt101st wrote:If they can, do they seem to understand that it is done as a "safety" option and so it wont affect the likelihood of being removed from their WL? Thank you for any help.


I'm not sure if they see that information (I don't believe they do, but who knows). However, even if they do, I wouldn't worry about it affecting the likelihood that they'd remove you from the waitlist. If you're still on the waitlist, they're going to know you want to go there. Putting down a 'safety' deposit is pretty common.

SLim1124
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Re: Quick Question

Postby SLim1124 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:58 am

Putting down a deposit while still remaining on the waitlist at several other schools is common. The danger is putting down a deposit at two schools. As I understand it, the schools will get a list of people on May 15th (you'll have to double check the date, but I found this on Ana Ivey's blog) who have double deposited. Still, double downing is common, but the schools would hound you about making a decision ASAP.

Also, some schools have as quick as a 24hr turnaround on replying to their offer of admission from the waitlist. So stay around your phone or email. Just some things to think about...

sgt101st
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Re: Quick Question

Postby sgt101st » Tue May 01, 2012 1:19 pm

Hm okay, thank you both for the help. Off to drop $500.




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