commitment letter legally binding

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lawedu2013
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commitment letter legally binding

Postby lawedu2013 » Tue May 07, 2013 9:54 am

Can anybody tell me if the commitment letter (accompanying the seat deposit and also, especially, when accepting a deferral offer) is legally binding? There are sentences like " I will withdraw from all other school immediately and will not seek admission from any other school in the future" that one has to sign for.

many thanks!

suzige
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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby suzige » Tue May 07, 2013 10:01 am

You've posted this exact question like 3 times now.

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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby 20141023 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:07 am

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Postby 06162014123 » Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 am

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suzige
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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby suzige » Tue May 07, 2013 10:20 am

OP, can't tell you much based on your vague details. Best thing to do so that you know for sure is to email the admissions office of the school and ask them.

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hephaestus
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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby hephaestus » Tue May 07, 2013 10:28 am

suzige wrote:You've posted this exact question like 3 times now.

OP, instead of asking TLS why don't you call the school and ask without giving your name?

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Yukos
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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby Yukos » Tue May 07, 2013 11:05 am

kappycaft1 wrote:True story.

First time.
Second time.
Third time.


My head is spinning.

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Tom Joad
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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby Tom Joad » Tue May 07, 2013 11:09 am

I highly doubt a school will sue you for breach of contract.

But they might take away your acceptance.

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Re: commitment letter legally binding

Postby Icculus » Tue May 07, 2013 11:55 am

Tom Joad wrote:I highly doubt a school will sue you for breach of contract.

But they might take away your acceptance.


There are also stories where the chool contacts other schools and informs them of your behavior and other schools also revoke your acceptance.

(I'm going to try and post in all three of these).




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