Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:If I got into GULC, got waitlisted at 1 T7 and haven't heard from two other T7, at what point is it worth it to deposit GULC so I don't miss out on SEO waiting for replies that will probably be negative?
I would never deposit just to do SEO. I did it and absolutely loved it but it's an internship and you are talking about what school you are going to attend and possibly lots and lots of ponies. Making the best decision as far as your ponies situation and school is more important than getting SEO.
This. Make sure you're pretty set on your choice seeing as how most, if not all, deposits are non-refundable.
I don't know. I did SEO and I paid a deposit at a school even though I was waiting for a couple of higher ranked schools. I ended up getting SEO then updated that information to the higher ranked schools and got in those and then deposited and attended one of the higher ranked schools. Maybe it's just me but a few hundred dollars is a small price to pay to have a better shot at SEO (and have something else to send to schools I was still under consideration at).
This is true. If you are cool with possibly losing out on your deposit go for it. I was operating under the assumption that they were going to commit to a school just to get SEO but you make a good point that they can back out and attend another. But keep in mind that you probably can't go too far DOWN and still do SEO. If you are considering a lower ranked school w/ big money or paying full price at a T14 just to do SEO, you deposit at the T14 and get SEO, but then decide you want to go to the lower ranked school, I'm not sure if SEO is going to be OK with that. Just something to think about.