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transferbound
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Postby transferbound » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:01 pm

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shock259
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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby shock259 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:58 pm

Perhaps you can email them and get an extension? I would say you are coming up with the money. I think you have a good chance to be accepted at the other schools you applied to, but it would be a shame to lose an acceptance on a gamble.

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Lawquacious
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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:11 pm

shock259 wrote:Perhaps you can email them and get an extension? I would say you are coming up with the money. I think you have a good chance to be accepted at the other schools you applied to, but it would be a shame to lose an acceptance on a gamble.



Yeah, ask for an extension. With a GPA that high I think you will get at least some of the other schools, but I agree with above poster--it is not a certainty.

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby jessuf » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:22 pm

I don't think they give extensions. I think they see it as more of, "If you're going to bother to apply to transfer, you do it knowing full well that you will need to cough up some franklins to secure a seat if you get in."

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby keg411 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:39 pm

transferbound wrote:I am a poor law student and GT emailed me yesterday telling me I had until July 5 to pay an $800 deposit, but I haven't heard from any other schools (and probably won't before next Thurs) and don't want to be out 800 bucks.

T60s Top 2% 3.85 GPA applied to Mich, U of Chicago, Northwestern, and Penn. Should I hold out on paying the deposit because I'll get into one of these schools, or pay the deposit just in case?


I was basically in your shoes and I just paid the deposit and lost it. Don't really regret it because it gave me some insurance just in case. Plus they give you OCI information and a ton of access to firm information even if you don't end up going there.

transferbound
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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby transferbound » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:56 pm

Thanks for the advice! I think I'll probably end up paying it just in case!

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby jbiresq » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:09 pm

Not sure if this will happen to you but I was admitted EA to GULC, paid the $400 but then skipped the $800. I don't remember when the deadline was but on the 19th of June I got an email asking if I was still interested and offering me the chance to pay the deposit. I'm not sure if they do the same for RD admissions, though. Also, during the interim period (between the deadline and the e-mail) I still had access to all the OCI and other class stuff.

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby shock259 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:12 pm

Yeah - asking for an extension is a longshot. But probably worth a try before you pay it.

And if they don't grant you one, I don't think you have much of a choice but to pay it (assuming you are set on transferring). It's a costly insurance, but in the grand scheme of things (debt, your increased earning potential if you go there, etc), it is definitely worth it.

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby jd1969a » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:44 am

I got an extension (about 3 weeks). It really was based on financial need since there was no way I could pay it, but they are giving out extensions, so you should give it a shot.

transferbound
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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby transferbound » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:03 pm

jd1969a wrote:I got an extension (about 3 weeks). It really was based on financial need since there was no way I could pay it, but they are giving out extensions, so you should give it a shot.


Did you also have the option of signing an agreement committing to Georgetown rather than paying the $800. I'm definitely in the same boat as you, but I'm worried that's why they have their commitment agreement.

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby jd1969a » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:16 pm

transferbound wrote:
jd1969a wrote:I got an extension (about 3 weeks). It really was based on financial need since there was no way I could pay it, but they are giving out extensions, so you should give it a shot.


Did you also have the option of signing an agreement committing to Georgetown rather than paying the $800. I'm definitely in the same boat as you, but I'm worried that's why they have their commitment agreement.


I wasn't given that option, just the extension.

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:41 pm

Enjoy Michigan !

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby TFR » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Ask for the extension, they wont rescind their offer. Just make sure you articulate a good reason.

If the extension is denied, then only deposit if you would 100% attend GULC over your current school.

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PrayingforHYS
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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:15 pm

TFR wrote:Ask for the extension, they wont rescind their offer. Just make sure you articulate a good reason.

If the extension is denied, then only deposit if you would 100% attend GULC over your current school.


I would disagree. If OP is even considering GULC and cannot get an extension on the deposit, then I would pay the $800. It's no small fee, but in the long run, it's negligible, so why forego that option unless he's positive he *doesn't* want to attend GULC?

Just my opinion.

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ryanmot
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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby ryanmot » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:26 pm

I would pay it. Worst case scenario is yes, you are out the money, but you're out the money because a better option arose. GT does like to screw people like that though. Earlier deadline, make them pay before they find out from HYS etc.

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Re: Should I pay the GT $800 deposit?

Postby TTTehehe » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:39 am

ryanmot wrote:I would pay it. Worst case scenario is yes, you are out the money, but you're out the money because a better option arose. GT does like to screw people like that though. Earlier deadline, make them pay before they find out from HYS etc.


+1

Pay. You only transfer once. And if you get into something better, $800 is a small price to pay considering you've probably taken out a student loan, or two.




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