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Double depositing?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:55 pm

So I got my first transfer acceptance, and need to deposit in just a few days, but I haven't heard from any other schools yet. By depositing, I have to sign a statement that I'm withdrawing from all other schools including my home school. I would hate to do this without hearing from better ranked schools, but also don't want to reneg on a promise like that.

What's the consensus on double-depositing? Is this very common and I'm overreacting? Are there consequences to reneging on that promise? Is it a serious ethical no-no? I want to do the right thing while keeping my options open.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby kaiser » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:06 pm

Don't double deposit. There is always a chance that, if you sign that statement, and you try and back out, the school could show it to other schools, who will then have grounds for not taking you. Only deposit 1 time. Contact the school you are waiting on, and see if they can accelerate your decision so that the prior acceptance doesn't expire.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I got my first transfer acceptance, and need to deposit in just a few days, but I haven't heard from any other schools yet. By depositing, I have to sign a statement that I'm withdrawing from all other schools including my home school. I would hate to do this without hearing from better ranked schools, but also don't want to reneg on a promise like that.

What's the consensus on double-depositing? Is this very common and I'm overreacting? Are there consequences to reneging on that promise? Is it a serious ethical no-no? I want to do the right thing while keeping my options open.


since youre anon, what school makes you sign this promise of withdrawal

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:58 pm

Yea. I thought it was pay or sign not pay and sign.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:30 pm

NYU? C'mon, you're anon.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:45 pm

stillwater wrote:since youre anon, what school makes you sign this promise of withdrawal

It's NYU. Does your question mean that this is unique? I just assumed all schools do it.

The comments jive with my gut instinct--don't do it. Thanks, all.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
stillwater wrote:since youre anon, what school makes you sign this promise of withdrawal

It's NYU. Does your question mean that this is unique? I just assumed all schools do it.

The comments jive with my gut instinct--don't do it. Thanks, all.


so its a deposit AND this signature? ive never heard of such an arrangement

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby lasersgopewpew » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:59 pm

The fact you have to withdraw from your home school is brutal, as well. What if you haven't even heard from admin on a scholarship negosh? That seems far too restrictive. I wonder if other NYU admits will chime in, you'd figure they already would have...

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby zor » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:46 pm

I got the admit packet and there are two forms: a deposit form, and an Intent to Enroll form with the aforementioned restrictions. You can't even avoid it by depositing online, as they make you click a button confirming the same thing: not just that you've withdrawn all other pending applications, but withdrawn from your home school, too.

It's pretty harsh. I'm upset I likely will not have heard from my other schools by the deadline.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Has anyone ever asked for an extra few days on something like this?

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:59 pm

UnfrozenCaveman wrote:Has anyone ever asked for an extra few days on something like this?


no man has ever dared.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby 7ED » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:03 pm

I can almost guarantee u that at least some schools don't give a shit. Yale transfer decisions came out so late previous years that the admissions office expected people to simply ditch deposits at other schools. I would also read the terms carefully, I am pretty sure these things make you withdraw from all schools where a decision has been rendered, not from schools you are still waiting on.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:11 pm

tryna preempt dat columbia

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:18 pm

stillwater wrote:
UnfrozenCaveman wrote:Has anyone ever asked for an extra few days on something like this?


no man has ever dared.

Guess I should have asked if anyone has successfully received an extension.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby stillwater » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:33 am

how many days did they give you from the date your status checker showed Decision Sent?

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby Nammertat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:58 pm

7ED wrote:I can almost guarantee u that at least some schools don't give a shit. Yale transfer decisions came out so late previous years that the admissions office expected people to simply ditch deposits at other schools. I would also read the terms carefully, I am pretty sure these things make you withdraw from all schools where a decision has been rendered, not from schools you are still waiting on.


I know at LEAST Berkeley's agreement says you must withdraw from all schools, pending and decision rendered.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby stillwater » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:02 pm

Nammertat wrote:
7ED wrote:I can almost guarantee u that at least some schools don't give a shit. Yale transfer decisions came out so late previous years that the admissions office expected people to simply ditch deposits at other schools. I would also read the terms carefully, I am pretty sure these things make you withdraw from all schools where a decision has been rendered, not from schools you are still waiting on.


I know at LEAST Berkeley's agreement says you must withdraw from all schools, pending and decision rendered.


uncool man, uncool

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby sap » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:09 pm

Nammertat wrote:I know at LEAST Berkeley's agreement says you must withdraw from all schools, pending and decision rendered.


Yeah, but they do it in lieu of a deposit. GULC and, I assume, manyother places let you pay a (pretty large) deposit instead of rather than in addition to signing the "I withdraw from everywhere" statement.

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby 2013Transfer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:31 pm

stillwater wrote:how many days did they give you from the date your status checker showed Decision Sent?


10 days

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:39 pm

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Re: Double depositing?

Postby Nammertat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:58 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
Nammertat wrote:
7ED wrote:I can almost guarantee u that at least some schools don't give a shit. Yale transfer decisions came out so late previous years that the admissions office expected people to simply ditch deposits at other schools. I would also read the terms carefully, I am pretty sure these things make you withdraw from all schools where a decision has been rendered, not from schools you are still waiting on.


I know at LEAST Berkeley's agreement says you must withdraw from all schools, pending and decision rendered.


I don't see this condition in the email. Is it in the hard-copy acceptance letter?


For 0L it was in the hard copy- It's possible that it is different for transfer apps?




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