Early Action -- Deposit Fee Strategy

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Early Action -- Deposit Fee Strategy

Postby houseofcards » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:52 am

Hey Guys,

I just got accepted to Georgetown as a transfer, in the full time program to start in the fall. Really excited, and all of that.

I am planning to apply to the some other schools in the T14 that don't have EA, which means I won't hear back from those schools until at least the second or third week of June since my spring grades won't be in until then.

I would love to go to Georgetown, but it was my safety. I want to avoid paying my deposit until the outcomes at the other schools I apply to come to a head.

Does anyone have any experience dealing with paying the deadline fee? Is it possible to get an extension to buy myself more time? I was thinking of paying the $600 deposit May 1, and then stalling for a few weeks before submitting the $1000 deport on June 1. This would hopefully buy me some time to hear back from my first choice.

Anyone willing to share their advice or experience would be very helpful.

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Re: Early Action -- Deposit Fee Strategy

Postby jphiggo » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:23 am

It costs to have security. I guess you could ask them if they would extend their second deadline for you. Sending a late payment without asking first might result in you having lost your seat.

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Re: Early Action -- Deposit Fee Strategy

Postby Nebby » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:41 am

You can try, but they won't extend the deadline, because of this:
jphiggo wrote:It costs to have security.

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Re: Early Action -- Deposit Fee Strategy

Postby sandwhich » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:21 pm

Yeah I think GULC is very well aware that they are a fallback/security school for many people, and that's why they strategically jack up the prices of their seat deposits. Though, we should all be grateful that they've knocked $400 off the total price.

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