Transfer acceptance binding?

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Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:43 am

So let's say I get into GULC next week. Does their deposit say something like "I hereby commit to GULC and will withdraw all other applications"?

I am wondering whether this is how it works. I don't want to get into GULC and then be forced to accept merely because there is a deadline and by that time I have yet to hear back from other schools.

Anyone comment on this?

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Re: Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby Bilka » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:So let's say I get into GULC next week. Does their deposit say something like "I hereby commit to GULC and will withdraw all other applications"?

I am wondering whether this is how it works. I don't want to get into GULC and then be forced to accept merely because there is a deadline and by that time I have yet to hear back from other schools.

Anyone comment on this?



Not positive on this - but I think transfer deposits work just like entering 1L classes. Not binding, but you may lose the deposit if you don't matriculate.

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Re: Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby ladybug1989 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:06 am

You get two choices: (1) Pay a $1200 deposit by a certain date (they gave me 2 weeks) to save a seat or (2) waive the deposit, but promise that you will withdraw from your current school and pending transfer apps.

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Re: Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby Mr.F » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:17 am

They are not binding. I even signed a "Commitment to Matriculate" letter for Penn and had no issues (besides the lost deposit) breaking it.

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Re: Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby Nebby » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:44 am

They aren't binding. Only ED is binding

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Re: Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:40 pm

So, in theory, I could accept a GULC offer, submit my bidlists for EIW, and then withdraw if I got into NYU, with no problems?

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Re: Transfer acceptance binding?

Postby Mr.F » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:So, in theory, I could accept a GULC offer, submit my bidlists for EIW, and then withdraw if I got into NYU, with no problems?

Yep. I did the exact same thing with Cornell.



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