truckstop wrote:Does anyone know if you can double deposit at Chicago and another school (at least until the date in mid-May where they make you pick one and withdraw from the others)? Or is Chicago one of the schools that makes you withdraw from everywhere else when you deposit there?
I want to try to negotiate my scholarship, but I don't know if I'll hear back with enough time to actually make a decision. Especially since I'm trying to see if NYU will increase their offer before I send stuff to Chicago (and Chicago won't even negotiate until the last week of April, right?).
The language on the commitment form is not explicit about whether you have to withdraw from other schools you've been accepted to, but it does explicitly say that you are not allowed to double-deposit.
Well, yes, but it's not binding or anything.
University of Chicago wrote:The Law School asks that applicants only have one deposit or letter of intent to enroll at a law school unless there are extenuating circumstances that prevent the applicant from making a decision among outstanding offers of admission. When you reserve a seat in the Class of 2017, we request that you withdraw any deposits or commitments to attend any other law school. You are not required to remove your name from waitlists at other law schools. Please do not check this option unless you are fully committed to attending the University of Chicago Law School at this time.
They request it, and they seem more hardline about withdrawing than a lot of other schools, but you can still double-deposit. Just be quiet about it.
The real trouble comes if you haven't decided and withdrawn by the second deadline. That's
when they will consider rescinding.
Ultimately, I'd say avoid double-depositing if you can. I wouldn't risk it.