Deposits due before other schools give you decisions?

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
shock259
Posts: 1737
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:30 am

Deposits due before other schools give you decisions?

Postby shock259 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:14 pm

Hi all,

I've been accepted to one of my top 3 choices. T1 whooooo. But April 15th is the date when you must confirm your intent to attend and submit your first deposit. It's only $300, so it isn't the end of the world if I lose it, but it's looking like a few of my other choices are not going to have their decisions in before then (Arizona State is one, who is notoriously bad at giving decisions before reaaaaally late).

If I wanted to go to those schools, but they are right within my middle range and acceptance is not at all guaranteed, what is the best course of action? Is there anything I can do besides throw down the deposit and forfeit it if I get into the other schools?

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Deposits due before other schools give you decisions?

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:17 pm

Pay multiple deposits and just lose the money once you commit to the other school.

User avatar
j.wellington
Posts: 265
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:09 am

Re: Deposits due before other schools give you decisions?

Postby j.wellington » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:46 pm

Yes, that's correct. And yes, everyone's annoyed by it. And no, there's nothing you can do about it. The $300-500 you spent in fees will get your applications read, but it won't buy you basic courtesy.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: applicationquestions, hellohalo, NorthDragon and 6 guests