Double Depositing vs Staying on WL's

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Double Depositing vs Staying on WL's

Postby fakemoney » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:19 pm

Some schools threaten to rescind admission offers if students accept multiple offers after a certain date, i.e. double deposit. But does anyone know how this works with waitlists? What I mean is, generally do schools view staying on a WL the same as double depositing? Has anyone ever heard of schools rescinding offers for students who make a seat deposit but remain on other schools' WL's?

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Re: Double Depositing vs Staying on WL's

Postby law4vus » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:35 pm

I'd imagine it's okay to do. There are always stories about people who enroll at a school, find out the day before classes start that they got into their dream school off the WL, and pack up and leave.

I think that's the point of a seat deposit in the first that the school still gets something if you decide to bail after their seat deadline.

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Re: Double Depositing vs Staying on WL's

Postby Woods, Elle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:16 pm

I had this conversation with the dean of my school. It's fine to stay on a WL... you should only deposit at one school, but you can technically still negotiate with another and be in touch with them - you don't have to withdraw from others, but your spot may be gone if you choose to attend after the deposit date passes.

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