longhornlaw wrote:The WL option seems like a racket by schools to pull in some extra hundreds of dollars in seat deposits from applicants that they are fairly certain won't be accepted.
I don't think you guys understand the OP. I think what he's saying is if you apply to schools A (reach) B (want) C (safety) you get accepted to school C but wait listed at school A and B. April 15 comes around and you're still wait listed at A and B but your seat deposit is do at C. You make the seat deposit but then you get into B. So now you lose the initial seat deposit to C and then you put a seat deposit down at B. June comes around and you make the second seat deposit to B but then you get into A from the wait `list. If you decide to go to A you just lost well over a thousand dollars. Thus the OP feels it's a scam perpetrated by the law schools as a whole to get extra money from seat deposits. I'm not saying I agree or disagree but you can make an argument for it.
Hm, if that's what he was trying to say then he certainly worded it poorly. The schools using the WL aren't the ones profiting, and the applicants they're not profiting from aren't the ones they are certain won't be accepted (to where?).
The only way to argue that schools are scamming for deposit money is to say that these schools that accept people expect them to be accepted at more desirable schools after their own deposit deadlines. In that case, it would be more accurate to say: "Schools use early deposit deadlines as a way of scamming money from people they're sure will be accepted at better schools later on."
I have sort of gotten this impression about GWU...