thevuch wrote: vanora wrote: scottidsntknow wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Do we need to accept the offer first and then place the deposit? When I check WashU admitted portal, it seems we do need to first say whether we accept the offer and then place the deposit~any suggestions?
You pay the seat deposit through the admitted students portal, then you have through June or something to accept your scholly package.
Yes but he/she means that before you pay the deposit, you accept the offer of admission, which differs than the offer of monies.
So I did a little research on this the other day because I have a couple of schools with deposits due April 1 and a couple with deposits due April 15. I found this information from searching through the forums and a couple of other sources, but
they only way you'll know for sure is if you call the school in question.
It is basically widely accepted to accept offers of admission from multiple schools and pay multiple deposits during the first seat deposit phase. They aren't considered binding, especially because sometimes you have to pay the deposit to keep your scholarship or you're trying to get off the waitlist somewhere but don't want to lose your spot somewhere else or any other number of reasons.However
, you can only make one seat deposit in the second round. After the second seat deposit, a list goes out to the schools identifying who has accepted admission at different schools and if your name comes up for more that one school you could potentially lose your spot and scholarship at both schools. For example: on the admitted students page for WUSTL under deposit information it states "Scholarship recipients may not have deposits/seat reservations at multiple law schools after the second deposit deadline
. Doing so may risk the loss of your scholarship from Washington University School of Law."
So basically, if you haven't been able to completely decide on a school by the time first seat deposits are due, you can pay the seat deposit at more than one school. More than likely, that money is non-refundable. So it sucks that you may pay $300-$500 to a school and then decide not to go there, but in the long run, it's only $300-$500. I spend more than that on shoes.
Schools should be very clear about their policy on multiple deposits, so I would check the admitted students page for any school you are considering depositing at. And the best way to know for sure is to call the school.