Copied and pasted from another post. My own fault but still made me mad.
On May 8th, I dropped off my deposit in D.C. On May 9th, I accepted an offer from UVA and emailed Georgetown to withdraw and asked them politely not to cash my check. I did not put a "stop payment" on the check because after researching the subject on this board, there were some responses that scared me into not doing it and that suggested that a polite email asking them not to cash the check was the better option. I never got a response from Georgetown, and they didn't cash my check, so I thought that it was all cool. So, late last night, I check the email and see a response to my withdrawal that says "Sorry, the deposit is non-refundable" and they cash the check today. Now, the fact that the deposit was non-refundable is true, and I was willing to accept that they might very well cash the check anyway. However, needless to say I am a little irritated that they waited until two weeks after I had withdrawn to even present my check to the bank. And considering that it came through on the same day as a bunch of other payments and only a few days after the other deposit check, it is hurting me financially and I'm just mad at the no response for two weeks and then "oh, we'll cash it anyway" crap. Oh well, considering that the reason that I didn't put a stop payment on it in the first place was because of the fact that I did in fact choose to pay them a deposit and thought that it would be unethical to stop payment on a check that I had written, there isn't anything that I can do about it anyway. Meh.
That is so outrageous. Id be beyond fuming. They basically took money from you for no reason. Thats just awful.
My deposit to Cornell arrived at their office the same day I got into Penn, so I called and they said "We have it in our hands, were tearing it up right now, best of luck" which I thought was really nice of them. I asked if I should put a stop on it anyway and they said it couldnt hurt.
im kinda surprised cornell admissions has gotten such a bad rap- aside from their status checker which isnt worth sh*t, they were nothing but awesome with me.