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Ryan:
I'm *almost* decided on a school, but I sent deposits to three.  Is that bad?  I know I'm not going to get my money back, but what do the schools do when you tell them you're not going after all? (I can't go to all three obviously.)

The schools don't have any way of knowing that you've sent deposits to other schools do they?

Hilarie Lloyd:
Hi! I would say if there is any school that you know for SURE you DON'T want to attend then say no to that one. If they're all pretty much "tied" for your attendance probability then keep them all.
  I got a full scholarship at U of San Diego but also got into Cornell and Duke and I haven't heard from 3 more schools...so I decided to not keep San Diego cause I know I have two better schools right now. I knew San Diego, despite the scholarship, was not what I would want. Does this help?
Your friend,
Hilarie   ;D

James E Devlin:
One thing you may be able to do is to negotiate a scholarship or a better scholarship at the school that you might rather attend.  I was able to do this with a a full offer from a lower tier school than the school I am attending.  The comparative difference between Duke and San Diego would probably not get you a scholarship offer from Duke though.  

frd:

--- Quote ---I'm *almost* decided on a school, but I sent deposits to three.  Is that bad?  I know I'm not going to get my money back, but what do the schools do when you tell them you're not going after all? (I can't go to all three obviously.)

The schools don't have any way of knowing that you've sent deposits to other schools do they?
--- End quote ---


One question above was not answered. Can law schools do anything if you back out after sending the deposit/confirmation fee?


Brent  S:
No, they can't do anything to you if you send in a deposit and then choose not to attend later. This is why some people are wait listed all the way til the beginning of the school year. I have a friend who found out he was accepted two days before school started cause a spot had opened up.

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