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Late Deposits

Late Deposits
« on: May 03, 2005, 10:16:16 PM »
Will schools accept deposits late?
I decided on a school and am now regretting.  Will another school let me send the deposit now (3-5 days late)?

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Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 10:17:51 PM »
305 days late?

Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005, 10:18:49 PM »
sorry...3-5 days late

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Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005, 10:20:52 PM »
call them first thing in the morning.  i'm sure you wouldn't be the first person to ever ask the question of the admissions office.

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Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 10:25:34 PM »
It'd be difficult, though. Especially since they're generally so willing to give you a few days extension almost at the drop of a hat.

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Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 10:34:11 PM »
It would depend on how much they want you.  And if you're asking them to reconsider you for scholarship money they may have offered, it's even more dicey.

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Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 10:36:19 PM »
Tell them that you were having trouble coming up with the money.

Many schools are flexible with their deadlines. I know of some schools that still sent me junk mail postmarked after the deposit deadline passed for weeks.  One school even unilaterally extended my deposit deadline. A week later, they had a 1L call me to tell me all sorts of things about why I should choose her school. So there is still hope for your situation.

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Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2005, 01:20:31 AM »
You won't know unless you try. Go for it; call the admit office as early as you can in the morning and ask if you can send it in late. Play up the $$ factor if you wish.

Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2005, 07:39:58 AM »
Will schools accept deposits late?
I decided on a school and am now regretting.  Will another school let me send the deposit now (3-5 days late)?

depends on the school.  Some resort to the waitlist literally the day after the deadline.  Others send you a letter first.   

Re: Late Deposits
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2005, 07:58:38 AM »
Tell them it was marked with incorrect postage by the lady at the post office and it came back to you a two days later.  tell them you've already repackaged it in a fedex envelope and will overnite it tonight.

There will not be an issue.