I knew nothing of this notification process. William & Mary sent me an e-mail on the 16th, as they discovered I was on another school's deposit list. What is the big deal or issue? Certainly, it makes a school nervous that they may lose a student. But are there any repercussions? Is there a suggestion that a school might retract an offer of admission or otherwise penalize a student who has paid multiple deposits?
If a school does not inform admitted applicants of any policy, it stands to reason there is no policy. Asking makes sense, but I don't care to stir things up by doing that. Certainly I need to finalize my decision, but hey, some of these schools strung me along for months. I'm just looking to see if there is some unwritten standard policy across schools, or some LSAC policy of which I am unaware. Neither school at which I have made a deposit has indicated any sort of policy.
i am just speculating but i would assume that the worst that can happen is being notified by one of your schools that you need to make a decision in X amount of days after this school realizes you have multiple deposits down or they will pull their offer of acceptance.on a personal note, i don't have multiple deposits down but would have no internal struggles or ethical dilemmas with this situation...this admissions process is a game and if the multiple deposits buys you more time to make a decision, then great...it is like you are waitlisting the schools that accepted you and i kinda like that!