April 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm (Applying to Law School)
Most seat deposits were due on April 1st (a few are not due until April 15th). Around April 5th, I started receiving short, cold emails from the schools where I did not pay a seat deposit. They all went along the lines of:
“The seat deposit deadline has passed. You did not pay your seat deposit. Your offer of admission is no longer valid. Your file is closed.”
Cold, right? Though I essentially rejected these schools, they made me feel as though they were the one that was rejecting me! Oooh the bruised egos! I suppose I should have typed up a nice, concise email prior to the seat deposit deadline letting them know that I have chosen another school but by the time I made the final decision, I was so close to the seat deposit deadline anyway. So, word of caution, if you don’t formally reject them, they will reject you.