The whole DO huge acceptance deposit is a huge racket, no doubt about it. LECOM was the first school that I got into (very early). I thought it wise to send in the deposit because I had no idea how many other schools, if any that I would get into. So I sent the check in, and lo and behold, an acceptance came from KCOm shortly therafter. So I calles lecom and asked them if they were going to cash the check or not. The lady on the line was very iffy about it. So I told her I was putting a stop payment on the check - boy did she get her panties in awad after that! What did I care. Good riddance. DO tuition and fees are a racket anyway (PCOM's $500 "graduation fund" aka slush fund. For 250 students that 125 grand! Holy graduation fund batman! Kurt Cobain and Nirvana better be there!). So it ended up I never had to send in an acceptance fund until I got accepted by PCOM. Acceptances trickled in just a bit faster than the deposit deradlines.