I'm fully aware that I have put myself in this situation, but now I'm just in need of a course of action. When I submitted my PTCAS application back in September, I decided to apply to only two schools. The school I favored at the time offered an early decision option, so I took it. I was interviewed and accepted, and they would like their decision and nonrefundable $500 deposit (if I choose to attend) by tomorrrow. However, over the course of the last few months, I have decided that (if given a choice) I would prefer the second school over the one that I have been accepted to. I have not heard from the second school yet though. The logical explanation seemed to be to make phone calls tomorrow and: a) call the school I do want to attend and find out just how fast they can give me an answer or at least where my application is in the process. b) then ask for an extension to make my decision from the school I've been accepted at (they do not interview regular decision applicants for 3 more weeks). The first school has every right to deny the extension, and more importantly, I'm a bit worried that they look unfavorably on applicants taking ED and then not really "meaning it". There's also the possibility that my now #1 school is no where close to making a decision, in which case, an extension would be of no use. In the end I don't want to give up my spot at #2 school in case I am not accepted at #1, but no one wants to be out $500 either. I know I want to have my cake and eat it too, so to speak, but what would you do in this situation?