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Extention

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Petek, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Petek

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    Has anyone tried to get an extention on the time allowed before accepting and acceptance? I really can't afford two deposits and I have not heard from my top choice school.
     
  2. NickRiviera

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    I can't see this being a good idea.
    You: "I'd like an extension on my acceptance deadline"
    ADCOM: "Why"
    You: "I'd rather go to another school but haven't heard from them"
    ADCOM: "We're withdrawing your acceptance"

    or

    You: "I can't come up with the money right now"
    ADCOM: "Then we'll find someone who will, bye"
     
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  3. KeyLime

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    Sorry Petek, a lot of us were in the same boat and forked over the deposit amount. It stinks that DO schools require a decision so quickly, but I haven't heard of anybody getting an extension.

    I don't necessarily recommend it, but some schools might let you put the deposit on a credit card if you don't have enough cash right now.
     

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