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...and got my acceptance letter in the mail today! Of couse I'm very happy, but with at least three more interviews coming up at SUNY, NECO, and SCCO, I'm a bit reluctant to accept just yet. Also, I am still applying to Berkeley. My GPA is 3.48 and OAT AA 370.

I originally applied to this school as a safety, but I don't want to invest $500 for a seat if I have a decent shot at a better school. They only give you two weeks to give an answer. What do you guys think?
 

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hey congrats on getting accepted! I was there on the 17th as well!! Haven't gotten any response yet but I would be in the same boat as you with the deposit and still waiting for a bunch more interviews etc. They said they would delay it another two weeks or something, I'm not sure what I'm gonna end up doing if I get in.
 

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I would ask for an extension, your stats are great though, I dont doubt you will be accepted to the other schools you applied too.
 
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Congrats on your first acceptance! But, I agree... ask for an extension. Your stats are good enough that you don't need to be a guinea pig for a program in its fetal stages.
 

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Congrats on your first acceptance! But, I agree... ask for an extension. Your stats are good enough that you don't need to be a guinea pig for a program in its fetal stages.

How much of a pulling factor would all you people decipher for a location of a school.... in other words Western Univ...30 miles from Los Angeles...versus PCO...few miles from Downtown Philly/Philly...assuming of course admission to both schools (and also considering western university's charter opt class)
 

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I'm sure you know this yourself but your numbers are gonna get you in almost anywhere, including SCCO. I should probably know this by now, but enlighten me please, what happens if you accept a seat and decline it later as far refund on your deposit.
 

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Well, I don't think there are any refunds, unless I misunderstood something, hence my problem. I guess I'm just trying to get a feel of what other people in my situation would do...although my stats are good, there's always an odd chance I wouldn't be accepted to another school. On the other hand...with 2 interviews coming up in about two weeks, is it worth it to pay $500 for a seat at a school I applied to as a last resort? Also, does anyone know how long it usually takes for neco or suny to get back to you after you interview there? Thanks again :)
 

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Well, I don't think there are any refunds, unless I misunderstood something, hence my problem. I guess I'm just trying to get a feel of what other people in my situation would do...although my stats are good, there's always an odd chance I wouldn't be accepted to another school. On the other hand...with 2 interviews coming up in about two weeks, is it worth it to pay $500 for a seat at a school I applied to as a last resort? Also, does anyone know how long it usually takes for neco or suny to get back to you after you interview there? Thanks again :)

Assuming that Dr. Johnston is there, you will find out at the end of the day if you are accepted. If he isn't there, it takes about a week. I am not sure about NECO, but it seems like people were finding out pretty fast from there too.
 

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Assuming that Dr. Johnston is there, you will find out at the end of the day if you are accepted. If he isn't there, it takes about a week. I am not sure about NECO, but it seems like people were finding out pretty fast from there too.


NECO fed-ex the letter, if you are accepted!
... I interview on the Friday 31st, got my letter on that Wednesday!!!!
 

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meghoo22...I think they said you can get a refund until January...not sure if they said 1st or 31st but I remember them mentioning something. You should contact them about that if they pressure you for an answer and you haven't heard back form anywhere else. I will be in the same boat if I get in there because I have interview at SUNY, PCO, SCO and NOVA throughout Dec and Jan. Try to be cautious though, just in case. I think you should be fine at the other schools as well though :)
 

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Each school has a different policy about refunding deposits. I don't think NECO gives anything back, while SUNY is 100% refundable until April (or May?) and SCCO will give you $500 out of $750 back. Just call and ask if it's not clearly stated. It's a perfectly reasonable question.
 

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Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate your feedback...and I will definitely look into their refund and extension policy. :)
 

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So just got my acceptance letter so I am in the same boat as you now, will have to check out their extension policy etc as well! :)
 

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Assuming that Dr. Johnston is there, you will find out at the end of the day if you are accepted. If he isn't there, it takes about a week. I am not sure about NECO, but it seems like people were finding out pretty fast from there too.

Can anyone else confirm this?
 

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Can anyone else confirm this?

I think the more accurate statement would be that you MAY find out your status at the end of the day, if he is there, but it may not be a definitive answer. But if he's NOT there, you'll have to wait longer.
 
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