Back up school wanting letter of intent

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  1. Pasquinel

    Pasquinel Member

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    DS'...... back up schooll wants a "letter of intent" email by May 1st that DS plans to attend their school in the Fall, 2010. I know there has been threads on this before but I can not find them now.........is everyone else that is accepted to the class of 2014 to the USNA submitting letters of intent emails to their "back up-plan B" school, just in case one breaks a pinky prior to I-day? Does this letter of intent submission carry any legal obligations?
     
  2. 2014-scada

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    Not really...it is not legally binding, it just makes you feel a little bit guilty when you don't go through with it. I am sure they require a deposit as well, so you will lose that at the very least when you do not show up when school starts in the fall.

    Bottom line is...focus on your son's welfare, and as far as the school is concerned, they will get over it and it is part of them doing business that they go through every year. Sounds kind of callous but...

    The non-refundable deposit helps the school sleep well at night...then again there is bubble-wrap for your DS. :rolleyes:

    GO NAVY!
     
  3. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    I'm headed to USAFA in June...but I still sent in my acceptance to the University of Minnesota. I had to pay an $100 deposit to hold my spot and a $25 housing guarantee fee, plus a $250 housing deposit. The $250 housing deposit is refundable up to August 10. If I get through the rest of the school year and BCT injury free, great! I'll call the U of M, cancel my spot, and get a housing refund. A $125 insurance policy is pretty cheap. If something happens before or during BCT, I have a spot and housing ready at the U to hold me over until next year :thumb:.
     
  4. singaporemom

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    We sent deposit in to backups (2), after reading every little piece of information in the letters and online. However, we did not send in housing deposit. Backup A with NROTC (incase the proverbial finger is broken before I-Day and he can recover in time for fall admissions) has no legal restrictions about enrollment deposits, but housing $300 is non refundable and you can cancel housing only if they approve of the cancellation. Figure, we'll take our chances. Backup B with civilian scholarships (in case the injury occurs during plebe summer) also had no legal ramifications to double deposits, but the housing deposit and contract was binding. Not ready to fork over $5k to the school as an insurance policy. Make sure you read all the housing contracts.
     
  5. lil3laiin3laiin

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    I put down a deposit for University of SoCal yesterday in case anything happened before or after I-Day. I was going to put one down for UC Berkeley too but decided to let my spot go to someone else on the humongous waiting list.
     

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