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DavidPuddy Member

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  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    @glido wrote:
    For our first 2 kiddos, we paid the housing deposit for their safety schools (In-State Flagship) to ensure they would get housing. (We did not want them hunting for apartments near campus in May.) The University did not have housing for every freshman. Neither went to that university, so we ate the deposit, but saw it as insurance. We were fortunate in that we could afford it. It doesn't seem fair to families in which money is tighter.

    Agreed, but just so we are clear, it is not only a "housing" deposit at play here. In my example, Alabama, you can not pay the housing deposit ($300, of which $275 is in fact refundable) until you have paid the Enrollment deposit ($200 none of which is refundable)

    If it were only housing, it would be a no brainer.
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    The school I am specifically referencing requires both an enrollment deposit (NON refundable) and then the housing deposit, (mostly refundable). If it were just housing deposits, I think I would have no problem pulling the trigger. But this is an admissions deposit. A little sketchy to do that, potentially.
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    Anyone have thoughts on actually paying early enrollment deposits at more than one school? For arguments sake, assume the deposit is real but not unmanageable to pay. Is there are rule I am not aware of against doing this?

    There are a couple reasons one might do this. For example, to get in to the housing system early in scenarios where there is a "first come first served" schedule but you are still deciding between two schools and awaiting more information.

  • Re: An Open Letter to those Interested in CBH / RRS

    Thank you all for the CBH/Randall Research Scholars Program input. We met with them last week, and needless to say we were beyond impressed.

    One thing we neglected to dive deeper in to was the additional time commitment that RRSP adds. Understanding that I am asking a very general question, would someone like to guess at the additional hours per week that are required when adding RRSP to the standard Honors workload? I am not really referring to the class itself - those are hours one would spend in some different class anyway. But rather, the additional time requirement based on the rigor of the course, the research requirements, and the community of being in CBH.

  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2018

    You said it.

    Specifically, virtually all the students that we interacted with during our visit were remarkable. It was actually humbling and awe inspiring in some regards, and I don't mean that in the hyperbolic way.