However, I have not been able to decide which school I want go to a year from now. It is down to two schools: one is perfect for one field of study (international relations), and the other is perfect for another (medicine/biology).
BUT - I will spend my gap year traveling the world, doing volunteer work and working in hospitals in developing countries in different continents and hemispheres. I expect it to be truly enlightening and I simply do not think I can predict which school I will want to go to a year from now, after those sort of experiences - would I want to concentrate on becoming a doctor, or concentrate on working with international NGOs?
I am considering sending in a deposit to both schools. Then, exactly a year from now when I know more clearly what I want to do, I can tell one ofof the two schools that I have decided not to attend.
Although I know this is against the agreement and is highly frowned upon, I do not see an unethical side as I would not be affecting any waitlisted students since I am enrolling in Fall 2008. Are there any unethical sides that I have not considered? Are there any options you can suggest for me? Since it is SO CLOSE to the May 1 deadline, is it too risky to ask colleges if I could simply decide a year from now instead of depositing to two schools without telling them?
Any help is GREATLY appreciated. I'm desperate :( Thank you!