Urgent Question: Private School Re-Enrollment

<p>Hell parents! I need an urgent help here --</p>

<p>My kid's private school re-enrollment for 2012-2013 school year is due today. But she applied for another private school and as you all know, the admission result will not be out until March. We don't want to lose the spot in her current school, so I guess we have to sign the re-enrollment contract and pay the $1500 deposit today. </p>

<p>My question is: if she got admitted by another private school in March, and she decides to go to the new school, do we still need to pay the FULL tuition at her current school? </p>

<p>Thank you all very much!!</p>

<p>Read the contract very carefully and see what it says. If you're still not sure, call the school and ask.</p>

<p>I think it depends on your contract with her current school. My best advice is to read that contract very carefully.</p>

<p>They presumably know that you applied to another school. If this is true, why not reach out directly to the school (if you haven't done so already) and (a) see if they can make some accommodation for you as to the deposit itself, and (b) see if they can give you a firm (written/e-mail) assurance as to the extent of your liability, perhaps despite language to the contrary in the contract?</p>

<p>@kapokflower, this is to make sure how many of the current students will be returning for the next academic year as they are now making decision for new applicants. When you read the contract, you will see that the initial deposit is non-refundable and that you can rescind the contract before a certain date, generally around June. Then you are not liable for future tuition but you lose your initial deposit. I don't think there is any other way. I just did it for my kids at our current day school.</p>

<p>Thank you all for replying to me. English is my second language thus the contract is hard for me to understand....Special thanks to GreatNWDad. I got the same answer after asking the school... I wish they would allow us more time through March.</p>