‘Double Depositing’

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To the Editor:

In the article “D-Day: How to weigh college acceptances and make the big decision (April 16), my remarks were inadvertently mischaracterized in a way that made it seem as if I were recommending that admitted students put down enrollment deposits at more than one college. No responsible admissions professional would suggest that a student consider making an enrollment deposit at any school other than the one in which the student intends to enroll. “Double depositing takes away valuable spots from students on the waiting list who genuinely want to attend the school. As tough as it may be, students and their families must make a final decision by May 1. There is no room for indecisive space holding. It is wrong, unethical and just plain unfair.

Tova Tolman
Associate director of undergraduate admission, Fordham University

Letters have been edited for clarity, style and brevity.

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