Say a person interviews at a school, they accept him/her, and they want a non refundable large deposit. The student would prefer somewhere else closer to home, but no word yet about interview at the closer school. Does the student pay the money and just deny any other interviews? Does the student pay the money and interview at all school possible, with knowledge that he/she is already into a school? Does the student pay the money, interview at the closer schools, then lose the big down paymentif the closer school accepts them? Does the student pass up the school because of the deposit even though there are no guarantees at the closer school?

i know this situation is bound to come up

lets hear what you think