I will be out of the country for a while and am hoping some acceptances are granted to me before or during the time I am gone. I am concerned about snail mail acceptances that arrive at my parents' house while I am gone, so I pose the following questions to those of you who have already received acceptances: What do schools that email and/or send snail mail acceptances expect you to do? I assume you have three options - accept, delay, or reject - but how is this conveyed to the school? Are many schools OK with email as a mode of communicating this stuff? What else should I be aware of and plan for the time I will be gone? Thanks.