I've pretty much already made my decision, but I probably won't withdraw until May 15th. Unexpected things can happen, so I'm trying to keep my geographical options open for the time being.So close... but so far away! Who is waiting for May 15th to make their final decision? Or hoping to get off a waitlist?
I've already made my decision but I'm too scared to withdraw my other acceptance. I just know that the second I withdraw it I'll get an e-mail from my top choice school saying, "Sorry Mr. Fish26, it seems there was an error in the computer system and you were not meant to be accepted. Our sincerest apologies."
Maybe I'll just go to both schools, just in case.
LOL that's what I was scared of when I got my second acceptance!!! It's a completely rational fear, and I'm sure it's happened before.... but there are ways to double check. Call up your #1 admissions office and simply ask them if everything is in line for you to matriculate in August. That's what I did... I tried to be sly about it at first, but I eventually broke down and explained that I had another acceptance but was so freaked out about denying it b/c I wanted to make sure I still had a seat there. The admissions lady laughed and said calls like this were more common then I would think then she assured me my acceptance was legit and I still had a seat. I immediately called the other school and turned down their offer of acceptance.
I know there are lots of people out there who have legit reasons for holding on to more then one acceptance (financial aid differences or just holding on while you truely try to decide between two different schools)
but if you KNOW you would never go to one school over another and you're holding acceptances from both - be courtious to your peers and decline the acceptance! There are so many worthy applicants out there biting their fingernails and freaking out right know while they wait for waitlist movement to decide their fate.
In lamest terms: either $h*t or get off the seat unless of course you have legit reasons for staying on the pot... in which case make your decisions ASAP!!!
Congrats to all with acceptance and GOOD LUCK to those still waiting!!!