Getting admitted to your second or third option: accept or wait?


JRMC
Hi there everyone! I've read that recently some of you have been admitted to at least one of the programs you have applied to. Do those admission letters give you a term to accept or decline the school offer? I mean, as far as I know, there are plenty of schools that send their acceptance letters on March, so what do you do if you get admitted, say, to your second or third option on January and your first option releases their acceptance letters on March/April? Can you keep schools waiting until April?

Good luck everybody!
Hi there everyone! I've read that recently some of you have been admitted to at least one of the programs you have applied to. Do those admission letters give you a term to accept or decline the school offer? I mean, as far as I know, there are plenty of schools that send their acceptance letters on March, so what do you do if you get admitted, say, to your second or third option on January and your first option releases their acceptance letters on March/April? Can you keep schools waiting until April?

Good luck everybody!
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Trini30
Hey,

Yes, schools usually give you a deadline by which to accept offers of admission and pay a non-refundable tuition deposit (usually $200-$1000 depending on the school). If a scholarship or funding is offered, the deadline is usually a bit earlier. For the schools where I was accepted, deadlines ranged from January to April thus far.

However, sometimes the stipulated deadline may predate the date by which offers from other schools are received. In this case, you can either request an extension of deadline or simply accept the offer and pay non-refundable tuition deposit if you don’t want to lose the offer.

[Edited by Trini30 on Jan 16, 2020]

Hey,

Yes, schools usually give you a deadline by which to accept offers of admission and pay a non-refundable tuition deposit (usually $200-$1000 depending on the school). If a scholarship or funding is offered, the deadline is usually a bit earlier. For the schools where I was accepted, deadlines ranged from January to April thus far.

However, sometimes the stipulated deadline may predate the date by which offers from other schools are received. In this case, you can either request an extension of deadline or simply accept the offer and pay non-refundable tuition deposit if you don’t want to lose the offer.
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