To the Penn acceptance below: please decline your offer as soon as you know. The departments wants to enroll 12 new students but the graduate school does not allow them to make more than 12 offers at a time. You need to turn down your offer before it goes to someone else. (Most departments accept more students than they plan to enroll assuming that many will turn down the offer, but Penn is not allowed to do that anymore. It will be a long exhausting trickle down game until all spots are filled.)
dexter wrote:someone_else, was it an official notification from the graduate school, or a departmental email? Congrats on making your decision!