math94 wrote:How can you decline an offer that you already officially accepted and committed to?
Do you mean lying to them about accepting?
math94 wrote:I wouldn't cause any problems to the institution which actually did things on time. If anything, tell the ones who wouldn't let you know as late as april 15th to hurry up.
ChlorophyII wrote:I think everyone on this website knows something about game theory, and we all know what the extreme case is like. But, reality is reality, and every single action in this game takes time. So please do some favor to others, if you have already got your desired offer, especially one from a top-notch school. You are appreciated by a lot of people, due to the chain reaction. God only knows whether the ones you saved will be your future collaborators or not.
May everyone gets what s\he deserves.
ShockerMath wrote:I think the answer here comes down to if they offer you financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship). If your school abides by the Council of Graduate Schools, then there is a resolution about this April 15th deadline that should help (http://cgsnet.org/ckfinder/userfiles/fi ... ct2017.pdf).
In short, it says that in the case that you wish to retract your acceptance of an offer (perhaps to accept a better one at a different school) before April 15th, you would write a written resignation to the school you are retracting from (sent before April 15th). In the case that you wish to retract your acceptance of an offer after April 15th, you must first receive a written release from the school you are retracting from before you can accept the new offer.