Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

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Maverick
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Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

Postby Maverick » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:17 pm

Came across this wonderful site today. Waiting for the final decisions, I wanted to know the answer of the following two questions(which might be pretty trivial) :

1. Assume an offer is accepted before April 15th, and a better one comes after April 15. Can you cancel the first and accept the second? Both waitlisted at MIT and Cornell (CAM), and was wondering for the above scenario.

2. What is the average number of students in the waitlist for a program who expects to enroll around 10 people?

Topoltergeist
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Re: Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

Postby Topoltergeist » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:28 pm

I am pretty sure that you can cancel the first and accept the second, downside being you'll lose your deposit and burn some bridges.

Another question: If you receive an offer after April 15, how much time do they (usually) give you to make your decision?

bawaji
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Re: Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

Postby bawaji » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:14 pm

I am pretty sure that after April 15th generally you're given two weeks to accept an offer. I think there should be something about that in the April 15th agreement of the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools
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arsenalmath
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Re: Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

Postby arsenalmath » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:24 pm

I was in this position until I was accepted off the waitlist recently, but I emailed a professor and she said that it would be wrong to accept one place and then reject them after April 15th...

DanielMcLaury
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Re: Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

Postby DanielMcLaury » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:09 am

I believe the policy here is that, instead of accepting an offer before the 15th and then cancelling, you should write to the school that you want to accept with, tell them that you're waitlisted at your dream school but would otherwise like to go there, and ask for an extension on the offer.

owlpride
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Re: Acceptances after APRIL 15th!

Postby owlpride » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:07 pm

Another question: If you receive an offer after April 15, how much time do they (usually) give you to make your decision?

In the past, Stanford has given students accepted off the waitlist as little as 2 days to respond.




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