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S-117

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Hello,

I have been accepted at 1 of the 5 universities that I applied to with an assistantship offer. However, I am waiting for a response from the other 4 universities, and I don't want the one that accepted me waiting because I fear that I will lose my spot or not have an assigned advisor. I have not contacted the university at all since I did not want to make any promises before officially accepting their offer. Should I contact them? and should I worry about losing my spot or not being assigned an advisor?

 

Thanks, 

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You can respond and politely express your gratitude and that you have to consider all offers. If this is for PhD, most universities have an agreement of the April 15th deadline. A university will typically not rescind an offer of admission as long as you make a timely decision. 

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On 3/10/2019 at 4:52 PM, S-117 said:

Hello,

I have been accepted at 1 of the 5 universities that I applied to with an assistantship offer. However, I am waiting for a response from the other 4 universities, and I don't want the one that accepted me waiting because I fear that I will lose my spot or not have an assigned advisor. I have not contacted the university at all since I did not want to make any promises before officially accepting their offer. Should I contact them? and should I worry about losing my spot or not being assigned an advisor?

  

Thanks, 

You don't have to make promises to anyone. Professors understand the applicants have applied to other programs. They are adults. Reach out to potential advisors at UIUC now. Tell them you were accepted and are interested in their work. There is nothing untoward about starting a conversation now and turning them down later when you have to make a decisions.  

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