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Aprl 15 Deadline?


iphi

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I see a lot about April 15 being the deadline to accept an offer. Is this the case for all schools?

 

I am waiting on one last decision (my top choice, of course) and wonder if it is ok to reach out to them. If April 15 really is the deadline, then asking for a decision from them less than 1 month beforehand doesn't seem too unreasonable. I emailed the general admissions office and got a "you'll know when you know" response and I want to know when it's ok to email someone in the department I actually applied to.

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That deadline is for funding offers only not admissions

 

Er, aren't funding offers typically sent after admission offers?

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Might want to check that it applies to the school you're contacting(in case you've applied to schools outside the US or schools that are known not to abide by that deadline)

 

And how would I go about checking something like that? This is a public university, so I feel fairly confident that they will adhere to the "norm" but would love to confirm if possible.

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Er, aren't funding offers typically sent after admission offers?

It will vary among different programs. All of mine for example included funding information with admissions offers. Either way the intention of the deadline is the same.

The "gentleman’s agreement" between almost all major universities is such that if they make you an offer with funding, they must keep that funding opportunity on the table until April 15th. This is to prevent a school from making you an offer in February and saying, "You are accepted with XXX funding. Decide within a week or you will lose that funding..."

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It will vary among different programs. All of mine for example included funding information with admissions offers. Either way the intention of the deadline is the same.

The "gentleman’s agreement" between almost all major universities is such that if they make you an offer with funding, they must keep that funding opportunity on the table until April 15th. This is to prevent a school from making you an offer in February and saying, "You are accepted with XXX funding. Decide within a week or you will lose that funding..."

 

I see, thank you for the clear explanation!

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