Dream wrote:I know April 15 is coming close. I am still hanging on and hoping to move from waiting list to offer. On the other hand, my other offer is stated to be "valid until April 15". Does that includes April 15 itself? Or do I have to respond by midnight of April 14?
Until the end of the 15th.
Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.
CarlBrannen wrote:Under these rules, there is no reason for a student to accept an offer before April 15th other than the safety of knowing that you've gotten your acceptance in before the deadline.
vesperlynd wrote:It might be useful for the Council that governs this policy to have a similar one for students on waitlists. For example, a student was accepted to X by waitlisted at Y. As long as X confirms with Y that the student is waitlisted there, then X could grant an extension of one week. All acceptances from waitlists would have to be granted no later than one business day after the original deadline (i.e. this year April 18 for an original deadline of April 15). The student would have seven days from the original deadline to decide (April 22 from April 15).
This would require 1) schools directly confirm a waitlist claim, 2) the student submits a waitlist claim, 3) the schools notify the students of the original decisions by a certain date (say April 1 or March 15).
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