College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, put together 25 of her best tips. Get your free copy of the "25 Tips from the Dean" eBook and get helpful advice on how to choose a college, get in, and pay for it: http://goo.gl/9zDJTM
I posted this on the UT-Austin page, but I want a more definite and clear answer.
I was accepted to the University of Texas at Austin through automatic acceptance yesterday. However, I do not yet know my major because I applied to engineering which is a more competitive school within UT. So I definitely have a place, at the very least, in the General Undergraduate Studies department.
My main question is if I accept my offer of admission, will I be bound to attend? My parents and I have gotten in an argument about it and they believe that I should accept it RIGHT NOW even though I don't know my major (and I have not yet finished applying to other schools). Also if I did accept, what benefit if any, would I get? Will I have a better chance at getting into the school of engineering? I know I have until May 1st, so why should I accept right now? My mom is telling me my rationale is wrong, but I don't believe it to be so.