Accepting an Offer of Admission
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.