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I was accepted to Smith as a transfer student for the fall and I'm really considering going, but I'm concerned about the reply date they gave me. I might be missing something in my packet, but I think I'm supposed to reply by May 1 whether I want to go or not. This isn't an issue except that the decisions for the rest of the schools I applied to don't come out until *after* May 1, with a reply date of June 1.
I don't want to sound ungrateful to Smith for accepting me, but at the same time I'd like to ask for an extension to see if anyone else accepted me. Do you think they would be flexible in allowing me to do that?
I don't want to accept Smith on May 1st only to see in late May that I got into a higher choice school, and I don't want to reject Smith on May 1st only to find out that I didn't get in anywhere else.