Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

Accepting an offer of admission

knoxisawesome348knoxisawesome348 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
I was just accepted into UT and I was wondering if I accept my offer of admission right now (though I don't know my major yet), will I be bound to attend? I still want to apply to a few other schools and want to weigh my financial options. If it's not binding, what benefit will I have in accepting admission right now?
Post edited by knoxisawesome348 on

Replies to: Accepting an offer of admission

  • Pennylane2011Pennylane2011 Registered User Posts: 2,716 Senior Member
    Why would you accept it now if you don't have to? Most schools don't expect this until May 1.
    Students are expected to not hold more than one spot. If you accept another one, then you will have to withdraw and lose your deposit. Why do this now if you don't have to?
    Occasionally a student can accept a place in their best choice school before May, and then if he/she gets off the waiting list for the school they like better later in the summer, withdraw. He/she loses the deposit. So accepting your spot many not be binding in the sense that you can't go somewhere else, but it might be expensive.
  • knoxisawesome348knoxisawesome348 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    It is mostly my mom that keeps asking about it. She thinks I will have a better chance at being accepted into Cockrell (since I don't have my major yet) if I accept my admission. That's not true is it?
  • JeremyPriestJeremyPriest Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Accepting the offer of admission to the university does not do anything to your chances of getting into Cockrell.

    Jeremy Priest
    ASE '16
This discussion has been closed.