My question is if I accept two offers before April 15th and then get two i20s issued. It is up to me to choose the one university I want to go to and I am the one who has to complete the sevis formalities by mentioning the sevis id issued in one of the i20s, so from a legal standpoint, no one can stop me visa right?

  • Yes, it is up to you to choose which one to go to, but you do that before April 15. As for visas, I don’t see how not choosing now helps with anything. – Jon Custer Apr 14 '19 at 12:47
  • But both univs sent me offers within 2 days of April 15th and both offers bring with them different perks including stipend amount and University outreach. It was difficult for me to make a decision so fast and I accepted both however by the time the i20 comes (I am an international student) I would have made up my mind and would politely decline one of the offers – Rajakumar Chowdhury Apr 15 '19 at 9:48
  • I had been inquiring the univs for a long time and they took very long to give an offer – Rajakumar Chowdhury Apr 15 '19 at 9:58
  • Well, that was a very rude thing to do. Somebody else may not get in to one of them because of you. You didn’t do your homework ahead of time to know which one to choose under what circumstances. – Jon Custer Apr 15 '19 at 12:40
  • I was not aware of details such as stipend amount – Rajakumar Chowdhury Apr 16 '19 at 13:38

I would not recommend to accept 2 offers and then later tell them "Oh, sorry guys I didnt mean it". This will certainly create bad blood and academia is in certain fields like a small village. In the worst case the other university could then withdraw their offer and you will not have single one.

Choose the offer that fits you better and behalf honestly.

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