I applied to two graduate schools (both for an MS). "University A" gave me an admissions decision already. Upon reading their admissions letter, I have to make a decision within one week (it's currently mid-June). Unfortunately, I still have not heard back from "University B". They will be making their decision by July 31st.
I'm not entirely sure what to do here. My preference would be to go to University B, but if I don't get in there, then obviously I'd like to go to University A.
Would it be wrong to accept the offer to University A, and then withdraw later? Or, would it reflect poorly on me if I asked for an extension to make a decision? I find it strange that University A wants a decision so quickly, seeing as how you can apply for admission for the fall quarter up through mid-August.