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It is simply not true that if you accept the offer now, you can reject it later without personal repercussions. According to the Council of Graduate Schools' April 15 Resolution, you are under no legal obligation to respond to the fellowship offer before April 15, 2020. But from an ethical standpoint, if you accept the offer, you have responded, which ...


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Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ It may be legal to accept and then reject the fellowship, but it does not make it right (in my opinion). Academia is still very much built on trust and goodwill. People who choose to scheme their way through loopholes in the regulations may benefit in a short term. But people who stand behind their word deserve ...


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The April 15 agreement is irrelevant. You didn't agree to it. The university may or may not have agreed to it, but they are not following it. If you have reservations about the outcomes of their graduates, you should turn the offer down. Do not accept the offer and then rescind your acceptance of the offer. You can ask them to give you more time. They ...


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