Mar 5, 2009, 4:55 PM
Post #2485 of 2979
Congratulations first and foremost!
Second, I shied away from the 'other schools' question when I got my in. I just kept saying that they were a top program on my list ( I was asked what other programs I was considering). I would suggest something along the same lines. "Thank you so much for the offer, I'm incredibly excited at the prospect of attending Montana in the fall" and then ask any questions you might have. I tend to err on the side of discretion, but would try not to do the whole 'other schools' thing unless you have to tell them (like, say, you get another great offer and want to see if Montana can give more money or less teaching to compensate). You have to the 15th, they know it, you know it. Take the time.