I have a formal offer to which I must reply in a few weeks and in informal offer to which I must reply in a reasonable amount of time. However, I think a different program (REU) might be a better fit given by background and current interests. The problem is that this program won't let me know whether or not I'm accepted until early April - late even for REU's. So my question is: is it in poor taste to ask for early consideration of an application? My main concern is that this might come across as arrogant.