Hi all, After accepting an offer from a university I am not too thrilled about, I have alerted them that I will like to defer my admission to Spring 2018 (for legitimate reasons). I was thinking: what if I only keep that school as my back up and then actually apply again to other universities this fall? There is enough time between now and the Physics GRE dates for me to study and do better. If this happens, I stand a decent chance of making it to a stronger program. So are there consequences to withdrawing my acceptance from my deferred school in case I get offered admission somewhere else?