Some lucky kids are sitting on multiple offers. Good for them! These are generally really successful, high achieving young people. If such kids are undecided then they have every right to wait and make a decision on their own timeline. Once a decision has been made however it is customary (and gracious) to decline the other academy offers. If one waits until the last minute to decline, using all offers as safety valves, it is detrimental to others, especially within their own congressional district. If an appointee holds all the other offers in reserve in case of an injury, he/she should know that an injury excluding a student from one academy would do the same elsewhere (except in rare cases.) The lucky appointed ones would not be so lucky if a candidate ranked above them sat on an offer until the last minute rather than decline so as to let the academy and the other applicant move forward. The argument will be made "they earned the right" etc. True. But is it the right thing to do? Food for thought.