So tonight I got an email that said I'd been accepted for admission to Duke Law. However, in the next paragraph, it said that I "will be officially admitted to Duke Law when [they] conclude the scholarship review process," and that I would either need to apply for financial aid/ merit scholarships or waive access to the scholarship program, before I get my "official" acceptance in January.
Is this how most acceptance letters look? If this isn't an "official" acceptance, then what the hell is it? Should I tell my mom that I got in, or should I keep my mouth shut until January in case they rescind their offer (since it's not yet "official")?