Q on writing schools to tell them you will not be attending

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Q on writing schools to tell them you will not be attending

Postby blong4133 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:15 pm

Hey everyone,
This is probably a dumb question so I'm sorry in advance. I'm curious about writing letters to law schools to inform them i will not be attending their school. I have made my decision and need to send a few letters out, but i'm not sure how I should do this. Is this something you can e-mail or should it be sent through the mail? Also, one school in particular (which was my first choice btw) has not sent me any information since I applied. I called the school on numerous occasions and they told me I would find out in the mail within a week or two. I did this at least 4 times, and I have yet to hear a word from them and my app. has been in since november (they said they had it and it was complete every time I called them). I'm pretty ticked about their lack of communication, I mean even if I've been denied or waitlisted, I would have liked to know what the deal was. Would it be inapproriate to discuss my frustration in the letter? I've been waiting for them since I got my first acceptance letter back in January. I got fed up with them not telling my ANYTHING about my app. so I just decided on going to my second choice. How should I go about writing that particular letter?

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Re: Q on writing schools to tell them you will not be attending

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:18 pm

I sent an E-mail that looked something like this,

Dear <Adcomm>:

I {appreciate your offer of admission and respectfully decline}{wish to withdraw my application for consideration at this time}. I will not be attending your law school in the fall as I have decided to enroll elsewhere. If you require confirmation in writing, please let me know and I will provide it.

Sincerely,

<Name>

Nobody ever requested confirmation in writing. I just thought that was a polite thing to do.

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Re: Q on writing schools to tell them you will not be attending

Postby amclane » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:20 pm

blong4133 wrote:Hey everyone,
This is probably a dumb question so I'm sorry in advance. I'm curious about writing letters to law schools to inform them i will not be attending their school. I have made my decision and need to send a few letters out, but i'm not sure how I should do this. Is this something you can e-mail or should it be sent through the mail? Also, one school in particular (which was my first choice btw) has not sent me any information since I applied. I called the school on numerous occasions and they told me I would find out in the mail within a week or two. I did this at least 4 times, and I have yet to hear a word from them and my app. has been in since november (they said they had it and it was complete every time I called them). I'm pretty ticked about their lack of communication, I mean even if I've been denied or waitlisted, I would have liked to know what the deal was. Would it be inapproriate to discuss my frustration in the letter? I've been waiting for them since I got my first acceptance letter back in January. I got fed up with them not telling my ANYTHING about my app. so I just decided on going to my second choice. How should I go about writing that particular letter?


You can withdraw from schools by email.

Is there any reason you need to decide on your school now? If I were you I would still wait for your first choice... Their crappy/unresponsive admissions office isn't necessarily representative of the school, and if you have patience, you could end up at the best school for you.

It wouldn't do any good to vent your frustration to them in a letter.

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Re: Q on writing schools to tell them you will not be attending

Postby Cavalier » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:21 pm

Just send a quick email to admissions saying "I'm writing to inform you that I am withdrawing my application for admission at [school name]" or "I'm writing to inform you that I have chosen to attend another law school."

With regard to the school that hasn't contacted you, perhaps some paperwork got lost, either in their office or in the mail. I've never heard of a school not making a decision until June. I wouldn't express your frustration - just ignore it and move on.

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Re: Q on writing schools to tell them you will not be attending

Postby im_blue » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:49 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I sent an E-mail that looked something like this,

Dear <Adcomm>:

I {appreciate your offer of admission and respectfully decline}{wish to withdraw my application for consideration at this time}. I will not be attending your law school in the fall as I have decided to enroll elsewhere. If you require confirmation in writing, please let me know and I will provide it.

Sincerely,

<Name>

Nobody ever requested confirmation in writing. I just thought that was a polite thing to do.

E-mails legally count as written confirmation, so I don't think they would bother to ask for a letter, especially since many acceptees probably just ignore them.




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