How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

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jd20132013
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How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby jd20132013 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:24 pm

Gotten back to me yet?
I am 100% sure I will not be attending this school, so I feel pretty safe about withdrawing.

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my application for the class of 2014. At this time, however, I must respectfully withdraw my application because I will be accepting an offer elsewhere.

Wishing you all the best,

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ajcollege
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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby ajcollege » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:17 pm

You can optionally say what school you're attending. Schools sometimes like to hear where you picked.

Also, you're really 100% sure? There's no penalty for withdrawing at a later date, and you might get in with a scholarship. That scholarship is potentially leverage for one at another school. I'd wait until you hear back.

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:03 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Gotten back to me yet?
I am 100% sure I will not be attending this school, so I feel pretty safe about withdrawing.

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my application for the class of 2014. At this time, however, I must respectfully withdraw my application because I will be accepting an offer elsewhere.

Wishing you all the best,


Sound good to me. Congrats!

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby clintonius » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:07 pm

Retake.

jd20132013
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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby jd20132013 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:35 am

Thanks. This school was actually one I applied to as a quasi safety before retaking in December. I have already gotten into a school I'd rather go to at a full scholarship, among others, so I know I definitely will not be attending.

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby gens1tb » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:24 pm

Is there actually a reason to take time to craft a well-written withdrawal letter?

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby HopefulFish » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:50 pm

they will send u a rejection letter within 24 hrs. ( serious)

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby joebloe » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:53 pm

gens1tb wrote:Is there actually a reason to take time to craft a well-written withdrawal letter?


It's a good practice to exude professionalism and courtesy in every interaction, regardless of whether you have anything to gain from that interaction. While this doesn't require substantial time, it does take more than an off-the-cuff "Hey thanks, but no thanks. I got into somewhere better."

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby Sandro » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:56 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Gotten back to me yet?
I am 100% sure I will not be attending this school, so I feel pretty safe about withdrawing.

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my application for the class of 2014. At this time, however, I must respectfully withdraw my application because I will be accepting an offer elsewhere. submitted on XXXX date.

Wishing you all the best,

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:59 pm

I think the draft version in the original post is very well done.

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Re: How is this for a withdrawal email to a school that has not

Postby TT09 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:34 pm

Sandro wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:Gotten back to me yet?
I am 100% sure I will not be attending this school, so I feel pretty safe about withdrawing.

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my application for the class of 2014. At this time, however, I must respectfully withdraw my application because I will be accepting an offer elsewhere. submitted on XXXX date.

Wishing you all the best,


I mean, what's the problem with telling them that you've accepted an offer elsewhere? I think it looks fine, OP.




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