Writing Withdrawal Letters

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby philo-sophia » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:05 pm

t00i wrote:I haven't withdrawn from any places I've been accepted yet, just places I've lost patience with. I was wondering, would it be in poor taste to include a hand-written note at the bottom of a withdrawal letter? Maybe something like "You could have had me if you hadn't been so damn slow. Take care."


I just withdrew from USC and i definitely thought about subtly saying that by wording it...

"Dear USC Adcomm,

I have decided to attend the University of Texas at Austin. As such, you can remove my application (submitted November 3rd) from consideration.

Regards,
Philo-sophia
L########"

I ended up using that except w/o the parenthetical. To schools that accepted or waitlisted me in a timely and respectful fashion, i'll blow a bit more sunshine up their ass.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby mathec1 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:07 pm

kn6542 wrote:
mathec1 wrote:Dear kn6542,

Are those two naked dudes in your avatar? I really can't tell. I think if someone assured me that one of them was not, in fact, a dude, I would be a lot more comfortable glancing at it from time to time.

Sincerely,

mathec1


Why do you need assurance?

They aren't naked, but their pants got cropped.


Neat. I just kind of prefer to know what I'm looking at. The one in the back is covering up the nipples of the one in the front, so I kind of think the one in the front is a girl. But she (?) looks like a guy with the short hair and ripped abs.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby kn6542 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:08 pm

mathec1 wrote:
kn6542 wrote:
mathec1 wrote:Dear kn6542,

Are those two naked dudes in your avatar? I really can't tell. I think if someone assured me that one of them was not, in fact, a dude, I would be a lot more comfortable glancing at it from time to time.

Sincerely,

mathec1


Why do you need assurance?

They aren't naked, but their pants got cropped.


Neat. I just kind of prefer to know what I'm looking at. The one in the back is covering up the nipples of the one in the front, so I kind of think the one in the front is a girl. But she (?) looks like a guy with the short hair and ripped abs.


Here's the full pic, so you can maintain your innocence.

--ImageRemoved--

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby mathec1 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:24 pm

Meg Ryan is ripped. Jeez. I wonder if she could kick my ass. If she does taebo or whatever martial arts aerobics they do nowadays I'm betting that she could.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby kn6542 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:49 pm

Now that that's been discussed to death, I need a new 'tar.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby underdawg » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:56 pm

kn6542 wrote:
underdawg wrote:^
jerk


I'm not really gonna do it. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :wink: :wink: :wink:

:wink: Where did you learn to roll your eyes like that?

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby babs22pa » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:41 pm

You should just get a copy of their rejection letter and change the wording to apply to declining admission. That way they get exactly what they deserve. :wink:

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby TheNerdProject » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:51 am

Figured I'd resurrect this thread for people wondering how to word their withdrawal letters.

Here's mine:


Dear [LAW SCHOOL],

Thank you very much for your offer of admission.

At this time, I am writing to request that you please withdraw my application from the entering JD class. I will mail the official response form tomorrow.

Sincerely,

TheNerdProject
LSAC#XXXXXXXX

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Anhimal
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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby Anhimal » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:34 pm

themillsman22 wrote:Here's a general format...

To (potential contact person) and the Admissions Staff at Law School:

After careful consideration I have decided to withdraw from admission to Law School.

I am honored to be one of the applicants accepted to your law school. I appreciate the time and consideration you have given my application, as well as the subsequent materials you have sent to help me make an informed decision. If applicable: To turn down such an amazing scholarship is a remarkably difficult decision, but one I feel is best for me. While I am certain I would receive an excellent legal education from Law School, I am weighing several offers more heavily at this time. To be fair to other applicants, as well as your staff, I believe now is an appropriate time to withdraw my admission.

If there is a formal procedure (a letter or form), please let me know and I will do so immediately. I wish you the best of luck in finding excellent candidates for Law School.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,


It's probably more than is necessary, a "I'd like to withrdaw my admission, thanks for the consideration" would be enough, but so many of the schools admissions offices are so nice I feel compelled to write a little more.


Thank you for this, it really helped me out =)

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby LACatholic » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:39 pm

Origin wrote:
Dear <Law School>

I'm not coming.

That's what she said.

Sincerely,
<Applicant name>


lol, I plan on using this form.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby prelaw » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:47 pm

mathec1 wrote:Meg Ryan is ripped. Jeez. I wonder if she could kick my ass. If she does taebo or whatever martial arts aerobics they do nowadays I'm betting that she could.


Are you sure that is Meg Ryan? It looks like Shane from the L Word (who is in fact quite ripped).

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby atmorris0 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:57 pm

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby badlydrawn » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:53 pm

LACatholic wrote:
Origin wrote:
Dear <Law School>

I'm not coming.

That's what she said.

Sincerely,
<Applicant name>


lol, I plan on using this form.


lol, amazing. I wish I had the balls to submit this.

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leobowski
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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby leobowski » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:28 pm

I wrote mine similar to NerdProject's:


Dear Xxxx Admissions,

Please withdraw my application from consideration for the Fall 2009 JD program. Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
Xxxx Xxxx
LSAC #xxxxxxxx

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby jakelaw » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:54 am

Add me to the one line crew.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:39 pm

Why would you write more than one line? You don't need to make the school feel better. Schools don't have feelings, shit.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby KmissP » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:52 pm

Mine:

Dear XXX College of Law Office of Admissions,

I would like to withdraw my application from consideration for entrance to the Fall
2010 J.D. program. I have been accepted at another school. Please let
me know if there is any further requirement to remove my application
from review.

My LSAC account number is LXXXXXXX. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

KmissP

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BaiAilian2013
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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:00 pm

I have a related question... when you withdraw from a school before they accept or reject you, should you expect a response? I want to make sure I'm actually withdrawn.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby Drake014 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:04 pm

Why is this thread 2 pages? :evil: Is it really that hard to withdraw for today's youth? No wonder there are so many teenage pregnancies.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby KmissP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:24 am

BaiAilian2013 wrote:I have a related question... when you withdraw from a school before they accept or reject you, should you expect a response? I want to make sure I'm actually withdrawn.


I withdrew before I received a response. In my e-mailed letter I just asked that they let me know if there was anything further I needed to do to make sure my app was withdrawn. They responded quickly, in like... 8 minutes.

You could just request a response.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby Aeon » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:45 am

KmissP wrote:Mine:

Dear XXX College of Law Office of Admissions,

I would like to withdraw my application from consideration for entrance to the Fall
2010 J.D. program. I have been accepted at another school. Please let
me know if there is any further requirement to remove my application
from review.

My LSAC account number is LXXXXXXX. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

KmissP

I'd say that you don't necessarily need to say that you've been accepted elsewhere. Most schools would infer this, and in any case, you don't need to present a reason to withdraw your application.

BaiAilian2013 wrote:I have a related question... when you withdraw from a school before they accept or reject you, should you expect a response? I want to make sure I'm actually withdrawn.

Some schools respond, whereas others simply update your status checker. If you don't hear back within a couple days, I'd follow up with the school via a phone call.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby KmissP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:43 am

Aeon wrote:
KmissP wrote:Mine:

Dear XXX College of Law Office of Admissions,

I would like to withdraw my application from consideration for entrance to the Fall
2010 J.D. program. I have been accepted at another school. Please let
me know if there is any further requirement to remove my application
from review.

My LSAC account number is LXXXXXXX. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

KmissP

I'd say that you don't necessarily need to say that you've been accepted elsewhere. Most schools would infer this, and in any case, you don't need to present a reason to withdraw your application.


I know. I just wanted to. :mrgreen:

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby Aeon » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:45 am

KmissP wrote:
Aeon wrote:
KmissP wrote:Mine:

Dear XXX College of Law Office of Admissions,

I would like to withdraw my application from consideration for entrance to the Fall
2010 J.D. program. I have been accepted at another school. Please let
me know if there is any further requirement to remove my application
from review.

My LSAC account number is LXXXXXXX. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

KmissP

I'd say that you don't necessarily need to say that you've been accepted elsewhere. Most schools would infer this, and in any case, you don't need to present a reason to withdraw your application.


I know. I just wanted to. :mrgreen:

Fair enough. 8)

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:47 am

Aeon wrote:
KmissP wrote:
Aeon wrote:
KmissP wrote:Mine:

Dear XXX College of Law Office of Admissions,

I would like to withdraw my application from consideration for entrance to the Fall
2010 J.D. program. I have been accepted at another school. Please let
me know if there is any further requirement to remove my application
from review.

My LSAC account number is LXXXXXXX. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

KmissP

I'd say that you don't necessarily need to say that you've been accepted elsewhere. Most schools would infer this, and in any case, you don't need to present a reason to withdraw your application.


I know. I just wanted to. :mrgreen:

Fair enough. 8)


I made sure to indicate this fact to the schools that waitlisted me.

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Re: Writing Withdrawal Letters

Postby beamsmehome » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:49 am

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