How to tell a school you're not going

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How to tell a school you're not going

Postby dingbat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:01 pm

Basically, how do I withdraw my application?
I got into a few schools that are now definately out of the running.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:03 pm

Seriously?

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby bobbyh1919 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:03 pm

E-mail them, say thanks but I'm going in a different direction and wish to withdraw.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby bobbyh1919 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:05 pm

bk1 wrote:Seriously?


Should have just said this.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby BKCentral » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:20 pm

Be sure to say that you are "definately" withdrawing too. It'll be a nice touch.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:37 pm

bk1 wrote:Seriously?

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:38 pm

Is it a bad practice to rub it in their faces when you withdraw?

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby dingbat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:42 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Is it a bad practice to rub it in their faces when you withdraw?


Dear XYZ lower T1 school,

Thank you for offering me a 3/4 scholarship, but considering that a T30 school in your market has given me a 1/2 scholarship and the local T14 has said yes, there is no chance in hell I would consider going to your crapola shithole from which I doubt more than a handful of students stand a hairball's chance of gaining meaningful employment.
Peaceout and better luck with the next sucker

Not Yours,

Dingbat

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:53 pm

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby dingbat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:56 pm

rad lulz wrote:"Get bent, you mongrel idiots"


About half the time I really like you

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby KibblesnBitts » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:04 pm

Thanks but no thanks. Kthxbye.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 pm

rad lulz wrote:"Get bent, you mongrel idiots"

I won't do this, but I am curious what the possible repercussions would be.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby dingbat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:22 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
rad lulz wrote:"Get bent, you mongrel idiots"

I won't do this, but I am curious what the possible repercussions would be.


I would assume that they would withdraw your acceptance - which is kind of the point, innit?

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby CaptAdams » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:23 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
rad lulz wrote:"Get bent, you mongrel idiots"

I won't do this, but I am curious what the possible repercussions would be.


They probably won't let you in their school.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:24 pm

I guess there is only one way to find out.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby gdh » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:36 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
bk1 wrote:Seriously?


I like the direction that questions about the application process are heading.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby stillwater » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:46 pm

Share secrets.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby lsatcrazy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:53 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
rad lulz wrote:"Get bent, you mongrel idiots"

I won't do this, but I am curious what the possible repercussions would be.

Probably nothing, but the world of LS Admissions is very small. In the investment banking world (also surprisingly small) the first thing you do if you get a hilarious email/resume/cover letter is 1. email it to all your buddies (name-blackout optional) 2. email it to dealbreaker. Google "Aleksey Vayner" if you don't believe me. I know Dean Johann from NU has posted some crazy quotes she has gotten on twitter (nameless of course), but it isn't inconceivable that they would forward crazy stuff to one another, including to a school you may actually consider attending.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:55 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:
rad lulz wrote:"Get bent, you mongrel idiots"

I won't do this, but I am curious what the possible repercussions would be.

Probably nothing, but the world of LS Admissions is very small. In the investment banking world (also surprisingly small) the first thing you do if you get a hilarious email/resume/cover letter is 1. email it to all your buddies (name-blackout optional) 2. email it to dealbreaker. Google "Aleksey Vayner" if you don't believe me. I know Dean Johann from NU has posted some crazy quotes she has gotten on twitter (nameless of course), but it isn't inconceivable that they would forward crazy stuff to one another, including to a school you may actually consider attending.

I dare you to do it.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby JimmysParty » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:28 am

I triple dog dare you :twisted:

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:43 am

It's not you, it's me.

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby dingbat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:44 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:It's not you, it's me.

It's not me, it's you, it's definitely you

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:47 am

At what age did your mother stop dressing you?

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby KibblesnBitts » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:52 am

romothesavior wrote:At what age did your mother stop dressing you?


Thanks to your avatar, I made this

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Re: How to tell a school you're not going

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:59 am

Just send them this:
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They'll get the idea.




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