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Do I need to correspond with schools I decide not to attend?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:59 pm
by bdm261
Do I need inform certain schools that I'm accepted into but not attending that I have decided to go elsewhere? How soon do they expect notification, as I assume they would be giving the spot to someone else?

Is an e-mail ok, or do they expect a written letter? And is it ok to write something short and simple like "Dear Law School, Thank you for admitting me but I've decided not to attend, Sincerely Me."

Re: Do I need to correspond with schools I decide not to attend?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:11 pm
by francesfarmer
bdm261 wrote:Do I need inform certain schools that I'm accepted into but not attending that I have decided to go elsewhere? How soon do they expect notification, as I assume they would be giving the spot to someone else?

Is an e-mail ok, or do they expect a written letter? And is it ok to write something short and simple like "Dear Law School, Thank you for admitting me but I've decided not to attend, Sincerely Me."
Tell them ASAP, because they will be giving your spot to someone on the waitlist, and being on the waitlist sucks. And I believe an email is enough.

Re: Do I need to correspond with schools I decide not to attend?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:17 pm
by dingbat
Just shoot them an email stating that after careful consideration you have decided not to attend school X.
Do you need to? No. Is it the right thing to do? Yes. It takes all of 2 minutes to make life easier for the adcoms trying to estimate class size and the other candidate who gets your spot.

Re: Do I need to correspond with schools I decide not to attend?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:19 pm
by CanadianWolf
You can notify them by e-mail or phone; although not necessary, law schools may contact you after the deposit deadline to remind you to deposit & to inquire as to why you haven't done so.

Re: Do I need to correspond with schools I decide not to attend?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:37 am
by bdm261
Ok I am gonna e-mail 2 of the schools that admitted me that I am 100% sure I won't be attending. Just wanna make sure I have the procedure down right. An e-mail will do then?

One of the schools that admitted me (not the one I'm withdrawing my app from) mailed me a packet with the seat deposit form with instructions telling you to write "DENIED" on the front and mail it back to confirm you're not attending...so is an e-mail sufficient or not?

Also, was gonna include my full name, LSAC, and a few sentences saying "thanks for the admit, after long careful decision decided to withdraw my app." How much do they need to know?

Not trying to make this any more complicated just want to do it right.

Re: Do I need to correspond with schools I decide not to attend?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:41 am
by Br3v
dingbat wrote:Just shoot them an email stating that after careful consideration you have decided not to attend school X.
Do you need to? No. Is it the right thing to do? Yes. It takes all of 2 minutes to make life easier for the adcoms trying to estimate class size and the other candidate who gets your spot.
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