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Best way to withdraw an acceptance

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Rusty S, May 30, 2008.

  1. Rusty S

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    I was just wondering what is the proper etiquette for withdrawing an acceptance? Would a phone call or e-mail suffice or would I need to write a letter? Any suggestions would be great.
     
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  3. armybound

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    Same way you break up with someone..

    "Remember when I told you I loved you? I lied.



    And not I'm sleeping with your best friend."
     
  4. majik1213

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    at this point, they're at your mercy .. just make the message clear, regardless of the means through which you choose to convey it
     
  5. TheRealMD

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    Before May 15th, I would have said "the same way they notified you of an acceptance" for courtesy purposes. Now, just send them an e-mail. It's the fastest way for them to get the message so they can quickly accept someone else.
     
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    172858 America = The New Texas
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    i'd go with emailing them a picture of your middle finger. they'll get the message. and it's not too harsh, since when schools send you a rejection letter, it's essentially the carefully worded verbal form of such a picture. so, quid pro quo, right? :D
     
  7. paradocs we are

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    E-mail works.

    A call also works.

    Whatever you are most comfortable with is the most courteous method.
     
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    Mail them a copy of the letter of acceptance from the other school you chose over them. They'll get the hint.
     
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    package bomb
     
  10. etf

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    for the courtesy of those on the alternate list, as expediently as possible.
     

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