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How do you tell schools decisions on May 15th?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by altaskier, May 13, 2002.

  1. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    My decision is coming down to the day of May 15th. How do you guys recommend I withdraw from schools on the day of May 15th? I'm thinking they probably need something in writing so I was gonna fax them a statement of withdrawl? Anyone else in this situation?

    Thanks
     
  2. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member
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    To withdraw -- (at least what I did)

    1. Email them your intentions --> help out those waitlisted guys/gals by giving schools immediate notice

    2. Mail them a formal declaration of withdrawal -- make sure it's reasonably cordial (unless it's BU with their 7+ month lack of communication, in which case, I'd say decorum should go out the window!).

    Hope this helps . . .
     
  3. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    I've dropped all other schools, but i'm stuck between 2 schools. I figured that I'd call the one I intend to drop and let them know of my intentions and them fax them a hand written letter.
     
  4. eagle26

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    MAIL them an official typed letter, signed and dated. It will be more professional on your part.
     
  5. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    But then the letter will not get there until May 16th, the latest...even if I do mail it overnight.
     
  6. Laura JC

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    Also: Email or fax the school you are going to attend, and inform them that you have dropped the other schools. I just dealt with that situation today, because AMCAS had not yet updated my drops. Don't risk getting dropped by your school of choice because they think you are wavering.
     
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    Okay, yes send a letter in addition to whatever else you do, but you also need to do more. I recommend calling them. You're putting them through a lot by waiting this long and they deserve to speak to an actual person, but if you can't muster up the courage to do that, send out an e-mail.
     
  8. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    Thanks a lot for the advice Laura JC! I'm glad you dropped in that line. I'll be sure to do that.

    thanks again
     
  9. Legend

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    altaskier, I sent you a PM.
     
  10. Resident Alien

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    the schools wont be offended if you dont send them a formal letter, they are too busy to mind such stuff. If they're fine with e-mail, spare the 34 cents :)
     
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    Personally, I've written nice letters (w/ signature), faxed it to them, and sent a hard copy just in case they require that. It's worked so far.
     
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    The schools I withdrew from actually accepted my intention on the phone (!), and then asked me to email them at the least.
     
  13. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    Legend...I sent you a PM

    Thanks to all for their input. It's much appreciated!
     
  14. dynamic02

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    altaskier,
    which schools are you choosing between and which one are you going to withdrawal from?
     
  15. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'
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    MCW and UVM. Gonna withdraw from UVM.
     
  16. MorningLight2100

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    Coalboy's suggestion was a good one -- fax them a nice statement, and then follow up with a signed letter. I sent most of my withdrawals as letters through priority mail, but there is one school from which I'll be withdrawing tomorrow (long story), and in a generic e-mail to acceptees they recommended e-mail or fax withdrawals. . . although I'm following up with a signed letter.
     

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