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How to Withdraw from a School

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ICCONFETTI, Apr 12, 2007.


    ICCONFETTI 7+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    So i'm Just wondering, what's' the best way to tell a school that you won't be attending and you'd like your 100 dollar deposit back?

    email, snail mail, phone??

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  3. Darkshooter326

    Darkshooter326 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2006
    I think most places require a formal letter that is signed by the person to withdraw an application.
  4. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    I sent an email (with my AMCAS ID number) followed by snail mail...a little redundant, but I figured that the email would let them free up the spot faster. Your acceptance letter or the school's admission's page might even say how they prefer you to let them know. Congrats on the multiple offers!
  5. GoinBack2Cali?

    GoinBack2Cali? it used to be so cool 2+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I would just email, its quicker. I sent one to NYU and they confirmed with a reply like 5 min later.
  6. microgal

    microgal NYC's Finest 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    New York City
    I sent a formal letter but I haven't heard any confirmation back yet. I think I'll send an email too just in case my letter got lost somewhere at the admin office.

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  7. cleothecat

    cleothecat 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2007
  8. applyingsucks

    applyingsucks 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    I just sent emails to the schools. I think that should be sufficient.

    Has anyone withdrawn from NYMC. I withdrew via email 3 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything from them. Most schools responded back immediately; not to mention they sent the refunded deposit.

    Has anyone heard from NYMC post withdrawal.
  9. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    East Coast
    There has to be something in writing, either email or letter. For some I sent a letter and followed up with a phone call to confirm. With time being more of an issue now, I'd do email and call if you don't receive confirmation.
  10. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Jeesh, I got absolutely no response until the deposit refund arrived about a month and a half later.
  11. agscribe

    agscribe Padawan 2+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Fresno, CA
    Email is not reliable. I sent out withdrawals to about 7 schools, all by email. 3 of them still sent me interview invitations like a month later. I don't know what the best way is, but not email, half of them obviously don't look at it.:hungover:
  12. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Alamo
  13. kelvin81

    kelvin81 Member 5+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    So do we have to mention about the refund at all or they will automatically send it to you? I heard that you kinda have to "push" them to send out the refund at some schools. Is that true?
  14. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    East Coast
    Withdrawing an acceptance is different than withdrawing an application.
  15. SuperHiro

    SuperHiro Attending 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Yup, it took only a day for them to email me back. Try emailing them again.
  16. Purplerainangel

    Purplerainangel 7+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    They sent me an e-mail the next day saying that I was officially withdrawn... (This was just yesterday though:))
  17. etsuprinthead

    etsuprinthead 2+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    i am withdrawing 1 of my acceptances and wondering about how to do so -- my other withdrawals have been short and sweet, since i don't see any need to be terribly nice and kiss a-- anymore. however, one of the reasons i am withdrawing from this school is that i had an absolutely horrible interview (i didn't do a great job either), and my interviewer was SO negative (not just about my answers, but about everything, from living in the south to the school itself) that he really turned me off to the school. i understand (now) that there is such a thing as a stress interview, but i am an undergrad at said institution, and so i am guessing he would have made an even worse impression on someone not familiar with the school.

    so my question is: i really want to mention in my withdrawal that this is a reason i will not be attending. is this ok? i am thinking that they should know about this problem they have with this interviewer. so, the other question is -- mention this interviewer by name in the email? assume that they'll know who he is, if they care to know, by looking at my file? i'm not really concerned about making anyone mad, because i can't see myself coming here for residency, but i don't want to do anything too out-of-line, and i am wondering if mentioning his name is out of line?
  18. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I would e-mail and note in the e-mail that a formal printed letter will follow.
  19. Non-TradTulsa

    Non-TradTulsa Senior Member - Resident 7+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    I think that once you sent a deposit a paper letter with a real signature is appropriate. It would not be inappropriate, however, to e-mail them - like now - to let them know that the letter has been posted. I'm surprised you haven't been jumped by all the wait-listers yet!!!

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