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Letter of withdrawal

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by cutie20, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. cutie20

    cutie20 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hi,
    Can anyone send me the template/give me ideas on how to be very polite when writing an acceptance withdrawal letter. Do you have to remind them to send your refundable deposit to you? How is that done?
    Thanks for your input!
     
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  3. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Dear Dean XXX,

    I would like to thank you for my acceptance to XYZ Medical School. I have been very impressed with [whatever you liked about the school]. At this time, however; I will be withdrawing my acceptance as I have been accepted to another program which I believe will be a better fit for me. My deposit may be refunded to the address below. I truly do appreciate the consideration of your admissions committee.

    Thank you again,
    cutie20
    [your address]
     
  4. Darkshooter326

    Darkshooter326 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Somebody has had practice :laugh:

    This looks pretty good, though.
     
  5. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I was blessed with multiple DO acceptances. :D
     
  6. senioritaelena

    senioritaelena Let's go 2+ Year Member

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    Hey Cutie20, did you post in the "Acceptance Withdrawal Thread" whaich school you are withdrawing from yet??
     
  7. Jbw

    Jbw 2+ Year Member

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    Whats the procedure for withdrawl. Just the letter? Or should I also call the admissions office?
     
  8. cutie20

    cutie20 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    No I haven't. i will post on there after I withdraw. Withdrawing from UIC and Howard.
    Depakote!! Thanks a lot for the letter template.. 'ppreciate it!!!:)
     
  9. Just go with a Zahque-esque "***** please". Short, sweet, and to the point. :smuggrin:
     
  10. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

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    lol DKM most of the people here won't know what you're talkin about :D
     
  11. hlchess

    hlchess 10+ Year Member

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  12. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

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    :laugh:

    Which school will you be attending?
     
  13. etsuprinthead

    etsuprinthead 2+ Year Member

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    hmmm... i guess i was rude. i just sent emails saying "i got an offer to my top choice school and would like to go ahead and open this seat up for another student" (except that i said it with better grammar). UAB didn't seem to get the hint, though, so i guess i'll send them a real letter... though i was pretty direct in the email, so i'm not sure being nicer would do the job for me, either.
     
  14. CTtarheel

    CTtarheel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I used the phrase "unfortunately I will no longer be able to accept a place in the XYZ class of 2011, and I find it necessary to withdraw my application at this time".
     
  15. Just wipe your ass with their letter of acceptance and mail it back to them. That should get your point across.
     
  16. applyingsucks

    applyingsucks 7+ Year Member

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    Is an email sufficient? Or do you need to send a letter as well.

    I've been rejected twice by some schools. I feel as if I should at least withdraw from a school twice to even shiit out.
     
  17. twick121

    twick121 5+ Year Member

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    wow, people here are way too uptight. If you aren't going to that school do you really think they will really analyze every single character you type when rejecting them? i can't believe people worry about this...

    but, i think the best way to write the letter or phrase the phone call is "i've found a school much better than yours and plan to attend there"
     
  18. Ms MD

    Ms MD Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    So I just got accepted to a school that I really want to go to. Should I send out withdrawals to schools where I wasn't interviewed at (schools which i consider crappier) for the sheer sake of not getting rejections from them in a month or so? Besides, they didn't interview me and I got into a better school.
    It's like being in a relationship and knowing it's about to end, and you and the other person sort of race to see who dumps who first.
     
  19. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Right now, UMDNJ- SOM. But I'm still waiting on at least one decision and a Waitlist or two, so the final verdict is still out.

    As for this, it's your call. I pulled out of two schools I knew I wasn't going to so they wouldn't waste their time reviewing my file and maybe they'd get to someone else's sooner. I would have hated to get a late interview just to have to turn it down.
     
  20. CTtarheel

    CTtarheel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My schools required a written letter before they would refund my deposit. If you haven't given them any money yet an email would probably be sufficient. Either way an email would be courteous to the people waiting for spots as it will take some time for your letter to get delivered/processed.
     
  21. R-35

    R-35 Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    LMAO
     
  22. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    My withdrawals from schools:

    School 1: I forgot to check off the "I will not be attending" box and mail it back to them. For some reason, I ended up putting the letter away and assuming no response = not attending. They called me 2 weeks after my "deadline" for the deposit, and asked me what was going on. I was told to send them a withdrawal by email so they have it in writing. I wrote something like:

    "Dear [person who called me]:

    I am kfire326. I spoke to you on the phone earlier today. I will not be placing a deposit for XYZ medical school. [apology for my mistake, i appreciate consideration/acceptance, blah blah blah]

    Thank you"

    School 2: I got the acceptance with a piece of paper saying something along the lines of, "We're sorry for the inconvenience, we'll have the acceptance packets out in the second week of February," so all I got was the letter itself. I got a 3 week extension in writing from the dean of admissions himself, and he apologized etc etc. He promised that the acceptance packets would be delivered by then. That new deadline came and went, and still no acceptance packet...I haven't contacted them, and I don't plan on it.

    School 3: These people were complete a**holes to me whenever I called. Friends of mine say the same thing. After an Interview offer, I emailed the admissions email address and just said "Dear ____ admissions: I was recently offered an invitation to interview. I will not be coming in for an interview, and would like my application for your M.D. program withdrawn. Thank you." I didn't really care to be professional with them, since they were not professional with me.
     
  23. LiLLaur3

    LiLLaur3 2+ Year Member

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    Hey...I was also blessed with multiple DO acceptances!! Do they really send your "non" refundable deposit back? Plus, when do we have to withdraw by? I am planning on withdrawing one school now, but still waiting to withdraw the second because I am waiting on the third which is UMDNJ-SOM. Thanks!!!
     
  24. Papillon11

    Papillon11 2+ Year Member

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    No, it's non-refundable. You don't get it back!
     
  25. LiLLaur3

    LiLLaur3 2+ Year Member

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    That is what I thought. Do you know when the deadline is to send in the withdrawl?
     

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