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Letter of Withdrawal

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by BlackPuma, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. can someone please post the sample letter of withdrawals....may 15th is coming close and I need to withdraw...

    thanks
     
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  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Do withdrawals have to be formal? I e-mailed the dean of admissions and director thanking them for their interest in me and that I have decided to accept another school's invitation (without disclosing the school). Then I informed them that the forms validating the withdrawal will be mailed promptly.
     
  4. lol you emailed them? a simple letter would not have been suffice? did you have to rub it in lol

    oh boy...that was funny....

    by the way, great comics.... :D
     
  5. souljah1

    souljah1 Attending 10+ Year Member

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    Darkmatter,

    I did something similar to that. Instead of email, I called them and told them that I thanked them for considering me, but that at this stage in the process I am leaning towards another school. I told them I would send a letter stating my decision as well, so that it would be filed.

    I don't think withdrawing means anything. All that happens is some person in the admissions office has to go onto the computer and enter 'withdraw' or something like that.

    As long as you didn't send a letter of intent to a school that you later withdrawed from...you are karmically cool. I think that is the only thing an applicant could do that would be looked upon as immature and canniving.
     
  6. TommyGunn04

    TommyGunn04 10+ Year Member

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    I remember someone on this board saying they didn't even send typed letters, but that they just sent e-mails informing schools of their withdrawal. I'm guessing that whether or not that's acceptable depends on the school. Of course, I only learned this after typing and mailing a bunch of letters. Go figure... :mad:
     
  7. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Some schools require a withdrawal to be in writing, with a signature and all. Duke is one that I can think of, though I'm sure there are others.
     
  8. TommyGunn04

    TommyGunn04 10+ Year Member

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    Coalboy, did you withdraw from Duke? Were you waitlisted or accepted?
     
  9. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    No, I haven't withdrawn. I was accepted, I just remember reading that on the sheet of instructions they sent us.
     
  10. paisley1

    paisley1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I immediately sent out typed and signed withdrawal letters to the schools I wanted to withdraw from. Many schools actually wrote back to me to thank me for informing them in writing. Other schools seemed to care less and I received rejection letters from them even though I withdrew about 3 months ago!

    I liked the withdrawal letter of another SDNer and made some minor adjustments to it. Here it is:

    RE: Application Withdrawal

    Thank you for your time and consideration of my application to your medical school for the entering class of 2002. At this time, I would like to request that my application be withdrawn, as I have decided to accept an admissions offer at another medical school.

    I wish you the best of luck with recruiting your incoming class.

    Sincerely,
    paisley1
     
  11. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Oh, and don't forget to add:
    you may send my deposit to the following address: <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  12. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I withdrew from all my schools simply by sending an E-mail to them. I did call about three to see if that is fine, they all said yes, so I sent off the rest with E-mails. I figure if they don't accept E-mail withdrawels, they'll figur out I withdrew when I don't show up.
     
  13. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I just had a thought. If schools only want withdrawals in writing and you call or email to withdraw acceptances , you could get into some trouble on May 15th. I think if you don't want to withdraw acceptances in writing, you should call EACH school to make sure it's ok. If you are withdrawing a waitlist or before a rejection, I think emails are fine.
     

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