What do you include in a letter appealing your rejection...

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  1. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    Alright, I'm going to appeal two of my rejections. They didn't even give me a secondary, and I know my stats are above their averages. Maybe, it has to do w/ the fact that I added them on later...I don't know.

    Those of you who have already written to appeal your rejection, what did you include? I don't want to sound like I'm disparaging their committee members, but like I just said, I really think I deserved at LEAST a darn secondary!!!! What's the most tactful way to go about it? I want to try to get it written tonight, so if any of you have any suggestions, please feel free....


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  3. BeckyG

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    Hi pendulum,

    I had asked UCSF admissions staff this question for a friend of mine who did not get a secondary. They said to include any information that you think is relevant, and had the committee known about it, it may have swayed your case. If you think it's a numbers thing and you are above the averages, I think you need to include more personal information about you that shows the strengths of your character (maturity, etc) and/or your experiences (best done if you give examples and/or explain experiences that illustrate these points). The other point they made was to keep it short - only one page. Apparently the dean has many of these to read. Hope that's helpful. Good luck!
     
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    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    Thanks BeckyG! I'll take your advice into consideration as I write it tonight.

    I have another question relating to this......a few of my professors were taken also taken by surprise when I told them about the rejects, and they offerred to write a letter if it would help my case.

    Any input on that?????
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    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    Awwwww, come on!

    Anybody???
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  6. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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    Hi,
    I think that if the letters are really strong and plead your case in a firm, but non-whinning tone, I would include them with your letter.

    Don't go over board, just pick out the strongest writers amoung those interested.

    Good luck. I had no idea you could plead your case if you've been rejected. Has it ever worked for anyone on this list?

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amy
     
  7. altaskier

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    Include a nice FAT check!
     
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    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92'

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    Silly me, I almost forgot


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    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    altaskier,
    I took your advice and included a blank check for "CASH." ;)

    On a more serious note, I had my letter scrutinized this morning and it's off in the mail now. Oh gosh, I hope it works!! I'm so anxious about the outcome. Wouldn't it be horrible if my name got around in the grapevine and other schools found out??? I hope that's never the case...anyways, thanks for the helpful tips.

    Santa is most appreciative!
     

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