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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by megaman, May 10, 2002.

  1. megaman

    megaman Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I've been trying to find the thread with sample withdrawal letters... but since the search function is off, could someone please post what should be included in these types of letters? how do we ask for our $$$ back? As May 15th approaches, I think this would be really helpful...

    thank you!
     
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  3. Here's what I found the other day (compliments of paisley1) before the search thing was diabled . . .

    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 At this time, I would like to request that my application be withdrawn, as I have decided to accept an admissions offer at another medical school.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,

    You
     
  4. panda01

    panda01 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dude I love megaman. Megaman X for the Super Nintendo is my fav.

    About the letters--depends on the school. For example, I really liked Dean Davis at Penn State, and we had a good conversation, so I wrote him a more personal letter. For the other ones I said something to the effect of "thank you for considering me as a possible matriculant; after much deliberation I have decided to withdraw my application, etc." For the money just say, please refund my deposit but be sure to give them your current address. Also I think it might help to drop them an email first as it gets close to May 15, just so they can't pull the "you didn't let us know until after 5/15 and now we're keeping your money" deal.
     
  5. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    I don't think you need to ask for your money back. The extreme minority of schools that do refund deposits...will without being asked to. Perhaps just include the return address in the letter for "future correspondence."
     
  6. megaman

    megaman Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I've seen a lot of withdrawal samples for those who are either waitlisted or haven't heard yet... anybody got one for those who have been accepted already? It just seems harder to say no to them after they've accepted you... do people usually mention where they will be matriculating instead? is it impolite to not give a reason?

    thanks!

    panda- megaman 1 is my fav!
     
  7. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

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    I kept mine short and simple:

    Dear XXX, XXX and Members of the Admissions Committee:

    With sincere regret, I wish to withdraw my acceptance from XXX.

    I am most grateful to have received an acceptance from you and wish to thank everyone who has made it possible.

    Sincerely,
    XXX

    p.s. megaman rules! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  8. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    bumpin' since peeps need to start scrambling on those letters! :)
     
  9. KDocGirl

    KDocGirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    BUMP!

    I was searching for some posts on withdrawal letters and thought other SDNers might also want it.
     
  10. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I had this saved on my computer from an old post:

    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,

    You
     
  11. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I know it's just semantics, but it seems to me that post-acceptance, YOU can't "withdraw" your acceptance--only the school can!

    For a post-acceptance letter, say something like "I regret that I must decline your offer of a place in the 2002 entering class" or "unfortunately, I find it necessary to give up my place in the 2002 entering class" Something like that. Follow with a quick reason as to why (as if they didn't know), and be sure to thank them.
     
  12. Assassin

    Assassin Assassin 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by racergirl:
    <strong>I know it's just semantics, but it seems to me that post-acceptance, YOU can't "withdraw" your acceptance--only the school can!
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i beg to differ, surely i can withdraw an acceptance on their behalf <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  13. Chnobli

    Chnobli Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Just take one of your rejection letters from another med school, and turn it around! Here is is:

    Dear Admission committee,
    I have carefully reviewed your offering me a spot at your school. I am sorry that I am not able to offer you with my presence in your class entering this August 2002.

    This year, I received X offers, but can only attend 1 medical school. Many of the schools that have recruited me demonstrated a strong committment to preparing me for becoming a medical doctor. In this environment, it is inevitable that well-qualified schols will be turned away.

    I recognize that you worked hard to recruiting me, and the fact that I will not be able to become a student at your school does not imply that your school is not able to educate fine physicians. The volume of acceptances I received simply precludes me being able to give serious consideration to all medical schools that are recruiting me!

    We hope that you achieve your goal of filling the class of 2006, and wish you every success. Thank you very much for your interest in me.

    Sincerely,
    Your name

    Sorry, I could not resist!
    I just loved the wording of the many reject letters that I got!

    Chnobli
    :D
     
  14. Chnobli

    Chnobli Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone,

    There are a few typos in the above letter, I guess I had too much fun writing it that I did not check the spelling!!! Besides, I am a non-native!

    Chnobli
    :D
     
  15. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    May 17, 2002

    X University
    College of Medicine
    Office of Admissions

    Dear X,

    It was an extremely difficult decision to arrive to, but at this time I am withdrawing my acceptance at X.

    It was mostly difficult to arrive at my decision because I was greatly impressed by the quality of X. I enjoyed my interviews with Dr. Y and Dr. Z and was also impressed with the excellent and diverse student-body.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend your school and I wish you guys the very best.

    Sincerely,

    jmejia1
     

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