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After doing some more research on a school, I have decided that I made a mistake in applying and would definitely not attend in the event I am accepted. Personally, I don't think it's fair to others to keep my application in this particular school's stack of files already knowing that I don't want to go there. Should I just send a formal letter stating my intentions or is there a more professional way of doing this? Thanks!
 

Bamish

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After doing some more research on a school, I have decided that I made a mistake in applying and would definitely not attend in the event I am accepted. Personally, I don't think it's fair to others to keep my application in this particular school's stack of files already knowing that I don't want to go there. Should I just send a formal letter stating my intentions or is there a more professional way of doing this? Thanks!
If it were me, and I had no intention of pursuing the school, and I felt like withdrawing after the secondary, I would just send them an email. Honestly though, unless you've been invited for an interview there probably is no real need to even contact them. However, I respect your intentions in wanting to make room for other potential students, but I would still just email them.

Good luck! :)
 

premedmind

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Very noble of you. I wish more people were like this. Instead we have 30+ MCATS applying to DO schools who wouldn't dream of ever attending.
 

Semicolon

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After doing some more research on a school, I have decided that I made a mistake in applying and would definitely not attend in the event I am accepted. Personally, I don't think it's fair to others to keep my application in this particular school's stack of files already knowing that I don't want to go there. Should I just send a formal letter stating my intentions or is there a more professional way of doing this? Thanks!
Just send them a concise, polite email stating that you are grateful for their consideration but that you would like to withdraw your application; something simple.

You're doing a good thing; someone last year on SDN got an interview and got accepted because I withdrew. :)