Writing letters to withdraw acceptances

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  1. synite

    synite Senior Member

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    What's the most tactful way of doing this? Is there a standard format? Do you tell schools where you decided to go instead of them? thanks.....
     
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  3. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    If you want, I'll write your Baylor one. Very simple.

    I regret to inform you that I will not be able to accept your offering of a position in next years class. I have recently found out the Josh Albrektson is on the waitlist at your school and he is way more deserving than me. Thank you very much.

    Signed, Synite
     
  4. megkudos

    megkudos Senior Member

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    There's no really standard format, you can include whatever you want. I just wrote something like this:

    I would like to thank you for all your time and effort in the review of my application for the entering class of 2006. I am extremely grateful that I was recently accepted but at this time I would like to request that my application be withdrawn. Thanks again.

    I didn't include the school have have chosen, just kept it short and sweet.
     
  5. or Maybe

    I regret to inform you that I will not be able to accept your offering of a position in next years class. I have recently found out the Josh Albrektson is going to go to your school.....that is reason enough to withdraw from your school....thank you

    Signed, Watcha
     
  6. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    Ouch. But hey, if that is the final product, I'll take it.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by WatchaMaCallit:
    <strong>or Maybe

    I regret to inform you that I will not be able to accept your offering of a position in next years class. I have recently found out the Josh Albrektson is going to go to your school.....that is reason enough to withdraw from your school....thank you

    Signed, Watcha</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
  7. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member

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    after four years of college and the MCAT, you can't write a letter withdrawing yourself from an acceptance?
     
  8. PelicanMan

    PelicanMan Senior Member

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    rajneel one

    THAT WAS HILARIOUS <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    I would tell them.

    Thanks for accepting me but you guys are not good enough for me.
     
  9. lilycat

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    Uh, it's pretty simple. Something to the effect of:

    "Dear ____:

    I would like to thank you for the time and effort spent in reviewing my candidacy at _____ Medical School. However, at this time I have decided that I am unable to accept your offer of admission, and wish to withdraw my application. Thank you again for your time.

    Sincerely,

    Synite"

    They're not going to spend time poring over it. The main thing is not to be an ass -- keep it short and simple.

    As an aside -- when you withdraw your acceptances, most schools send out an anonymous survey asking for your reasons why, and how you would rate their school. They will also ask which school you are attending instead. This is basically for the schools to find out what they may be doing wrong in attracting students. I urge you all to be as honest as possible in this survey, please. It is a huge favor to the the school and all the students at the school for you to do this. If the lack of P/F grading bothered you, say so. If you wanted more PBL or less PBL, if you needed a better financial package, lack of time off for the boards, etc. Obviously, things like location can't be changed. But if there are aspects of the school that could be improved on, it is really, really helpful for the school to hear about it from the applicants. Sometimes it's more helfpul hearing about it from the applicants than the current students. Schools like to have high yield rates, so if there is one aspect that is really deterring students from attending that can be changed, odds are it will be changed. Consider this a nice service to all the med students who hosted you on interviews, led tours, answered Q&A sessions, etc.
     
  10. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by rajneel1:
    <strong>after four years of college and the MCAT, you can't write a letter withdrawing yourself from an acceptance?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">well honey, I didn't do so well in the writing section...u've got a problem? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :p
     
  11. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper

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    Better yet...

    Dear ____:

    I would like to thank you for the energy you have invested in my application. Despite your generous offer, I wish to withdraw my application. Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,

    Synite

    They don't care where you are going...only that you aren't going to their school.
     
  12. WaitingImpatiently

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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 Jalbrekt:
    <strong>If you want, I'll write your Baylor one. Very simple.

    I regret to inform you that I will not be able to accept your offering of a position in next years class. I have recently found out the Josh Albrektson is on the waitlist at your school and he is way more deserving than me. Thank you very much.

    Signed, Synite</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, perhaps I'm easily amused, but I think this post deserves to be filed with the other classics. The follow-up one, too.
     

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