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How to Decline

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:34 pm
by Argonic
How do you tell a school that you are declining their offer. Do you just send a really short email with the fact or do you elaborate, include your reasoning etc. I don't think it makes much of a difference, but I was just wondering how other people do it.

Re: How to Decline

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:37 pm
by nathan12343
Argonic wrote:How do you tell a school that you are declining their offer. Do you just send a really short email with the fact or do you elaborate, include your reasoning etc. I don't think it makes much of a difference, but I was just wondering how other people do it.


Really short e-mail, I doubt they care about your circumstances.

Re: How to Decline

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:57 pm
by babazula
If only I were Cartman...


Screw you guys, I m going [insert school name here]

Cartman,

P.S: Na Na Na Na Na Na Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Re: How to Decline

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:27 pm
by grae313
Be short, and be polite. No more than three sentences, I'd say.

Re: How to Decline

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:33 pm
by admissionprof
nathan12343 wrote:
Argonic wrote:How do you tell a school that you are declining their offer. Do you just send a really short email with the fact or do you elaborate, include your reasoning etc. I don't think it makes much of a difference, but I was just wondering how other people do it.


Really short e-mail, I doubt they care about your circumstances.


Short is fine. It doesn't hurt to say where you're going (or more precisely, what school you've been admitted to is higher on your list). I'm always curious to know where people are going. But it isn't that big a deal---just do it quickly and as soon as you know.