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Congratulations on Your Early Decision Acceptance! Now, Notify Your Other Schools

by Jennifer Taylor on December 26, 2017 in College Planning Etiquette

An Early Decision acceptance is exciting. But, even before the euphoria wears off, students who plan on attending their Early Decision school (barring any financial aid shortfalls) need to promptly let the other schools applied to know you’re withdrawing your application. Doing so is courteous and helps other schools fill seats for other deserving applicants. 

 

The best way to let colleges know you are withdrawing your application is to notify them in an email or letter.

 

Here’s a sample letter for students who have already received acceptances:

 

To whom it may concern,

 

Thank you for offering me the opportunity to attend XXXX University. I’m appreciative of the selection. I’m contacting you today to notify you that I have been accepted Early Decision to XXXX University so I must decline the offer to attend XXXX University. Thank you for your consideration of my application.

 

Thank you and good luck with the  Class of 2022 admissions.

 

Sincerely,

Your Name

Your High School/’YOG

SS# XXX-XX-XXXX

 

Here is a sample letter for students who are awaiting acceptance decisions from other colleges:

 

To whom it may concern,

 

Thank you for the opportunity to apply and be considered for undergraduate admissions at XXXX University. I am contacting you today with my formal notification that I will be withdrawing my application from consideration because I have been accepted Early Decision at another school.

 

Thank you and good luck with the Class of 2022 admissions.

 

Sincerely,

Your Name

Your High School/’YOG

SS# XXX-XX-XXXX

 

Jennifer Taylor is the Essay and Editorial Director at Partners For Achievement. Read more about Taylor and the rest of the Partners For Achievement team.


 

 


 

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