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# How to tell a school I will forfeit deposit and not attend?

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07 Apr 2013, 19:09
I submitted a deposit for a school but have decided not to attend. What is the best way to inform the school of this decision? E-mail? Call? Assuming someone in the admissions office?
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07 Apr 2013, 20:33
I would email the adcom you have been in touch with the most. They expect things like this to happen so be honest and thankful for the opportunity they offered you. Best of luck!
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08 Apr 2013, 08:52
A simple email to your contact in the Admissions Office is sufficient. Be gracious and brief. Thank them for the opportunity to consider their school, and you enjoyed meeting them and their students. After considering all of your options, you've made the decision to attend another school, and are declining the offer of a seat in their program.

It's good form to let the school know as soon as you've made your decision, so that the seat can be released to another candidate, most likely someone on the wait list.

Congratulations on making your choice! Now the real work begins!
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08 Apr 2013, 10:23
For some schools it may be as easy as going into your online admissions letter and changing your status from enrolling to declining (if that option is still active after you've paid your deposit).
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30 Apr 2013, 01:32
A polite email will do the trick. Don't feel bad, you're not the only one who does it.
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23 Apr 2016, 17:45
Happens all the time. An email should be fine. They will just go to the next person on their list.
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Re: How to tell a school I will forfeit deposit and not attend?   [#permalink] 23 Apr 2016, 17:45
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