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16 Apr 2013, 09:08
I am on the waitlist at a school and have drafted a letter with some updates, continuing interest comments, etc.

The school has asked to receive all written correspondence via email.

These might be dumb questions, but...
- What should be the subject line of the email?
- Should my letter be copied and pasted into the body of the email or be included as an attached document in true letter format (address of recipient at top, etc.)?
- If attachment is the way to go, what should I write in the body of the email?

Many thanks!

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16 Apr 2013, 11:10
When I sent my wait list letter I used the subject line Wait List Update and pasted the letter into the body of the email as well as attached it as a PDF document, just in case they preferred it that way.

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16 Apr 2013, 11:28
I think you should put it into body of email - attachments just make things more complicated. subject - maybe waitlist correspondence: your name.

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17 Apr 2013, 07:12
Agreed. When I sent mine I made the subject "Waitlist Update" and then had the body of the email be what I had written. I also had my written update be more of a letter to my waitlist manager than an essay in the sense of the opening and closing paragraphs. Didn't attach any documents.

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24 Apr 2013, 00:01
I think writing it in the body of the email is better, they might not see the attachment or not be able to open it. The subject should definitely include your name so they can't miss it. Maybe mention the round in which you applied.

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25 Apr 2013, 06:54
Hi PurpleElephant,

My advice to clients is to make the subject line "[Name of Applicant] Waitlist Update". Also, you should include the letter in the body of the email but always attach a fully formatted pdf'd version. They print these out and they go into your file. They default to printing the attachment so if you don't have one, they will print the email which never looks as crisp. The letter itself should follow the same format as the rest of your application (essays, resume, etc.). When they go to make waitlist decisions, they will pull your folder and see this document. Do everything you can to make sure it looks great!

I hope that helps and best of luck with the waitlist process!

Bhavik
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