Responding to decision emails when I'm still not sure

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IfhhoteCannot
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Responding to decision emails when I'm still not sure

Postby IfhhoteCannot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:42 pm

Does anybody have any idea what the norm is for responding to an acceptance or a waitlist email, if you still haven't made a decision?
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tvboomer
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Re: Responding to decision emails when I'm still not sure

Postby tvboomer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:58 pm

I think it is fairly classy to acknowledge an email of your acceptance. This is an example of a response that I wrote to an acceptance email from the graduate secretary:

"Thank you very much for this offer; I am very excited about the prospect of earning a PhD from [school]. I do not have enough information at this time to make a fully informed decision about my attendance, but I will be certain to notify the department as soon as I do.

Thank you again for the notification and the offer, and I look forward to speaking with you again soon."

Keep it short, simple, and to-the-point. I doubt it is a requirement, but I was just uncomfortable letting a congratulatory email with money offered sit in my inbox. Do what you will, however!

IfhhoteCannot
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Re: Responding to decision emails when I'm still not sure

Postby IfhhoteCannot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:54 pm

Wow, thank you so much!




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