PNT wrote:Just get it over and done with like a bandaid. The worst is when you have been in contact with a potential supervisor at the school and they have taken the time to tell you about the school and answer your questions
jdesilva wrote:AAAAAND there goes one bandaid. Ouch, pressing the send button hurt quite a bit. Thanks Marco for the template, I used quite a bit of it actually!! Here's one I sent:
I would like to start by thanking you for the offer made to me and I can assure you that I gave it a serious consideration. I have decided that although this program is among the strongest, it isn't quite the right fit for me. After sitting in on classes with a small number of students, I decided that I would work better in a bigger program. Again, I would like to thank the admissions committee for the opportunity, and the faculty with whom I talked for their precious time. Let me know if you have any questions and thank you again.
I wasn't sure whether or not to tell them which institution I chose, but I figured giving them a reason was the least I could do.
rmg512 wrote:Just to add: that template up there is great, and if you think you're unlikely to go to Purdue, you should send that email to them so people on the waitlist like me have a chance. Think of me and it will be less painful.
Legendre wrote:You should not be explaining your decision because you might end up "insulting" them.
The best is to thank them for the offer/opportunity but you have decided to take up another offer that best suit your needs, and leave it at that.
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