A College Rejection Letter is a letter written on behalf of the university to a prospective applicant that they have not been accepted into the college or university. It is designed to let a student down gently, but make it clear that they were neither accepted nor put on a waitlist for the school.
A printable College Rejection Letter template can be downloaded via the link below. This type of Rejection Letter does not need to go in-depth as to why the student was not accepted, but you will want to include language in the letter about appealing the decision if the student wishes to do so.
A Rejection Letter from College or University - while highly disappointing - is not always the final word on whether or not a student can ultimately attend the school of their choice. Most colleges allow for the chance for a student to appeal the decision, and this is something that will often be included at the bottom of a College Rejection Letter.
Even if the chance for an appeal is not listed in the College Rejection Letter, you will want to contact the college's admissions office and speak with a representative about what you will need to do to complete the appeals process. Each university is unique in what they will want you to submit and by when, so it is important to have a clear understanding of the expectations and due dates.
Often the first step will require you to review everything you submitted in your application and figuring out what additional information you can present that the college will find as compelling information that you are a more competitive candidate than originally thought.
During this process, it is also crucial to remain tactful and respectful, since you will want to put yourself in the best light possible and show that you are a better appeal candidate than anyone else also going through the appeals process. This might mean showing improved grades, recent academic or extracurricular awards, or additional letters of recommendation.
When you have gathered your new additional information, you will want to write your letter highlighting this new information as the reason why they should reconsider your application and how it shows that you will be an excellent candidate for the college.
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