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Sweet Tea

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The Withdrawal Method: Honesty Best Policy?
« on: April 02, 2006, 07:19:43 PM »
I am sending out withdrawals -- is it bad form or is it helpful to be honest about why we're no longer interested in their school?
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Re: The Withdrawal Method: Honesty Best Policy?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 07:23:46 PM »
I was honest, I see no reason not to be so long as you're not nasty about it. I told all my schools the reason I was choosing a different one - I figure, if they didn't treat you right, not enough scholarship, not nice admissions office, etc. maybe our comments will at least help them to make other decisions next year.

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Re: The Withdrawal Method: Honesty Best Policy?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 07:24:31 PM »
All they really need to know is that you are withdrawing.

I do think that schools are interested in knowing which school you ended up choosing instead of them.  Some of them might also want to know the main reason why.  That's about all I would supply.  If they want more information, they will call or write and ask for it.

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Re: The Withdrawal Method: Honesty Best Policy?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 07:25:20 PM »
I'd be honest but nice. That way they might offer you some $$$ to change your mind.