Sample Rejection Letter with Suggestion

Dear Ms. Smith (Dear Prof. Anderson),

I am writing to let you know that unfortunately I cannot accept your offer of admission. I have decided to accept an offer from Harvard University.

I would also like to comment on the applicant Ivan Ivanov, who is currently on the waiting list (who is waiting for decision from your Department). I have been Ivanís group-mate for the last four years (I have been studying with Ivan at the same department for four years) and know him very well. We have received similar training and Ivan has always been among the top students in our department. From my conversations with Ivan I know that he is particularly interested in your University. Could you please take another look at his application, I am sure he will prove to be a very strong student and talented researcher.

Thank you very much for your help and understanding.

Nikolai Nikolaev

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