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How to Say "No" to Colleges that Said "Yes"

Question: My son was accepted by three colleges, and he has chosen the one he wants to attend. Are there samples somewhere of what to write the two schools he has decided not to attend? We would like to be as polite as possible and express thanks for the opportunities.

It's a breath of fresh air--and good karma indeed--that your son will take the time to personally write to the two colleges he won't attend. Although I firmly believe that almost anything we'd ever want is already out there somewhere in Cyberspace, I'm not sure where you'd find the samples you seek. So, instead, I'll write them for you.

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