Don’t worry too much about what to say when declining an offer of admission. Simply keep it short and sweet. Something along the lines of:

Dear Admissions Office:

Thank you for the offer of a place in the Class of 2020. After much deliberation, I have decided not to accept your offer of admission. I will be attending [insert name of your chosen school] in the Fall. 


Your name
Northwood School

Lake Placid, NY

You can send this to the college’s admissions office email address. Log in to Family Connection and go to the college’s profile and click on SEND EMAIL:



As for accepting an offer of admission to the school you have chosen, that’s easy. Typically a school will include specific instructions for accepting an offer an admission. Simply follow the instructions in the letter, including sending in a deposit (usually non-refundable) on or before May 1.

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