- Graduate School
- Introduction to the Graduate School
- Why is it needed?
- How Affordable Is It
- The Many Myth-Busters
- Doing Research about Graduate School
- Introduction to Graduate School Research
- Identifying the Subject Best Fit For You
- Masters or Ph.D.?
- Qualities of a Successful Ph.D. Student
- Accordingly Identify the School
- How Many Schools to Apply?
- The Different Variables to Be Worked Out
- The Application for Graduate School
- Starting Your Application
- The Application Process
- How Does the Application Process Work?
- What Are People Looking For In Your Application?
- Picking the Right University and the Right Professor
- The Right Professor Is the Most Important Factor
- Few Questions You Need To Ask Of a Professor
- Parts of a Graduate School Application
- Things to Keep In Mind
- The Resume: The Importance of A Powerful One
- Writing Effective Statement of Purpose
- The Importance of an Important and Compelling Essay
- Personal Interviews
- Introduction to Interviews
- Do's In an Interview
- Don’ts in an Interview
- After The Interview
- Accepting an Offer
- Preparing For Financials
- You Are In… What Now… The Road Ahead…
- Make an Estimate of the Fixed Costs
- Do You Qualify For a Need-Based Aid?
- How to Apply For the Need-Based Aid
- How Is the Aid Awarded?
- Non-Need-Based Aid
- Other Ways to Pay for Your Degree:
- What If You Fall Short
- Other Brooding Points
- International Students
- International Students Guidelines
- Few Not-So Important Critical Points
- Summing Up Admission Process
- Why Is Graduate School Important?
- Life in the Big League: A Graduate Student
- Different Schools for Different Programs
REJECTING AN OFFER
If the offer made does excite you and you have made up your mind not to go ahead with it, make sure that while declining/rejecting the offer be polite and be gracious while informing the officials about your decision. Academia is a very small world, you might have to interact with the same professors in the future, hence never sour the relationship.
TEMPLATE FOR A REJECTION MAIL:
As we have already discussed, it is always advisable to be courteous even while declining an offer. Here is a template on how a rejection mail can be drafted:
Dear/Respected Professor (Name),
Words are inadequate to describe my happiness at receiving your offer of admission at (name) University for the (name) program. I am highly obliged that you have considered me worthy enough to take up this course under your esteemed guidance. However, with remorse I inform you that I cannot accept this offer. I was a very tricky and a very difficult decision to make, but I have already decided to join (name) University under the (name) program.
However, I cannot thank you enough for your patience and guidance throughout this process, and hopefully we can extend this relationship further as I am sure I will seek your help time and again in the due course.