[Sender Complete Address]
[Name of Recipient]
Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. [Last Name],
Thank you for applying to [Name of College]. After an intensive review of your application and
supporting documents, we regret to inform you that we are not able to offer you acceptance to the
This year’s selection process has been the most competitive ever. [N] Students applied for [N] of slots,
making the competition fierce and our task difficult. Unfortunately, we cannot accept all the students
who are interested in our program. Admission to the program is highly selective and we find your
application to be not as strong as some of the others we received.
We are honored to have been considered as one of your college choices and appreciate the time you
spent creating an astute application for admission. We hope you continue to pursue your education and
career goals and we certainly wish for the success of your future endeavors.
[Name and Signature]