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What is the most polite/efficient way to tell the universit(ies) that you will not attend? Sorry for wording that awkwardly but I think it's clear what I meant.

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Do you mean in the US, Canada or UK? In the UK you simply decline their offers through UCAS. There is no actual communication with the universities. For the US most unis have their online form where each admitted student responds whether or not he/she will be attending so again you really don't need to contact them (but in this case a follow up message thanking them would be nice since US univs keep a record of the schools students have been attending).

I have no information for Canada though. Hope that clears it up a bit. :)

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I'm in the same boat, have to reject an offer from a uni in HK. I have to write to them though, any advice as to how to put it in words nicely? I'm sure this is what the OP asked too. thanks.

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I'm applying to only Canadian universities, but it's not clear to me exactly how I should go about poltiely telling the universities that I won't attend.

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If it comes to having to tell them by email, then you could just write a short message politely explaining that you will not attend, and then thanking them for their time. I don't think they'll bite.

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Say something like

"It was an honor to accept an offer of admission from X University. (say some good things about the university). Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend to X University (say your reasons, they may not be 100% true)." And thank them again for being admitted.

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Guest CasaNova

tell them: Thank you much for your offer, but I will not attend X university. Please do not ask me for reasons. This is my final decision. Bye.. :D

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