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Whether the request is approved or denied, it is probably appropriate to praise the employee’s desire for self-improvement. An approval letter can be very short, but a denial or delay in making a decision both warrant explanation.

Example Letter #1

Thank you for your application for advanced training in micro circuitry. I am always glad when employees show an interest in furthering their skills and education. Unfortunately, we have already allocated the training budget for this year. It is usually a good idea to apply six months in advance to receive training funds. However, in two months we will be submitting the departmental budget, and I will be pleased to receive an updated proposal from you then. Your initiative will stand you in good stead.

Example Letter #2

I have received your request to participate in next month’s advanced computer training. Your enthusiasm for education is admirable. I am sorry that all available training slots are filled for that course. However, I have put you at the head of the list for the next training, which takes place in two months. I hope you can stand the wait. Best wishes in your work at Doe.

Example Letter #3

I am happy to grant your request to attend Doe’s training series to gain technical certification on their product line.

Please bring me the completed application form, and I will write the tuition check and submit it. Simply attend the four-day training downtown June 4-7. I will pay you just as if you had worked four eight-hour days. The training you will receive will add to our shop’s ability to serve more customers.

Example Letter #4

I am pleased to approve your application for an adjustment in your working hours and for tuition assistance while you complete your master’s degree.

The policy of Doe Ltd. is to refund your tuition and fees as well as textbook expenses for all courses you pass. Please keep all receipts and lists of required textbooks for each course. Please speak to Jane Doe in Personnel about necessary adjustments in your working hours. Half of the time you take off will be counted as personal leave, paid or unpaid as appropriate; the other half is paid study leave.

We believe that your graduate work will benefit both you and the company and we wish you all the best with your studies.

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step

Acknowledge receiving the request, and, if it has been approved, inform the reader.

A. Each matter of which an admission is requested shall be separately set forth. The matter is admitted unless, within fifteen days after service of the request, or within such shorter or longer time as the court may allow, the party to whom the request is directed serves upon the party requesting the admission a written answer or objection addressed to the matter, signed by the party or by his attorney, but, unless the court shortens the time, a defendant shall not be required to serve answers or objections before the expiration of thirty days after service of the petition upon him. The written answer or reasons for objection to each request for admission shall immediately follow a restatement of the request for admission to which the answer or objection is responding. If objection is made, the reasons therefor shall be stated. The answer shall specifically deny the matter or set forth in detail the reasons why the answering party cannot truthfully admit or deny the matter. A denial shall fairly meet the substance of the requested admission, and when good faith requires that a party qualify his answer or deny only a part of the matter of which an admission is requested, he shall specify so much of it as is true and qualify or deny the remainder. An answering party may not give lack of information or knowledge as a reason for failure to admit or deny unless he states that he has made reasonable inquiry and that the information known or readily obtainable by him is insufficient to enable him to admit or deny. A party who considers that a matter of which an admission has been requested presents a genuine issue for trial may not, on that ground alone, object to the request; he may, subject to the provisions of Article 1472, deny the matter or set forth reasons why he cannot admit or deny it.

B. The party who has requested the admissions may move to determine the sufficiency of the answers or objections. Unless the court determines that an objection is justified, it shall order that an answer be served. If the court determines that an answer does not comply with the requirements of this rule, it may order either that the matter is admitted or that an amended answer be served. The court may, in lieu of these orders, determine that final disposition of the request be made at a pretrial conference or at a designated time prior to trial. The provisions of Article 1469 apply to the award of expenses incurred in relation to the motion.

Acts 1976, No. 574, §1; Acts 2010, No. 682, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

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Plaintiff, by and through undersigned counsel and pursuant to Rule 36, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, requests that the Defendant answer, under oath and in writing within thirty (30) days after service, the following Request for Admissions:

INSTRUCTIONS

Each of the matters of which an admission is requested is admitted unless the Defendant to whom this Request is directed serves upon the party requesting the admission, within the appropriate time period, a written answer or objection addressed to the mater, signed by the party or by his/her attorney. If objection is made, the reasons therefore shall be stated. The answer shall specifically deny the matter or set forth in detail the reasons why the answering party cannot truthfully admit or deny the matter. A denial shall fairly meet the substance of the requested admission, and when good faith requires that a party qualify his/her answer or deny only a part of the matter of which an admission is requested, he shall specify so much of it as true and qualify or deny the remainder. An answering party may not give lack of information or knowledge as a reason for failure to admit or deny unless he/she states that he/she has made reasonable inquiry and that the information known to or readily obtainable by him is insufficient to enable him to admit or deny. A party who considers that a matter of which an admission had been requested present a genuine issue for trial, may not, on that ground alone, object to the Request.

The answers to these requests shall include knowledge of the parties to whom this Request is directed, their attorneys, all agents, servants, representatives, investigators and others who may have obtained information on behalf of those parties or their attorneys.

Each party to whom this Request is directed, is required to supplement, in the time period allowed, his/her response with respect to any question directly addressed to the identity and location persons having knowledge of discoverable matters and the identity of each person expected to testify and the substance of his/her testimony. The party to whom this Request is directed is required to amend, in the time period allowed, a prior response if he/she obtains information the basis of which he/she knows that the response was incorrect when he/she knows that the response, through correct when made, is no longer true and the circumstances are such that a failure to amend a response is in substance a knowing concealment. When an individual Requests calls for an answer, which includes more than one part, each part of the answer should be clearly set out so that it is understandable.

REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS

REQUEST NO 1: Admit that [Insurance Company] insured you on the date you had the accident with Plaintiff on [].

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 2: Admit that on [] you were traveling on [] near the street/intersection of [] on [].

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 3: Admit that you caused a collision with the side of Plaintiff’s vehicle.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 4: Admit that you are 100% liable with respect to causing the collision.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 5: Admit that your actions are the sole cause of the subject collision.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 6: Admit that at the time of the subject collision, you were using your cell phone.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 7: Admit that within 15 minutes of the subject collision, you were using your cell phone.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 8: Admit that at the time of the subject collision, you were texting on your cell phone.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 9: Admit that within 15 minutes of the subject collision, you were texting on your cell phone.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 10: Admit that you were driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the subject collision.

____ Admit ____ Deny

If your response is a denial, please explain.

REQUEST NO. 11: Admit that you were driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the subject collision.

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A request for admission is a discovery device by which a litigant sends an adversary a set of declaratory statements, which the answering party should either admit or deny. If s/he can neither admit nor deny (probably due to lack of knowledge), then the reasons for doing do should be given in detail. In that case, the answering party has to ensure that s/he has made reasonable inquiry and that the information available is insufficient to enable it to admit or deny.

The answering party can also object to the statements in the request by stating reasons for his/her objection[i]. That the request would present a genuine issue of fact for trial is, however, not a valid reason for objection.

Requests for admissions narrow the course of the case because having a set of facts admitted avoids controversy and argument and the court can rely on them in deciding the outcome of the case. All evidence can be rebutted at trial. But admitted facts can be relied upon as true by courts.

Rule 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governs requests for admissions and some of the significant points are discussed below:

  • Rule 36(a)(1) restricts the type of information that can be required to be admitted to:
  1. facts, the application of law to fact, or opinions about either; and
  2. genuineness of any described documents.
  • Rule 36(a)(2) specifies that the requesting party should separately state each matter to be admitted/denied. Also, if the request is regarding genuineness of a document, then the document in question should be attached unless it has already been furnished.
  • According to Rule 36(a)(3), generally, a request for admission should be responded to within 30 days. If the party does not submit a written answer or objection addressed to the matter and signed by the party or its attorney within 30 days, the matter is considered to be admitted. Also, either the court may order a shorter or longer time frame to respond or the parties may so agree[ii] between each other.
  • Rule 36(a)(4): If a matter is not admitted, the answer must specifically deny it or state in detail why the answering party cannot truthfully admit or deny it. Also if a party can answer or deny only a part of a matter, the answer must specify the part admitted and qualify or deny the rest.
  • Rule 36(a)(6): If the requesting party doubts genuineness or is dissatisfied with the sufficiency of an answer or objection, s/he can file a motion regarding that before the court. If the court does not find an objection justified, it will order the answering party to serve an answer. Thereafter, the court may either admit that matter or require an amended answer to be submitted. As long as the court does not, on a motion, permit the answering party to withdraw or amend the answer, the matter will be considered to be admitted conclusively.

Requests for admissions help make trial shorter and more efficient. However, an admission under this rule is not an admission for any other purpose and cannot be used against the party in any other proceeding.

So you’ve been admitted to grad school, but you aren’t ready to attend for whatever reason. At The Art of Applying®, we have helped dozens of our clients apply for and successfully receive deferrals for grad school, but it isn’t always easy. Read below for tips, advice, and a sample admissions deferral request letter.

When should you request a deferral?

You should only request a deferral if you absolutely need it. Admissions committees chose you and admitted you for this incoming class—not a subsequent one—so they don’t “owe” you a deferral nor do they like giving them out.

Requesting a deferral will not result in you losing your place in your class; you may just cause some annoyance and the need for some extra shuffling in the admissions office as they try and hit their ideal yield numbers for the year. You need to request a deferral before you accept your place in the class and pay your deposit. Requesting a deferral after you’ve already accepted a place in the class and paid your deposit can cause a logistical headache for the admissions office, making it much more likely for them to refuse your request.

You should NOT request a deferral so that you can apply to a “better” school while having a safety net. This is unethical and, if discovered by your schools, could cause you to lose admission at both schools. If you get admitted to a school you aren’t excited to go to, you can always turn down your admission and reapply to schools you actually want to attend in later years.

Why should you request a deferral?

One reason to request a deferral might be that funding you thought you had for school fell through and you need an additional year to work and save money or to reapply for fellowships and financial aid. Another reason might be that you had a serious personal situation arise such as a death in your immediate family and the need to financially support your surviving family members. You may receive a job offer you can’t refuse or simply be admitted to a complimentary masters program at another school that you want to start before going to your other program.

Sample Deferral Request Letter (send via email)

Subject: Deferral Request for Kaneisha Grayson (Applicant #123456)

Dear [insert name of specific admissions officer who signed your admissions letter],

My name is Kaneisha Grayson (Applicant #123456). I was recently admitted to the MBA program at Yale SOM. I’m ecstatic to have been admitted to the incoming class and can’t wait to join.

I am writing to request a one-year deferral to the program.

[Here is where you insert the reason for your request. Keep this part concise and professional. Focus on succinctly stating the situation, stay solution-focused, and don’t try to appeal to sympathy; just state the facts and make your request.]

In order to hold my place in the following year’s class, I am happy to submit the form and deposit.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional information. Thank you for your consideration.

After you submit your deferral request

You should check back in with the admissions office if you don’t hear from them within two weeks. DO NOT let the deadline pass for accepting your place in the class if there is a chance that you can make it work to go to school immediately.

If you do receive the deferral, be sure to follow up on any next steps such as submitting your deposit, submitting any other forms they need, taking any pre-matriculation coursework they ask you to take, etc.

Then, make sure you get your affairs in order so that you are absolutely ready to matriculate in the following year’s class. In the past, I’ve helped one person receive two back-to-back deferral requests, but this is rare, and I don’t recommend you try it. He was an extraordinary applicant with extraordinary circumstances, so just don’t try it.

Congratulations on being admitted to your dream school! Enjoy your last few weeks or months before your schedule, social life, and professional life takes a new direction!

Other than requests for admissions on the authenticity of documents–which can be issued in unlimited numbers–South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure 36(c) limits a party to twenty requests for admissions absent “good cause shown.” How to employ those twenty requests is an important strategic concern.

There’s really only two ways one can utilize a request for admission that does not involve authenticating documents: 1) get a useful admission from the opposing party; 2) get a denial that potentially challenges the opposing party’s credibility. Requests to admit that cannot conceivably do either are a waste of one’s twenty allowed requests.

Thus a request to admit something that is trivial is (probably) a wasted request. A request to admit something that is already acknowledged by the opposing party (typically in a pleading or affidavit) is generally redundant as one can “prove” that fact at trial through the opposing party’s acknowledgment. See SCRE 801(d)(2), which makes the use of a party opponent’s statements an exception to the hearsay rule.

A request to admit something broad or vague is also a wasteful request. Asking an opposing party to “admit or deny that you are an unfit parent,” “admit or deny that you are a horrible spouse” or “admit or deny that you regularly consume alcohol to excess” is almost certainly going to be met with a denial. When it is, there is little ability to impeach the opposing party on his or her denial. Anyone can give a reasonably explanation as to why they are not an unfit parent, a horrible spouse, or a habitual drunk. And, when faced with the denial and explanation, how can one prove the opposing party is a liar?

Thus, the ideal request to admit is: 1) not trivial; 2) not already acknowledged; and 3) narrow enough that an admission is useful but a denial is subject to impeachment. A request to admit that one in an unfit parent might better be reframed as “admit or deny that your untreated mental health disorder placed the minor child in danger on [date].” A request to admit that one is a horrible spouse is better reframed as a request to admit some horrible behavior or action. A request to admit that one consumes alcohol to excess might be better narrowed as “admit or deny that you were too intoxicated on [date] to safely drive a motor vehicle [or to safely care for the parties’ minor child].” Such requests are helpful if admitted and subject to impeaching evidence if denied.

The craft–and it is clearly a craft–of developing good requests to admit is so case specific that it’s impossible to create useful go-bys for such requests. However trivial, redundant or unimpeachable requests are rarely useful and should be avoided.

5 thoughts on What makes a good request for admission?

Greg: Good blog but I have one small picky point. The prefix “Admit or deny” to each request is redundant. The request should be a simple statement. Such as “You were at Sleaze Bag Motel in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on June 1, 2012” rather than “Admit or deny that you were at Sleaze Bag Motel in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on June 1, 2012.”

Good blog. I enjoy receiving responses in which opposing party will admit something and then give me a paragraph of qualifications – so what, it’s already admitted.

Plus you can use the qualifications for impeachment purposes.

I wish Texas had a limitation on the number of requests for admission. Here it is unlimited. Surprisingly few divorce lawyers here do requests for admission so it is not too much of a problem. However, when they do the requests are often voluminous and a waste of paper, asking for multi-part admissions on highly subjective issues like “Admit or Deny that your spouse is the better parent because he is the more bonded to the child, icooks better meals for the child, and attends more extracurricular activities and cheers more vigorously at said events than you do.” Obviously the respondent would simply respond by denying, no explanation required. When I see requests like these I know that the other side either a) doesn’t understand the proper use of request for admissions, or b) is simply trying to run up fees.

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To write a Request Letter for Admission to a Principal of a school, for requesting new admission, one has to keep some points in mind. There should be a mention of the class the student is willing to take admission. The record of the academic performance of the student and the reason for taking the new admission also should be highlighted. A contact number will be mentioned so that the school can reach the student for any further queries.

How to answer a request for admissions

Format of Request Letter for Admission in School

The Principal
“School Name”
Address

Subject : (Request for admission in the mentioned school )

Dear Sir/ Ma’am,
This is (student’s guardian’s name) and I am writing to state that my son/daughter (student’s name) is seeking admission to your school in class (mention the class).

My daughter has performed decently throughout her previous years. Now that I have been transferred from my work location, I found your school will the best choice in my new vicinity.

My daughter is interested in different kind of sports as well, mainly table tennis and I think your school has enough scope to provide her the proper guidance. I am sure she will get a good quality of education under the supervision of talented and experienced teachers.

I have attached all the details of my daughter’s academic records. Please arrange an appointment on next week, based on your schedule. If anything I have missed to provide you, kindly feel free to contact on my mobile number.

I look forward for a positive reply.

Generally, a student when taking admission for LKG class, it is his or her first entry to the school. The letter should be brief and there should be a mention of the aspects the parents want their ward to be provided. Also, the background of the family and qualifications are required in some schools. So those also should be mentioned.

(1) Scope. A party may serve on any other party a written request to admit, for purposes of the pending action only, the truth of any matters within the scope of Rule 26(b)(1) relating to:

(A) facts, the application of law to fact, or opinions about either; and

(B) the genuineness of any described documents.

(2) Form; Copy of a Document. Each matter must be separately stated. A request to admit the genuineness of a document must be accompanied by a copy of the document unless it is, or has been, otherwise furnished or made available for inspection and copying.

(3) Time to Respond; Effect of Not Responding. A matter is admitted unless, within 30 days after being served, the party to whom the request is directed serves on the requesting party a written answer or objection addressed to the matter and signed by the party or its attorney. A shorter or longer time for responding may be stipulated to under Rule 29 or be ordered by the court.

(4) Answer. If a matter is not admitted, the answer must specifically deny it or state in detail why the answering party cannot truthfully admit or deny it. A denial must fairly respond to the substance of the matter; and when good faith requires that a party qualify an answer or deny only a part of a matter, the answer must specify the part admitted and qualify or deny the rest. The answering party may assert lack of knowledge or information as a reason for failing to admit or deny only if the party states that it has made reasonable inquiry and that the information it knows or can readily obtain is insufficient to enable it to admit or deny.

(5) Objections. The grounds for objecting to a request must be stated. A party must not object solely on the ground that the request presents a genuine issue for trial.

(6) Motion Regarding the Sufficiency of an Answer or Objection. The requesting party may move to determine the sufficiency of an answer or objection. Unless the court finds an objection justified, it must order that an answer be served. On finding that an answer does not comply with this rule, the court may order either that the matter is admitted or that an amended answer be served. The court may defer its final decision until a pretrial conference or a specified time before trial. Rule 37(a)(5) applies to an award of expenses.

(b) Effect of an Admission; Withdrawing or Amending It. A matter admitted under this rule is conclusively established unless the court, on motion, permits the admission to be withdrawn or amended. Subject to Rule 16(e), the court may permit withdrawal or amendment if it would promote the presentation of the merits of the action and if the court is not persuaded that it would prejudice the requesting party in maintaining or defending the action on the merits. An admission under this rule is not an admission for any other purpose and cannot be used against the party in any other proceeding.

(As amended Dec. 27, 1946, eff. Mar. 19, 1948; Mar. 30, 1970, eff. July 1, 1970; Mar. 2, 1987, eff. Aug. 1, 1987; Apr. 22, 1993, eff. Dec. 1, 1993; Apr. 30, 2007, eff. Dec. 1, 2007.)

Types of motions available to propounding party

There are three types of motions that a party propounding RFAs may initiate:

1. Motions to deem RFAs admitted based upon the responding party’s failure to serve any responses at all in a timely fashion. [CCP § 2033.280(b)];

2. Motions to compel further responses to RFAs where the responses are claimed to be inadequate or the objections improper. [CCP § 2033.290(a)]; and

3. Motions to deem responses admitted and/or for sanctions based upon the responding party’s disobedience of an order compelling further responses. [CCP § 2033.290(e)], [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762,777]

◆ OBSERVATION: If the alleged default of the responding party is partially based upon the above (1) failure to serve any responses at all, and (2) responses that are claimed to be inadequate or the objections are improper, the propounding party must make two motions. The first, if a propounding party wants to have the court deem “admitted” certain request for admissions. The second is a motion to compel further responses. The propounding party may not effectively in the same motion convert alleged defective responses based upon responses that are legally insufficient into an all or nothing motion. By this is meant, a propounding party cannot bypass four steps of the statutorily required process by making a motion to compel further responses as to those thought to be illegally insufficient responses. [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 783] See § R55,01:8, infra.

Motion to compel further responses; meet and confer requirement; attorney fees; separate statement requirement

If the propounding party believes that the responses to RFAs are deficient in some respect or that any objections thereto are not well taken, he or she may make a motion to compel further responses under CCP § 2033.290. [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 776]

Time to make motion – 45 day rule

A motion to compel further responses must be made within 45 days of service of written responses. [CCP § 2033.290(c)]

The court is required to impose sanctions upon the unsuccessful party or attorney for the party in connection with a motion to compel further responses, unless it finds that the “one subject to sanction acted with substantial justification or that the circumstances make the imposition of the sanction unjust”. [CCP § 2033.290(b)]

Disobedience of order

If the responding party disobeys an order compelling further responses made under § 2033.290, the court is empowered to order that the matters involved in the request are deemed admitted and/or impose monetary sanctions. [CCP § 2033.290(a); St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 776]

Meet and confer requirement

A motion to compel further responses must contain a declaration indicating any meet and confer attempts made by real parties in an effort to avoid bringing the motion. [CCP § 2033.290(b); St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 778]

Separate statement requirement

The motion must contain a SEPARATE STATEMENT under which the moving party, as to each allegedly inadequate RFA response, must state individually the RFA, the RFA response, and the factual legal reasons why the response is inadequate. [Cal. Rules of Court § 3.1345; St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 778] Failure to include a separate statement as part of the motion required by the Rules of Court provides justification for denial of the discovery motion. [Mills v. US Bank (2008) 166 Cal. App. 4th 871, 893]

“Nature of deemed admitted” motion

A motion to “deem RFAs admitted” is based upon the responding party’s failure to serve ANY responses at all in a timely fashion. [CCP § 2033.280(b)]

A party not serving a timely response waives any objections to any RFAs. [CCP § 2033.280(a)]

The requesting or propounding party may move for an order that (a) the genuineness of any documents and (b) the truth of any matters specified in the request be deemed admitted. Monetary sanctions may be requested. [CCP § 2033.280(a)]

Trial court determination

Unless the trial court determines that the responding party “has served, BEFORE THE HEARING ON THE MOTION”, a proposed response to the request for admission that is in substantial compliance with CCP § 2033.220, a court must order the RFAs deemed admitted. [CCP § 2033.220(c)]

The court must also impose monetary sanctions upon a party and/or the attorney for failure to serve a timely response to the RFAs. [CCP § 2033.280(c)]

Effect of serving responses prior to the HEARING

A responding party’s service, prior to the hearing on the “deemed admitted” motion of substantially compliant responses, WILL DEFEAT a propounding party’s attempt under § 2033.280 to have the RFAs deemed admitted. [Tobin v. Oris (1992) 3 Cal. App. 4th 814, 827; St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 776]

Motion to compel further responses distinguished

In a “deemed admitted” hearing, the Court reviews responses that set forth “admitted” or “deny”. The Court also reviews any “reasonable qualifications” to the “admitted” or “deny” responses to see if they constitute a legally sufficient denial. [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 780-781] At this hearing the trial court does not review whether the RFAs are sufficient in some respect or that any objection thereto are not well taken. If this is the moving party’s position he or she may make a motion to compel further responses under CCP § 2033.290. See discussion § R55.01:8 Motion to compel further responses; meet and confer requirements; attorney’s fees; separate statement required. [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 776]

Review of RFA motion on appeal

Request for admissions are more closely akin to summary adjudication procedures than to orthodox discovery. [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 774] See discussion § R55.01:1 above. Because RFAs are designed not so much to “discover” the facts and to expedite trial preparation but rather RFAs eliminate any further need of proof to establish the admitted fact, the appellate court does not apply the rule that a reviewing court should rarely interfere with pre-trial discovery orders. [St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762,774] Compare § A77 APPEAL [§ A77:15.5 De Novo review of appellate court]. The rule appears to be whether the alleged defaulting party “substantially complied” with CCP § 2033. See St. Mary v. Superior Court (2014) 223 Cal App. 4th 762, 779-781] See § M13 MANDAMUS: PROCEEDINGS IN APPELLATE COURT [§ M13:5.4 Discovery orders].

Regardless of whether you have the information, you should respond to the request. Either answer the question in your own words, or refer to information you are enclosing in your letter. If you cannot supply the information, express your regret.

Example Letter #1

Thank you for expressing interest in our retail record. The information on the number of units we sell each year will not be available until after March 15. If you still need the information at that time, I suggest you call Jane Doe at 555-5555. If I can help in another way, please don’t hesitate to call. Thank you for your interest.

Example Letter #2

Thank you for your interest in our innovative floor plans. In answer to your question, we offer three plans from which to choose. I have enclosed a sketch of each for your review. If you have any questions, please call our secretary at 555-5555. She can also schedule an appointment for you to meet with one of our agents.

Example Letter #3

Thank you for your recent inquiry about Doe Vita-Heart products. I am enclosing a copy of the study you requested. As you can see, over 80% of those tested lowered their cholesterol levels significantly after using Doe’s Vita-Heart products for just eight weeks. Our herbs and vitamins are completely natural because we gather them from food sources. I hope you will find this information helpful in deciding whether you would like to try Vita-Heart supplements. If you wish to speak to one of our consultants, please call 555-5555 or send a card to this address, and a representative will call on you. Thank you for your interest in Vita-Heart.

Example Letter #4

Thank you for inquiring about Doe Corporation. Enclosed are details about Doe systems specifications and current prices.

As a U.S. manufacturer of world-class memory components and circuit boards for nearly two decades, Doe has built a reputation for outstanding manufacturing and support. This experience and passion for excellence extends to our leading edge computer systems. With our solid technical expertise and accommodating service, you will get the best value for your money.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Our representatives are waiting to answer your call at 555-5555. We are excited to hear from you and look forward to filling your needs.

An application request letter for admission is important to express interest in a course at a particular institution. A student can use this letter to enquire about the application procedure and request application forms.

This letter is a reference to why the student wants to study at the institution and the course they intend to take. It is used for documentation and follow-up on the admission request. Such a letter also indicates the academic qualifications of the student and their eligibility to take the course.

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Tips for writing an application request letter for admission

  • Mention why you are eligible for the admission
  • Express your genuine intentions to study in the school
  • Give facts about your academic qualifications
  • Mention the class you want to take admission
  • Explain why you want to take the particular course
  • Leave contact details where the school can reach you for inquiries
  • Keep it brief and formal

Application Request Letter for Admission Templates

When a student identifies a school they would like to enroll, they need to write a request for admission. Check out the application request letter for admission template and sample letters for guidance.

Date (date on which letter is written)

I hereby write to express my interest in the ____________ course at your university. I recently completed my degree in ____________ and I believe this course will complement my previous education. Your institution has a good reputation of combining class and practical based learning and this has motivated me to request for admission.

I am a quick learner and determined in my academics, this is evident from the ____________ enclosed herewith for your consideration. Taking this course is the stepping stone to achieve my career plans to work as a ____________. Additionally, I will acquire the knowledge and skills that I can practice in the work environment.

I wish to request the admission form, course details, and the fee structure for the course. Please send me the documents on my email ____________. Please give me an opportunity to pursue this course in your school and I assure you I will do my best.

I will highly appreciate a positive response.

Date (Date on which letter is written)

This is to bring to your kind attention that I have just completed my graduation in ___________ and interested to do masters degree in the same from your reputed university. I am sure that after completing my masters from your institute, my career prospects will become brighter. I would be very grateful to you if you could send me the prospectus and the details regarding the course. I am also enclosing my current marksheet for your reference.

Concerning the prospectus fee and postal charges, I am attaching a cheque of _________ towards the same. Your promptness in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Application Request Letter for Admission Samples

To get admission to your dream school, you must write a captivating application letter. Here is a sample application request letter for admission that you can use to write a letter to get you selected.

80 Mayflower Avenue

Riverside, NJ 08075

Date:____________ (Date on which letter is written)

Florida Boys School

602 North Bank St.

Sub; Application for admission

Dear Madam Lang,

My name is Colette Greer the mother of James Greer. I hereby write this letter to request the admission of my son in your school in grade 6. We moved to Florida last week and he has to change schools. Your school is reputed for a high level of discipline and excellent academic achievement. I wish my son to study in an esteemed school such as yours.

He is a bright student and this is evident from the copies of his grade sheets enclosed herewith for your reference. Additionally, he was an athlete in the previous school’s team. I strongly believe that your school is the best place for him to grow in academics as well as extracurricular activities.

I wish to request the admission application form, fee structure, and admission requirements. Please contact me through [email protected] or 232-476-6749 if you have any inquiries.

I hope that you will consider my son’s admission. Thank you.

The Dean
College of Paramedical Sciences
California

Date (Date on which letter is written)

Michael Pereira
Student (B Pharma)
College of Pharmacy
Atlanta

Sub: requesting for application form for the advanced course in Para Medicine

Greetings. To bring to your kind attention, I have just completed my graduation in Pharmacy and interested in doing a master’s degree in the same from your prestigious university. I am confident that after completing my masters from your university, my career will move to greater heights. I would be very thankful to you if you could send me the prospectus and details regarding the course. I am enclosing my mark sheet of the final semester for your reference

I am attaching a cheque of $400 as a fee for the prospectus and postal charges. I would be obliged if you could do the needful at the earliest.

Application Request Letter for Admission Email Formats

If you are looking to apply for admission to your dream school and have no idea where to start, here is a good example of an application request letter for admission that you can write to the school authorities.

I wish to bring to your kind attention that I wish to apply for the French Language Course at your Learnit Foreign Language School. I completed a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies at Michigan University last year. It is my interest to learn French as a foreign language to complement my English language skills.

I wish to take a French course because of my interest to work in the West African countries where there are challenges of political instability and tribal differences. French is the commonly used dialect and studying this course will help me communicate well with the people. Your institution has a great reputation for teaching quality language courses hence my motivation to apply to this school.

I am a sharp student and I have a high aptitude for linguistics. With my great interest to learn the language and high academic performance in other subjects, I will exceed your expectations. This course will help me achieve my career objectives to help the vulnerable communities in West Africa.

Kindly send me the details of the course and the eligibility requirements to my email [email protected] . I will highly appreciate your response soon.

I write to you regarding the master’s programs being offered by your esteemed college. I want to inform you that I am a graduate of Social Science and want to do my Masters in Social Science from your college. In this connection, I would like to have the application form for the admission test.

Towards the cost of the prospectus, application form, and postal charges, I am attaching herewith a cheque for 20 Pounds Sterling. I will be obliged if you can send the application as soon as possible.

Conclusion

An application request letter for admission notifies the relevant authority of an institution your intention to pursue a course or class in their school. In such a letter, you must highlight why you are choosing the institution and the course, your academic qualifications, and why you think you are eligible to take the course. Additionally, you may ask questions about the application and admission process. Use formal language and content.

Writing effective replies to business emails is one of the most important skills you should acquire as a good business owner, sales person or marketing personnel.

Looking for a response to a particular situation, see other professional email responses here.

How do hope to satisfy your clients as a business owner without having to write succinct and clear replies to their emails? Or how would a salesperson or marketing personnel elaborate properly on the value of his product or service if he cannot effectively reply the email inquiries of potential clients?

I have covered the basics of emails replies in the article on Examples of Responding to Emails Professionally, and I was able to provide a couple of samples.

Tips for Writing Good and Effective Email Replies

In this post, I shall provide more samples on replying emails professionally and elaborate on some other tips for writing good and effective email replies. So, you should pay attention to the following tips:

1. Be clear and direct in your email replies, and avoid being ambiguous.

That means, you should know what you want to say; and say it with the shortest possible words.

Here’s a clear, direct and unambiguous acknowledgment email reply sample:

Reply Email Sample I: Approving an Application

Welcome! Your application to Woculus has been approved. We are proud to have you as one of our editors.

Siva, as I said before, our vision at Woculus is to be the one-stop site where business owners, marketers and sales personnel can learn how to use technology profitably for their businesses. Our posts are well-research, practical and rich. As an upcoming blog, we constantly strive to provide the highest quality posts to our readers. If there is a better post about any of our areas of interest on the Internet, we are not doing our job well.

Find your login details below:

Username: Don Siva

The entire Woculus team looks forward to a very professional working relationship with you, and we ready to support you in any way possible to serve our audience better.

Yours very truly,

2. Make your replies one-to-one.

That means you should take responsibility for your email replies and speak directly to the reader.

For example, instead of writing,

It would be appreciated if you are able to send the proposal before the weekend

You should write,

I would really appreciate it if you are able to send the proposal to me before the weekend.

  • What will make the reader of your email respond favorably
  • What is of interest to him or her
  • What is his or her perspective on the issue at hand

Here are two reply email samples, written one-to-one:

Reply Email Sample II: Declining an Application without Offending

Thank you for your recent application to become a writer on Woculus. We are very much complimented that you would like to write for Woculus.

Your application details will be retained in our files. Currently, we do not have any vacant section; and our writers are on the top of their jobs. We shall, however, contact you as soon as we have an opening.

I would appreciate being notified if you wish to cancel your application for any reason.

Reply Email Sample III: Approving Application for a Different Position

Thank you for applying for the opening in our company and sending your design samples. I have reviewed your style and thought about the issues you raised during our last discussion, especially your reluctance to create new design samples for our evaluation. Since then, I have received new design samples from more than ten candidates, lending credence to their works.

Eventually, I have concluded that your samples are not enough to help me reach a conclusion about you. So, we now have a new Chief Designer for our company. However, I would be happy to work with you on a contract basis if you agree to this.

Thanks again, Frank, for your interest in our company.

3. Keep it Short, Simple and Sweet (KISSS).

How to answer a request for admissions

Be careful of the length of your email replies; they determine if they will be read or not. This is an old principle of writing that still holds true in writing email replies.

Reply Email Sample IV: Declining an Invitation

Dear Miss Sheryl,

Pardon the delay in responding to your last email. I have been in the process of setting up my own social network; so I had to resign from Facebook Inc.

I very much appreciate your invitation to help evaluate the Facebook App you are developing this time, but this may not be in the best interest of Facebook’s management. You may contact some other editors on Facebook forum.

Thank you for understanding.

Reply Email Sample V: Declining an Appointment

Dear Mr. Mohammed,

I was flattered by your request to make me a minister in your church branch in Bahamas. Regrettably, I won’t be able to accept this position.

I wish you well in Bahamas

More Reply Email Samples

You will find more reply email samples below. For tips on writing and responding to business emails, you may refer to my post on 9 Tips You Need to Write and Respond to Emails Professionally.

Reply Email Sample VI: Reply to request for information about your product or service

Dear Mrs. Thatcher,

Thank you for your inquiry about Apple Stores. Find attached herewith some literature on our products including the products in alpha development stage. I have also included a sample username and password for you to try out the products that catch your fancy.

Please, do not hesitate to call me if you have further questions. I will be glad to have you as a customer.

Reply Email Sample VII: Reply to Request for Samples

I have attached five samples of my original designs to this email. The sixth attachment is a list of designs where I collaborated with other designers including the location (URL) of the designs on the Internet.

Thank you for allowing me to send samples to you. I will be pleased to participate in the forthcoming competition and also introduce my services to your team.

Kindly notify me should you need any other information.

With the above reply email samples, you should be able to effectively respond, whether positively or negatively, to emails that come your way.

When someone sends you a letter requesting information of some kind, it’s important to respond promptly and briefly but without sounding curt. The key to a good letter answering request information or a reply letter to a request of documents is to sound as if you’re happy to provide the information if you can or truly sorry if you cannot. Never sound as if they’re bothering you with their request.

Start With a Personal Greeting

Letters requesting information of some kind are always signed by an individual, so be sure you start your letter with a personal reply to the letter writer. Computers make it easy to address the person by name even if you’re using a template.

If the request letter was signed by Ms. Susan Kennedy, you should reply with “Dear Ms. Kennedy” followed by a comma or a colon. If the letter writer signed more informally, such as just “Susan Kennedy,” it’s always safe to use “Ms.” However, if your business is known for being fun, hip or young, you may feel comfortable writing “Dear Susan” instead. When the name doesn’t reveal the gender, use the first name: “Dear Alex” or “Dear Drew.”

Open With Your Reason

Your first sentence should explain the reason for your letter. It may seem obvious that because the individual wrote to you first, he’ll know why you’re responding. However, stating this up front helps confirm that you’re both talking about the same thing. When the inquiry was sent to someone else who forwarded it to you to reply, you need to also state that to avoid any confusion.

Sentence 1 Examples:

  • This letter is in response to your request for information about our cleaning products.

If possible, follow this opening with a second sentence showing that you’re pleased to be able to help.

Sentence 2 Examples:

  • I’m happy to help clear up the confusion.

Provide the Requested Information

Start a new paragraph to provide the requested information as briefly as possible. If the information is lengthy or complicated, and you have a document that explains it well, state that you’ve included this document.

Examples:

  • We have two products, sage and quartz, that I believe you will find quite useful. Sage is a (brief description), while quartz is more of a (brief description).

Avoid impersonal phrases like “Enclosed please find. ” Make your letter friendly and conversational by writing “I’ve enclosed. “

When You Can’t Help

There may be times when you can’t provide the information requested, whether you don’t know the answer, the information is private or another reason. It’s important to answer the letter regardless so your company still sounds responsive and caring.

Examples:

  • Unfortunately, I can’t answer your question at this time. Our ingredients are an old, carefully guarded family recipe.

Thank Them for Writing

Thanking the letter writer for her letter is good business practice because it shows you know her time is valuable.

Examples:

  • Thank you for taking the time to write.

Avoid sounding too much like a sales pitch, as in “Thanks for thinking of ABD. Remember, we make you secure at home, at work and at play.”

Close By Offering More Help

Always end your response letter with an “our door is always open” feeling. Though you may be relieved to bring your letter to a close, you never want it to sound like a brush off.

Examples:

  • If you need any more information, please contact me personally anytime.

End simply with “Sincerely,” skip four lines for your handwritten signature and then add your printed name and your title. Avoid trendy sign offs like “Best” or “Cheers” or the syrupy “Very truly yours.”

I am reconsidering whether I want a professor’s (call him X) letter of recommendation for a PhD program. The basic facts are these:

I took Dr. X’s class and did well. He encouraged me to apply to a PhD program in his field, and I took his advice. At that time, he offered to write me a strong letter of recommendation.

More recently, I requested via email a letter of recommendation from X. I’m certain that he expected this request, and we are on good terms.

He did not respond to my request. I managed to find him in person to ask; he said that he’s already responded to my email and agreed to write it, and brushed me off in a somewhat impatient manner.

I found this interaction off putting and certainly unexpected.

This is my rationalization for what happened:

X is very busy and does not want to write me a letter. But he promised in the past and I remained in contact with him since.

Moreover, I already have stronger recommendation letters that I can use.

Here is my current plan:

  • I will see professor X at least one more time to give him materials for the recommendation. I plan to see his reaction then, and how to proceed.

Question: Is there a polite way for me to ask whether he wants to write the letter, and possibly “let him off the hook”? (I don’t even know whether this is the right question to ask, because honestly I don’t what the right thing to do is.)

The problem is that I don’t want to second-guess him, but I don’t want a negative letter either. Additionally, if he’s already written a letter, I don’t want to waste his time.

I am based in the US, if that matters.

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The key thing here is that you say that you have stronger letters already. If you no longer need him to write a letter, just reply to your own email to him saying you don’t need one anymore. Something like this should do:

“Thank you so much for agreeing to the write the letter. Another professor just got back to me about writing a letter so I should be all set for letters in this round of applications. I really appreciate your offer and I will be in touch in the future if I need one though. Thanks again!”

Keep in mind that most people won’t write a letter until they have a deadline in front of them. That said, it is certainly more polite to let any potential letter writer know as soon as you know you won’t need it just as it is polite to let them know well advance of when you will.

You frame this question as about “rescinding” a request and seem to be worried that the professor is going to be upset. You should understand that for professors, writing letters of recommendations is a thankless chore. Although this is generally the case, it is particularly the case for undergraduates that we only know through a single class.

Writing these letters takes hours on aggregate. Worst of all, because we also sit on the committees that read these applications, we are also all deeply aware that the letters will be read by a few people on a graduate admission committee if we are lucky.

Seriously though, he is not going to hold it against you. By agreeing to write a letter in the first place, he was offering to do you a favor. By letting him off the hook, you are doing him one.

Although it’s not part of your question, I think you are spending too much time trying to unpack and interpret what really happened. Maybe he was busy or in a bad mood? Maybe he was emailing with somebody else and was confused? You say that you don’t want to second guess him but that is exactly what you’re doing. If he encouraged you to apply for a PhD program and said he will write a letter, it seems extremely unlikely that he’s trying to sabotage you.

To maximize your chances of getting a job, it is important that you create a positive and professional impression at each step of the application process. This includes the way you respond to an interview request. If you have been asked to come in for an interview, you should respond promptly and properly. This article will show you how to respond to an interview request.

Why your response to an interview request is important

An interview request is a verbal or written communication from an employer that invites you to an interview. The way you respond to an interview request matters.

Here are the main reasons why your response to an interview request is important:

  • Responding to a request in writing gives you documentation of your interview.
  • You can use your response to find out logistical details like the date, time and place of the interview and give the recruiter any relevant details that they might not have.
  • You can use your response to demonstrate your professionalism and etiquette skills.
  • A prompt and appropriate response can improve your chances of being hired.

How to respond to an interview request

Learning how to respond to a recruiter’s request for an interview can enable you to make an effective response.

Consider using the following steps to structure your reply:

1. First, respond promptly to an invitation for an interview

Once you receive your interview request, it is important to respond promptly to demonstrate good etiquette and your interest in the job. Consider responding to an interview request on the business day that you receive it.

2. Next, read and make sure you understand any instructions you’ve been given

Typically, an interview request has a few instructions for an interviewee. Make sure that you read these instructions carefully and follow them properly in your response.

3. Then, compose your response using the same format as the interview request

Use the same format as the interview request for your response, unless the recruiter has asked you to use a different format. For example, if the recruiter has sent an email to your professional email address, you should reply directly to the recruiter via that same email thread. This gives the recruiter a frame of reference for your response, and it is more conscientious than using a completely different method to send your response.

Template for a response to an interview request

Your message should contain certain important elements.

Here are the items that you should include in your response:

  • A formal salutation that uses the recruiter’s courtesy title and last name, such as ‘Dear Ms. Waterstone,’
  • Your appreciation for the interview request and your acceptance
  • Any logistical questions you need to ask
  • A request for confirmation of any scheduling details for the interview
  • A reiteration of your interest in the job
  • A formal closing that includes your full name, email address and mobile number

Examples of responses to an interview request

You can use the following examples to structure your response to an interview request:

Example of a simple email response to an interview request

Subject: Assistant Editor Position, Stan Field

Dear Ms. Broderick,

I am writing to accept the interview request for the Assistant Editor position. Thank you very much for this opportunity. I look forward to meeting with Macy Mueller at 10 a.m. at the downtown address of Stellar Publishing on August 5.

I am confident that my skill set and academic background would be an asset to your organization. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information before the interview.

Example of an email response with logistical questions

Subject: Account Analyst Position, Miriam Swan

Thank you very much for the interview invitation for the Account Analyst position at Keen Associates. I look forward to my conversation with Hilda Roberts on November 8.

When you have a moment, please let me know if the interview will take place at your midtown office and also the scheduled time.

I am certain that my accounting experience makes me a suitable candidate for this role. If you require any further details from me before the interview, please let me know.

Best regards,
Miriam Swan
[email protected]
555-545-6787

Example of an email response for a Skype interview request

Subject: Account Executive Position, Abe Sawyer

Dear Ms. McDougal,

I am very excited about being invited to interview for the Account Executive position at Fargo Marketing. Thank you very much for this opportunity. I look forward to our virtual Skype meeting on March 30, per your interview request.

Would it be possible to confirm the interview time when you have a moment? I can be available to meet virtually with you anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

With my academic and professional background, I believe that I am a good candidate for this role. I look forward to sharing my approach to marketing innovation with you on Tuesday. Please let me know if you need any further details from me.

Best regards,
Abe Sawyer
[email protected]
555-645-1376

Example of an email response for a phone interview request

Subject: Mechanical Technician Position, Francine Rafe

It was great speaking with you today about interviewing for the Mechanical Technician role, and I really appreciate the opportunity. I am looking forward to our phone interview on Friday, June 15.

I would be happy to speak with you anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please confirm the time when you have a moment.

With my interning experience at Mechana, I believe that I can make a positive contribution to your organization. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further information before the interview.

Requests for Information (Forms DTF-948 and DTF-948-O) are new letters the Tax Department may send you for tax year 2020 and later. If we send you one of these letters, we need additional information about one or more items on your return.

Where to view your letter online

You can view your letter in your Individual Online Services account, using our Respond to Department Notice application. You do not need to request electronic communications to view this notice in the application.

Note: If you requested electronic communications in your Individual Online Services account, you may also see the letter in the message center on your Account Summary homepage.

How to respond

  • To respond online, log in to your Individual Online Services account and select Respond to department notice from the Services menu. It’s the fastest way to respond and we’ll send you a confirmation notice when you submit your response.
  • If you choose to reply by fax, use the fax number provided in the letter we sent you.

It’s important that you respond by the date noted on the letter; we cannot continue processing your return until we receive your response.

For more information about where to find your letter and how to respond, see Respond to a letter requesting additional information . To ensure you respond completely, review our checklists for the documentation we can accept, depending on the information we request.

How to answer a request for admissionsBy Isaac Thorp

You served the following request for admission and got this response:

Request: Admit that the second paragraph of the contract attached as Exhibit A states: “… (verbatim quote).”
Answer: The document speaks for itself.

Is this an appropriate objection?

Numerous federal courts have held that asserting that a document “speaks for itself” is not a proper objection to a request to admit that a document contains quoted language. In Miller v. Holzmann, 240 F.R.D. 1, 66 Fed. R. Serv. 3d 977 (D.C. Cir. 2006), plaintiff served a request for admission that a document contained language quoted in the request. The defendant objected on the grounds that the document “speaks for itself.” The court held that the objection was improper:

“It is astonishing that the objection that a document speaks for itself, repeated every day in courtrooms across America, has no support whatsoever in the law of evidence. . . . The tautological ‘objection’ that the finder of fact can read the document for itself to see if the quote is accurate is not a legitimate objection but an evasion of the responsibility to either admit or deny a request for admission, unless a legitimate objection can be made or the responding party explains in detail why it can neither admit nor deny the request.” Id. at 4.

The court concludes that “an ‘objection’ that the document speaks for itself does not move the ball an inch down the field and defeats the narrowing of issues in dispute that is the purpose of the rule permitting requests for admission.” Id.; accord Diederich v. Dep’t of the Army, 132 F.R.D. 614 (S.D.N.Y. 1990).

In Booth Oil Site Administrative Group v. Safety-Kleen Corporation, 194 F.R.D. 76 (W.D.N.Y. 2000), the court also found that it is permissible to request that a party admit or deny a Rule 36 request as to the accuracy of quoted textual material from a document relevant to the case:

“[A]s a statement of a document’s text is a matter of fact, a request calling upon a party to admit or deny that such quoted material is the actual text of an identified document, relevant to the case, may not be ignored on the ground that the request seeks an interpretation of the text or that the document in question ‘speaks for itself.’ Documents do not speak, rather, they represent factual information from which legal consequences may follow. . . . It is therefore permissible to request that a party admit or deny a Rule 36 request as to the accuracy of quoted textual material from a particular document relevant to case.” Id. at 80.

See also Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. v. Elk Run Coal Co., Inc., 246 F.R.D. 522 (S.D. W. Va. 2007) (court awards sanctions against party that objected to request for admission about contents of a relevant document, noting that ‘a favorite excuse for not answering requests for admission in a contract case is that ‘the document speaks for itself’”); House v. Giant of Maryland, LLC, 232 F.R.D. 257 (E.D. Va. 2005) (court awarded sanctions against defendant for evasive response to request for admission about contents of document); Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. v. Souras, 78 Md. App. 71, 552 A.2d 908 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1989) (court deemed party’s response that “The policy speaks for itself – a copy is attached” as an admission that that underinsured motorist coverage was $50,000).

Although filing a motion to compel on an issue like this is troublesome and time consuming, it is worth it. The court will not appreciate your opponent’s failure to admit a relevant fact, and you will be able to simplify your proof at trial.

I have found no North Carolina or Fourth Circuit cases that address this issue. If anyone knows of any, please email me at [email protected] .

Today’s college applicant is much more likely to email, not call, an admissions officer with a question or request. So it’s important to remember that the person on the receiving end of that email is going to make assumptions and judgments about you based on what you write and how you write it. Before you send that message off to your top-choice university, read our tips for making sure your email gets the attention it needs (and you get the answers you’re looking for).

Questions to Consider Before Emailing an Admissions Officer

Before you begin composing your email, ask yourself these 5 questions:

  1. Do you actually have permission to email this person?A college rep who hands you his card at a college fair and says, “Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions” has given you permission. But just because you found the email address for the Dean of Admissions online doesn’t mean she’s invited you to email her. Don’t be a spammer.
  2. Are you angry?Are you sending this email to someone who’s made you angry? Once you hit send, there’s no turning back. And while you might feel better after putting your emotions on the page, actually sharing them might make your situation worse. Consider stepping away from the email for 24 hours and returning to it once you’ve cooled down a bit.
  3. Can the answer to your questions be found on the university website? Read through the “Admissions” section of the college’s website and make sure the information you need isn’t listed there (most of the time, it will be!). If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, the student—not the parent—should feel free to reach out to the admissions office.
  4. Is your email clear? Is it polite? Does it make you want to reply?Read through your email and try to imagine receiving this message yourself. If the answer to any of those questions is “No,” wait to send it until you re-write your way to a “Yes.”
  5. Do you actually have a question you need an answer to? Don’t email an admissions officer just to check a box. This kind of communication isn’t going to increase your odds of being admitted. Send an email only if you have a question that can’t be answered by other methods.

Dos of Emailing an Admissions Officer

  • Do make sure your email address is just a name, not something embarrassing like [email protected] Get a new email address just for college application communication if you have to.
  • Do make the subject line something descriptive. “Question” isn’t descriptive. “Question from a fall 2011 applicant” is.
  • Do address the person by name at the beginning. Imagine if someone walked up to you and just started asking you a question without even saying hi first. Wouldn’t it be rude (and a little weird)?
  • Do identify yourself in the first paragraph, particularly if the person doesn’t know you or may not remember you.
  • Do write like you talk—as long as you’re respectful. “The purpose of my email is to request your assistance with my college applications” is too formal. “I’m writing to ask you if you might be able to help me with my college applications” gets the job done.
  • Do ask questions that a person who has never met you could feasibly answer. Admissions officers know a lot about their colleges, but they likely know nothing about you. That’s why “Would it be better for me to major in biology or physics?” will probably be just about impossible for an admissions officer to answer responsibly. But, “If I would like to double major in biology and physics, would it be appropriate to indicate that on my application?” is a question that’s right in their wheelhouse.
  • Do use a normal font. Think black type and standard size. No bright colors, cursive, blinking lights or animated creatures of any kind.
  • Do say “please” if you’re asking for something.
  • Do say “thank you” at the end.
  • Do proofread it carefully (but an errant comma isn’t going to hold you back either! Remember, people are human).
  • Do type your full name at the end of the message. If you need a reply back, leave a phone number, too, so the person has the option of calling.

Don’ts of Emailing an Admissions Officer

  • Don’t write something so long that they have to scroll through it. Keep your email to one screen.
  • Don’t forget to proofread. Use proper punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. This is not a text message. Nobody ever looked stupid for sending a properly capitalized and punctuated email, but they have looked that way for ignoring standard grammar rules.
  • Don’t ever type in all caps. When you write “PLEASE RESPOND TO ME ASAP” it reads like you’re yelling at the person.
  • Don’t include a quote in your auto-signature. You don’t need to remind an admissions officer that “the only way to have a friend is to be one.” And nobody in the history of email has ever read one of those quotes and said, “Wow, that really made me stop and think.”
  • Don’t mark your email “urgent.” It might be urgent to you, but it’s not necessarily urgent to the person you’re sending it to.
  • Don’t ask a long list of 10, 12, or 20 questions. Our Talent Department has received emails like this from people who are considering applying for a job at Collegewise, and it feels like we’re being asked to complete a homework assignment. If you have a question—or two, or maybe even three—ask them. But don’t turn your email into a written interrogation.

Sample Email to a College Admissions Office (Free Download)

We hope this post has taught you how to effectively email an admissions officer, but if you need additional guidance, you’re in luck. Below you’ll find an email template that can help you get started, and you can download it as a PDF here .

My name is [NAME], and I go to [HIGH SCHOOL] in [CITY, STATE]. We met at the College Fair last month. I’m interested in applying to [UNIVERSITY] and wanted to ask you a couple of questions.

[Include your questions here, and be sure to provide context and follow the guidelines in our blog post.]

Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience.

Note: This post was adapted from various posts written by Collegewise’s Founder, Kevin McMullin, on his blog, Wise Like Us .

About Us: With more than twenty years of experience, Collegewise counselors and tutors are at the forefront of the ever-evolving admissions landscape. Our work has always centered on you: the student. And just like we’ve always done, we look for ways for you to be your best self – whether it’s in the classroom, in your applications or in the right-fit college environment. Our range of tools include counseling , test prep , academic tutoring , and essay management, all with the support of our proprietary platform , leading to a 4x higher than average admissions rates.

Getting a response from an employer is a highlight of the job search. You’ve put in the work and the job applications, and now it’s time to move the conversation to the next level.

When an employer responds to your job application with an interview request, you want to get back to them as quickly as possible.

If you applied through Indeed, emails from employers will have the subject line “Response to application on Indeed.” Be sure to check your email settings and spam folders so you won’t miss their messages. You can also check your account for notifications from employers.

In your responses, keep your tone professional and upbeat. Avoid emojis, emoticons, and slang. Proofread your messages for typing errors before you hit send. Here are four email examples to get you started.

If an employer requests an interview

In this case, you should send your response on the same day. This shows enthusiasm for the role and respect for the employer’s time.

Begin your email with a note of thanks. If possible, agree to the employer’s suggested day and time. However, if you are currently working and your schedule is not flexible, most employers will accommodate your situation. Below is a sample email to consider if an employer contacts you requesting an interview:

Dear Ms. Chan,

Thank you for your consideration and the invitation to interview for the Social Media Manager role at XYZ Company. I am available this Wednesday at 1:30 pm and can meet you at your office.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional information prior to our meeting.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this position in more detail.

Yours sincerely,

Siti Halim

Phone: +65 4777 7777

The response is short, clear, and positive. It reinforces the date and location of the interview. There’s no need to include additional details—you’ll discuss the specifics during the interview.

If an employer asks you to call to schedule an interview

Another type of email you might receive from an employer is a request to call the employer’s offices to schedule an interview. Even though the employer wants you to call, you could also consider sending a brief confirmation email. Here’s an example:

Dear Ms. Chan,

Thank you for considering me for the Social Media Manager role at XYZ Company. As per your request, I will call you tomorrow afternoon to arrange a mutually agreeable interview time.

I look forward to speaking with you. Please let me know if I can provide any additional information beforehand.

Yours sincerely,

Siti Halim

Phone: +65 4777 7777

If an employer asks you follow-up questions

Finally, an employer might email you with follow-up questions. These questions are essentially a preliminary interview, so respond with professionalism and detail:

When asked company-related questions
Provide specific, detailed responses. Research company information (including corporate blogs and social media channels), and adapt the language you find there into your own words.

When asked about your pay or salary requirements
Employers ask this question because they want to confirm that your expectations are aligned with what they can offer. You have a few options when answering this question. One is to delay talking about pay until you know more about the job. An example response could be: “I’m looking for a competitive offer that includes benefits and other kinds of compensation. I’d like to know more about the specifics of what this job requires first.” Another option is to provide a range instead of one number. If you’re only interested in this job if it pays a specific amount, be honest. This can help you and the employer determine if this is a match early on.

When asked questions about your own career path
Align information from your resume with the job description to make natural connections. Be sure that your enthusiasm for the position and the industry are apparent.

If asked about skills you don’t have

Be truthful. Mention your transferable skills, proof of adaptability, ability to acquire new skills quickly, and a willingness to learn. In today’s job market, it’s rare that candidates have all the listed qualifications, so don’t be intimidated or discouraged. Instead, provide examples that show you can learn and grow as an employee.

The following template provides sample opening and closing statements you can use when replying to an employer who asks follow-up questions in an email. This strategy can help move the process to the interview scheduling stage:

Dear Ms. Chan,

Thank you so much for considering me for the Social Media Manager role at XYZ Company__. My responses are below.

[ INSERT YOUR SPECIFIC ANSWERS ]

I appreciate the opportunity to provide this additional information, and I look forward to speaking with you and members of your team soon.

Yours sincerely,

Siti Halim

Phone: +65 4777 7777

If an employer asks you to email to schedule an interview

Employers sometimes request that you email another individual to schedule an interview. This will likely be someone you have not contacted in the job application process. In this case, you must write two emails: a reply to the employer’s email and another to the person arranging the interview. Again, it’s important to respond promptly to the employer and remain brief in your reply. In the second email, you’ll need to provide context for the reason you’re writing. Here are two templates to help you navigate both situations:

To the employer

Dear Ms. Chan,

Thank you for considering me for the Social Media Manager role at XYZ Company. As per your request, I will email Kate Lim to arrange an interview time. I look forward to speaking with you and additional members of your team.

Please let me know if I can provide any further information beforehand.

Yours sincerely,

Siti Halim

Phone: +65 4777 7777

To the person arranging the interview

Dear Ms. Lim,

I received an email today from Rebecca Chan requesting that I contact you to schedule an interview for the Social Media Manager role at XYZ Company. Please let me know what times you have available.

The best times for me include between 1 pm and 5 pm on Wednesday XX of Month and before 10 am on Thursday XX of Month. I am also happy to discuss suitable times by phone.

I am excited to learn more about the opportunities at XYZ Company and look forward to discussing the role in greater detail.

Yours sincerely,

Siti Halim

Phone: +65 4777 7777

If your schedule isn’t flexible, let this second email recipient know. You can add a few more sentences in the first paragraph that explain your circumstances. For example:

Please let me know if you have openings in your schedule. Although I currently work standard business hours, I am available for interviews during lunch hours, before 9 am, and after 5 pm. Is it possible to schedule an interview during these times? If not, please let me know so that I can arrange time off for the interview.

Your response to an employer’s request is the beginning of your communication. Set a great tone in that first response, and you may improve your chances of moving forward in the hiring process.

How to answer a request for admissions

If you’re having a difficult time getting hired, it may be due to some common mistakes that turn recruiters the other way. Whether it’s because you’re giving vague interview answers, can’t explain constant career shifts, or a combination of several things, you may never know.

However, even the best candidates must grapple with rejection letters from their dream companies. It’s just a part of the process!

Actually, if you do find that a rejection letter makes its way into your inbox, it may not be as bad a sign as you think. Unfortunately for many, ‘ghosting’ happens all too often. Some people may not receive any kind of reply at all!

10% of job seekers have applied for 50 or more jobs without hearing back – The Undercover Recruiter

But even if you are receiving some email back, you may not feel the need to say anything in return. After all, you’re now out of the running for that position.

So, why reply at all?

Well, by continuing a conversation and maintaining your image as a professional candidate, you will end the interview process leaving a good impression. If an opportunity at the same company or within the same team opens up in the future, you know who to contact! Basically, replying politely to a rejection email will help you end on a good note with the recruiter. You have nothing to gain by burning bridges, right?

Here are some tips on how to respond to a rejection email to help you find the right things to say.

Keep Things Classy With These Strategies on How to Respond to a Rejection Email

Rejection After Applying

If you receive a rejection before landing an interview, then you can narrow down the causes of why you weren’t selected. For example, if you only submitted a resume, then there was something within your experience or skill-set that wasn’t a good fit for the job. Take these as an opportunity to fine-tune your future applications for similar jobs, or get more selective about which you do apply to. Knowing how to respond to a rejection email here should be easy peasey!

DO include:

  • Thankfulness for time and consideration
  • Short reply
  • Enthusiasm for future opportunities

DON’T include:

  • Lengthy argument of why you are a great candidate
  • Request for a second review

Response example:

Hi *NAME*/ Dear hiring manager,

Thank you for your reply in regards to the open *POSITION* position. Although I’m disappointed to hear about your decision, I am thankful for having learned a bit more about *COMPANY* in my research through the application process. I will definitely keep my eye out for any additional opportunities at *COMPANY* that fit my skill-set and experience in the future.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best wishes/All the best/Warmly,

Rejection After a Phone Interview ☎️

Phone interviews are a great sign that the recruiter saw a twinkle of something they liked in your application material! With this in mind, you can take a more personalized approach and speak to those strengths. After gathering your feelings and giving yourself time to cool down, it’s time to craft a professional response.

DO include:

  • Thankfulness for time and consideration
  • Specific details from your conversations
  • Interviewer’s name
  • Department or team name
  • Enthusiasm for future opportunities

DON’T include:

  • Negative emotions
  • Request for further interviews
  • Request for feedback on what you could have done better

Response example:

Although I’m disappointed to hear about your decision, I appreciate your reply and thank you for having taken the time out of your day to chat. Through the application process I was fortunate to have learned more about the great things the *DEPARTMENT* team is doing at *COMPANY NAME*. Our conversation about the team’s most recent innovations and unique responsibilities of the role especially drove my interested in your company.

Thank you again for your time and I look forward to exploring additional opportunities within the *DEPARTMENT* team and at *COMPANY NAME* in the future.

Best wishes/All the best/Warmly,

Rejection After an In-Person Interview ️

The process of waiting to hear back after a job interview usually doesn’t take as long as hearing back after first submitting an application. This means that the interview should still be fresh in your mind. As a result, you’ll have plenty of details to include in your response to a rejection email!

DO include:

  • Thankfulness for time and consideration
  • Specific details from your conversations
  • Interviewer’s name
  • Department or team name
  • Enthusiasm for future opportunities

DON’T include:

  • Negative emotions
  • Request for another open position or another interview

Response template:

I appreciate your reply and thank you for having taken the time out of your day to discuss my qualifications in-person. Through the application and interview process I was fortunate to have learned more about what makes *COMPANY NAME* a leader in the *INDUSTRY* field. Our conversation about your thriving work culture and opportunities for professional development especially drove my interested in your company.

Thank you again for your time and I look forward to exploring additional opportunities within the *DEPARTMENT* team and at *COMPANY NAME* in the future.

Best wishes/All the best/Warmly,

Should You Reply to Automated Rejection Emails?

So, what about those pesky auto-reject emails?

If you have any contact at all with a human recruiter along the application process, then you may want to fish out that contact info. Thank them for their time and consideration, even if you only exchanged an email or brief phone call. However, if you receive a generic email without having interacted with a single human, its safe to assume you don’t need to bother replying.

Don’t give up! Remember, it’s normal to get a “no thank you” here and there during the job hunting process. Widen your pool and apply to great jobs at some of the best companies in Arizona.

Part of my goals as an “always learning landlord” is to become as efficient as possible while providing the highest level of service to my tenants and on the tenant application. I get a lot of replies to ads but they are typically the “standard” Zillow or postlets responses.

Hi, I found this listing on Trulia and would like to learn more about 6786 Tustle Dr, Summerville, SC 29485. Thank you.”

How to answer a request for admissions

3 Problems Regarding Responses to a Tenant Application

  • Multiple Responses – I use to just respond to each one but that gets to be a lot. I have also seen on different forums where tenants “rightly” also get upset when they don’t receive responses.
  • Weeding Out those UnQualified– You want to only schedule appointments with those who can truly qualify for the house. The last thing you want to do is for people to fall in love and not be qualified. You also want to eliminate wasting your time or your tenant’s time when they are showing the home for you.
  • Not Being a Time Burden – Writing unique detailed responses are a lot of work and very time consuming. It is also important that they are consistent to follow fair housing laws.

So that is when I came up with my “boilerplate” responses. This way it is personalized while still being the first line of defense.

Nicole,

Thank you for your interest. The X is still available and we are currently scheduling showings. Please note that if you are interested: our application requires one’s salary to be 3x rent, complete a credit/background check on everyone over 18 AND a copy of everyone’s license. If you interested in scheduling a showing please give me a call at X

I look forward to hearing from you,

The Always Learning Landlord

This is short, simple, and to the point. It allows you to quickly respond to each tenant application. As we discussed here that is very important. It also allows you to make sure you have followed fair housing regulations and treated everyone the same.

Efficient, professional, and simple!

How do you respond to a tenant application? Do you have any tips or tricks?

At the moment you agree to an open invitation or request, show with enthusiasm your decision. One of the best ways to do so, simply creating a letter that says you accept. The act of replying in writing says great things about your character to those inviting. It says you are a genuine character and looking to support the function/event whole heatedly.

The greatest part of writing your acceptance, it is many times easier than making the decision to say ‘yes.’

Here are a few things you might reply to with a letter of acceptance:

  • admissions requests: educational institutes / clubs / organizations
  • franchising opportunities
  • invites to dine, celebrate, privy lunch outings, hospitality, meetings
  • a proposal
  • employment opportunity
  • privy memberships invites: board committee/commission/empowered organizations
  • invite to a wedding ceremony
  • speaking engagements: workshops/forums/celebratory feasts
  • any request for donations, a charitable favor, or other help

What to include in letter:

  • The same thoughts that inspired you to agree to the the invite or proposal, should be expressed in the letter. Make sure your reply is a pleasure for inviting party to read.
  • To further customize the acceptance, include the details of the event ( date, time, amount of the contribution you agree to, duties you are agreeing to, what you might be assisting with upon approval )
  • Within the body of the letter, make mention of any needs if applicable to your situation. Whether you need a receipt for charitable donations to use as a tax deduction, address and directions to a venue, equipment for speaking or performance, list of everyone involved with organizing the event, or special needs for disabled, it should be mentioned in your reply which accepts the invite.
  • Closing out the letter, express with transparency how much of a pleasure it is for you to be attending, being promoted, and/or finding growth from the situation.

Sentences For Invitations That Are Commonly Used:

“After reviewing your recent application, our company is pleased with your submission and able to offer you the funding requested.”

“I accept with great pleasure the offered position of Senior Analyst Chemist.”

“I am very happy to be able and offered the opportunity to do this.”

“I appreciate greatly your generous apology and do accept with clear understanding.”

“I accept and happy to be meeting together in your office the morning of March 11th at 9:30. Together we shall plan this year’s All-American Science Fair and create another wonderful event.”

“In a single word, my answer is Absolutely.”

“My response to your letter requesting a supportive donation for the Smithsonian Children’s Home, a charitable cause I appreciate the efforts of, find a check enclosed for $1,000.”

“Thanks for inviting me to be a speaker at the Swan Suun Meditation Center the next two months.”

“We do accept your kind invitation and with the greatest pleasure. Expect us to be there.”

“The estimate for refinishing the Queen Louisa dining room suite is graciously accepted. We are happy to hire you.”

“We are definitely pleased to grant you an extension of 6-weeks to complete your work. Everything done thus far has been great. You are great at your craft so we are willing to work with you.”

“The office of admissions is pleased to tell you that your application for enrollment to the Tiller School has been approved.”

“Our entire staff looks forward to having you in office and working with you.”

Paragraphs Commonly Used In Letters of Acceptance:

“I accept your invitation to have dinner on Friday, 16th of February. I will be there at 8 p.m. as requested. I look forward to this meet. I cannot wait to see you and Jennifer again.”

“Thank you for telling how the children at St. Josephine’s Home appreciated my storytelling earlier this week. In knowing the kids appreciate my efforts, I am happy to accept your invite to become one of the regular volunteers. I will cheerfully show up every other Wednesday evening to perform. To aid my storytelling, do you have an iPad or other mp3 playing device and speakers which I can use to play music?”

“We look forward to seeing your graduation and I will also attend the reception after-wards. Thank you for including me in the group invited.”

“The bid your company made for $11,111 to put up the wallpaper on our grand reception rooms has been approved. Your attention to detail in the proposal submitted and bidding price are favorable. Please read over the contract we have enclosed with this approval letter and sign. Call us with any questions.”

Sample Request Letter for Admission to School Principal for a pre-school, special school, Prep school, and nursery school. You can use this request letter to the college principal or admission to the university. Samples are available written by parents and by the students themselves.

Request Letter to School Principal for Admission After You Failed in the Admission Test by the Parent

My child (name of child) could not get admission to your school because he failed the admission test. Definitely, your school is commendable but my child was not completely healthy on the day of the test. But he is very much motivated to study in your school.

I request you to give admission to my child to your school. I assure you that he will not disappoint you at all in his studies. I hope you will accept my request.

Your Name as Parent

School Admission Request Letter Sample (Request to Apprear in Entry Test by Parent)

I am (Your name) writing to request you for my beloved child in your school. Fortunately, the quality education of your school is nearest to my home and affordable. My little boy is quite intelligent and already learned the basics of pre-school. Therefore, please give him a chance to appear in your school admission tests in the coming week. I assure you that my child will qualify for admission.

I will request you to please give my little boy a chance at quality education provided by your school.

Letter to School Principal for Admission by the Mother

Respectfully, I, (Your Name), mother of (student name), request you humbly enroll my daughter for the upcoming enrollment of the session from fall (Date) To (Date). I have selected your institute out of many options because I have discussed with people and found that your institute is the best one for the kind of child my daughter is.

She is capable and possesses all the qualities that your institute seeks. Under your supervision, I hope the teachers and staff will groom my daughter to be a competent person in every field of life. I am looking forward to having a hearing from you.

School Admission Request Letter For Special Child with Special Needs

Subject: Request Letter for Admission of Special Child

I am a father of a little boy (Special Child) Mohsin Ahsan, aged: 14 years, already underwent general school system in Multan, and as I am not satisfied with the current education system, therefore, I have searched a lot for his better education.

Fortunately, I have found your reference and will be very grateful if you can please consider my son being your Institute Name and City student.

Would you please let us know about your way of your respected intake?

Mr. Shahzad Ahmed

Request Letter for Admission in College

The principal,
College of Interior Designing,
Boston, America

Subject: Admission Application as an Overseas Student

Through the facility of internet, I have come to know that your university is giving opportunities for study to overseas students. I got impressed by your given criteria of admission. That is simple to follow, and fulfill.

Thus, I am writing to you this application for getting admission to your university. Recently I have done B.S Honors in home economics with a CGPA of 3.38 out of 4 from Lahore College University for Women Lahore, Pakistan. And now I want to do M.S in interior design. To be an interior designer is my passion. I will prove myself as a devoted, committed, and hardworking student.

My humble request is that please consider my application for admission purposes as all the necessary documents are attached with this application for your convenience.

I am waiting for your positive response from your side. I will be very thankful to you if you consider me on your merit list for admission.

Thanks, and regards

Letter to School for Admission by an Immigrant

The Principal, M H high School, UK

With due respect, I beg to say that we have recently shifted from Thailand to the UK. To continue my children’s studies, I have considered your school due to its high reputation and quality education. I am, Therefore, attaching documents related to immigration and my previous academic record. I shall be really thankful. I will be looking forward to your response.

How to answer a request for admissions

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Letter for not providing father’s info. In schy admission form. As she is a divorced single mother and don’t want to mention father’s details

Dear Shoaib, please consult with lawyer. Because removal of father name is some countries is prohibited and you can’t avoid due to personal hatred or disliking. Thank you very much

Request letter for Nursery admission

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Hi,
Kindly send me the sample letter for thanking to the school for giving admission to my daughter.

I receive a large number of queries regarding internships. Mostly these are spam, from people who have no idea what kind of research I do. I do try to reply to these, but send a standard response as below.

If you would like to make it clear that you are making a personal approach, rather than sending spam, please start your email with the sentence “I have read the advice linked to your home page about applying for internships”, followed immediately by answers to the following questions:

1. If you are writing from Cambridge:

Please explore the Cambridge UROP programme. UROP posts are usually advertised as specific vacancies – please tell me which one you are applying for. Please note that the UROP summer internship programme in Cambridge is restricted to students who are already registered for degrees in Cambridge.

2. If you are writing from elsewhere:

a) Are you applying for a specific internship scheme, perhaps from your own country? If so, please ensure that you give details of this scheme, where it is administered, and how it is funded, with a link to the URL for the scheme.

b) What specific area of my research did you wish to work on? For a definition of what I mean by “specific”, please consider the advice in the page Applying to work with Alan Blackwell

Standard reply

Thank you for your email. You have received this standard reply because you do not seem to have read the advice linked to my home page. If you had read that advice, you would have started your email with the sentence “I have read the advice linked to your home page about applying for internships”.

Thank you for your interest in my research, if your email had mentioned this. If you do have an interest in my own research area, would like to carry out research in this area yourself, speak and write good English, and have an excellent academic track record from a leading university in your own country, I would be pleased to receive an application for a place on the Cambridge master’s programme in Advanced Computer Science. Application details can be found here: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/admissions/acs/

If you wish to pursue opportunities in Cambridge (or elsewhere) any further, I have also provided more general advice in the page “Applying to work with Alan Blackwell”