At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology admissions department, you will often have the responsibility of corresponding with students – most importantly, notifying them of their acceptance into the school. Acceptance in a good school is an honor for the student and you will want your letter to properly represent the dignity and professionalism of MIT. Here is a quick, helpful guide to writing a formal MIT acceptance letter in an official yet cordial manner.
Format and Content
An official MIT acceptance letter format should include approximately three paragraphs. Open with a congratulations to the student for his or her acceptance, perhaps mentioning a few details regarding the application. Give all the necessary details for enrollment, as well as your contact information in case the student has any questions. Close with an appropriate expression of appreciation for the student’s choice of school and sign and date the letter properly, as shown in the below example. Be sure to write with proper grammar and spelling on an official MIT letterhead.
If you need to gather a few ideas on how to write a great letter, you might find it very helpful to look at an example. Here is an official MIT acceptance letter sample notifying a student that she has been accepted at the school. It gives all the important details along with a nice congratulations and a reminder of why the student was accepted.
I am writing this letter to congratulate you on your acceptance to Massachusetts Technical Institute. As you know, MIT is known for the high standards of excellence with which it reviews the many applications it receives. The letters of recommendation we received from you, in addition to the application containing your excellent academic history and list of accomplishments so far, have convinced us that you will make a wonderful addition to Massachusetts Technical Institute.
You will find the necessary enrollment forms enclosed with this letter. Please fill them out and return them to us by no later than May 1, 2014 in order to facilitate the enrollment process and ensure that you do not lose your spot. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Our telephone number is (555)-555-5555 and our email address is [email] We look forward from hearing more from you.
We hope that you are as confident as we are that you will live up to our expectations and reach your full potential here at Massachusetts Technical Institute. We also hope you will find your experience here to be as fulfilling and satisfying as you dreamed it would be and helpful as you look toward your goals for the future. Thank you for choosing MIT for your continuing education needs.
Anthony J. Carter
Massachusetts Technical Institute