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Harvard Acceptance Letter

Working in the admissions department of the prestigious Harvard University, you will have many opportunities to correspond with students. For both the importance of your job and the student whose life is about to be changed, you should know how to write a formal, official and cordial Harvard acceptance letter. Here is a quick guide to writing your letter in a professional and sincere manner that will represent Harvard University properly to the student.

Format and Content

You should have an official university letterhead to write on. Always remember to pay close attention to spelling and grammar, and sign and date the letter properly, as will be demonstrated below in an example. An official Harvard acceptance letter format should include about three paragraphs, wherein you will congratulate the student on his or her acceptance and perhaps say a few words about the honor of the acceptance. Give any necessary enrollment information as well as your contact details, and close with an appropriate expression of thanks for the student’s choice of school.


If you need a few tips on how to make your letter come across just right, looking at an example can be a great source of ideas. Here is a formal Harvard acceptance letter sample notifying a student that she has been accepted for enrollment. It congratulations the student on the honor and lets her know what steps to take next. It also includes contact information so that she can call if she has any questions or problems.

Dear Ms. Bloomfield,

I am writing to congratulate you on behalf of Harvard University for our acceptance of your application to enroll in our program this year. As you know, Harvard University has been known for our high standards in the application process and our dedication to academic excellence. We were very impressed by the contents of your application, your academic history, your deportment in our interview and the accomplishments you have made thus far. We are pleased to be looking forward to welcoming you to Harvard this year.

Please fill out the enclosed forms and return them to us no later than May 1, 2014 so that we may facilitate your enrollment in our 2014 program. If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to bring them up. Please call us at (555)-555-5555 or email us at [email] We look forward to hearing from you.

We trust that the honor of your acceptance is met with according responsibility and dignity as well as your intentions to reach your full potential. We also hope that you find your Harvard experience to be fulfilling, satisfying and everything you hoped it would be. Thank you for choosing to apply with Harvard University for your continued educational experience.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

John R. Smith

Admissions Department

Harvard University