4+ College Rejection Letter Examples & Templates


A college has a limited number of seats available to offer to students in a particular department. With the huge number of applicants coming in every semester, it is very difficult to select a few and reject the rest. A college when rejecting someone cannot be abrupt and insensitive towards the students’ feelings. A college has to consider the amount of effort put in by each student and professionally handle the rejection process. The college, just like an acceptance letter, should also send a rejection letter. This rejection letter is an official formality performed by any college while rejecting a student’s application.

The same norm should also apply to the candidates who apply for a job to colleges and get rejected. Given below are 4+ college rejection letter examples and templates.

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College Rejection Letter Examples & Templates

1. Free College Job Rejection Letter

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The template is a free college job rejection letter that is sent by a college for people applying for a job at the college. A college job mainly consists of either office work or faculty work, whichever is suitable for the applicant. The qualification of a person is considered by the college authority when considering each applicant for a job position at the college. But with the limited number of job positions available and a large number of candidates who have applied, the college needs to choose the right candidate who will help the college prosper and help students who study there. However, apart from the candidates selected, there are quite a few applicants who get rejected for the job position as they might lack a certain skill or their interview wasn’t up to the mark. A college job rejection letter is sent to these candidates informing them about this decision taken by the college. The template is used to show the sympathies of a college on not being able to hire them for a particular position that they might have applied to. The template can be used specifically by colleges.

2. Free College Application Rejection Letter

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A student applies to universities solely based on his high school qualifications and credits. A student labors four years in high school to ensure that they can get into the university or college they desire. A student applies to many colleges at the same time but not all colleges accept all applications they receive. A college can only judge a student based on their marks or grades obtained and the interview given by them. Certain colleges even consider the college essays submitted by the students. The college, among the few hundred students, has to select a few who will be able to attend the college and have the qualification to keep up with their course. Some applicants don’t possess those qualifications. These people are sent a rejection letter by the college specifying the reason as to why they were rejected. The template provides a college application rejection letter that is used to reject students who have applied to the college. The template professionally delivers the college’s regret on not being able to select them and also specifies why the student ended up being rejected by the college, which in this case is a large number of competitive applications received. The template may be used by any college in general to fulfill these formalities.

3. Free College Transfer Application Rejection Letter

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A student, at times, may want to shift from one college to another as the college they are currently attending may not be suitable for them. A college initially only judged by a student based on the introduction given by them in college profiles and campus tours, this does not help establish an idea about how classes are conducted or whether the faculty lives up to the expectations of the student. The student after attending one semester may want to transfer to another university if possible. The other university, however, can only accept applicants if there is a vacant seat available in the college/university. If there are no seats available, then the student’s application for transfer gets rejected by the college. The template is a college transfer application rejection letter that is used by universities solely to reject the application for a transfer. The letter announces why the student was rejected and encourages them to apply next time to their college next semester. The template also mentions that the college was glad that the student selected them to transfer to, but unfortunately cannot select him.

4. College Rejection Letter Example

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A student usually invests so much of their time in filling college applications that it is necessary that students prepare themselves to be able to handle rejection. A college rejection is not the end of the world, the career of a student does not end after a single college has rejected him. Career building doesn’t solely require a college degree but life lessons as well to move forward. A student can always apply again next year and use the year wasted to get work experience or learn something new. A college student requires a psychological guide that will help them overcome this grievance and move on with life. The template is a premise issued by Psychology Today for students whose applications were rejected by several colleges. The template is a sample of an incident of rejection faced by a person. The template also mentions how any person, in general, can cope up with rejection and not end up with psychological trauma. The template may be used by any student for their own well-being.

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