A Kind Rejection Letter Gets High Grades

Student praises Duke rejection letter on Reddit

“Please know that this decision is not diagnostic,” Samanez-Larkin wrote, in a letter approved by the Graduate School that was delivered following the formal rejection. “This means nothing about your suitability for graduate school or your prospects for a future career at Duke for a later career stage.  … We’ve missed out on getting to know you better and collaborating with you, which is absolutely our loss.”  Samanez-Larkin wrote that the program prioritizes offers of admission to students it can “effectiv