I have made some wrong decisions during my PhD studies in a US university (let's call it University X). One year ago, I got another admit(let consider this University Y) when I got admit to University X. I didn't have fund to join university Y, thats why I got accepted the offer from university X.

Now university Y offered me admission plus funds and I accepted it, even the admission procedure has been completed. I have not transferred my sevis no yet.

After a lot of thinking I have decided that I will not transfer to another university, rather I will complete my PhD here.

How can I email to the graduate director of University Y that I want to cancel my admission there and I do not want to join their program?

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    "After a lot of thinking I have decided that I will not transfer after all; rather, I will complete my PhD here. Nevertheless I would like to thank you and the admissions committee for the offer." – aparente001 Jun 4 '17 at 4:10
  • Are you asking how to write the email, or are you asking about something else in the process? If it's just about writing the email, then the comment from @aparente001 is a good example of how to be clear and professional. – jakebeal Jun 4 '17 at 14:12
  • So you have already accepted the new offer but now you want to reverse the decision? – Dawn Jun 4 '17 at 19:29
  • @Dawn yes, And the admission procedure is completed too. – Numerical Person Jun 4 '17 at 19:31
  • I feel like in this case it helps to give a more compelling reason than "I changed my mind." Also, I would challenge you to make sure your first and second instincts to apply to the new school and accept their offer are not better than this new "cold feet" feeling. – Dawn Jun 4 '17 at 19:34

Agree - you have to tell Y. I agree with the above but add capitals to Admissions Committed.

Dear Professor X

Thank you very much for the offer of funding to complete my PhD with [name of uni]/your Faculty/Department [match to the Director's level of appointment]. After some thought, I have decided, respectfully, not to accept the offer.

I remain though very grateful for your consideration and I would like, through you, to convey my thanks to the Admissions Committee for their support.

With kind regards, Sincerely, ZZ

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    You could add something like "I have learned (belatedly) that my current courses/work will not transfer to your program, and so I must regretfully withdraw my earlier acceptance." This would possibly replace the second line of the first paragraph, or go at the end of the first paragraph. – Dawn Jun 5 '17 at 1:58

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