Writing a Letter for The College Admissions Office

When actively seeking information from colleges, you will need to write a letter to the college admissions office. Since you are going to be seeking information from many different colleges, you do not want to write one individual letter for each college. This can be very time-consuming and tedious work. You will want to create one letter or template that can be individualized for each college. Make one generic letter and then print it however many times you need to and send it to whatever colleges you are interested in.

Your letter should be addressed to the college admissions office. You should address the dean of admissions and tell them you are very interested in their college and you are seriously considering enrolling. Give them one good reason why you are considering going to college there.

All you need is just a basic letter. An example of one can be found below.

The name and address of the college you want to apply to, as well as the name of the dean of admissions at the top of the letter goes here.

Dear ABC college…

I am a senior at XYZ high school in city, state. I would like to obtain some information on different colleges that I may choose to attend after graduation. Because ABC college offers electrical engineering, I am considering enrolling at your school because I am interested in the subject.

Please send me any and all available information about your college. Please send me information about admission requirements, courses, financial aid, and what housing options are available near campus. Please also include anything else you would like me to know about ABC college. The information you send can help me learn more about your college and making an informed decision about my future. I look forward to hearing from you.


John Q. student

Feel free to use any variation of this letter you like. There is no set template and it can be used in whatever way you see fit, as it is just an example. The goal is to show you that typing up a letter to obtain information about whatever college or university you are interested in can be done very quickly. You will need to address each letter individually, as well as personalize the letter with whatever school you are applying. The goal here is to have a template to make it very fast and efficient.

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