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    I got an email from a university inviting me to attend one of their applicant open days. The thing is, this university is not one of my top two choices (I already received offers from my top two choices) so I don't really want to 'waste' a day by going there, not to mention it will also be on a school day.

    The email stated that I had to respond to it to say if I was going or not, but I don't really know how to respond to it. If I simply just tell them that I am unable to go, they might give me another date, and I wouldn't know what to say then...
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    I got an email from a university inviting me to attend one of their applicant open days. The thing is, this university is not one of my top two choices (I already received offers from my top two choices) so I don't really want to 'waste' a day by going there, not to mention it will also be on a school day.

    The email stated that I had to respond to it to say if I was going or not, but I don't really know how to respond to it. If I simply just tell them that I am unable to go, they might give me another date, and I wouldn't know what to say then...
    Just say exactly what you said here, That you cant attend the open day, as you have been accepted by your 1st choice Uni.
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    You don't really need to explain. Just say you're unable to attend an open day with them. Plenty of people won't want to go for various reasons.
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    Just say something vague like "I will not be available on the day" or "due to unforeseeable circumstances I can't attend"
    They may give you another date to visit or something, but you could always just say "no"
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    You're reading too much into it. I'm sure the Uni just wants an indicator of the number of people coming so they can know how many tour or talks to give etc.

    But maybe something like this?

    Hi,

    Unfortunetly I am unable to attend the applicant open day.

    Many thanks
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