Admission Letter / December 6, 2018 / Betty Harvey
I ve seen it many times. He or she will attach an affidavit form to the request implying that your responses must be under oath. In my view this is an unfair debt collection practice under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Requests for Admission are not made under oath. To imply that they are is an attempt to intimidate a party into making admissions. Or to add to the general stress and difficulty of responding at all with the increased probability of a failure to respond at all. I believe that people receiving this sort of requests for admissions should strongly consider amending their answer to include a counterclaim under the FDCPA.
What if You Deny Something You Should Have Admitted? There is a possible "sanction" for wrongly denying an admission requested of you. And that is that the court could require you to pay the other side s attorneys fees for the time spent trying to prove something that was sufficiently obvious that you should have admitted. I am not personally aware of any court under any circumstances that has awarded that sanction to anybody. I am sure it has happened but is it a significant risk? You decide. Most lawyers I know find some reason-just about any reason-to object to or deny them all.
He or she should also emphasize on all extra-curricular work like any volunteer experience undergraduate projects special programs and involvement in certain useful activities. Irrespective of the approach and option chosen to write the admission letter the individual should be clear honest and positive in his or her approach. The admissions letter or essay is often weighed just as heavily as the other elements of your application if not more so. Why? The admissions letter allows admissions officers to learn more about you and your personality than is shown through your test scores.