Apology letter for cheating. Sample letter


  1. Apologize for the incident and explain why it happened without excusing yourself in any way.
  2. Empathize with the reader's feelings about the incident.
  3. End in a positive way.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I sincerely apologize for the incident of cheating involving myself last Monday. It was a spur of the moment thing, and I know that what I did was wrong.

I know that you may be feeling disappointed in my group and me, but I ask you for one more chance to set things right.

I hope that you can forgive me, and I look forward to showing you that you can trust me again.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -