Write this type of letter to apologize for cheating, such as on a test or assignment for school. Explain details, such as when and where you cheated. Also discuss how you will resolve this matter, especially if the school is initiating any consequences as a result of the cheating.
[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[Date of letter—month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
I am writing to apologize to you, my teacher, as well as to the school staff, for cheating on the recent history class test. Obviously, this was a major lapse in judgment on my part, and I am profoundly regretful for having done this. I know I should have studied and learned the test material more, and I know that cheating is always wrong and is a violation of the school's honor code.
Please let me know when I can take the history test again and whether there is anything else I need to do to make amends for my mistake. Thank you in advance for your time and for considering my apology.