Uni Rejection Letters Don’t Come Much Better Than This…
Go on, admit it! You’ve secretly hoped a letter would arrive in the post (or by owl) with that tell-tale inky scrawl across the front, finally informing you of your acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We’ve all been there, don’t worry.
But it seems that one person has gone a step further…
Twitter user @QuantumPirate stirred up a viral storm when he tweeted the picture below, showing the world that UCAS (which helps students in Britain with the college application process) had regrettably rejected his choice of university.
“Re: Application to ‘Hogwarts University’,” the letter opens. “Dear Applicant, we regret to inform you that your application to the stated establishment cannot be processed at this time due to the fact that it does not exist.”
It goes on to say that if @QuantumPirate’s choice of Harry Potter-esque course did actually exist, UCAS believe that it would be very high in demand and would require “at least two As and a B” in a range of fictional subjects, including “Advanced Spellcasting” and “Defence Against the Dark Arts”.
“However… you may be suitable for a selection of Liberal Arts courses,” the letter suggests. “Alternatively, you may wish to resubmit next year by tying your letter to an owl and hoping for the best.”
The letter certainly raised a few eyebrows and chuckles – and followers and retweets. But sadly, after doubts of how genuine the document was and accusations were thrown around, @QuantumPirate admitted that the tweet was just a fun fake and that he had typed and printed the letter himself.
Given that the name of the person who supposedly signed the bottom of the letter was incorrectly spelt, it shouldn’t have come to that much of a surprise!
And just to confuse things even further, Mary Curnock Cook, the real CEO of UCAS and the person whose name almost graces the document, tweeted her own response to the accusations that the letter was not the genuine article: