Welcome to College!… Wait, Maybe Not

Dec 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm |

What’s worse than getting rejected from your dream school? Getting rejected a second time.

294 prospective students had their dreams come true this weekend… only to have them cruelly shattered once again.

Actually, that’s only the half of it. Applicants to Johns Hopkins University had their dreams denied (or deferred) on Friday (Dec. 12) when JHU sent out e-mails regarding early admission. Due to human error, a second e-mail on Sunday (Dec. 14) to 294 of those previously unlucky teenagers mistakenly told them to “Embrace the YES!” and welcomed them to the Class of 2019 (bet you feel old).

Only after this potentially traumatic, emotional roller coaster of a weekend did a third e-mail go out, clarifying to these 294 victims of academia that they were not, in fact, smart enough for JHU. But with a slip-up of that caliber, we have to ask: who’s the dumb one now?

The final e-mail read:

Dear [insert crying 18-year-old here],

Earlier today, you may have received an email from us with the subject line: Embrace the YES!

Please note that this email was sent in error.

The decision posted on the decision site reflects the accurate result of your Early Decision application.

We regret this technical mistake and any confusion it may have caused.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The Johns Hopkins University

Oh really, JHU? You regret the mistake? Bet you don’t regret the thousands of bucks that poured into your online store from “accepted” students that used those precious few, happy hours to buy some JHU gear before having their dreams smashed yet again.

This isn’t the first – or the worst – acceptance error in recent years, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing.

It’s not every day that your dream school rejects you twice! Read more about the huge mistake here!