Sunday, April 12, 2009

College admissions or rejection letters coming in

It was all too much, apparently, for a young man named Paul Devlin. After getting the heave-ho from one too many colleges, he wrote a letter that was published in the New York Times. It begins:

"Dear Admissions Committee:
Having reviewed the many rejection letters I have received in the last few weeks, it is with great regret that I must inform you I am unable to accept your rejection at this time.
This year, after applying to a great many colleges and universities, I received an especially fine crop of rejection letters. Unfortunately, the number of rejections that I can accept is limited."

Any “admissions” department who’d turn down someone who could write a letter like that is in the wrong business.

For some consolation go to and
see all the famous people who either dropped out or never attended.

Woody Allen was a double dropout (NYU and City College).

1 comment:

Rina Svet said...

Just sharing... Paul has now released this letter on his website,! You can check there for his personal comments about it and to see what he's up to now!