You may recall the tale of Molly McGaan, a high school senior from Chicago whose fake Harvard rejection letter (originally published in her high school’s comedy magazine) made the news with its jokes about her “proficiency in ‘dank memes'” and her “level of $wagg moneyyyy.” On Tuesday, McGaan got another Harvard rejection letter — but this one was real.
#oops so sad to get rejected from my 6th choice school. I guess my memes weren’t dank enough. pic.twitter.com/V436DqO0Ni
— Molly Alice McGaan (@mollymcgaan) March 31, 2015
Harvard accepted only 5.3% of applicants this year, a record number for the school.
In the end, McGaan chose the University of Michigan, a school closer to home in the Midwest and nearly as prestigious.
I officially have my new e-mail…. [email protected] #victors2019 #GoBlue
— Molly Alice McGaan (@mollymcgaan) April 3, 2015
“I’m almost glad I didn’t get in, because I wouldn’t have gone anyway,” she told the Boston Globe.
Since we’ll be missing out on McGaan’s wit in Boston, here’s her fake rejection again for your reading pleasure (click to enlarge).