Is this the best rejection letter of all time? Maybe…By Editor
Rejection is tough, but none more so when you get denied entry into one of the most well-regarded, fictitious schools of witchcraft and wizardry.
At first glance, this tweet by the mysterious and now infamous ‘Quantum Pirate’ seems to be an actual rejection letter from UCAS to a person who has applied for a place on Hogwarts University’s ‘Wandology’ course.
“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. After consultation with our mythical advisors we have also determined that even if it did exist, the course "wandology" would be highly in demand and hence require at least two As and a B in any of the following subjects:
Defence Against The Dark Arts
History of the Occult
"Your hand written grade sheet claiming top marks in 'waving a stick about,' 'wearing a pointy hat' and 'watching Paul Daniels TV specials' sadly is not suitable for submission, however by applying through clearing you may be suitable of Liberal Arts courses. Alternatively you may wish to resubmit next year by tying your letter to an owl and hoping for the best.”
However, it has now revealed that the tweeter mocked up the letter in a fit of boredom, and UCAS had no part to play.
Yes, it’s unfortunate that it’s fake, but you have to commend his effort as the post made it all the way to Mary Curnock Cook, the actual chief executive of UCAS.
Maybe next year, Quantum Pirate, maybe next year.