Friend doesn’t post on Futures of Westminster, college revokes admission

As the 2015-2016 school year slowly crawls to a close, seniors everyday are finding out about the outcomes of their college applications. Just this past weekend, senior Caroline Wildcat received a congratulatory message from her top choice, Hudson University.

“I was, like, totally thrilled,” said Wildcat. “College is, like, the biggest thing ever, you know?”

As soon as Wildcat received the good news she was eager to share it with all of her best friends and other acquaintances as well as pay the enrollment deposit and start trying to find a roommate.

“Of course the first thing I did was snap a selfie of me with my acceptance letter,” explained Wildcat. “I then posted that on Instagram with the hashtag #collegebound. It got, like, a lot of likes.”

Wildcat’s friends were thrilled for her but made a major mistake that turned out to be fatal. The polite thing to do once a friend decides on a college is to immediately post an embarrassing collage of SnapChats to the Futures of Westminster 2016 Facebook page, telling everyone about your best friend’s accomplishments.

“I feel super bad about what happened because I know it’s my fault,” explained Wildcat’s best friend. “But, like, at the time I hadn’t been accepted to my dream school so I guess I was upset and jealous.”

After a week went by and still no post came, the college admissions board began to meet and doubt their decision.

“We were really disappointed in the actions, or lack thereof, on the part of Wildcat,” explained a representative from Hudson. “We thought about our next move carefully and finally came to the decision to revoke Wildcat’s spot in our freshman class.”

The news brought tears to Wildcat’s eyes.

“It’s just really embarrassing because now I have to take down that Instagram post,” said Wildcat. “That post got, like, 20 more likes than normal. That’s a huge deal.”

Wildcat’s friend also now regrets her decision.

“Well I finally got into college and Caroline posted this really funny collage with a caption about how proud of me she is and how I’ll ‘do great things’ on the Facebook page,” said her friend. “I wish I could do something now to help, but oh well.”

Needless to say, Wildcat’s college counselor Sarbeth Fleming was speechless.

“I tell every single one of my students the importance of posting on that page,” said Fleming while shaking her head in distress. “You have no idea how big of a deal those unflattering pictures are to the admissions board at a top-tier school.”

Now, Wildcat is struggling to find another college to apply to but the deadline is approaching fast. When asked what she would do differently, Wildcat wiped a tear from her face.

“I would do anything in my power to get that post up on Facebook the minute I get into college, even if I have to post it myself,” said Wildcat. “And for sure I would try a different filter on my Instagram post. Next time, I’m going to get even more likes.”