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He Waited A Few Days To Tell His Dad About A College Rejection Letter, So He Got Punished And Wasn’t Allowed To Celebrate His Best Friend Getting Into Harvard

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If you applied to colleges in high school, you know how painful those college rejection letters could be. Even if you didn’t want to go to that school, getting rejected wasn’t great for your self-esteem.

One teenager decided not to tell his critical father about his latest college rejection letter until a few days later, and he was punished for it.

He is a 16-year-old high school senior and has been hearing back from the eight colleges he applied to.

So far, he’s gotten three rejection letters from schools, two of which he was very disappointed about. Still, he wasn’t as unhappy as his father, who’s been giving him a hard time about getting into schools.

Since his mom passed away, he’s been raised by his dad, who has been very hardcore about the college application process.

“My dad is really disappointed with my results,” he said.

“He’s so disappointed that he went to school to talk to my counselor and called me lazy in front of him. My friends are getting into good colleges, which makes my dad even more mad at me. I thought my stats were enough to get into college.”

Although he’s gotten good grades and test scores and has done a lot of extracurricular activities, none of it will be good enough for his dad until he gets into a very good school.

Recently, another college rejection letter came in, and he was hesitant to tell his dad right away, worried about how he would react.

michaeljung – stock.adobe.com – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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