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Girl’s USC rejection letter turns out to be prom proposal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WYFF) - A girl who was recently accepted at the University of South Carolina got a second shocking letter telling her that her she was instead rejected by the college.

The letter to Caitlyn Metzker that arrived with official-looking USC letterhead and envelope, said, "Unfortunately, it is clear that your grades are not what they were when we accepted you."

The story of the letter was spotlighted Friday by Carson Daly during “What’s Trending” on the Today show.

The letter goes on, in very convincing, official-sounding language to tell Metzker that there is concern about her senior year performance.

The letter concludes by saying, “It saddens us to say that your admission is in jeopardy, and we may have to pull our admission from you due to your poor school ethic and attendance. However if you were to just agree to go to prom with your boyfriend we could reconsider letting you continue to be a South Carolina Gamecock. So what do you say, will you go to prom with me?”

Metzker responded in a tweet that said, “Oh my god Dylan. Thank you for the heart attack.”

The creative prom proposal went viral, and was retweeted more than 6,300 and favorited more than 13,000 times by Friday morning.

Many of the responses included sentiments like “I would have killed him,” but most cheered on the creative approach to a prom invitation.

There’s no official word yet, but the guess is that Metzker said, “Yes.”

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