Parents can be very upset when their children don't get into the college of their choice.
As an admissions counselor for a state university, I took a call from an irate mother who was demanding to know why her daughter had been turned down. Avoiding any mention of the transcript full of D's, I explained that her daughter just wasn't as "competitive" as the admitted class.
"Why doesn't she try anther school for a year and then transfer?" I suggested.
"Another school!" exclaimed the Mother. "Have you seen her grades?"