Yes, it's all for the best
"If at the moment you are wondering if all of your efforts have gone for nought, I can't blame you. But I hope that in time you will come to realize that is not so. Whatever disappointment there may be at not gaining admission to Princeton will eventually pass. What will remain and stand you in good stead the rest of your life are the admirable personal qualities and accomplishments that came through in your application."
It might as well have started, "Dear Shitster..."
P.S. The hubby says: "April 12, 1989? I was in eighth grade!"