Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg is having trouble getting into college

Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg says he’s not sure where he will go to college, given all the rejection letters he’s been getting.

The high school senior reportedly told TMZ that several state schools in California have denied him admission: So far, UCSD, UCSB, UCLA,  and UC Irvine have rejected his application, even though his reported GPA of 4.2 is well above the UC minimum of 3.4

Hogg told TMZ that Cal State San Marcos, Cal Poly, and Florida Atlantic University have accepted him, but indicated that he’s not committed to attending any of those schools.

“At this point, I’m probably going to take a gap year and I’m sure I’ll eventually find the right place for me,” Hogg told Axios. “Right now I’m more focused on changing the world and the future of America.”

Hogg and some of his fellow classmates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have become media fixtures in the six weeks since Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the high school, killing 17 people.

The outspoken gun reform advocate has also been the target of criticism and internet rumors — recently, false reports claimed that he was not at the school at the time of the shooting.

“At this point, we’re already changing the world,” Hogg told TMZ.

“If colleges want to support us in that, great, if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, we’re still going to change the world.”


[Feature image: David Hogg/Associated Press]