Don’t Share the Joy of That College Acceptance Letter Just Yet

The application process is stressful enough without having to deal with erroneous admissions information.

No matter what decision you receive from a particular college, you may want to keep those high or low feelings a bit contained for the first 24 hours. After all, while technology has changed the landscape of how students are notified, it is far from glitch free.

This article in the New York Times reveals one recent experience in which students received quite a shock when they realized that the acceptance message they received from Vassar was quickly turned into a rejection letter. One student from Somers High School in Westchester County who received the false acceptance, said in an e-mail, “My mom called, like, my entire family. It was just a big letdown.”

While definitely an undesirable experience, it’s always nice to see the silver lining as Kareen Troussard, a student in Paris, was able to do. In an e-mail she alluded to the gaffe saving her from making a big mistake attending the school:  “I want to major in computer science, and Vassar doesn’t even know how to use a computer on the biggest day of our lives.”

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What To Do If You're Accepted

We've spent a good amount of time talking about what to do if you're denied acceptance from your top choice college. Here are a few students showing exactly what to do if you are accepted.

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