U.C.L.A.’s Admissions Mistake Disappoints Hundreds of Students

University of California, Los Angeles representatives have issued an apology for sending an email to 894 wait-listed students congratulating them on their acceptance. The press release said: “UCLA has not yet accepted any students on the wait-list. Decisions on wait-listed students will be made after May 1, and the UCLA Admissions Office will communicate with students directly in this regard.”

This is not the first time a college has emailed false acceptance letters. Both Vassar College and University of Delaware experienced computer glitches when notifying applicants. While technology has enabled students to receive admissions decisions in a more timely way, it is important to be aware of the possibility of a mistake occurring.

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