Vassar College Accidentally Accepts Students

by | January 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM | General

Vassar College hopefuls anticipated big news last Friday. Many logged on to a school site intended for early-decision applications just after 4:00pm on Friday.

It wasn’t until 4:30, however, that the Poughkeepsie school fixed a heartbreaking error that befell 76 students: Vassar College had mistakenly informed dozens of prospects that they had been accepted.

According to Vassar, a total of 254 students applied for the early-decision round that was impacted by Friday’s “computing error” — this means that nearly half of them logged in while the error was still live, as reported by Time magazine.

In a statement released Sunday, the college said:

“Each of those students was informed of the error and received our deepest apologies. We are full of regret and we will be making changes to our notification system.”

The college has invited students to contact the school.

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