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Columbia University erroneously sent acceptance letters to students and then recalled them


The stress of getting into college is real, but just imagine mistakenly receiving an acceptance letter and then having it be recalled. That's rough.

That was the case for 277 prospective students who applied to Columbia University in New York. According to the university, the emails that were sent Wednesday "incorrectly implied" that the applicants had been accepted into its School of Public Health's Master's program, WJLA reported.


The ivy-league university said Friday that it immediately discovered its mistake and sent follow-up emails within an hour. 

Vice Dean for Education Julie Kornfeld said Columbia "deeply apologies," adding that the university values applicants' "energy and enthusiasm" and regrets the "stress and confusion" the mistake caused.

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