Top University Screws Up Sending Out Admissions Emails

In what I think is the first big admissions scandal of the season, Carnegie Mellon University accidentally sent out acceptance emails to hundreds of applicants who had actually been rejected from its computer science master’s program. To add insult to injury, CMU is one of the top programs in the country and also waited all day before sending out a correction, leaving these applicants quite a bit of time to think that they got into what may very well have been their dream program.

This sort of thing seems to happen to reputable schools at least a few times a year but should be easily prevented if people in admissions are careful about what they are doing.