Students receive false acceptance letters by New York college

After sending in your college applications, waiting to hear back from your prospective schools can be a tense time. However, some students who applied to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, received false letters of acceptance from the school, reports the Huffington Post.

After logging in to Vassar's college admissions website, 76 students were falsely told they had been accepted. The students affected had submitted their college applications as part of Vassar's early admissions system. Although the mistake was fixed quickly, many students were very disappointed that they had been misinformed.

"Students tell us how pressured and chaotic the college admissions process can feel," Catherine Hill, president of the university, said in a letter of apology published in The New York Times. "I am so sorry we added unnecessarily to that stress for these 76 students. I hope that their college searches come to a successful completion, and that Vassar’s mistake will not have a lasting negative effect."

When you're filling out college applications, be sure to apply to several safety schools as well as your dream colleges. Although hopefully you won't have to go through this kind of mistake, it always pays to have more than one option.

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