UCLA made mistake in congratulating nearly 900 high school student applicants, apologizes

By on Apr 11, 2012 in Education, United States, Weird Comments

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) reportedly made a mistake in congratulating nearly 900 high school student applicants, but later apologized for the error.

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According to Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, UCLA sent an email to 894 high school senior applicants last weekend, congratulating them for being admitted to their school; but it was later learned as a mistake on their part.

As noted in the report, the error happened when they sent notices of provisional financial aid to the said applicants last Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8; but actually they are not yet accepted and still on the waiting lists.

“Once again congratulations on your admission to UCLA, we hope that this information will assist you in making your decision to join the Bruin Family in the fall.” A statement reportedly reads at the university’s email.

Apparently, the email had a direct link to a detailed financial aid letter stating they were on the waiting list, thus adding confusion and triggered them to call the campus via phone to confirm the message; and learned that they are not yet admitted.

“We realize this is a particularly anxious and stressful time for students and their families as they try to make decisions about college admissions.” UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vazquez was quoted at LATimes.com.

“We sincerely apologize for this mistake that may have led some of them to think they were admitted when they remain on the waiting lists.” Vazquez added, with UCLA sending an apology letter on Monday, April 9, to those affected by their mistake.

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.” UCLA said on their official website on Tuesday.

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