Hundreds of students who applied to Fordham University received an e-mail on Wednesday night saying they had been accepted to the school. But it wasn’t true.
According to a statement from the school, an undergraduate admissions consultant mistakenly sent a financial aid e-mail to approximately 2,500 applicants that implied they had been accepted for early admission.
Their status was actually unresolved.
We received a copy of the e-mail from a student whose name has been removed, and who was ultimately rejected by the school, along with about 500 others.
The university sent a correction letter later on in the evening acknowledging the mistake, saying, “We are devastated by the error that has occurred today and extremely upset by the anguish that we have caused. Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt apologies.”
The official admission notices were posted on Thursday afternoon.