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Carnegie Mellon University recalls mistakenly mailed acceptance letter

Carnegie Mellon University mistakenly emailed nearly 800 graduate school applicants, congratulating them on their acceptance, when they had not been accepted.

The university, which is renowned for its computer science offerings, sent a follow-up letter to these applicants revoking their acceptance due to a computer foul-up.

Carnegie Mellon acknowledged the error and apologized. But many applicants were left crushed after announcing to family members their acceptance, only to later have to admit they didn’t actually get accepted.