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Dozens Of Vassar College Applicants Wrongly Told They Were Accepted

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Vassar College (credit: Vassar College / Wiki Commons)

Vassar College (credit: Vassar College / Wiki Commons)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dozens of applicants to Vassar College were mistakenly told they had gotten into the school when they checked a website that had been set up for students applying for early decisions.

The Poughkeepsie, N.Y., school says 76 students logged onto the site after 4 p.m. Friday and saw letters saying they had been accepted when in fact they had not been.

The school says it fixed the mistaken information by 4:30 p.m. and informed all the impacted applicants of the mistake by Friday evening. Another 46 students who logged on had been correctly told they were accepted.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports

Students who apply early decision make a commitment to go to Vassar if they are accepted.

The college released the following statement Sunday: “Each of those students was informed of the error and received our deepest apologies.We are full of regret and we will be making changes to our notification system.”

Vassar has invited the students to contact the school on Monday.

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