NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The joy of an early acceptance was soon replaced with disappointment for 2,500 prospective Fordham University students.
Fordham said the applicants erroneously received a financial aid email implying they had been admitted – even though they hadn’t.
The school sent a follow-up email explaining the mistake a few hours after the initial missive went out to early admission applicants Wednesday. The actual admission information was posted Thursday.
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, Fordham is ranked as a top-five Catholic university in the country and 60 percent of those who apply are rejected.