Fordham Accidentally Sends Acceptance Letters To 2500 Students Who Were Actually Rejected Or Deferred
2,500 early decision applicants to Fordham University were mistakenly told they were accepted to the school, The New York Times reports.
On Wednesday — two days before they were supposed to hear Fordham’s decision about their acceptance status — about 2,500 students recieved financial aid letters informing them they had been accepted to the college. However, these letters were from a third-party contractor and Fordham was forced to tell students that “the notices had been sent in error and did not reflect their status,” according to The Times.
A Fordham spokesman told The Times that one fifth of the applicants who had recieved the email — about 500 students — had actually been rejected from the school, while the other 2,000 were deferred and would find out their final status in spring 2014.
The CEO of Student Aid Services, the company that originally sent the financial aid letters, told The Times, “We are devastated by the error that has occurred today and extremely upset by the anguish that we have caused.”
Whoops! Just a teeny tiny clerical error. Little bit of a glitch in the computers. Just accidentally sent acceptance letters to 2500 high school seniors who spent hours upon hours crafting essays and applications and are sitting nervously biting their nails and tearing their hair out waiting to hear back from their dream school that will determine the next 4 years of their life and their future, when they’re actually all rejected or deferred. NBD right? Sure they’ll understand when we say it was just a mix up.
And yes you can say maybe it’s a blessing in disguise that these kids won’t have to spend their college years in the Bronx and maybe will come to their senses and apply somewhere where the sun actually shines and they don’t have to wear a North Face 10 months out of the year. But that’s a different conversation for a different day. Fact of the matter is they wanted Fordham and they did the work to apply and Fordham fucked them right in their ass and frankly the only acceptable move here is to expand your incoming class by like 400% and let every single one of them in. That’s justice.
PS – No but seriously guys consider this a second chance at life. Go somewhere warm.