UCLA tells 894 students they’re in, then takes it back


As if the college admissions process isn’t stressful enough. UCLA didn’t make it any easier after telling 894 applicants they’d been accepted, then retracting that acceptance. The mistake appeared in a financial aid email sent to applicants with a confirmed place at the school, as well as those on the waiting list. The email stated, “Once again congratulations on your admission to UCLA.” Waiting-list students were then directed to another letter, which clearly stated they were, indeed, waiting-list students. A spokesman blamed the mess on “human error” and apologized to disappointed applicants, who remain on the waiting list — although they might not trust any future “admittance” letters they get from UCLA.