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Students receive false acceptance notice from UDelaware

Computer glitch disappoints applicants who were actually rejected

Several students who had been rejected admission into the University of Delaware were mistakenly led to believe that they had, in fact, been accepted last Friday. When students visited the university’s website to track the status of their application, 61 applicants, who were either rejected or put on a waiting list, were directed towards a web page that read “Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Delaware.” When rejected students began signing up for campus visits, reserved for those accepted, the university recognized that their had been a glitch in the system, and by Monday students and their family were informed. “I’m grateful that it’s not more, but for those 61 kids, it’s pretty horrible,” director of admissions, Louis Hirsh said.

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