The State University of New York incorrectly sent out about 5,000 email message to applicants telling them that they had been admitted when that was not the case, The Buffalo News reported. The prospective students were supposed to receive an email encouraging them to apply for financial aid. A subsequent email told the applicants that the first email was incorrect and their applications were still being reviewed.
An Inside Higher Ed article in 2014 explained why so many colleges make such mistakes -- and how some are trying to prevent these errors.
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