Spring is in the air and college acceptance letters are in the mail

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I remember the day I received my acceptance letter from Drake University. I was accepted to many schools but Drake had the best magazine program in the country and I wanted in. Of course, I got in, graduated in four years and went on to become great. What can I say? haha. The season is once again upon us as thousands, maybe millions, of high school seniors await the arrival of their acceptance letters. With technology being what it is, those acceptances come in many forms: email, text messages, tweets.

For some applicants at University of California – Sand Diego the college acceptance season turned out to be an early April Fool’s joke.

Earlier this month, about 17,000 students were offered admission for the fall, leaving nearly 29,000 hopefuls out in the cold. But on Tuesday, the school’s communications office said an e-mail was sent Monday afternoon to all 46,377 students who applied for admission — including the 29,000 rejects — welcoming them to the campus. A half-hour later, school officials said, they realized their mistake. Almost two hours after the first note went out, a second e-mail was sent, apologizing to 28,889 freshmen applicants for the mistake.

Ouch!

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