Lifestyle

Yikes! Columbia University Accepts 277 Students by Mistake

Congratulations, you've been accepted. Oops, our bad.
IMAGE Eileen Barroso via Columbia | instagram.com/columbia

Remember when Steve Harvey announced the wrong candidate as the winner of Miss Universe 2015? Something similar happened to not one, not two, but 277 graduate students when they got an email from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, saying the school was "delighted to welcome" them. (via nytimes.com)

After an hour or so, the students got another email saying, "We deeply apologize for this miscommunication," and that they regret the stress and confusion caused by the mistake. They went on to say that the students had not really been accepted and that the acceptance letters they got were sent in error. Yikes!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

The university assured everyone that they are working with great care and perseverance to strengthen their internal procedures and ensure that something like this would never happen again.

your REACTION
CUTE

0

HEART

0

OMG

0

YAY

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
Comments
VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
About the author
Mara Agner
Assistant Lifestyle and Features Editor
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Mara

Create your content

Photo
Video
SoundCloud
Hi, you!
Title
Body Text
*1st 15 seconds will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
or
Upload Video
*For the direct video upload option, only the first 15 seconds of the video will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)

By submitting your post, you agree to Candymag's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for submitting your post.
You will be notified via email once your entry has been approved by the Candy team.

Submitted posts will be subject to the approval of the Candy Team.

A few reminders:

  1. Candy Bulletin is an online platform where users can upload original work, personal passion projects, and other forms of self-expression, for the purpose of sharing with the community.
  2. You can upload photos of your curated OOTDs, 15-second videos, essays, poems, and more, as long as the submitted work is original, follows copyright laws, and free of any nudity, pornography, or profanity.
  3. You are encouraged to comment on one another's posts, as long as everyone remains respectful.
Submit Another Post View More Posts
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
"If I don't want to be taken a video of, I don't have to be."
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
Ellen Page was originally supposed to star in the film adaptation.
 
x
Share
Based on their performance in the licensure examinations.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
CONNECT WITH US