It feels horrendous when your dream university sends you an e-mail confirming your admission, and sending e-mail subsequently informing that it was a mistake from their end and you haven’t been accepted into the program in which you had applied. It has turned the world of many students upside-down and ravaged the hopes of applicants who just made big plans for their bright career in the near future.

Carnegie Mellon University has entered the league of UCLA, MIT, Johns Hopkins University and other world class schools that have also done the same blunder, and disheartened many students by sending a bogus mail that their application has been accepted.

Last year MIT also did the same kind of thing, they sent false e-mails regarding admission of applicants to MIT, the number of candidates who got these fake e-mail is still unknown, but in case of Carnegie Mellon, number of candidates who got bogus mail were around 800 candidates.

Increase in number of cases of bogus mails has made credibility of electronic medium questionable, and compelling students to be dependable on ink and paper kind of confirmation.

When these kind of incidents happen with the top most colleges of the world, then small mistakes are counted no less than a blunder because when candidates get bogus mail regarding admission, for some that is the most awaited moment of their life, and then getting another one saying previous one was wrong is really disheartening.


Carnegie Melon University holds a great reputation for its computer science courses and applicants were also admitted in the graduation course of computer science. Selection rate for the program is very less. Every year, they receive hundreds of applications and only a few highly talented candidates are selected.  So the candidates who got the confirmation mail were on the seventh sky and when they got mail stating previous one was wrong, the mental stress that they had to go through is incomprehensible.


No apology can compensate the phase of melancholy that applicants have to go through.


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