In an epic higher education "oops" moment, UCLA mistakenly sent letters to 894 hopeful students on the wait list, informing them of their acceptance into the school. Unfortunately for those students, they're still on the wait list and UCLA is scrambling to apologize for the awkward error.
University officials meant to mail information about provisional financial aid to students who had already been admitted. The unfortunate mistake occured when that same information was also mailed to the wait-listed students, according to the LA Times. The letters included the line “Once again congratulations on your admission to UCLA, we hope that this information will assist you in making your decision to join the Bruin Family in the fall.”
More confusion set in when students visited a link included in the letter that directed them to their current status — wait list.
“We realize this is a particularly anxious and stressful time for students and their families as they try to make decisions about college admissions," said campus spokesman Ricardo Vazquez to the paper. "We sincerely apologize for this mistake that may have led some of them to think they were admitted when they remain on the waiting lists.”
The school sent out letters on Monday to the students, letting them know they had not been admitted and were still on the wait list. However, those letters also included an apology.