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Computer Glitch Sends 2,500 Erroneous College Acceptance Letters

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Middlesex UniversityWaiting for a college acceptance letter can be extremely stressful. But once you've finally been accepted (or rejected), it's all over, right? Apparently not, if you applied to the U.K. institution of Middlesex University. The college has confirmed that a computer glitch caused 2,500 acceptance letters to be sent out to applicants who had not actually been evaluated yet. That's two and a half thousand frustrated students who likely jumped for joy, only to be told a day later a serious mistake had been made. Eventually some of them will get real acceptance letters, while the rest... well, at least they'll have a souvenir of the biggest computer hiccup in the university's history. [From: TG Daily, via: Engadget]

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