"Dear Early Decision Applicant,
Between 4:00 and 4:30 pm EST today, due to a system error, applicants who checked their admission status online may or may not have seen incorrect information concerning the decision on their applications to Vassar.* When the error was caught, the correct individual decisions were quickly posted.* We realize that this system error has caused some confusion and urge you to log in again as soon as possible to see your letter.* All decisions now posted are correct.
We apologize sincerely for any confusion or disappointment that this mistake may have caused.* If after checking your decision again, you still have questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office on Monday morning.* Thank you for your understanding.
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid*********
Vice President for Computing and Information Services"
I'm in this same situation. I even made a copy of the acceptance letter. I sent a copy to the admission office and left a voice mail. I will follow up with them on Monday. This is not fair and there should be something that can be done.
I don't think anything will work guys. Every single Vassar Applicant was given acceptance letters in the beginning, they can't just let everyone in. Maybe they could do something like give us back our application fees but there really isn't much they can do besides apoligize
-me checking vassar decision
-I AM IN
-call my family
-called my friends and went out to party , my treat. (4:00 in US equals to night in my country)
-Casually open mail
-Mail from Vassar
-"Ok it must be some extra congratulation"
-while reading the e-mail, i notice the word "error"
-heartbeat rises even more
To those of you whose acceptances turned out to be in error: what a terrible experience. I'm so, so sorry for you guys; that must have been (and still feel) awful.
Rejection is always hard to take, but this version is the worst way to find out, for sure.
Have to assume there will be news reports about this coming out. Embarrassing for Vassar. Meanwhile im sure you all will end up somewhere great.
I can't be more disappointed at being accepted THEN rejected. It's funny because I knew something of the sort would happen (I have horrible luck) but to have this happen to anyone at such a crucial time is nothing in short of cruel and slightly despicable, really.
Ugh I know it was an accident but that's just cruel to do to applicants, especially ED applicants that are in love with the school. My mom called like my entire family and I'm still getting "Congratulations" calls... But now that I think about it I think I wanted an urban school all along.
My name is Matt Flegenheimer; I'm a reporter for the NY Times. I've shot messages to a couple of you already. We're trying to gather information about Vassar's error and were hoping to speak with any students who may have been affected. If anyone wishes to speak about this, please call 212-556-7143 or email me at MattFleg@gmail
Well, if I was EDI accepted at Vassar I might have second thoughts now about how the administration of this place is actually run. In fact, I might withdraw my EDI, saying that it was all a horrible mistake, an error, a computer glitch, etc. etc.