(Sorry--I think I posted this originally in the wrong sub-forum...)
Princeton has been a longtime dream for my son and he had what several others (including alums) thought was a solid application. Big disappointment that he got the rejection message yesterday, but was accepted into Swarthmore, Tufts, and was wait-listed at UPenn.
The whole family is moving into acceptance mode, but there is an extraordinary coincidence that we are trying to get resolved. Even though my son was rejected, another student in his high school with the same last name and initials was accepted. The other student has solid credentials, too, but has not been accepted into any other college but Princeton. My son and the other student have attended the same schools since grade school and have constantly had clerical mixups, including receiving each other's report cards, getting each other's mailings, etc.
What's haunting my son is the possibility that his dreams have been forced to changed by a clerical error--some mix-up in folders. I realize the possibility of a clerical error is highly remote and don't expect the outcome to change. Does anyone have advice about how to approach the Princeton Admissions department to do a second look just to lay these fears to rest?