UCLA Mistakenly Accepted 900 Students

April 11, 2012 Updated: April 11, 2012

Around 900 students received apologies from the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) on Wednesday after they got acceptance letters, media reports said.

The students who received the letters were on the waiting list to get in to UCLA, where competition for admission is tough, according to the Los Angeles Times report.

“We realize this is a particularly anxious and stressful time for students and their families as they try to make decisions about college admissions,” Ricardo Vazquez, a spokesperson, told the Times. “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 acceptance letter included the sentence: “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,” NBC Los Angeles reported.

There was a Web link to check their status but the website still showed that they were on the waiting list to get in.