Sunday, March 7, 2010

Georgetown follows George Washington’s lead

Thirty regular decision applicants to Georgetown University, who have not yet been officially accepted to the university, received e-mails from the biology department, which congratulated them and welcomed them into the Class of 2014.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent the biology department a list of acceptees from the Early Action program who had expressed interest in studying biology, but also inadvertently included on this list the names of the 30 regular decision applicants who were likely to be accepted. The department of biology sent the congratulatory e-mails to all the applicants on the list, to both accepted early-action applicants and to the regular-decition applicants.

Following the minor mishap, the admissions office sent the 30 elated students another e-mail, which stated that though they had not officially been accepted, they were “likely” to be admitted.

In February, The George Washington University sent acceptance e-mails to roughly 200 of its Early Decision II applicants who had (already) been notified of their rejection a few weeks earlier.

What’s going on in Washington?

By Wonpyo Yun, staff writer for News


Pton said...

Something in the water, no doubt.

Hal Shapiro, Jr. said...

How typical of arrogant Princeton undergrads to focus on two errors that happened to take place at two DC schools. As a Princeton Ph.D. in History, I'm far more embarrassed by the adulation of most Princetonians for Justice Samuel Alito, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, and supreme racist Woodrow Wilson.

'08, GWU *10 said...

Blame it on the snow--after a week of snow days down here, we just couldn't get it back together. DC is wimpy. I miss NJ.

Anonymous said...

Mother Superior jumped the gun,

Mother Superior jumped the gun.

F.M. Arouet said...

How typical of self-righteious Princeton grad students to assume that the essential allure of this story is the fact that these email mishaps occurred in DC rather than that two nearby schools committed two very similar, very grave mistakes within weeks of each other. As a Princeton sophomore in Politics, I'm far more embarrassed by the attempt to see some sort of classism on our part than by the unrelated second sentence in this person's post.