University of Delaware Computer Glitch Results in Erroneous Acceptances

March 16, 2011

Delaware admisions officials had an "oops" moment when 61 applicants received notices that they had been accepted, when in reality they had either been designated for the waiting list or rejected. Before the error was discovered, 12 of the students had registered for a campus information session and tour. Caught on their heels, admissions officials scheduled calls with each of the infamous 61, and pledged to re-read the applications if the waiting list comes into play. Surprisingly, this kind of event is uncommon, despite the electronic age and instant notification of admission decisions. That does little to soothe those applicants who received the email and registered for the information session and tour, making an already stressful college decision season more so.

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In Memory of Diane Gallo

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

 

Did You Know?

Imagine only sending your best SAT scores to colleges and deleting the rest. Well, you can! Since March 2009 the College Board has offered Score Choice. You can choose one SAT sitting to send to colleges, and hide the rest. This also applies to SAT II Subject tests. Needless to say, college admissions officers have mixed feelings about the program. Some agree that it will take some pressure off high school students, while others will still demand that applicants submit all of their SAT or ACT scores.  To read more click here.

 

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