As I’ve written before, I think it should be a crime.
I’m talking about colleges mistakenly sending offers of admission to the wrong students, and then revoking these offers when they realize their mistake.
Unfortunately, it seems to happen at least once a year. The latest culprit is Vassar College. Vassar’s mistake appears worse than most: it mistakenly sent binding acceptances to many of its early decision applicants.
For the students affected, this is a tough pill to swallow. (To learn how some are coping, check out the full story on the New York Times.) As for the rest of us, we can take away a couple of important lessons: