There has been no shortage of college acceptance mix-ups in the digital age.

acceptance-carnegie-emailApplicants to Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Science in Computer Science program are pursuing higher education. This week, about 800 of them learned a tough lesson: You can't believe everything you read.

It's something they learned the hard way after they received emailed letters of acceptance that were mistakenly sent by CMU's computer science department.

The applicants received the congratulatory emails Monday morning touting the university and the city of Pittsburgh.

"You are one of the select few, less than 9 percent...

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