April 2nd, 2009
06:11 PM ET

Rejected, Accepted, and Rejected Again

That's what thousands of applicants to the University of California, San Diego just went through.

Imagine it:  You apply to a university and get rejected.  That's hard enough.  But then to receive an e-mail two weeks later saying you were accepted, only to find out you really weren't - that the acceptance e-mail was a mistake - that's got to be emotionally brutal.

For a lot of reasons, the university can't just go ahead and accept every victim of the mistake; there are simply too many who never qualified.  But how would you react if this had happened to you?  Could you just forget about it, cut your loss and get on with other college plans?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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