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UCLA mistakenly tells 894 students they're accepted

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LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Nearly 900 high school seniors who thought they had been accepted to the University of California, Los Angeles, have been told it was a mistake.

The 894 would-be Bruins received an email about financial aid awards last weekend that included the phrase "congratulations on your admission to UCLA."

But according to a Los Angeles Times report, the students were only waitlisted.

UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vasquez says the problem occurred when financial aid notices were sent not just to accepted students, but those also on the waiting list.

Vasquez blames the problem on human error and says university officials are figuring out exactly what happened.

UCLA sent a message to clarify the students' status and apologized for the mistake.

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