Oops. Carnegie Mellon just disappointed 800 high school seniors.

Bloomberg reports.

Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Admits 800 Students

Carnegie Mellon University just joined the ranks of MIT, Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, and other elite schools that have recently broken hearts through a technology glitch, by mistakenly e-mailing hundreds of applicants that they’d been accepted. The admissions office incorrectly sent an e-mail on Monday to about 800 people who’d applied to the university’s master’s program in computer science, university spokesperson Ken Walters confirmed.

“We understand the disappointment created by this mistake, and deeply apologize to the applicants for this miscommunication,” Walters says. “We are currently reviewing our notification process to help ensure this does not happen in the future.”

The e-mail, which was first obtained by Gawker, told applicants, “You are one of the select few, less than 9 percent of the more than 1,200 applicants, that we are inviting. … Welcome to Carnegie Mellon!” The e-mail then offered applicants “bragging points,” such as the fact that the program they had been accepted to is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. About seven hours later, the admissions office sent another e-mail to some students titled “CORRECTION OF PRIOR EMAIL / REVOCATION OF OFFER OF ADMISSION TO MS IN CS PROGRAM.” The e-mail clarified that they had not actually gotten into Carnegie Mellon. Also, it asked, “please acknowledge receipt of this retraction.”