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Fordham University email mixup

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Thousands of applicants to Fordham University were misled to believe they had been admitted to the school only to find out a few hours later that they hadn't.

Fordham sent an email to 2,500 applicants on Wednesday about financial aid implying they had been accepted.

The university says 500 of the applicants were rejected and the remaining 2,000 were deferred, meaning they must wait until April 1 for a decision.

School officials tell The New York Times the email was mistakenly sent out by a third-party contractor. The school says it "deeply regrets that some applicants were misled."

The actual admission information was posted Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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