CUNY school cites 'clerical error' in acceptance letter mix-up

A Plainview teen says he was accepted to his No. 1 choice school, only to have it revoked due to a clerical error.



Andrei Aziz applied to and received an acceptance letter from the prestigious Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.



"Obviously I was ecstatic. I told all my friends, all my teachers, my parents, my family, and everybody was proud of me," says Aziz.



Six days later, the school called to say it had made a mistake.



"It's just negligent. I didn't believe it. I was kind of in denial," Aziz told News 12.



The family says they did not get an explanation about what happened until News 12 contacted the school.



The CUNY school sent News 12 a statement calling the mix-up a clerical error. The school says there were two applicants with the same last name, both of them Aziz, and a mistake was made during the final selection process.



The dean of the medical school says it has never happened before.



Aziz says he will be OK once he gets over the disappointment. He was accepted into other schools for undergraduate programs but hasn't decided where he will go.



The family is considering a lawsuit.


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