The New York Times reports that the College Board announced that about 4,000 students who took the SAT last October received lower test scores than they deserved, due to a technical problem in the scoring process. The College Board said that it planned to return any fees associated with the test, and is asking admissions offices to not penalize applicants for something that was beyond their control. The error could have not only affected a given student’s chances for acceptance in college, the inaccurate score could have also affected where they chose to apply in the first place…