LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The College of Kentucky mistakenly despatched acceptance emails to 500,000 highschool seniors for a program that often accepts about three dozen college students a yr.
The varsity adopted up with one other e mail lower than 24 hours later and apologized for its mistake, citing a “technical situation,” WLEX-TV reported.
“Solely a handful of these on the prospect checklist had been admitted to UK,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton stated. “The overwhelming majority had not, nor had the overwhelming majority of those college students expressed an curiosity in this system. However, we remorse the communication error and have despatched correspondence to all those that had been contacted, providing our apologies.”
The acceptance was for this fall within the scientific management and administration program within the School of Well being Sciences.
“A really small quantity — a handful” of scholars who obtained the acceptance e mail “had expressed curiosity on this specific program,” and all college students who ought to have been admitted obtained their acceptance letters, Blanton stated.
Mary Dougherty, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, obtained the e-mail.
“I used to be like, ‘Mother, I simply bought accepted into the College of Kentucky.’ And she or he’s like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you utilized to College of Kentucky.’ And I used to be like, ‘oh, I didn’t,’” Dougherty informed the station.
Different college students stated they by no means utilized to UK, visited and even went on its web site.
“I needed to Google it simply to ensure it was an actual faculty as a result of, like, I’ve heard of them,” stated Erin Esping, a senior from Georgia.
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