This is the wonderful time of year when high school seniors find out if they’ve been accepted to their college of choice. Over 500,000 prospective students were recently notified they’d been accepted to a program in the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences. The problem? Only 35-40 of them were actually supposed to receive the email. LEX18 first reported the error, which has been confirmed by UK spokesman Jay Blanton.
“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK,” Blanton said in a statement to the Herald-Leader. “The vast majority had not, nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program. Nevertheless, we regret the communication error and have sent correspondence to all those who were contacted, offering our apologies.”
Here’s a screenshot of what the email looked like, via LEX18:
Less than 24 hours later, the school sent out another email apologizing for the error, which they said was due to a “technical issue”: