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University of Kentucky accidentally sends out 500,000 acceptance emails

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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:

Image 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”:

Image via LEX18



Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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7 Comments for University of Kentucky accidentally sends out 500,000 acceptance emails

  1. Dave C
    3:14 pm April 8, 2021 Permalink

    Man…we’re sending out acceptance emails like Kansas sends out Checks.

  2. peaches76
    4:21 pm April 8, 2021 Permalink

    This should drive down the tuition, shouldn’t it?

    • Brutal Hustler
      4:26 pm April 8, 2021 Permalink


  3. bigblueincincy
    5:23 pm April 8, 2021 Permalink

    This is all cos h Carl’s fault for not playing Allen more ?

    • T-Dog
      12:52 am April 9, 2021 Permalink

      Oh yeah…good ol’ cos h Carl. It’s always his/her/its fault.

  4. eastofmidnight
    5:58 pm April 8, 2021 Permalink

    Now we’ll be able to fill the student section at Rupp.

  5. Middy
    9:25 pm April 8, 2021 Permalink

    At first I thought this was embarrassing…..the. I realized… UNC just would’ve sent diplomas with no retraction!