The University of Kentucky accidentally sent 500,000 acceptances to a program that usually only accepts 35 students

Published Apr 09 2021 at 1:39 AM GMT
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  • Less than two months before national College Decision Day, one Kentucky university made a technological error to the tune of 500,000 mistaken acceptance emails.
  • On March 15, the University of Kentucky sent hundreds of thousands of acceptance emails to high school seniors for a program that typically only accepts 35 to 40 students, according to WLEX-TV.
  • An error in the school's customer relationship management tool resulted in accidental acceptances to the university's selective clinical leadership and management program in the College of Health and Sciences, the outlet reported.
  • Mary Dougherty, a high school senior from San Antonio, Texas, was among the thousands who received the mistaken email.
  • "I was like, 'Mom, I just got accepted into the University of Kentucky,'" Doughtery told WLEX-TV.




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  • Published Apr 9, 2021 1:39 AM GMT