UB acceptance letters Sent out to wrong students

Oops!

An email mix up lead to 5,000 students being mistakenly accepted to the University at Buffalo, and now the college is apologizing.

A spokesman for the school says the email went out on Wednesday to students whose applications had not yet been fully reviewed.  About three hours later, UB realized the mistake and sent another email apologizing for the mix up.

In a statement on the university’s website, they said an incorrect email list was generated from their applicant database.   They also emphasized that student who received the email are still being considered for admission.

“The University at Buffalo deeply regrets an error that occurred when an email intended to encourage you to fill out your FAFSA form mistakenly stated we had completed the review of your application materials,” Lee H. Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management at UB, wrote in the second email. “In fact, we are still reviewing your application for admission and haven’t made a final decision on your acceptance to the university.”

In the past, prestigious colleges such as Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and Fordham University. In 2009, the University of California at San Diego sent accidental acceptance letters to 28,000 prospective students were were supposed to receive rejection notices.

UB acceptance letters Mishap: Sorry You're NOT Accepted

UB acceptance letters Mishap: Sorry You’re NOT Accepted

University at Buffalo officials said they have received 25,270 applications for admission this year – up 10 percent from last year. They anticipate enrolling 3,700 freshmen and 1,750 transfer students for the fall 2016 semester.
In the past, prestigious colleges such as Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and Fordham University. In 2009, the University of California at San Diego sent accidental acceptance letters to 28,000 prospective students were were supposed to receive rejection notices.