Tags: mit | acceptance | email

MIT Apologizes for Erroneous Acceptance Email

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 09:02 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are apologizing after erroneously telling some applicants that they had been accepted.

The mass email was about financial aid, but it ended with the phrase: "You are on this list because you are admitted to MIT."

But that wasn't true. MIT says the mistake happened when email lists were consolidated, causing part of a message intended for applicants to be overwritten with a portion intended for students who were accepted in December.

It was unclear how many applicants received the erroneous email.

The Boston Globe reports that the admissions office didn't notice the error until applicants started posting questions on an office website.

Admissions counselor Chris Peterson wrote that it "crushes" him that he may have caused some unintentional disappointment.


© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Nancy Pelosi: There Are 14 Million Reasons Why Obamacare Works

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 11:11 AM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has ripped into Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer for his attack on Obamacare, saying there . . .

Dana Carvey: Liberals 'Brutalize' Conservative Comics

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 11:09 AM

The Hollywood and New York liberal left "brutalized" Saturday Night Live alumnus Dennis Miller because, according to his . . .

Education Dept. Proposes New Regulations For Teacher Training

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 10:56 AM

In an attempt to address teacher quality, the Obama administration has issued regulations that will require states to de . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved