Kean University had to issue a giant “mea culpa” to nearly 3,000 applicants and non-applicants who erroneously received acceptance letters on Tuesday. Within a half-hour, the university followed up the email with a second note stating the first was “sent in error.”Susan Wynn Kayne, vice president of university relations, told The Record that the email was intended to remind students who had been accepted “to apply for scholarships” and called the email a “computer error.”
“The university administration deeply regrets the error, and has apologized to students adversely affected,” she said in the statement. “The computer error was discovered within a half an hour and those who received the email in error were contacted by email and phone.”
She said the college has taken steps to prevent such an incident from happening again in the future.
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