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Kean University Erroneously Accepts 3,000 Students

By Heather Farrell
OPINIONS EDITOR

UNION, NJ – 3,000 students received acceptance emails to Kean University last Tuesday. Some of those students did not even apply to the Union, New Jersey.

Kean quickly rectified the problem by sending an apology email less than half an hour later. The students also received a phone call regarding the mistake. Students who were mistakenly accepted either had pending acceptance or an incomplete application.

Kean University in New Jersey is one of several schools to erroneously accept students via email. Last Tuesday, over 3,000 students--some of whom did not apply--were informed of acceptance which was later rescinded. Photo Credit: Kean University

Kean University in New Jersey is one of several schools to erroneously accept students via email. Last Tuesday, over 3,000 students–some of whom did not apply–were informed of acceptance which was later rescinded.
Photo Credit: Kean University

University relations vice president Susan Wynn Kayne said the email was meant to remind accepted students to apply for scholarships.

Email recipients expressed their excitement, confusion, and disappointment through social media.

“My heart is in two pieces right now. I can’t even deal,” Brittany Evans tweeted. “Thought I was accepted; then it was an error email.”

Ivy Figuera tweeted her confusion: “How did I get an acceptance letter to Kean and I didn’t even finish my application.”

Kean University is just one of the many schools that have been erroneously accepting students. Two weeks ago, Carnegie Mellon accepted 800 students to a program where they were only supposed to accept 100, and in December, John Hopkins sent acceptance letters to rejected and deferred students.

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