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

General view of the Main Building on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

  • The University of Kentucky accidentally sent 500,000 acceptance emails for a selective program.

  • A university spokesman told WLEX-TV a “technical issue” was responsible for the mixup.

  • Many of the students who received the email in error hadn’t even applied to the university.

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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

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