CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Officials at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued an apology Wednesday, for erroneously notifying some applicants by email that they had been accepted to attend the university.
School officials recently sent a mass email regarding financial aid -- however, the email message ended with the phrase, "you are on this list because you are admitted to MIT."
MIT officials said the mistake happened when email lists were consolidated, causing part of a message aimed for applicants to be overwritten with a portion intended for students who were accepted in December.
It was unclear how many applicants received the misleading email.
The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that the MIT admissions office did not 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.
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