MIT accidentally sends students emails saying they were accepted

February 18, 2014

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has apologized after accidentally sending students emails that said they had been accepted to the university when they hadn’t. MIT explained that the problem was caused by an email error. The email, which contained information not regarding acceptances, was sent to both prospective students and students who had been accepted early. All the emails contained an automatic footer that read, “You are on this list because you are admitted to MIT!" Admissions Counsellor Chris Peterson told students, “I am incredibly, incredibly sorry to everyone who received this and read it and felt the mixture of confusion/elation/frustration it must have engendered. We send out dozens of emails to hundreds of thousands of people and try to do it perfectly every time. We didn't this time, and it's my fault, and I hope you'll forgive me." Detroit Free Press