SFU e-mail mistakenly suggests applicants have been admitted

March 22, 2012

Simon Fraser University's registrar says a computer glitch resulted in an unknown number of applicants getting an e-mail late Tuesday mistakenly suggesting they had been admitted. "It actually was encouraging them to apply for residence, and had indicated, by being congratulatory...that they had been admitted, and unfortunately it went to some people that it should not have gone to," the registrar says. The e-mail went out due to an error involving the use of e-mail listservs, she says. SFU learned of the issue Tuesday night and sent another message within the hour indicating that the students had received the first message by mistake. A third e-mail sent Wednesday went to the affected applicants indicating the appropriate information for each individual. Vancouver Sun