Drexel University accidentally accepts 495 denied applicants

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Drexel University Accidentally Accepts 495 Denied Students

Drexel University in Philadelphia is just the latest to have a snafu with its admissions system.

The university accidentally sent acceptance letters to 495 applicants who either had incomplete admissions or previously been denied by the university.

Once the mistake was realized, Drexel sent out an email to those applicants clarifying they hadn't actually been accepted. WTXF spoke with one of those rejected students, Tearra Bookard.

"It really felt like my dreams were shattered. My heart was crushed. I kind of like got depressed. ... To be rejected twice is kind of like a slap in the face," Bookard told WTXF.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the private school's undergraduate class has about 14,000 students. It has an acceptance rate of 81.5 percent.

Earlier this month, a third-party mailing service sent out acceptance brochures to more than 800 people who'd applied to Texas State University. Problem was, about 450 of those prospective students weren't actually accepted.

And Johns Hopkins Universitysent acceptance emails to 294 applicants who'd already been rejected last year in December.

Drexel didn't say anything to WTXF about reconsidering the applicants who already received those false acceptance letters, but Bookard says she hopes it will.

More on AOL:
Brooklyn woman claims Uber sent her $16k bill
Forecast: Abrupt spring cooldown grips midwest, northeast
Baby has most demanding birthday party invite you'll ever read

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners