TAMUK computer glitch sends out hundreds of incorrect acceptance letters

The e-mails were sent to 560 students from TAMUK

TAMUK officials are blaming a computer glitch for sending out acceptance letter to students who had actually been denied.

The series of e-mails were sent to at least 560 students last week.

Many of those students were from high schools in the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK) officials spoke to Action 4 News about the glitch.

Administrators said their e-mail system grabbed the wrong set of names from a database and sent out the acceptance letters.

University officials quickly sent out a correction to those who received it.

Administrators told Action 4 News that they regret the error and apologize for any confusion it may have caused.

TAMUK officials said they are reviewing their databases and e-mail systems to make sure it does not happen again.

Texas A&M Kingsville Statement:

On Thursday, January 30, emails were sent to students who have been accepted to Texas A&M University-Kingsville but who have not paid fees necessary to finalize their admittance to the university. Included in this email were approximately 500 applicants who had been denied admission. Immediately following the erroneous email to this group, another email was sent to correct the mistake and urge prospective students to verify their admission status through our online system.We regret this error and apologize for any confusion it may have caused.Dr. Steven Tallant, President