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Northeastern mistakenly sends acceptance letters to dozens of prospective students

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Nicole Contreras
The Admissions Visitor Center at Northeastern stands on Leon Street. Northeastern mistakenly sent acceptance letters to 48 applicants for master’s degree programs at the university due to a “technical error.”

For the second year in a row, Northeastern accidentally sent acceptance emails to prospective students, only to later rescind them.

Due to a “technical error,” 48 out of nearly 64,000 applicants for master’s degree programs at Northeastern received acceptance letters mistakenly sent out by the university, according to a Thursday email statement from a Northeastern spokesperson. NBC10 Boston first reported the mistake Dec. 16.

Those who received the letters “were immediately contacted by the university to clarify the mistake” and may still be accepted into the university, the spokesperson said. 

“Their applications remain active as reviews are currently underway for all applicants,” the spokesperson said. “Decisions will be finalized in early January.”

The university did not specify if the error was in any way related to last year’s incident, when, due to a “technical error,” acceptance letters were erroneously sent to over 4,000 enrolled and prospective Northeastern University School of Law students. 

“The school of law deeply regrets this unintended mistake and is taking steps to ensure that it will not happen in the future,” the university said in a statement to NBC10 Boston in October 2022. 

The university did not provide any additional information regarding measures to ensure a similar error does not occur again in the future.

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