MU’s ApplyYourself application caused a big glitch last week that greatly mislead 233 graduate school applicants for spring 2008. Applicants in 15 programs received acceptance e-mails between 7 and 7:30pm on Sept. 27th. Their hopes were dashed the next morning when in a return e-mail they were notified that the previous acceptance e-mails had been sent in error, and that they needed to wait to hear from their individual program regarding admissions decisions.
“At this time, the only explanation for what happened is a “technical” glitch. It appears a query that is completed daily returned a bad data set and the messages were sent from that data set,” said Terrence Grus, Director of MU Graduate Admissions & Records.
“Since this has happened, we have added several levels of verification to our process which insures the PawPrint/Password messages are sent to the intended applicants. We have also clarified the language in our email templates as well,” he added.