Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville sent out a response Tuesday to the nearly 500 applicants that were mistakenly sent acceptance letters despite not yet being granted admission.
TAMUK's official response reads:
"Our records indicate that you may have received an email message that inaccurately represented your admission and/or application fee status to TAMU-Kingsville. If you did receive that email, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. You can check your admissions status on-line by logging onto our web site at http://www.tamuk.edu/bluegold or by going directly to this link.
All you need is your student ID number (the number that starts with a capital "K" displayed below) and your date of birth (as your PIN) in the 6 digit format MMDDYY (if your birthday were December 20, 1975, then your PIN would be 122075).
Once inside, you will be able to see what documents we have already received and which ones we are still waiting for. If we have already made an admission decision you will be able to see it there as well."
University officials say they are working to make sure an error like this does not happen again.