The University Admissions Center has been forced to apologize to around 13,000 students in NSW who were wrongly told they had not gotten a university course.
The organization blamed a system glitch for a rejection email sent to thousands of students on Thursday, saying they hadn’t been given a place.
Those who received the letter failed to secure a place in the December offer round, but may receive an offer to study in the January round, the correspondence said.
The UAC apologized to the students in a follow-up email and informed them of the error.
“Please ignore the email you received today telling you that your application was unsuccessful. It was sent in error,” the Admissions Center said.
“Not all institutions are making offers in December Round 2… Some institutions are waiting until January Round 1. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and please contact us if you need assistance.”
The fake rejection email comes just two weeks after the early release of this year’s HSC results.
The NSW Education Standards Authority (Nesa) published a link to some students’ results five days before their official release on December 15.
“Some students were able to access a preliminary set of 2022 HSC results for a short time this morning,” a spokesman said Dec. 10.
“Nesa is investigating the cause of the issue and sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused.”
Originally released as a false rejection letter, hits 13,000 HSC students