Major blunder sees the university admissions body send rejection letter to 13,000 students by mistake
- The university admissions body accidentally sent rejection letters to students
- At least 13,000 HSC graduates were told they had not received a uni placement
- The UAC apologised for the major error on the same day the letters were sent out
The university admissions body in NSW and the ACT has accidentally issued rejection letters to 13,000 school students that revealed they had not been offered a placement at a university for 2023.
The University Admissions Centre sent emails to HSC graduates telling them they were ‘unsuccessful’ in securing a spot on Thursday.
It’s believed the mistake was caused by a system error at the centre.
The University Admissions Centre mistakenly sent rejection letters to 13,000 HSC graduates telling them they were unsuccessful in securing placement at a university for 2023 (stock image)
The UAC sent follow-up emails to the 13,000 HSC graduates to inform them of the major error and apologise on Thursday afternoon.
‘Please disregard the email you received today telling you your application was unsuccessful. It was sent in error,’ the email read.
‘Not all institutions make offers in December Round 2…some Institutions wait until January Round 1. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and please contact us if you need any assistance.’
‘UAC sent unsuccessful letters in error yesterday and sincerely apologises for any confusion it may have caused,’ the statement said. ‘We’re here to help applicants unsure about their preferences for the next offer round and encourage them to contact us.’
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the University Admissions Centre for comment.
It’s the second major error to come out of this year’s HSC after students were able to access their final results on the NSW Education Standards Authority website on Saturday after the website was reportedly breached.
It’s the second major error to come out of this year’s HSC after students were able to access their results on the NSW Education Standards Authority website after the site was reportedly breached (stock image)
The final results were not set to be released until next Thursday but some students found they were able to see their marks early on Saturday morning.
A spokeswoman for NESA, which oversees the HSC, told NCA NewsWire on Saturday investigations were under way as to how the breach occurred.
‘For a short period this morning, some students were able to access a preliminary set of 2022 HSC results,’ the spokeswoman told NCA NewsWire.
‘NESA is investigating the cause of the issue and sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.
‘Final HSC results will be released this Thursday.’