Computer Glitch Sends Visual Arts College Acceptance Emails

Some prospective students wrongfully received acceptance letters to the School of Visual Arts, which the Manhattan college says were sent because of a database glitch.

The college said the letters were emailed Thursday in error.

The letters accepted the students to the college's program to achieve a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Narrative, said SVA spokesman Jeffrey Perkin.

He said in a statement that the acceptance letters were sent to people who had requested information from the college.

A database glitch caused the letters to be sent to the wrong email distribution list, he explained.

"We apologize for any confusion this might have caused," he said in a news release.

Perkins didn't respond to follow-up inquiries seeking information about how many emails had been sent in error.

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