Minnesota State University Moorhead will now grant admission to the 232 applicants who received acceptance letters for fall 2013 that were later rescinded because they didn't meet admission requirements.
The mistake was caught last week according to University spokesman David Wahlberg, and he said it was the responsibility of the university to own up to that mistake and ultimately provide a bright future for those students by letting them in.
Wahlberg said the newly admitted students will need to work with faculty mentors to help pave their first semester and ensure they're on the right track. In addition, they will take a skills development course, a requirement of all students who are accepted without meeting general admission requirements.
Automatic admission is the most common course of acceptance: An ACT score of 21 or higher or those who rank in the top 50% of their class and score at least a 17 on the ACT. Those who don't meet those requirements can still be accepted after official committee review.
Those 232 applicants received acceptance letters even though they didn't meet admission requirements, nor had they gone through a review, and the MSUM is still trying to figure out why the letters were released prematurely, Wahlberg said.