Twenty-two acceptance letters to the University of Tennessee were accidentally sent last week, the university confirmed Monday.

“Our admissions office deeply regrets it,” Margie Nichols, a UT spokeswoman, said. “It was a mistake, they should not have been sent.”

She said the applicants who received acceptance letters by accident were not all from the same town or school or grouped together for a particular reason.

It was human error, Nichols said.

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