A single mom of four from Northboro, Massachusetts, got the news she had dreamed of since she was a child: an acceptance letter to law school at Northeastern University. But a glitch caused that dream to come crashing down.
Northeastern explained in a statement that a technical error caused acceptance letters to be issued to more than 200 current applicants, and to almost 4,000 people who applied a year ago.
“It was like going on a roller coaster, that’s exactly how it felt,” said Lakisha Papoutsakis, describing the 24 hours after she was contacted by Northeastern University. “Last night, I get this email, and I’m like, all excited. ‘Oh my god, I got in!'”