Student applies to wrong college, gets free flight for campus tour
A Louisiana student's mistake recently went viral and led to opportunities she'd never really considered.
Kaitlynn Lovelady applied to the wrong college, then tweeted about it, but she never expected the response she received.
Lovelady needed a change of pace when she applied for community college. She typed in SLCC, submitted an application, then paid a fee to what she thought was South Louisiana Community College.
However, that wasn't the case. She sent out the following tweet to explain:
"I just applied to SLCC for summer class only to realize it's Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah instead of South Louisiana Community College. Goodbye $40!"
She had no idea Utah would take notice. The tweet caught fire, with most people saying the mistake might be fate.
The Utah National Guard replied, "Best mistake you'll ever make."
Lt. Governor Spencer Cox retweeted Lovelady, saying, "Kaitlynn, we don't know each other, but trust me when I tell you that might be the best $40 you've ever spent."
"I was surprised. I was like, the Lieutenant Governor, I was like, that's kind of a big deal," said Lovelady.
Salt Lake Community College's Sarah Reale said the mistake happens a lot on social media and have offered to reimburse the application fee.
Meanwhile, a Utah businessman offered to pay her flight to Salt Lake City for a campus tour.
"Whether she chooses Salt Lake Community College or Southern Louisiana Community College, we've just excited she's pursuing higher education," said Reale.
Lovelady said she would take the Salt Lake City businessman up on his offer for the free flight.
She's going to visit next month, which will be her first time leaving Louisiana.