WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

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cinephile
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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby cinephile » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:50 pm

You know what, the worst case scenerio is that you/she don't/doesn't get accepted anywhere and just have to apply again next cycle. I'm sure they'll have forgotten by then.

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:31 pm

cinephile wrote:You know what, the worst case scenerio is that you/she don't/doesn't get accepted anywhere and just have to apply again next cycle. I'm sure they'll have forgotten by then.

You know what they say about law school admissions offices...

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby lolschool2011 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:34 pm

Cpwilson wrote:Hey everyone-

my gf sent her UVA personal statement to every school by mistake. It's the same statement, just with the school name reading Virginia in every one. What should she do?


retake?

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby fastforward » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:58 pm

The TLS interview with Andy Cornblatt of GULC mentions what to do if this happens. It's not the end of the world. You'd be surprised how often it happens, from what adcomms say. We mentioned it in one of our first blog posts. (LinkRemoved)

It would help to do a "Why X" addendum to each school that allows them. Just as Dean Cornblatt says, it'll be fine.

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby notanumber » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:04 pm

FWIW, last year I sent NYU a personal statement that rambled on about why a different school was the perfect fit for my interests and experience. They still let me in.

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:40 pm

Avatar of second-to-last poster... name of last poster...

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:44 pm

CGI Fridays wrote:Avatar of second-to-last poster... name of last poster...


Mind blown.

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Re: WRONG NAME in personal statement. What to do?

Postby WayBryson » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:55 am

notanumber wrote:FWIW, last year I sent NYU a personal statement that rambled on about why a different school was the perfect fit for my interests and experience. They still let me in.


Awesome name and avatar, Number 6. Awesome.




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