(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )
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I sent in an application and attached the wrong personal statement. The ps was intended for that school but the one I attached had not been thoroughly reviewed (my fault for mixing up the 2). My question is would it be completely dumb of me or hurt my chances if I called the school and explained, hopefully I could resubmit the ps. After looking over the ps the only mistakes were a run on sentence and maybe another minor mistake, still I do not want to look like an idiot. I was wondering if anyone had heard of this.
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You are screwed. You can send them the new one, but they will keep both in your file. It may not kill you application though, unless you left the wrong school name in the PS. I would leave the small error alone. It is better to make an unknown mistake than to show carelessness.
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alangsto wrote:The ps was intended for that school but the one I attached had not been thoroughly reviewed (my fault for mixing up the 2).
It depends on how garish the difference is between the two. If it's woefully unedited and it was sent to your top school (meaning, your top target school, not your #1 reach school), then I would call and tell them. But if it's wrong only by a few misplaced commas here and there, don't sweat it.
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