Typo on Personal Statement

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mcbaker31
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Typo on Personal Statement

Postby mcbaker31 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:59 am

I've only submitted 2 applications so far, and luckily they were not to any schools in my top 3-4. However, I discovered 2 very small typos in my personal statement.

1. I was talking about the letter "R" and I did not close the quotation ("R).
2. I put a space between a comma and the preceding word (suddenly , )

How badly will these impact my chances of getting into these schools (Duke and UCLA). Should I contact the admissions offices and resubmit my personal statements?

Thanks!

phannahan44
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Re: Typo on Personal Statement

Postby phannahan44 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:19 am

You've GOT to be kidding me. "R you serious!?!?

Don't sweat it man you'll be OK. They probably won't even notice it.

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Stringer Bell
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Re: Typo on Personal Statement

Postby Stringer Bell » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:36 am

If it was Yale you would be effed. As is, you are probably ok. I don't have anything to base that on though.

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2014
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Re: Typo on Personal Statement

Postby 2014 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:37 am

Neither one of them is that bad, if anything they are going to think that you rushed through it and are going to be a little more critical. However, if your numbers are good enough to get you in, those mistakes won't hold you out IMO.

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Re: Typo on Personal Statement

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:11 am

Stringer Bell wrote:If it was Yale you would be effed. As is, you are probably ok. I don't have anything to base that on though.



...unless Yale is like his 4th choice. I mean, if he gets in, ya know he'll think about it...but its not like he's dying to go there.




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