Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

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Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby per200ml » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:27 pm

The school application asked for me to list institutions attended in order of attendance... Looking back at the PDF, I for some reason listed them in reverse chronological order... Will this affect me to any extent and if so, is there anything I can do?

Edit: thinking about it again, order of attendance IS reverse-chronological?
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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby Teoeo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:30 pm

O my god, you might as well wait until next cycle and apply again.

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby 2014 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:38 pm

As long as they are in order going one of the directions and the dates are on there, I'm sure they won't mind.

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby per200ml » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:42 pm

So would you guys take "order of attendance" to mean chronological order or reverse? I've actually seen it used both ways...

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:45 pm

as long as you are consistent within the application, i wouldnt worry too much about this.

edit. i always put the order in from most recent to the past so they see where you got your highest degree from first ( ex, grad school, ug, community college)

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby jtemp320 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:47 pm

Its not a logic game - its like misdiagramming the artifacts from youngest to oldest instead of oldest to youngest (october lsat anyone? ;) )

at worst they'll see it as a tiny bit careless - ultimately if you the rest of your app dosent appear that way and your #s and softs are where they should be then you'll get in - if you dont have the #s and whatever else they are looking for - you wont

my advice - dont worry about it

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby per200ml » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:55 pm

So order of attendance definitely means oldest to most recent?

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:58 pm

depends on the application. They usually tell you. If they dont, look for clues within the application ( do they have you date things in a specific order?) If you are still confused, call and ask. In your case, as long as you did it consistently throughout the application, dont worry about it!

fwiw, if im confused, i make it like a resume. most recent- then oldest (so that both documents read the same chronologically)

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby bendtheslurry » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:17 pm

jtemp320 wrote:Its not a logic game - its like misdiagramming the artifacts from youngest to oldest instead of oldest to youngest (october lsat anyone? ;) )

at worst they'll see it as a tiny bit careless - ultimately if you the rest of your app dosent appear that way and your #s and softs are where they should be then you'll get in - if you dont have the #s and whatever else they are looking for - you wont

my advice - dont worry about it


Too soon!

If my opinion matters at all, I don't believe its going to be a huge deal...its not like you omited this information entirely.

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby per200ml » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:04 am

Still sorta sucks... such an avoidable mistake

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Re: Screwed up application to my #1 school... anything I can do?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:10 am

Order of attendance means just that.

If you had 3 schools on your record, one that you attended in 2004, one that you attended in 2005, and one that you attended in 2006 and you were asked to put them into order, starting with the one you attended first, which naturally comes to mind first? The 2004 one, I hope.

That said, it's not a big deal, and unless you were *super* borderline for that school, and all they were doing was looking for a reason to ding you, you should be fine.




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