Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

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Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

Postby CSCS Trainer » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:01 pm

I just realized that I attached an answer to the Character & Fitness question to an application with the wrong school name in it. The application was sent and complete on 11/24 - is there anything I can do, how worried should I be?

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Re: Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

Postby Gotti » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:08 pm

mmmmmmmmm you may have messed up prettttyyy badly. wrong school name is usually an auto-reject...shows you weren't careful about it/didn't care enough to go over it to make sure everything was perfect

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Re: Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Immediately write them an E-mail, state that you mistakenly listed the wrong school name in one of your attachments, attach a revised attachment document, and ask them to replace your original attachment with the new one. Apologize (in the E-mail, not the revised attachment!) for the error. If you're lucky, the assistant who handles your request does it without pointing it out to the adcomm. Otherwise, you'll just have to hope the adcomms don't hold it against you too much.

That's all you can do. You must correct it. I'm pretty certain it's unethical to leave a mistake standing on your application, and if it's caught later it could be worse than drawing attention to it with a correction would be.

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Re: Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

Postby CSCS Trainer » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:26 pm

Alright, sent an email with the correct attachment and explanation. I don't know how I missed that - I think because both schools had the Character & Fitness as the same question # on the app, so in my proof-reading ( or lack thereof ) I saw the question # and assumed I attached the correct file. No excuses, stupid mistake.

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Re: Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

Postby dvb689 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:03 pm

I did something similar on a diversity attachment. I inserted the correct school name into the statement, but forgot to remove the previous school I applied to from the title at the top of the page. Do you guys think I should do the same thing or will I be alright because the name in the actual writing corresponds?

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Re: Put wrong school name in Character & Fitness Answer?

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:35 pm

dvb689 wrote:I did something similar on a diversity attachment. I inserted the correct school name into the statement, but forgot to remove the previous school I applied to from the title at the top of the page. Do you guys think I should do the same thing or will I be alright because the name in the actual writing corresponds?


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