HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

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HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:33 am

So apparently word switched the spelling of a school. I misspelled it the entire way through my essays... I noticed it and promptly called admissions, and asked if there was any way I could edit my app. I was transferred and the lady stated no there is not. She told me I can't edit, but asked if I minded stating what the mistake was. She started laughing, told me not to worry, and said they see it ALL the time / Word does auto correct it and it won't have any impact... For some reason I can't believe this (I'm a borderline admit)

Am I screwed?

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby Gemini » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:36 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
Am I screwed?


YUP.

Might as well forget about law school altogether.

Edit: forgot this isn't the lounge so I have to be srs.

So, no, ThreeRivers, I don't think you're screwed.

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:38 am

ThreeRivers wrote:Am I screwed?

Plenty of schools don't even read that shit or care. I know somebody who get into a school (that some people claim is good) with a PS she wrote specifically for and about another school.

Although if you're unlucky enough to have your file read by someone who cares about shit like misspelling and individual attention paid to the school in your app then this would really screw you. Guess you should proofread better next time.

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:40 am

Alright, I wouldn't be concerned if it was a school I had a good chance of getting admitted to... it is one of those could go either way schools, so I was thinking it can't look good in that case (I'm sure if I don't get admitted I'll blame even if it had no bearing lol)

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby Indifferent » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:41 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:Am I screwed?

Plenty of schools don't even read that shit or care. I know somebody who get into a school (that some people claim is good) with a PS she wrote specifically for and about another school.

Although if you're unlucky enough to have your file read by someone who cares about shit like misspelling and individual attention paid to the school in your app then this would really screw you. Guess you should proofread better next time.

ಠ_ಠ

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:42 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:Am I screwed?

Plenty of schools don't even read that shit or care. I know somebody who get into a school (that some people claim is good) with a PS she wrote specifically for and about another school.

Although if you're unlucky enough to have your file read by someone who cares about shit like misspelling and individual attention paid to the school in your app then this would really screw you. Guess you should proofread better next time.

The thing is, I proofread the HELL out of my essays / submitted like draft 35... I litterly don't know how I did that... fuck :(

The worst part is in my essay on why I want to go there, I kept talking about how much I love the school and it is spelled wrong lol

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:51 am

ThreeRivers wrote:The thing is, I proofread the HELL out of my essays / submitted like draft 35... I litterly don't know how I did that... fuck :(


not to mock your pain, but... this made me lol.

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Postby NYC Law » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:53 am

You'll never get into Colombia Law School now.

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Postby JoeMo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:54 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:The thing is, I proofread the HELL out of my essays / submitted like draft 35... I litterly don't know how I did that... fuck :(


not to mock your pain, but... this made me lol.


Me too! LOL

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Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:56 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:The thing is, I proofread the HELL out of my essays / submitted like draft 35... I litterly don't know how I did that... fuck :(


not to mock your pain, but... this made me lol.

Lol I have to admit that is quite ironic

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:57 am

Lol TLS doesn't go through the 35 revisions that my app did. O well, I guess there is nothing I can do now...
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Postby top30man » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:03 pm

NYC Law wrote:You'll never get into Colombia Law School now.

180

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:04 pm

What is the school that word auto-corrected? And into what...?

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:09 pm

I'll probably "pic whore this" but for some reason Notre Dame became Norte Dame, about 10 times on my app....

167/ 3.44 so I'm far from an easy admit

The lady said they see it more than I can imagine and no one appears to mind... she stated at least it wasn't "Notre Damn" (said that actually happens occasionally)

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby JoeMo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:17 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:I'll probably "pic whore this" but for some reason Notre Dame became Norte Dame, about 10 times on my app....

167/ 3.44 so I'm far from an easy admit

The lady said they see it more than I can imagine and no one appears to mind... she stated at least it wasn't "Notre Damn" (said that actually happens occasionally)


Now... Notre Damn is pretty funny.

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:19 pm

JoeMo wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:I'll probably "pic whore this" but for some reason Notre Dame became Norte Dame, about 10 times on my app....

167/ 3.44 so I'm far from an easy admit

The lady said they see it more than I can imagine and no one appears to mind... she stated at least it wasn't "Notre Damn" (said that actually happens occasionally)


Now... Notre Damn is pretty funny.

yea lol, that would have been pretty bad if I did that

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:25 pm

sent in my app to the Northern Lady School of Law this morning :P

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:26 pm

I was imagining Widener => Wider or something. Norte Dame is pretty funny.

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Postby justonemoregame » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:30 pm

Emory = > Emo

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Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:37 pm

How nice / personable the adcom was over this made me want to go to ND even more lol

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby 89vision » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:49 pm

I was expecting something exciting. If they said it wasn't a big deal, it probably wasn't a big deal. Unless you have a reason to believe the person is dishonest.

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby beezy08 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:56 pm

"Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseace the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

You're fine.

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:04 pm

89vision wrote:I was expecting something exciting. If they said it wasn't a big deal, it probably wasn't a big deal. Unless you have a reason to believe the person is dishonest.

Figured it could mean its not a big deal to her, but always a risk it is to others.

Like I stated I'm completely borderline, so figured something like that could matter in such an instance. O well, nothing I can do

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:05 pm

This thread gets my loltastic seal of approval.

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Re: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE Mistake on App....

Postby top30man » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:13 pm

beezy08 wrote:"Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseace the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

You're fine.

You win.




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