ah i screwed up

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
swtlilsoni
Posts: 399
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:00 am

ah i screwed up

Postby swtlilsoni » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:38 pm

on one of my apps, I checked "yes" for have you applied here before. I was pretty sure I did apply there last cycle. I got an email from an admissions person saying they were confused because I said "yes" but they couldn't find me in their records as a previous applicant. I guess I hadn't applied there after all.

Now I have to reply back but I don't really know what to say. Obviously I was mistaken but how would I explain that to them.

User avatar
Doorkeeper
Posts: 4872
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:25 pm

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:39 pm

I don't think this is a particularly hard one...just tell the staff member that you had mistakenly checked the box and you did not apply last year.

User avatar
spleenworship
Posts: 4421
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:08 pm

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby spleenworship » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:59 pm

" Dear XXXX, I am sorry. I accidentally checked that box. I am usually so careful, and I apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, XXXXX."

KingsBench
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:21 am

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby KingsBench » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:03 pm

It's no big deal. Send a short message about the error and leave it be.

Transferthrowaway
Posts: 608
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:40 am

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:11 pm

Don't listen to the other posters ITT. You're too deep into this mistake to come clean now.

Write them an e-mail back and insist that you applied there last year. Be really aggressive so that they don't think you are bluffing. Report back with their response.

User avatar
Jaeger
Posts: 391
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:30 pm

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby Jaeger » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:Don't listen to the other posters ITT. You're too deep into this mistake to come clean now.

Write them an e-mail back and insist that you applied there last year. Be really aggressive so that they don't think you are bluffing. Report back with their response.


TITCR

User avatar
JDizzle2015
Posts: 638
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:16 pm

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:04 am

Jaeger wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:Don't listen to the other posters ITT. You're too deep into this mistake to come clean now.

Write them an e-mail back and insist that you applied there last year. Be really aggressive so that they don't think you are bluffing. Report back with their response.


TITCR

Tell them not to insult your intelligence with their "unable to find your file" crap.

nkp007
Posts: 119
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:48 pm

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby nkp007 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 am

JDizzle2015 wrote:
Jaeger wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:Don't listen to the other posters ITT. You're too deep into this mistake to come clean now.

Write them an e-mail back and insist that you applied there last year. Be really aggressive so that they don't think you are bluffing. Report back with their response.


TITCR

Tell them not to insult your intelligence with their "unable to find your file" crap.


Tell them you're disappointed at how disorganized they are and how even if accepted, you're not sure whether you'd attend.

Play hard to get. This is just like dating. Especially the crying.

Geneva
Posts: 1014
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:32 am

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby Geneva » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:21 pm

nkp007 wrote:Tell them you're disappointed at how disorganized they are and how even if accepted, you're not sure whether you'd attend.

Play hard to get. This is just like dating. Especially the crying.


Since crying is SUCH a turn on...

User avatar
Guchster
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:38 pm

Re: ah i screwed up

Postby Guchster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:25 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:Tell them not to insult your intelligence with their "unable to find your file" crap.


Add: This is your job. FIND MY FUCKING FILE or give me a full ride!




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bcreid03, Yahoo [Bot] and 8 guests