Wrong school in personal statement--typo

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Nala7892
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Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Nala7892 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:54 pm

I just submitted by WUSTL application ten minutes ago and realized I sent my Michigan personal statement. So basically it tells WUSTL why I think I'm a good candidate for the University of Michigan... should I call the admissions office Monday or send an email asking if I can resbumit? I know this is a somewhat common and extremely idiotic mistake, but what can/should I do about it? Any help is appreciated!

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Charlie.Home » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:58 pm

I would call admissions and try to resubmit... but I hope you didn't have your heart set on WUSTL

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Nala7892 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:03 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:I would call admissions and try to resubmit... but I hope you didn't have your heart set on WUSTL


Fortunately I don't have my heart set on WUSTL, but hopefully they'll let me resubmit. Thanks for the reply

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby TheZoid » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:12 pm

Eh, do u have a 168+? If so, they'll probly let you in anyway.

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Nala7892 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:16 pm

TheZoid wrote:Eh, do u have a 168+? If so, they'll probly let you in anyway.


Yeah, 3.76/170

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Dany » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:19 pm

Email an updated version and just say that you sent the wrong version of your PS and that the correct one is attached.

I did this (sent my UChicago PS to Duke) and was still admitted to Duke.

Good luck!

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby WanderingPondering » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:24 pm

Is it bad not to have school specific personal statements?

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Dany » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:27 pm

WanderingPondering wrote:Is it bad not to have school specific personal statements?

Nope.

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby Nala7892 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:31 pm

Dany wrote:Email an updated version and just say that you sent the wrong version of your PS and that the correct one is attached.

I did this (sent my UChicago PS to Duke) and was still admitted to Duke.

Good luck!


Okay, thank you very much!

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Re: Wrong school in personal statement--typo

Postby bp shinners » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:19 am

Dany wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:Is it bad not to have school specific personal statements?

Nope.


It's usually preferable, actually, because most school-specific essays are worse than non-school-specific essays, and they create a situation where you might send it to the wrong school.




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