"Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

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amputatedbrain
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"Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

Postby amputatedbrain » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:24 pm

So I was looking over my already transmitted UC Berkeley app and discovered to my horror a glaring typo. I should have just sent in my normal PS, but I added two extra pages that, while actually very relevant, probably just killed that app. I was in a rush to get it out and didn't do enough proofreading, and my mind sort of filled in the mistake reading it to myself. This is sort of a misery-loves-company thread. Anyone out there want to commiserate?

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Postby wired » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:27 pm

Reviewed my UCLA app and found that one of the paragraph sections I had replaced all of the apostrophes with &asd or something similar to that. I thought it was my fault when I saw it so I sent a letter to UCLA amending it. Then, I found it happens to a lot of applications.

Annoyed and sad.

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Postby alm2127 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:50 pm

After submitting my cornell app this afternoon, i was looking over it, and saw that i chose to apply to cornell because of it's excellent "repuation". Ahhhh

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Postby km23 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:00 pm

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Re: "Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

Postby Cleareyes » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:57 pm

Everybody relax. I made a worse mistake than a typo on my application to the school I currently attend and it didn't keep me out. The admission committees know we're human and make mistakes and account for that. Some might get snippy if you send them a P.S. with the wrong school name in it or something, but a simple typo may not even be noticed, let alone be decisive for your application.

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Postby soullesswonder » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:12 pm

Cleareyes wrote:Everybody relax. I made a worse mistake than a typo on my application to the school I currently attend and it didn't keep me out. The admission committees know we're human and make mistakes and account for that. Some might get snippy if you send them a P.S. with the wrong school name in it or something, but a simple typo may not even be noticed, let alone be decisive for your application.


^^^^ goes to Harvard, so if they can cut their applicants some slack the rest of you guys should be fine.

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Postby amputatedbrain » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:19 am

I understand most schools won't really care too much if you misplace a comma or forget to capitalize something, but I accidentally cut off the last word in a sentence, and it doesn't really make a ton of sense the way its written. Hopefully the mind of who ever is reading it will mentally gloss over it or something.

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Postby maudlinstreet » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:23 am

amputatedbrain wrote:I understand most schools won't really care too much if you misplace a comma or forget to capitalize something, but I accidentally cut off the last word in a sentence, and it doesn't really make a ton of sense the way its written. Hopefully the mind of who ever is reading it will mentally gloss over it or something.

dude, it's fine - there's no way you're going to get rejected for one bum sentence

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Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:26 pm

YES WE WILL!!!

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Postby CyLaw » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:28 pm

Typo in my Why Duke essay, "of" instead of "for" when referring to one of their Centers. Initially was worried about it, then I woke up the next morning and figured, "meh, could be worse"

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Postby carlkenneth » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:33 pm

Phew...I thought it was just me. I left off a period at the end of a sentence on my GMU application.

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Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:49 pm

I just looked through all my apps and it appears I didn't make one typo.

Image
@ you guys

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Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:52 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I just looked through all my apps and it appears I didn't make one typo.

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@ you guys


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@ just you.
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Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:53 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:I just looked through all my apps and it appears I didn't make one typo.

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@ just you.


Quoted for image fail.

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Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:55 pm

It was a typo.


Get it!?

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Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:56 pm

"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. Lighten up while you still can."

- Helmholtz

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Re: "Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

Postby thorntll » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:57 pm

I never, ever look at my applications once they've been sent. If there are typos, I can't do shit about it, so I don't want to know.

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Re: "Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

Postby Rocketman11 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:03 pm

The first mistake of this thread is the idea that your Personal Statement matters to them, and is a decent factor in their overall decision.

Trust me, if you leave out 1 word but have a 3.8 GPA I think they wont give two flying shits.

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Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:06 pm

I forgot a word in my personal statements to Virginia, Chicago, and Duke. I just emailed all of them and they were happy to replace my PS with the one I sent them. But for all of you worried about typos:

In my Duke app, I made the aforementioned typo in addition to two glaring punctuation issues in my "Why Duke?" essay. I got accepted to Duke in 21 hours. Four days later I got an email for the admissions office saying they've replaced my two essays, but I already should have had a decision. So apparently they didn't care that I was borderline illiterate.


Thank god I left the schools I really want to attend until later.

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Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:08 pm

VoidSix wrote:I forgot a word in my personal statements to Virginia, Chicago, and Duke.

Thank god I left the schools I really want to attend until later.


*slap*

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Re: "Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

Postby Dialogue » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:09 pm

Helmholtz wrote:"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. Lighten up while you still can."

- Helmholtz


Jackson Browne is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

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Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:09 pm

Dialogue wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. Lighten up while you still can."

- Helmholtz


Jackson Browne is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.


Yeah, thanks for outing me, douchebag.

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Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:30 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
VoidSix wrote:I forgot a word in my personal statements to Virginia, Chicago, and Duke.

Thank god I left the schools I really want to attend until later.


*slap*



It was about geography, really. Not how good the schools are. Put Duke in the Bay Area and I'm there.

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Postby Pearalegal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:31 pm

VoidSix wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
VoidSix wrote:I forgot a word in my personal statements to Virginia, Chicago, and Duke.

Thank god I left the schools I really want to attend until later.


*slap*



It was about geography, really. Not how good the schools are. Put Duke in the Bay Area and I'm there.


Durham is all Duke deserves.

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Re: "Oh ****, there's a typo on my application" Commiseration

Postby maudlinstreet » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:35 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
VoidSix wrote:I forgot a word in my personal statements to Virginia, Chicago, and Duke.

Thank god I left the schools I really want to attend until later.


*slap*



It was about geography, really. Not how good the schools are. Put Duke in the Bay Area and I'm there.


Durham is all Duke deserves.

amen to that




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