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

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

Postby SpaceDawg » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:53 am

How did the snail guy get waitlisted at all of those schools with a 177/ 3.8? Or has this been covered?

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Postby Kronk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:40 am

Well it says he went to an online school. Other than that--maybe it was a 146, 152, 177? Or maybe he wrote his PS about giant squid.

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Postby philly5 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:51 am

For my undergrad apps, I wrote an essay about my "high school friends" and accidentally did a find-and-delete for the word 'school'. So I inadvertently turned in an essay all about my "high friends".

still got in.

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Postby ferris1127 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:47 pm

Ok I need some advice for this one. I had "5-10 hours per week" for two different activities on the primary app for my top school. Then for the third activity it was supposed to say "3 hours per week," but looking back at the printed out pdf that i submitted over a week ago I realized it said "5-10 hours a week" for ALL THREE. So its kinda sketchy seeming that I put the same number of hours for three activities, AND I feel bad because lets be real I didn't do that activity 5-10 hours a week.

Should I call, send an email, or let it go?

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Postby Hattori Hanzo » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:53 pm

SpaceDawg wrote:How did the snail guy get waitlisted at all of those schools with a 177/ 3.8? Or has this been covered?


I can answer that through personal experience in a couple of months.

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

Postby Rocketman11 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:59 pm

FWIW on my resume to one school I listed two of the jobs twice each, and still got a full ride.

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Postby j.wellington » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:26 pm

I just found this thread with the search function. I was reading over old PSs today and discovered that on one app I wrote "University of ****" instead of "**** University." I only applied because of a fee waiver and wasn't really excited about going there, but it's still extremely embarrassing.

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Postby BriaTharen » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:33 am

On one of the applications were I was listing my student organizations, I spelled the name of one of the honors organization with "Delat xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx" instead of "Delta xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

GRRRRRR

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Postby jamielynn1981 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:27 am

I forgot to accept one of the editing changes in Microsoft Word....so now there's this line that extends across the entire document to the right margin with the last edit I made...Ugh! And of course it's on one of my addendums so it's going to all the schools I applied to!

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Postby jay115 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:00 am

wired wrote: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.


yeah this happened with my UCLA app too and they still took me, so its all good

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Postby as stars burn » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:16 am

I spelled rigorous as "rigourous" and didn't catch it until after I sent it to the 6th school I applied to. I don't have spell-checker on my Microsoft Word (it's a bootleg, and for some reason, the spell checking function won't work) so it's double the energy to edit. The spell checkers online just suck. I must have looked over my PS a thousand times. Oh well, not a whole lot I can do now. I'm not too worried about it. Sh*t happens, and I've worked 80 hours this week. I can barely see straight.

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Postby j.wellington » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:35 pm

as stars burn wrote:I spelled rigorous as "rigourous" and didn't catch it until after I sent it to the 6th school I applied to. I don't have spell-checker on my Microsoft Word (it's a bootleg, and for some reason, the spell checking function won't work) so it's double the energy to edit. The spell checkers online just suck. I must have looked over my PS a thousand times. Oh well, not a whole lot I can do now. I'm not too worried about it. Sh*t happens, and I've worked 80 hours this week. I can barely see straight.


I guess it's too late now, but I'm using a bootleg and had the same problem. Turned out the default language was set to Russian. Just change the language settings and you're good.

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Postby Luis Gomez » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:45 pm

thorntll wrote: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.


I did and found out a big mistake (Sent a Why U of F to Wake Forest Albama and FSU). I immediately called the schools and fixed the problem. (got in to the three.) So I advice to be carefull and go through tme again.

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

Postby Unitas » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:49 pm

as stars burn wrote:I spelled rigorous as "rigourous" and didn't catch it until after I sent it to the 6th school I applied to. I don't have spell-checker on my Microsoft Word (it's a bootleg, and for some reason, the spell checking function won't work) so it's double the energy to edit. The spell checkers online just suck. I must have looked over my PS a thousand times. Oh well, not a whole lot I can do now. I'm not too worried about it. Sh*t happens, and I've worked 80 hours this week. I can barely see straight.


Weird situation and I doubt anyone will care because the base of rigorous can be spelled correctly as rigour. "Rigourous" is still incorrect, but doubtful anyone would notice.

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Postby latinolaw » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:03 pm

No typos, but I accidentally designated a LOR to several school that was directed specifically to Cornell. I wrote a letter to all those schools who got the LOR asking them to disregard/omit the LOR.

Could this result in rejection?

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Postby as stars burn » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:25 pm

Kakarot wrote:
as stars burn wrote:I spelled rigorous as "rigourous" and didn't catch it until after I sent it to the 6th school I applied to. I don't have spell-checker on my Microsoft Word (it's a bootleg, and for some reason, the spell checking function won't work) so it's double the energy to edit. The spell checkers online just suck. I must have looked over my PS a thousand times. Oh well, not a whole lot I can do now. I'm not too worried about it. Sh*t happens, and I've worked 80 hours this week. I can barely see straight.


Weird situation and I doubt anyone will care because the base of rigorous can be spelled correctly as rigour. "Rigourous" is still incorrect, but doubtful anyone would notice.


Haha, that's good to know. I sent an updated PS with it corrected to two schools out of the six that I really cared about. I'm not too worried about it though...as far as I know, that was the only spelling/grammatical mistake. Most schools are happy to take an updated PS so that's always good.

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Postby badm_ridin_dirty » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:21 am

Doesn't seem to be too big of a deal if you just let it go...

I had emailed a couple of schools (reaches) a new PS, but the schools I'm not incredibly interested in attending think that I want to be "an advocate for sexual assault and domestic violence" rather than an advocate for the victims of.

It all worked out ok.

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Postby amputatedbrain » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:30 am

As long as someone resurrected this thread for some reason . . . I might as well add that I got into Berkeley despite the typo 8)

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Postby cendien » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:51 am

I just realized my Why Mich essay has an extra word in a sentence that I meant to change but apparently did not actually delete. I think its pretty obvious what I did, and hopefully it won't hurt much. Sucks though, as they are my ultimate reach.

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Postby jl2032 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:29 pm

I went back and saw that on my reach, I didn't fill out the section about to which "groups" I feel I belong. The question is just blank.

I'm a minority, so I should have. I don't want them to think I don't want the boost because I'll take anything I can get.

It's in my diversity statement. Do you think it's a real problem?

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Postby kjadkins » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:51 pm

Just found a typo in the personal statement that I sent to 11 different schools. Forgot the word "was" ("I near the top..." instead of "I was near the top..."), but I feel like it's pretty obvious what I meant. I just read through my PS, DS, resumé, and addendum and it is literally the only typo I found, so I'm hoping it doesn't hurt me. I legitimately read my PS at least 15 times, I don't know how that slipped through the cracks.




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