kingofspain wrote:cerealdan wrote:kingofspain wrote:When pondering such questions, I always think: would I reject someone for this error if I were an adcomm? In this case (and in almost all cases related to minor errors) the answer is absolutely not. I mean, I'm not an adcomm, and maybe they get mini god complexes from their work and take pleasure in smiting applicants for anything that displeases them... but probably not. They're still people.
So don't worry too much about it! AFTER you email them the new essay with a short explanation, that is. Just a couple of sentences 1) apologizing sincerely for any inconvenience and 2) briefly explaining the circumstances. Personally, I would describe the situation but then "accept full responsibility" --- human error is easily forgivable, even among the best & brightest, but refusing to accept responsibility for a mistake is a bad sign.
This is unfortunately not true--Asha says that only the top 20% of files are sent to FR: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... ation.aspx
Ah, I thought it was more than that, like 1/3-1/2... But yeah, I'll trust Asha on this one.
Still, I think the rest of my post stands, though maybe others disagree/are pickier about relatively small mistakes like that. I imagine most adcomms sincerely want to admit the best class they can, and if Aqua has a chance at admission anyway, I doubt this would make a difference.
I was waitlisted at USC after sending in a corrected application and have been accepted or held everywhere else. Also, it's pretty late to be sending in a correction.