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Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:56 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ben4847 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:58 pm

ekbrown09 wrote:I'm such an idiot! OMG I just sent a LOCI out that I had changed from a previous one and mention the school name several times in the document. I had changed it significantly but kept parts of it and replaced the name of the schools and missed one of the school names. It contains the phrase "XXX is my top choice and if admitted I will definitely attend". I've never been so mad at myself. I recopied the entire email and attached a fixed version and send it as a reply to the first email so hopefully it just looks like it was sent twice on accident and they only view the updated one. I'm afraid to call any attention to it, but should I send a follow up that says something along the lines of disregard the first email, or am I just completely screwed?


I would have sent the second one with a message to disregard the first one. I don't know what to do now.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby STLMizzou » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:00 pm

I believe it is frowned upon to tell more than one school you will definitely go to their school if you are admitted.

I mean, you aren't even making an effort, you are just straight up lying.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby Smumps » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:02 pm

Happens fairly often, at least with personal statements. Not sure if the same is true for the optional essays. I would just tell them that you added a previous version of the document, and to please add the updated one.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby zx92027xz » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:03 pm

too little, too late now... just move on.

and assume that school will not be accepting you. Are you having an alright cycle otherwise?

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:04 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:05 pm

ekbrown09 wrote: just completely screwed?


seems like just about anything you do from here will just insult their intelligence, no?

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:06 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby Smumps » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:07 pm

ekbrown09 wrote:I didn't use that phrase in the first LOCI. Just in the updated one. Unfortunately, this happened for my top school. And yes 3 acceptances, 1 WL, no rejections yet although I pretty much just guaranteed this one :(


Honest mistake, sorry about that. You only get one shot at this admissions process, need to quad-check things I guess :(

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby 071816 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:08 pm

lol

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:09 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby Ikki » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:09 pm

eh
I did the same thing last year and was admitted into all the schools LSP said I would be admitted. Don't freak out, happens pretty often. Look at the bright side, if they do accept you, that will be a pretty funny anecdote.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:09 pm

Just let it go and see what happens. I doubt schools read LOCIs very closely, so just hope no one notices. Nothing you can do about it in retrospect.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:11 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby Smumps » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:11 pm

Nelson wrote:Just let it go and see what happens. I doubt schools read LOCIs very closely, so just hope no one notices. Nothing you can do about it in retrospect.


Saddest and probably most true response.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:13 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby JoeMo » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:21 pm

Smumps wrote:
Nelson wrote:Just let it go and see what happens. I doubt schools read LOCIs very closely, so just hope no one notices. Nothing you can do about it in retrospect.


Saddest and probably most true response.


+1

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby JoeMo » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:21 pm

ekbrown09 wrote:I didn't use that phrase in the first LOCI. Just in the updated one. Unfortunately, this happened for my top school. And yes 3 acceptances, 1 WL, no rejections yet although I pretty much just guaranteed this one :(


If you only have 1 waitlist why is this your second LOCI?

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:24 pm

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby seancris » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:00 am

STLMizzou wrote:I believe it is frowned upon to tell more than one school you will definitely go to their school if you are admitted.

I mean, you aren't even making an effort, you are just straight up lying.


this :roll:

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:02 am

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:24 am

Smumps wrote:
Nelson wrote:Just let it go and see what happens. I doubt schools read LOCIs very closely, so just hope no one notices. Nothing you can do about it in retrospect.


Saddest and probably most true response.


not to be a downer but if i were in the adcomm i'd probably be like, "yeah yeah yeah... let's just make sure he didn't put the wrong school's name".

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby pret » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:34 am

I recently made a similar mistake and found out this week I was admitted anyway. Giant caveat: this school's a TTT.

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby ekbrown09 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:55 am

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Re: Pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do...

Postby mattviphky » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:37 am

the adcomm is typically comprised of humans. I would think that the biggest reaction your mistake will elict is a chuckle and a muttering of "poor, dumb bastard." But I really don't think they will give you any less consideration based on just that. If your numbers are good, I wouldn't worry.




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