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UCLA TFT FALL 2017 Interviews??

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Replies to: UCLA TFT FALL 2017 Interviews??

  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    @kscott_2000 I just typed out an email to send to them, but I will give them until Tuesday to reply. If I do not hear back from them by the time I go on my break on Tuesday, I'm going to give them a call. Do you mind if I post the email here so I can get feedback on it before I send it to them?
  • kscott_2000kscott_2000 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Good plan. Yeah sure, post it.
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    edited March 12
    To Whom It May Concern,

    Hello! I am writing to inform the school about a glitch in the system on the TFT supplemental application website. Upon checking my application’s progress via the department’s applicant web portal, I reviewed my essays and noticed that one of them reformatted itself after uploading it with the rest of my application. I am unsure when this happened, but I am confused and am requesting clarification on if this could impact an admissions decision for myself and other applicants that typed their essays using Google Docs as well.
    I looked into this issue with Google’s programming, and it seems that this has been an issue with the system for over a few years now and they have not been able to fix the problem yet. The bug in their system can cause awkward spacing in documents; making pages look longer than they are. My “Life Challenge” essay converted into PDF form in a way where unauthorized spaces were added to my work, putting the last sentence on a third page when the paper was written in the proper format and following the TFT guidelines for the supplemental applications listed on the website.
    I am aware that failure to comply with the instructions for the TFT admissions essays can disqualify applicants for the chance to receive admissions offers from the school. I would like the school to be notified of this issue so that myself and other prospective students are still reviewed and considered for the opportunity to be a part of the programs to which we have applied. If needed, I have documentation of the glitch in the system confirmed by Google, and I have both hard copies and the original (non-pdf) format of the essay that meets the two-page maximum. I would greatly appreciate a response to clarify the impact this could have on applicants and how we could go about finding a solution to this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,

    (insert real name here)
    Fall 2017 Transfer Applicant
    (phone number here)
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    ironically enough I had to reformat it AGAIN because the email got messed up too
  • kscott_2000kscott_2000 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I think that's perfect. And if you have to call, just read off word for word as best you can.
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    awesome! thanks! I'm gonna send it right now. :)
  • kscott_2000kscott_2000 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Now Im obsessively inspecting my supplements and I realized my creative writing and my personal essay both use "Kidding"....dear God I'm going to die. I hope they don't think that's amateur. My critical analysis is amazing so hopefully they focus on that more lol
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    @kscott_2000 I did the same! I'm super paranoid! April 14th can't come sooner! Are you a CCC student?
  • kscott_2000kscott_2000 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Yeah I'm at El Camino right now.
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    @kscott_2000 omg I was like "wait...how can someone be a transfer from a high school?" and then I remembered that El Camino is a college too! haha. I'm over at Pierce.
  • kscott_2000kscott_2000 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    hahaha nice I have a friend over there that graduated last year
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Hey guys! I'm not sure how much help I'd be since I'm not part of the admissions committee, but I checked my supplementals today after reading this thread and found that my creative supplement was over 5 pages by a couple lines yikes! However, I was interviewed in February about my application, so I think that maybe the admissions committee is letting it slide? Since @MiniGrace11 said the whole google docs reformatting thing has been a problem, I figure that they're more lenient on the page count thing (as long as it's not over the limit by a TON). Hope this helps somewhat!
  • MiniGrace11MiniGrace11 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    @elise22199 Yes! Thank you! I really appreciate you telling us that! It takes a bit of the pressure off. You interviewed in February so you are a freshman applicant, correct?
  • elise22199elise22199 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Yeah I applied as a freshman! So don't stress about the interview thing I guess! Freshmen (from what I can tell) go under a different review process! @MiniGrace11
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