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Correcting application errors after submission … or not

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  • thejsparkthejspark 16 replies7 threads New Member
    Hi,

    Should I notify colleges if I wrote the incorrect credit value for two of my courses on my Current Classes section of the Common App? All of my classes are 10 credits except for two of them but I accidentally wrote that those two classes were 10 credits also, although they are each 5. Or would it not matter since the credit values are on my transcript?
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  • PupatePupate 24 replies6 threads New Member
    In one of my supplemental essays to Brown University, I accidently wrote "heterogeneous" instead of "homogeneous," and while it did not completely alter the meaning of my essay given that there was other context, it could certainly be confusing. I was talking about how growing up in a largely liberal community has helped to cement my existing views but didn't provide a forum for the exploration of different ideological positions. Believe me, I know the meaning of both words, but I always confuse them for whatever odd reason. My former chemistry teacher would have my head. Part of me wants to e-mail or call the school, but I do not know if it's worth it. Maybe they'll glance over it or figure that I made a silly mistake? I doubt that a misplaced word will make the admission decision for them, but I cannot help but worry. Do any of you have a suggestion?
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  • MandatoryMandatory 52 replies39 threads Junior Member
    Hi, I did a stupid thing and wrote my email wrong - although I think it is because of auto-correct changing my email to an old one which was deactivated and so then I recreated it. Should I email all the colleges to send their confirmation emails and what not again?
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  • calvinandhobbes5calvinandhobbes5 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I just noticed that I reported the Dates of my 2 of my SAT II subject tests wrong. I said that I took them in July instead of June. I have already sent my official score reports, and the error is merely on the commonapp, should I report the mistake to my colleges ?
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  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone 3142 replies1117 threadsCC Admissions Expert CC Admissions Expert
    should I report the mistake to my colleges ?

    Definitely NOT!
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  • CollegeBound700CollegeBound700 34 replies0 threads- Junior Member
    I made an error in my application, and I'm not sure if it is worth correcting. Initially, when I filled out my application, I put total number of weeks I had committed to each of my activities. However, when I tried to submit it, the website told me that numbers greater than 52 were invalid. I went back, and with each entry where the total number of weeks I had committed was greater than 52, I divided it by the appropriate number of years. Unfortunately, I didn't recognize that the numbers under 52 also needed to be divided. For example, if I committed 20 weeks total to an activity, I reported that I committed 20 weeks per year for four years. This applies to roughly half of my entries. These activities are not revolutionary in nature, and I recognize that my E.C.s are not what are going to get me into college. Still, is this typo worth correcting? There is about a 700 hour difference per year between what I reported and reality. Thanks!
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  • CollegeBound700CollegeBound700 34 replies0 threads- Junior Member
    Scratch that, I'm aware this is a significant error, and needs correcting. I think I would appreciate advice on how to go about correcting this. Phone call to the admissions offices, e-mails? Ugh. I am stressing out. This is a disaster. :(
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  • stilldormantstilldormant 54 replies16 threads Junior Member
    On my commonapp, I reported that my GPA is weighted but I think I was supposed to report that it is unweighted. My school told me that it is weighted, but I think that my GPA is supposed to be unweighted since I got a cumulative GPA of 3.9 (on a scale of 4). And no one in my school has ever got more than 4.0 GPA. It is the maximum. Besides, a B in an AP class does pull grades down. A B in an AP class is not equivalent to an A in a regular class. (However, 1.5 credits are given to an AP class, while 1 credit is given to a regular class) My transcript does not state that my GPA is weighted or unweighted. 3.9 on a weighted scale looks really bad.. I am afraid that it will misrepresent my actual performance at my school. What should I do ?? I am still uncertain whether my GPA is weighted or unweighted.
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  • stilldormantstilldormant 54 replies16 threads Junior Member
    This is a horrendous mistake! On one of my top school supplement, I did not check the "international student agreement" box! It wasn't a required part, but it seems important. It is an agreement between international applicants and the university that they will not be able to receive federal aids and that if they choose to apply for financial aids, their financial needs will be taken into consideration for final admission decision. Also, it was an agreement that if international students do not intend to apply for aids, they will not be able to apply for aids at anytime during their undergraduate years. Do you think not checking this agreement box will affect my chance? (However, I did check the box on the future plan section that I do not intend to apply for aids) What should I do?
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  • Sk84thegoldSk84thegold 6 replies6 threads New Member
    Last night I sent in an application with the wrong dates. I put down 2010 - 2011 instead of 2009 - 2010 for a job and two clubs. Now it looks like I only participated in one thing my sophomore year. I can't tell you how stupid I feel right now. But would it be better to contact them and explain that I put the wrong dates, or let them think I wasn't involved in anything sophomore year but didn't make a mistake on my application?
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  • stessedoutstessedout 2 replies0 threads New Member
    When filling out my application, i accidently clicked off campus housing instead of on campus housing. Should I follow up on that mistake? Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to this because I am like freaking out!
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  • Joloh13Joloh13 10 replies0 threads New Member
    I'm an international student. My school has to provide translations of my transcripts. When I viewed the translations recently, I found a typo. My Chem mark was listed as 82, instead of the original 92. The grade was correctly listed, but I was wondering if the mark mistake is a big enough typo to warrant asking my counselor to send a corrected translation?
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  • acenonekingacenoneking 62 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Made a mistake on one of my parent's college education history. One parents school, where degree was earned, closed 12 years ago. I couldn't find a code, didn't realize if I entered it three times, the third time I could put 0000 and list the school. I spent over an hour trying to figure this out on Common App...I only put the first school attended for two years/"some college" Is it important to send corrections to the colleges I'm applying to? Why is it so important to know where my parents went to school? (Other parent's history is fine.) Please help!
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  • hello810hello810 52 replies7 threads Junior Member
    ...I realize that I submitted my rough draft for my common app essay. The rough is not bad, but it's also not very good... could I still email it to all the colleges I applied to on the 15th? How do I email it? Do I just say what I did and send it to the college's email?
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  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone 3142 replies1117 threadsCC Admissions Expert CC Admissions Expert
    hello810--Compose a BRIEF email message that explains your mistake, which is a fairly common one. Ask the admission officials to please use the attached version of the essay, not the one you sent initially. Then attach the final version of your essay to your email. You can use the college's main admission email address. However, it would be worthwhile to also call each college and get the name & email address of the admission staff member who oversees applicants from your high school. Then copy him or her on your email.

    I suggest this approach only if there is a significant difference between the draft and final version ... which there often is. Colleges don't really appreciate having to make this substitution, but it's still worthwhile if the final version is much improved over the draft.

    When you send your message, make sure that the body of the email itself ... plus every page of the attached essay ... includes your full name, your school name, and the city/town/state (or country) of your high school.
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  • acenonekingacenoneking 62 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Should I try to correct parent's college history? (See prior submission above.) On one application, it may be relevant, as the parent enrolled in post graduate classes there...if they ever crossed referenced, they might discover? Or is this minor enough to let go?
    Worried like crazy about this. Any advice?
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  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone 3142 replies1117 threadsCC Admissions Expert CC Admissions Expert
    acenoneking--If you live with only one parent and that parent was listed as having only "some college" and not a 4-year-degree, this COULD mean that you would be improperly coded as "First Generation" and you should thus send a correction.

    But if you live with both parents and at least one of them is listed on your applications as having earned a 4-year-degree, then the correction is less important. If your "post-graduate" parent only took a class or two at one of your target colleges and didn't earn a degree there, you can let it go. It's hard to advise without knowing which schools are involved and exactly who attended and for how long.
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  • UnusuaLuiUnusuaLui 1 replies1 threads New Member
    I overlooked an incomplete sentence in my common application essay. Instead of changing a semi-colon to a comma, I mistakenly changed it to a period. Is this mistake severe enough to warrant sending a revised essay? And if so, how do I go about doing that?
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  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone 3142 replies1117 threadsCC Admissions Expert CC Admissions Expert
    Is this mistake severe enough to warrant sending a revised essay?

    Absolutely not!
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  • stilldormantstilldormant 54 replies16 threads Junior Member
    Are my mistakes worth correcting??
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