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Major blunder!please advice :(

perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
edited August 2010 in India
**** ****.I sent an email asking some questions to Yale.Then stupid me copied and pasted the same email and sent it to some other colleges as well.Guess what?The email had the name "YALE" in it!
What do i do??Major freaking out right now.I just got an email back from one of the other colleges correcting my mistake.
Have i completely messed up my chances at all the other colleges(*very prestigious ones that too)?? :(
Please advice..
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Replies to: Major blunder!please advice :(

  • anriudhaanriudha Registered User Posts: 2,446 Senior Member
    Well id suggest you change your email address for college apps!

    The adcoms get a lot of emails everyday. Im sure they must have forgotten replying to you already.
    If they search for past correspondence theyll search by email address.
  • anriudhaanriudha Registered User Posts: 2,446 Senior Member
    and seriously even if they do find out that youre the same person they most probably wont negatively factor that into the application..
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    But,its the same email that i use at collegeboard.Wouldnt that be a problem?Do you think they'll check the emails I have sent them when they're reading my application?Because ive read somewhere that they are interested in the 'interest you show in the university'.Does that mean that they keep the mails you have sent as a record?Am i deeaaad?Or should i change my collegeboard account?Is that even possible?Id rather look at other alternatives though and keep that as a last option for obvious reasons :(
    Thanks for the help aniruddhc
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    Change your email. Stuff like this stands out, in fact. You can't change your collegeboard email, but you don't need to. The two emails can be different.
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    thanks a lot for the advice blue_box.I was worried about it 'standing out' only.I think i will change my email for the commonapp then.But how would the college know my scores on collegeboard are mine then?I am quite confused about that.
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    I have sent mails of apology to each college and said that i 'switched' email addresses by mistake..but its not very believable.Just telling for gen. information
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    It certainly doesn't sound likely. As for the scores, that's determined by name, not email address. You report your scores on the common app, and they're verified by the score report. The score report also has stuff like school name, city, etc.
    You can ask on the college discussion forum just to be sure. Personally, I wouldn't take a chance with the email blooper. I'd use a new email.
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    Does it?(the score report)I had no idea.Are you sure?
    Arre but the score report is sent with your email?I'll ask for sure.Thanks a lot for the help :)
    I'll make a new email anyway.But I wrote my name and address in the mail as well.But idt that shud matter...i mean they're not going to remember my address unless its from the same email id isnt it?
  • harvard17harvard17 Registered User Posts: 549 Member
    What has happened to you, happens to a lot of kids all around the globe! Just don't fret. Get yourself a new email, and you are good to go.

    If this helps, my 'College Board ID' and the 'Application ID' were different for the first half of the application process. The colleges did not seem to mind it by any stretch of imagination.

    P.S. I think you can change the email ID that is linked with your College Board account. I remember changing mine later in the process, but I seem to have forgotten how I did it!
  • gary7gary7 Registered User Posts: 2,983 Senior Member
    Chill! Both the IDs can be different, and unless you cry about it too much and make a joke out of it for them, they wouldn't even care! The only thing you REALLY need to remember is that you DO NOT end up doing something like this- http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/stanford-university/873837-penn-my-stanford-o.html
    Just relax, I used 2 different emails IDs(which redirected to the same Yahoo account) for my apps and CB :)
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    Just for info-We can change our college board id by going to "Manage My Account" and editing the personal details there!!I just checked! Yay!!

    Thanks for the help and support guys..it helped a LOT :) Thank you!

    Now the only thing im worried about is that i listed my name AND address in the email.But since my emails going to be different...i doubt that would matter?
  • blue_boxblue_box Registered User Posts: 1,755 Senior Member
    Now the only thing im worried about is that i listed my name AND address in the email.But since my emails going to be different...i doubt that would matter?

    Haha! This keeps getting better. I don't think it'll matter. They won't correlate addresses and names. I think.
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    News news!
    I wrote this in the starting-
    Quote-
    "I am an International Student from India planning to apply to Yale this Fall."
    I just got an email from Harvard saying-
    Quote-
    "Greetings! The 2010 application season is now closed. Our 2011 viewbooks and applications will be available in July of 2010."

    Nothing more! Just a few links to their guidebooks,etc.They didnt even read the email properly and assumed that i want to join THIS Fall!
    Just for a laugh.
  • harvard17harvard17 Registered User Posts: 549 Member
    ^Harvard, like many universities, has an Automatic Mail Response system in place. So, depending on the subject and category of your email, the mail either gets seamlessly transferred to this system or gets forwarded to the department concerned for further review. What you received was a reply from the Automatic Mail Response System, and not from any particular individual in the Admissions Office!

    Just thought I'd share, and defend them!
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Registered User Posts: 2,803 Senior Member
    Nope.I recieved their auto response yestrdy wen i sent the mail.2dy i recieved this :)
    (doing a lively jig...not that it changes anything since il probably make a new id to remain safe anyway).
    PS-why are u so in love with harvard?Ur going to brown rite(im pretty sure that ur location is its latin name!)
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