CAUGHT with More than one Common app account

<p>Wanted to personalize my why to transfer essay so i made three account one for each college.... Got this email this moring" One of our members has alerted us that you have created three transfer applicant accounts. As our registration instructions state, each user may have only one transfer account. We impose this restriction for two reasons: to prevent students from applying to more than 20 colleges using the site and, more importantly, to prevent confusion among the colleges to which students apply.</p>

<p>Normally, when we discover a situation like this, we give the student 24 hours to let us know which account the student would like us to close. Your situation is more complex. By creating three accounts and then submitting applications and supplements in each, you have created significant confusion for colleges and school officials. To address this issue, we are taking the following steps:</p>

<li><p>We will close Accounts 1 and 2 listed below, effective immediately. We have chosen to close this account because doing do has fewer implications than closing Account 3.</p></li>
<li><p>We will contact each college in Accounts 1,2 and 3 to which you have already submitted an application or supplement. Our Support Team will work with these colleges to devise the best strategy for continuing/completing your application. Please follow whatever future instructions you might receive from either the colleges or our Support Team." </p></li>

<p>What should do already got decisions for the first two colleges just waiting on the last one....What should I DO ? How bad will this hurt me?</p>

<p>I’m sure things will be fine once you explain the matter to everyone involved. The worst of it, other than your current high level of anxiety, is that it reveals that you did not carefully read the directions before plunging in and working on common app. You don’t create 3 accounts. You create a new version within your single acct when you want to modify essays. But it is confusing. I imagine it’s not the first time they’ve seen this.</p>