HELP! Submitted application - only to realize...

<p>I really messed up now, and I need help.
I submitted two common applications (Stanford and UPenn) just now. Except, I realized that for the activity description (1000 character mini-essay), my answer was cut off - drastically. It was within the character limit though.</p>

<p>Both Stanford and UPenn are on Winter Break right now, so even if I email them to ask what to do, none of the schools can reply to me before the application deadline.</p>

<p>What should I do?</p>

<p>I am thinking of emailing the schools with my common application number, explain the situation, and attach a file with the actual mini-essay.</p>

<p>How should I proceed with this? Please help!</p>

<p>Breathe !
Similar thing happened to me with my UC apps. I'm sure if you just call them when break is over they'll allow you to email/fax them an updated copy :) admissions offices are more understanding than you would think</p>

<p>Thank you, Oreos! I'll email the colleges now. uvu</p>