I just looked over an essay as I was pasting it in to Elon Univ.'s application. I have already used the same essay on my Comm App. to DePauw. Despite reading, proofing, re-reading, and re-proofing, I found a small spelling error. I spelled toward t-w-o-a-r-d…and the worst part is that this was in the “academic honors” box!! IF DePauw even notices this, will it honestly make a difference (that is THE only spelling or grammar error on my app)?..i was assured that a school would not reject me based on one spelling error…and I fully believe that, but will it make an impact?
<p>It's probably not a big deal, and there is nothing you can do about it now, so just forget about it.</p>
<p>I spelled seperate as separate on my applicatiom to Amherst, Bowdoin and a few others before I caught the mistake. I also left out a word in one of my essays to Bowdoin.</p>
<p>From what I understand is that a few typos won't kill an application but more than a handful might affect it negatively. Just remember, if you otherwise have expressed yourself clearly and cogently, and your test scores, grades and recs indicate good command of the english language, a misspelling or two won't impact you much at all.</p>
<p>Admissions officers are human, as are we. They know that most candidates have several essays to do for different schools, in addition to all the normal stuff. Just my 2 cents.</p>
<p>You can forget about DePauw, try DePaul now. LOL It shouldnt be a big deal, those adcoms probably read so many essays they just assume spelling is correct.</p>