The Latest in a Long History of Typo Woes

<p>I was reading my Common App over again (bad idea, I know!) and noticed a stupid typo. In the "Honors & Awards" section, I typoed "institute" "insitute." I read it over so many times (as did others) and still missed it :( I am 100% positive that there are no other mistakes of any kind in the application. </p>

<p>The Common App sucked this year: no spell check to catch annoying typos and such, and it was hard to move within application fields.</p>

<p>If they caught this (people tell me that they probably will never even notice the mistake), would they discard my app, or "take away points" from it? I should have never read the stupid app again!!!!</p>

<p>I am a pretty strong candidate (2400 SAT one-sitting, not Asian :) ). if that's of any help.</p>

<p>After reading typo threads, I see that people seem to say that they don't matter unless they are numerous in quantity or particularly egregious. I assume that this one isn't particularly egregious since it's clearly just a stupid oversight, but I would feel better if you guys would try to assuage my fears.</p>

<p>It doesn’t matter.</p>

<p>Don’t worry about it. Chances are they might not even notice :)</p>

<p>1) Due to the amount of CA issues this year, I guarantee plenty of other applicants had at least 1 typo.</p>

<p>2) That mistake is SO minute (and it’s not even in the essay, so it doubly doesn’t matter).</p>

<p>Could’ve been worse: <a href=“[/url]”>;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;

<p>(I know this thread is 5 years old, but it still amuses people. And it has a happy ending!)</p>

<p>That’s almost one of those typos that your brain tends to not register (when I read this I thought you just typed “institute” twice). I wouldn’t worry about it.</p>