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app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 12:14
guys--i was just going through my application for HBS, and I realized that I made a mistake. On the question where it asks for the number of months for work experience, I screwed up and wrote the number of months that I had worked upto application, forgetting to add 12 months to it (because they ask for it up time of matriculation). So instead of 36 months, I wrote 24 months.

How bad is this mistake? I got an interview, so I could clarify during the interview (which is tomorrow), but just wanted to hear your thoughts
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 12:31
How bad is the mistake? Not so much. :lol:
Since you got an interview invite right? No sweat man, I'd call someone at adcom to correct it.
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 13:02
forzviol wrote:
guys--i was just going through my application for HBS, and I realized that I made a mistake. On the question where it asks for the number of months for work experience, I screwed up and wrote the number of months that I had worked upto application, forgetting to add 12 months to it (because they ask for it up time of matriculation). So instead of 36 months, I wrote 24 months.

How bad is this mistake? I got an interview, so I could clarify during the interview (which is tomorrow), but just wanted to hear your thoughts
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Send an Email to admissions and have it corrected. There's not sense to UNDER state your experience.
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 13:20
how about a spelling mistake? I submitted an app with one that I caught later. I am nervous about contacting the school because it might draw attention to it. On the other hand, better late than never :)
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 15:51
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how about a spelling mistake? I submitted an app with one that I caught later. I am nervous about contacting the school because it might draw attention to it. On the other hand, better late than never :)


Well was it something that actually is meaningful to your application. If you mispelled a school that you volunteered at or something, I don't think I would worry or draw anymore attention to it. If it's like typed Yale vs Penn State for a school then you may have more serious problems. :)
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 16:54
Guys my division has changed since I applied a month ago - so the division on my CV is not accurate as of today.

Is this worth notifying adcom - or does it not really matter since at the time of submitting all info was accurate?
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 18:04
I wouldn't think you would need to worry about it.
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2009, 18:23
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If it's like typed Yale vs Penn State for a school then you may have more serious problems. :)


Or vise versa if you are an engineering major :P
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Re: app mistake [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 09:38
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Guys my division has changed since I applied a month ago - so the division on my CV is not accurate as of today.

Is this worth notifying adcom - or does it not really matter since at the time of submitting all info was accurate?


No, I wouldn't worry. It just needs to be accurate when you applied. I'm sure everyone has something that changed in the 2 month review cycle.
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