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Hi Guys,

I have 2 concerns which I would like suggestions for:

1) I have made a dreadful mistake by overlooking something. In the LOR's, the Word/PDF contains a footer "For internal use only". Unfortunately, I did not spot this and the same has been uploaded to the college applications on both the LOR's by my referees. Is this a complete deal breaker? I know I did a blunder. But will this be considered as a heavy penalty?

2) Some colleges ask you if I have financial needs for scholarships? Although my personal income level can't cover the expenses, my family might be able to for certain colleges. So do I consider this as a requirement for financial need or no?

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arijit2 wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have 2 concerns which I would like suggestions for:

1) I have made a dreadful mistake by overlooking something. In the LOR's, the Word/PDF contains a footer "For internal use only". Unfortunately, I did not spot this and the same has been uploaded to the college applications on both the LOR's by my referees. Is this a complete deal breaker? I know I did a blunder. But will this be considered as a heavy penalty?

2) Some colleges ask you if I have financial needs for scholarships? Although my personal income level can't cover the expenses, my family might be able to for certain colleges. So do I consider this as a requirement for financial need or no?

Thanks,
Arijit


arijit2,
1) No problem with error 1. That does NOT reflect on your candidature at all.
2) For most US schools, unless they specifically say otherwise, candidature is assessed independently of financial needs. You should totally express your financial situation. That said, it is advisable to say you will be able to arrange at least 75% in personal funds.

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Thanks a lot for your response. That is very helpful :)
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arijit2 wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have 2 concerns which I would like suggestions for:

1) I have made a dreadful mistake by overlooking something. In the LOR's, the Word/PDF contains a footer "For internal use only". Unfortunately, I did not spot this and the same has been uploaded to the college applications on both the LOR's by my referees. Is this a complete deal breaker? I know I did a blunder. But will this be considered as a heavy penalty?

2) Some colleges ask you if I have financial needs for scholarships? Although my personal income level can't cover the expenses, my family might be able to for certain colleges. So do I consider this as a requirement for financial need or no?

Thanks,
Arijit


Hi arijit2,

Please find a pointwise reply to your queries below:

1. This should not be too much of an issue so don't worry about what is done :)
2. State your financial as they are. US programs tend to focus on mostly on merit while allocating scholarships; of course, this does not apply for scholarships that are need-based. It will be safe to say that you will be able to support a major part of the fee :)

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arijit2 wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have 2 concerns which I would like suggestions for:

1) I have made a dreadful mistake by overlooking something. In the LOR's, the Word/PDF contains a footer "For internal use only". Unfortunately, I did not spot this and the same has been uploaded to the college applications on both the LOR's by my referees. Is this a complete deal breaker? I know I did a blunder. But will this be considered as a heavy penalty? I think this will fly under the radar-- meaning that adcom is reading the rec letter and not looking at the footer. If you have recently submitted-- you could ask the school to submit a new version without that-- but I think it will call more attention to the issue than needed-- so if it were me I would just let it be. This is a far "better" error than say putting the name of another school! Be glad you did not do that one!

2) Some colleges ask you if I have financial needs for scholarships? Although my personal income level can't cover the expenses, my family might be able to for certain colleges. So do I consider this as a requirement for financial need or no? most scholarships are merit based for US MBA programs.

Thanks,
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Thank you for your help Abat and Stratus :)
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