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05 Nov 2009, 13:14
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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05 Nov 2009, 13:31
How bad is the mistake? Not so much.
Since you got an interview invite right? No sweat man, I'd call someone at adcom to correct it.
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05 Nov 2009, 14:02
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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

Send an Email to admissions and have it corrected. There's not sense to UNDER state your experience.
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05 Nov 2009, 14:20
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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05 Nov 2009, 16:51
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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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05 Nov 2009, 17:54
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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05 Nov 2009, 19:04
I wouldn't think you would need to worry about it.
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05 Nov 2009, 19:23
GoBruins wrote:
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
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06 Nov 2009, 10:38
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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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