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Hi, I discovered a typographical error in the resume that I already submitted with my MBA application.

Under interest: I spelled "Basketball" as "Basketball Ball".

I reviewed the resume again and found no other mistakes.

My question is: How bad is this? Should I email the admissions office to send a rectified resume?

thank you for your advices! :cry:
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As a former admissions officer, small typos happen a lot more than you would ever thing. After proofing and re-proofing your essays and resume, you find a mistake after submission. Admissions officers are looking for so much more in your candidacy than a simple typo. In fact, I would bet that more than 75?% of them will not even pick up the mistake. I would leave it alone and not bring the mistake to their attention. To give you some further comfort, last year I had a student say he wanted to attend Wharton in his Columbia essay; and he got into both.

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As a former admissions officer, small typos happen a lot more than you would ever thing. After proofing and re-proofing your essays and resume, you find a mistake after submission. Admissions officers are looking for so much more in your candidacy than a simple typo. In fact, I would bet that more than 75?% of them will not even pick up the mistake. I would leave it alone and not bring the mistake to their attention. To give you some further comfort, last year I had a student say he wanted to attend Wharton in his Columbia essay; and he got into both.

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that is very comforting to hear, especially coming from a former Admissions Officer. Thank you very much for stopping by and providing your insight!
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ManhattanReview wrote:
last year I had a student say he wanted to attend Wharton in his Columbia essay; and he got into both.


Really?! Hard to believe since CBS is all about yield %
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I put "Booth" in a Columbia optional essay and got into both!
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As a former admissions officer, small typos happen a lot more than you would ever thing.


Did you do it on purpose :D :D
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New post 20 Jan 2018, 10:25
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Hi, I discovered a typographical error in the resume that I already submitted with my MBA application.

Under interest: I spelled "Basketball" as "Basketball Ball".

I reviewed the resume again and found no other mistakes.

My question is: How bad is this? Should I email the admissions office to send a rectified resume?

thank you for your advices! :cry:


I agree that this is not such a serious issue that you should contact the school about it, if you are indeed sure that there are no more typos.
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