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I was recently accepted into an MBA program. I started a non-profit and wrote that we'd raised over $1.5 million. Upon reviewing some of our records, I realized that in reality, we've actually raised just over $1.4 million -- I accidentally double counted a grant.

I plan on calling the admissions office this week and fessing up to my mistake. Do you think this is a dealbreaker?

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New post 18 Sep 2017, 21:59
Hi,

I really doubt that the admissions office will consider this a serious mistake. It's a mistake in stating the amount of money you raised (and not by that much) so I doubt they will take any action. However, do let them know that there was an error with the calculations and the revised figure is as follows.

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Hi worried_dude_2011 ,

Welcome to GMATClub :)

I know your username says your condition but honestly friend, you should not worry about this.

They will not take this into consideration nor you should call them and tell them about this.

The problem would have occurred if you were raising just 0.5 million but telling them that you raised 1.5 million.

Calm down and celebrate the success.

Congratulations for getting an admit :)
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worried_dude_2011 wrote:
I was recently accepted into Columbia. I started a non-profit and wrote that we'd raised over $1.5 million. Upon reviewing some of our records, I realized that in reality, we've actually raised just over $1.4 million -- I accidentally double counted a grant.

I plan on calling the admissions office this week and fessing up to my mistake. Do you think this is a dealbreaker?



I agree with above views. Anyone will consider, it is an estimate figure. Columbia won't send an audit company.

Congrats and wish you success.

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worried_dude_2011 wrote:
I was recently accepted into an MBA program. I started a non-profit and wrote that we'd raised over $1.5 million. Upon reviewing some of our records, I realized that in reality, we've actually raised just over $1.4 million -- I accidentally double counted a grant.

I plan on calling the admissions office this week and fessing up to my mistake. Do you think this is a dealbreaker?


As someone with an Adcom background- I don't see this as a dealbreaker. I also don't think you need to make a mountain of a molehill here- yes it is 100K- so not nothing.... anyone feel free to send me $100K any time you like :) but in this case first if you said approximately then I think you are fine- and second this sounds like an honest mistake and not material to the decision as it is not like raising $1.4 is so different than raising $1.5 million. I think you are being too hard on yourself- but if you will sleep better you could mention it- but you then risk making this bigger than it is. Your call but I think you've already suffered enough by worrying over this... and by the way... don't forget to celebrate being accepted at CBS! That's a great accomplishment!
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