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Submitted my essay, but then realized I said something twice! 
10th-Jan-2013 06:34 pm
Okay. I'm freaking out. I already submitted my essay, and now I can't change it. While revising, in the first paragraph, I stated which two professors I was excited to work with and why, and in the third paragraph, I did the same thing. One professor in the third paragraph was the same, but the other professor was different. I know I could have messed up worse, but who wants to mess up at all in an essay?!!!

I revised my essay, and though I had it revised by others (thank you everyone on here for helping), I made changes and did a quick skim and submitted it. Do you think the admissions committee will hold this against me?

11th-Jan-2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Email the graduate applications coordinator at the program and ask if you can submit an edited version. This might not be possible in the system, but a kind coordinator might swap the files before they get to the admissions committee.
13th-Jan-2013 12:32 am (UTC)
thanks. idk why i didn't even think of that. i called and they told me i could upload the revised version :)
13th-Jan-2013 12:24 am (UTC)
Honestly, I say to just calm down. Believe it or not, grad school admissions aren't about dissecting every grammatical error or typo, etc., though ideally there shouldn't be any errors like this. However, if you are interesting enough and fit for the school, this shouldn't matter--would you throw out someone else's app for a small error like this?
2nd-Feb-2013 06:07 am (UTC)
As long as all 3 profs mentioned work at the school in question, and you've spelled their names correctly, there is no problem here.
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