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How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?

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How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« on: November 14, 2006, 08:28:37 PM »
Not in the personal statement or resume but the application form itself? I just caught one on the hard copy of an app I sent electronically. It is a school I am really high on too.

Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 08:33:29 PM »
This is why you don't look at apps after you send them.  It only causes stress  :-X

Seriously, though, if you've got the numbers, it's not like they'll say, "hmm, he made a typo...DING!"

ms

Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006, 08:36:53 PM »
It was more to have a copy for myself of the completed electronic application. I didn't really look over it, it was more glaring at me when I went to collect my copies from the printer. Hey at least for the rest of my life I will never misspell that word again.

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006, 11:51:11 PM »
just curious, what word?

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2006, 04:25:34 AM »
It's probably not going to hurt you much, unless you're on the very tipping point of being accepted and the person reading your application is being a bit grumpy.

That being said, if there's one document you are writing this year you don't want typos on, this one would be it ;)

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2006, 10:47:56 AM »
Kiss of death.

[just kidding]

:)

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2006, 11:05:29 AM »
Yor're not alone, I accidently put University of Indiana-Bloomington as a school I was applying too, instead of University of Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington. Whoops.

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2006, 11:11:10 AM »
Kiss of death.

[just kidding]

:)

I sure hope not, but you never know.

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006, 11:14:57 AM »
May I ask which school?  May be a factor...

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Re: How big of a deal is a misspelling on an application?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2006, 11:21:13 AM »
I PMed it to you. Yeah it may be a factor, who knows.