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Accidentally entered the wrong year for an activity on AMCAS

karenbarren

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    Hey, I entered the wrong year in one of my primary activities. Instead of Nov 2016-Nov 2016, I put Nov 2016-Nov 2017. Though, I put the correct hours of 40. I had an LOR written for me from this activity so the discrepancy might be brought more into attention. I am wondering what your advice is to address this? Did anyone ask you about yours, for example during an interview?

    I got verified yesterday and am considering to withdraw my application to resubmit with the correct year. I don't know how to approach this properly. AMCAS does not fix anything in the activities section. :/

    I read somewhere that if I am asked during an interview to just tell them it was an oversight, but what else would I say about it? They also said not to mention it in secondaries because your primary application reader is not always the same reader for your secondaries. So, I am confused.

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.
     

    Seihai

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      Hey, I entered the wrong year in one of my primary activities. Instead of Nov 2016-Nov 2016, I put Nov 2016-Nov 2017. Though, I put the correct hours of 40. I had an LOR written for me from this activity so the discrepancy might be brought more into attention. I am wondering what your advice is to address this? Did anyone ask you about yours, for example during an interview?

      I got verified yesterday and am considering to withdraw my application to resubmit with the correct year. I don't know how to approach this properly. AMCAS does not fix anything in the activities section. :/

      I read somewhere that if I am asked during an interview to just tell them it was an oversight, but what else would I say about it? They also said not to mention it in secondaries because your primary application reader is not always the same reader for your secondaries. So, I am confused.

      Please advise.

      Thanks in advance.

      First off - do not withdraw your application. If you do, that would mean that you are totally ineligible to apply for this cycle, as withdrawal from a cycle is final and means that you cannot continue applying for admission in fall of 2020.

      The advice you've already received is basically the correct course of action. If it's mentioned in an interview, address it as a typographical error. You don't need to mention it in your secondaries because if a school actually cared, then it'd come up during an interview. You're not going to be denied an interview because the school is suspicious of a single year, if they even notice.
       
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        Hey, I entered the wrong year in one of my primary activities. Instead of Nov 2016-Nov 2016, I put Nov 2016-Nov 2017. Though, I put the correct hours of 40. I had an LOR written for me from this activity so the discrepancy might be brought more into attention. I am wondering what your advice is to address this? Did anyone ask you about yours, for example during an interview?

        I got verified yesterday and am considering to withdraw my application to resubmit with the correct year. I don't know how to approach this properly. AMCAS does not fix anything in the activities section. :/

        I read somewhere that if I am asked during an interview to just tell them it was an oversight, but what else would I say about it? They also said not to mention it in secondaries because your primary application reader is not always the same reader for your secondaries. So, I am confused.

        Please advise.

        Thanks in advance.
        A 40 hour activity date error is unlikely to cause a critical flaw in your application.

        In which category is the activity?

        Isn't it likely the LOR writer would correct the issue for you by referring to the timeframe of the experience in their letter?
         
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