psich

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I am very concerned about a huge mistake I made on my grad school apps. After sending in my apps, I realized I accidentally listed a dean's list merit on my app/CV which I did not get. I believed that I had it for that semester but after reviewing my transcripts (after sending my apps in), I realized that I did not get it. It was NOT my intention at all to put something down I didn't do and it was an honest mistake. Since I sent all my apps in, what should I do now? Is it all over for me? :(
 

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I am very concerned about a huge mistake I made on my grad school apps. After sending in my apps, I realized I accidentally listed a dean's list merit on my app/CV which I did not get. I believed that I had it for that semester but after reviewing my transcripts (after sending my apps in), I realized that I did not get it. It was NOT my intention at all to put something down I didn't do and it was an honest mistake. Since I sent all my apps in, what should I do now? Is it all over for me? :(
Hate to say it, but no one's probably going to notice something like that. If it were a research grant, I'd correct it. Otherwise, I'd not even mention it unless someone brought it up (very unlikely that they would). I'm not advocating lying; I'm just trying to say it's not a big deal.
 

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I'm with krisrox on this. It sounds like maybe you had the dean's list merit for some semesters, just not this particular one? If that's the case, leave it. Someone *might* notice a completely fabricated honor (*might*), but definitely not something that's just off by a semester. At most, they'll think "Oh, this person didn't read his/her transcripts carefully."

I had a similar situation with my C.V. last year -- in retrospect, I think the process of trying to get it fixed only brought more unwanted attention to the mistake.
 

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I'm going to agree with the above posts--it's very likely that no one will notice and/or mention it. Back when I applied, I don't recall a single program asking me anything about my transcripts, grades, or Dean's list honors.
 
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psich

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Thanks everyone. I know that the dean's list isn't anything special; the main thing I was worried about was them thinking that I intentionally put down false information. I'm relieved to hear it's not such a big deal.