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I recently finished my secondaries so I went back and reviewed all of them. In one of the apps, I noticed a few errors in the numbers entered. Specifically, the app had 200 for the year my mom retired, when it should be 2004. Also, the app had 80 for hrs/wk I worked, when it should be 8. I'm not sure what happened, because I usually double check my application before I submit them. How should I explain this situation to the adcom? Should I even bring it up to them? Thank you for the help!! I'm worried my application to this school is done :(
 

Lannister

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Update them for the hours worked, but I wouldn't worry about saying your mom retired in the year 200 since they probably don't care much about that haha.
 
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Update them for the hours worked, but I wouldn't worry about saying your mom retired in the year 200 since they probably don't care much about that haha.
Thanks for the help! I'm thinking they'll know that the 80 hrs/wk is a glaring mistake so they'll know regardless. Should I just not draw attention to it or would it be better to tell them?
 
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Lannister

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80 hrs/wk is within the realm of reason (unless you were a full-time student at the same time) so I would tell them, just to be safe. I wouldn't worry about pointing it out, typos happen and I'm sure it won't affect your chances.
 
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80 hrs/wk is within the realm of reason (unless you were a full-time student at the same time) so I would tell them, just to be safe. I wouldn't worry about pointing it out, typos happen and I'm sure it won't affect your chances.
Sounds good, thank you so much for the help. It's nice to have a second opinion for this hectic process haha
 

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This is why I refuse to look back at ANYTHING where I've already pressed "submit"!! Ignorance is bliss, my friend.:laugh:
 

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I think they'll be able to figure out that your mother isn't over 1800 years old.
 

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Should I just not mention the mistakes to them then?
You could email them saying you made some mistakes. The hours might be important, but your mother's retirement year won't make a difference.
 
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You could email them saying you made some mistakes. The hours might be important, but your mother's retirement year won't make a difference.
Gotcha, thanks for the feedback. I'll try to email them!
 
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