a month ago
Admissions Advice

Mistake on my Application

Yesterday I submitted my applications for 2 of the schools I'm applying to. I made sure to check it before turning it in and I was feeling good about what I had. However, it just occurred to me that there was an award that I didn't add. I'm not completely sure if it's worth putting in my application though :,( I completely forgot about it because it happened in 10th grade!

The award is that I got a poem put in a book with a collection of poems that won in a contest. Should I email the colleges about adding this or just leave it be? Thanks so much!!


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a month ago

Most of the time you can not edit your application. CommonApp can't be edited but you could double check your college's policy on it.

However, not having that award is unlikely to make a difference on your application. Extracurriculars in upperclassmen years are more valued, and if LA isn't your field of choice then a poetry award won't matter much.

So, I wouldn't worry about it. One little thing like that won't make or break your application.

Good luck!

a month ago

If you applied through the Common App, then you can not edit and resubmit your application. You will have to contact the college directly and find out if they accept edits to your common app and proceed according to their policies.

(Copied from the Common App FAQs)

Can I make a change to a submitted application?

Once an application or writing supplement has been submitted to any institution, you cannot make any changes to that application (just as if you had dropped it in the mail), and we are not permitted to make changes on your behalf. In general, the Common Application is designed to be completed one time and submitted to all of the colleges at once, or over a period of time. If you need to change information on a submitted application, you must contact the college's admissions office directly to ask how they would like you to proceed.

For future submissions, you may make changes to any application's information at any time.


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