You got your app in.
You did your best to report everything about your background thoroughly and accurately.
Now you wander back to that app to admire your amazing work and… you discover an error.
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These things are near-impossible to determine in a vacuum though. If you want our take on your specific situation, you can go for our Private Consult and lay it all out for us, and we’ll give input on what seems like the prudent course of action to take, considering all of the facts.
*We say “probably” because it really truly depends on the circumstances. If you just submitted apps with these glowing incredible recommendations from two people at this firm saying you were the best thing since sliced bread, and now they’ve let you go less than a month later, well what’s up with that? Or perhaps even more suspect: You submitted apps WITHOUT recommendations from your current job, and then you are suddenly out of work from that job… The adcom will be left guessing, and the things they assume may not be so positive. Finding a way to take control of this situation, often best accomplished through overcommunicating, may be the smart strategy here.
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Thanks for the helpful tips! So what about the first case you mentioned, if you have a typo on a date in your resume for example, but you listed it correctly in the application form itself? Is that worth emailing the admissions office about?
@phan93 – thanks for the question – and oh no! That must’ve been stressful to discover. However, because you confirmed that the dates are correct in the application, this is not something we’d suggest emailing the school about. Instead, if you get invited to interview, then that would be an opportunity to send in a new version of the resume and you could explicitly mention at that time that you corrected an error in the dates for the [company name] job, or something like that. This happens all the time. It’s not the greatest situation since it can indicate a lack of attention to detail but that’s also not something that a candidate would be rejected over in isolation.
Bummer that it happened though, mostly because it probably induced a bit of panic when you discovered it. 🙁 It’s likely going to end up as a nonissue for you though.