What if I made a typo on my college application?
Should I call attention to the typo if it's minor, like leaving out the word "the" or forgetting a period?
Should I just keep the error? #college #psychology #college-major #college-admissions #college-bound #clinical-psychology #college-applications #personal-statements
If this is a paper application (does such a thing even exist?) then go ahead and neatly strike through the error, initial it, and correct it. (this shows that you proof-read your work!) Otherwise, relax. It's the overall content of the application, and your scholastic record, that is being evaluated. Any school that would deny you admission over something so petty does not deserve to have you as a student! And this is true throughout your professional life. Always remember the value that YOU bring to the table!
I am not sure on a college application that it is necessary to fix a minor typo but this should be somewhat of a wakeup call for you. It is essential that you double and maybe triple check for typos and grammar errors on job applications. On the occasions that I have hired people I did look at this. It reflects your ability to pay attention to details and to write reports accurately. Those that had these types of errors generally never got offered an interview despite their overall credentials for the position.