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May have misrepresented information in a previous application last year

  1. Jan 19, 2013 #1
    Here's the deal. Last year, my self esteem was down the drain. It still is, somewhat, but I'm in a much better place than I was last year, and it's getting progressively better.

    I started an application to a very small (less than 300 students) liberal arts college (not in the US; but it's similar to US colleges) last year. The application is weird, in that all the info I would save couldn't be modified afterwards!

    Now, the e-mail address that I used way back has since been deleted. I went to three high schools, and I can't remember if I only mentioned the high school I spent more years at, or all three. (I spent roughly one year at the last high schools)

    I also described my activities like an idiot. For instance, I mentioned doing odd jobs for someone I knew, but didn't mention winning debates at school. I think that's because doing odd jobs was something completely new to me, whereas winning debates at school was about as impressive as eating two big macs, one after the other.

    At any rate, this school is probably among the top 3 schools that I am more likely to get in, and would like to attend if accepted.

    My course of action would be to completely ignore everything I wrote last year, and fill in the application completely truthfully (and seriously/conscientiously), and if it so happens that they ask about last year's previous application, then I'd explain that I was just stupid, low on self esteem, and didn't care too much about the application. But now that I've had some time to myself, and worked harder at school, and put significantly more effort into my activities and volunteering, I have a clearer idea as to what I want.

    What are your thoughts on this? Of course, I realize that I was a complete retard with this incomplete app last year, but things have changed.
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  3. Jan 19, 2013 #2


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    I think your approach sounds reasonable and mature. Based on what you have said, I don't think it will be a large problem. Either way there is not much else you can do. Just tell them the truth if they ask. Having a story that shows that you have matured a great deal since the last application might even be a good thing.

    Good luck!
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