Found a small mistake in my application. Will this have any effects on my acceptance?

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Hi. After getting acceptance letter from the university, i was reviewing my application sheet and realized that my ethnicity was wrong. I am supposed to be asian but the application sheet says i am cocasian. Now i have done the personal interview in the university and all the other personal info on the application are correct. I am a little worried that this may cause a problem later.... (Perhaps while iam getting student visa) what are your thoughts on this matter? Is this something to worry about?
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This info is only gathered for statistical purposes by UCAS, the Universities etc.

No link is made between this and your student visa. Stop panicking.
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This info is only gathered for statistical purposes by UCAS, the Universities etc.

No link is made between this and your student visa. Stop panicking.
Thank you for your answer. I was overly stressed
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Hey, I applied to the UnIversity of Sussex (through late application) and after sending my UCAS off, I noticed a mistake in my paragraphing on my personal statement which was my shcool's fault. I had already made enquires about seinding UCAS information via email and the university was helpful in giving me the admisions office email where I can send any queries/ extra information about my application. I sent the admissions office my actual personal statement, that appeared without the paragraph errors. However, I realised that it turned out to be more than 4000 characters. I am so worried about this, I have a feeling this is going to affect my offer. What's the lieklihood that I am going to get penalized for this?
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(Original post by maryam23)
Hey, I applied to the UnIversity of Sussex (through late application) and after sending my UCAS off, I noticed a mistake in my paragraphing on my personal statement which was my shcool's fault. I had already made enquires about seinding UCAS information via email and the university was helpful in giving me the admisions office email where I can send any queries/ extra information about my application. I sent the admissions office my actual personal statement, that appeared without the paragraph errors. However, I realised that it turned out to be more than 4000 characters. I am so worried about this, I have a feeling this is going to affect my offer. What's the lieklihood that I am going to get penalized for this?
If this was the same PS that you submitted the first time via UCAS, how come it is now too long?
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I have no idea, I think it's because instead of indenting my paragraphs I inserted line spaces
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I did that, formatting shouldn't be an issue - to be honest, going back I'd have sacrificed spaces between words to fit in more information if I thought it was relevant. You won't be penalised (although I have nothing to base that on), it's the content of your personal statement that they'll be interested in.
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You shouldn't worry about paragraphs. The majority of PS are presented as one block of text in order to use the space most effectively and that is fine; universities do not see this as a grammar mistake.
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