Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Will a mistake on my reference be detrimental to my application? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I sent my UCAS off today, and I was looking at my reference from my teacher (she printed it out for me after for me to look at it) and there's a really clear mistake in the first line.

    It says something like "She is a valued member of the sixth form of some." and then stops - it makes no sense and it's the first line! I think they got rid of the amount of people at my sixth from to cut down on characters but now the sentence just stops randomly.

    I'm really worried that this will be detrimental to my application, the rest of my reference is lovely but this sticks out like a sore thumb. I'm probably being over anxious but I don't know what I can do.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    technically its your teachers fault not yours so I wouldn't worry about it, anyway admissions tutors are normal humans They probably would understand that school referees are under a lot of work to send off references for lots students on time
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    technically its your teachers fault not yours so I wouldn't worry about it, anyway admissions tutors are normal humans They probably would understand that school referees are under a lot of work to send off references for lots students on time
    Yeah that's what I'm hoping for - it wasn't me!! I'm just worried that they won't really take the rest of the reference seriously afterwards, it's such a blaring mistake.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Like the person above already said, it's probably fine as the universities will know that you don't write your own reference, so they can't hold anything against you. Is there no way to amend the mistake?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by pancake_seal)
    Like the person above already said, it's probably fine as the universities will know that you don't write your own reference, so they can't hold anything against you. Is there no way to amend the mistake?
    I spoke to my referee today but I don't know if there is without retracting my application? Oh well. I just really hope it won't like subconsciously make them dislike me.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lowza)
    I spoke to my referee today but I don't know if there is without retracting my application? Oh well. I just really hope it won't like subconsciously make them dislike me.
    That's a real pain, but don't worry, I'm sure it will be fine, universities probably see lots of similar cases each year
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    It's highly unlikely to make much of a difference. They know you didn't write it. And to be honest the reference isn't that important to begin with - obviously every sixth form tends to speak highly of 90%+ of their students so most unis will probably just scan through it to make sure it doesn't say anything worrying and then toss it in the bin to be truthful.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.