sending an edited version of your PS after ucas has been sent?

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hey. im just curious. if one sent in their application but realised some very costly mistakes in the personal statement, would it be helpful to email the uni with an edited statement, explaining everything?
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Well they might not notice if you don't tell them... you could always retract your application and resubmit it? But then obviously you would lose the two offers that you already have.

How costly are these errors?
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yeah ur ryte. i would lose those offers. it's very risky to do it that way....
the mistakes are very costly in terms of punctuation and sentence structure. i basically rushed the application...which was a bad move. bt perhaps im just too paranoid. but would be ok for me to send u the old statement and the edited one i did? just to show u how bad the errors where. i dont know how Nottingham overlooked it!
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Obviously the two that accepted you have overlooked them! I had some big errors in my PS, which have so far been overlooked (They were major factual errors about a book that I'd read, as well as some bad punctuation). You can PM me the old and new statements if you like.
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(Original post by username62978)
Well they might not notice if you don't tell them... you could always retract your application and resubmit it? But then obviously you would lose the two offers that you already have.
Sorry, but this is wrong. If you withdraw you will NOT be able to apply again this year.
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Sorry, but this is wrong. If you withdraw you will NOT be able to apply again this year.
Is that so? I have been misled.
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Yep if you withdraw you cant apply again untill the next uni year..I contacted universitys directly as my personal statement was accidently sent with only a few lines...and they accepted my applications through email then updated on UCAS
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Yeah, it's true. (I didn't intend to sound so harsh in my last post though lol)

(Original post by UCAS site)
You can withdraw your application at any time by going to Track or by phoning our Customer Service Unit. If you withdraw, you cannot submit another application during this academic year and you cannot go through Clearing. If you have withdrawn from the scheme but, for exceptional reasons, you want to re-enter it, you should write to us with full details and ask for advice.
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really. can i still do that. i wana do that for LSE.so wait i send then the statement? and then do i contact UCAS?
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(Original post by username62978)
Obviously the two that accepted you have overlooked them! I had some big errors in my PS, which have so far been overlooked (They were major factual errors about a book that I'd read, as well as some bad punctuation). You can PM me the old and new statements if you like.

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well the main personal statement that went through with the ucas application was saying i wanted to do engineering..i had a change of heart and decided to do law so did a personal statement for that emailed my situation to university then they advised i apply for them through ucas and they would match up the email and i got a conditional offer
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oh ok. im hoping it would work for my situation as well. though unlike u i was pretty sure on the course. but how did u get ur application back from ucas to changee? i didnt know that was possible. i thought i could just mail the uni itself about the info?
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Personally I don't think it is worth it.

They may not even notice the mistakes, but they will if you tell them about them!

If I were an admin tutor, I would wonder why they did not get their statement right the first time, and might assume they are unorganised.
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If the "costly mistake" is admitting your a serial killer, then contact unis directly (not UCAS, actually phone the unis) to change it.

For anything slightly less serious, leave it. They won't notice a few spelling mistakes - a lot of people make them!
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Please can people not just send their PSes to anyone who says they'll help on the forum. If you want help with a PS then use the secure PS Help service provided by the site (which is secure so people can't plagiarise elements of your statement), or if you've already sent your statement then there's probably not much you can do so just don't send your statement on.

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OP, why are you rolling your eyes at your offers?
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