I made a small typo in my Cambridge application? Will it affect my chances?

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Hey all,
I made a spelling mistake in my personal statement which I have now officially sent to Cambridge. Instead of saying "complemented," I wrote "complimented." it is the only spelling mistake in the essay. How will this affect my chances, if at all?
Here is the part of the sentence: "this chapter complimented my personal observations."
Thanks!
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Hey all,
I made a spelling mistake in my personal statement which I have now officially sent to Cambridge. Instead of saying "complemented," I wrote "complimented." it is the only spelling mistake in the essay. How will this affect my chances, if at all?
Here is the part of the sentence: "this chapter complimented my personal observations."
Thanks!
It won't make any difference at all.
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I agree, it’s not going to make any difference.
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I agree, it’s not going to make any difference.
Thank you guys so much! Though, my nervousness begs the question: what makes you so sure? (sorry I am def. not questioning your credibility but just want to know lol)
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Thank you guys so much! Though, my nervousness begs the question: what makes you so sure? (sorry I am def. not questioning your credibility but just want to know lol)
I am an admissions coordinator at a UK uni. A big part of my job is to review personal statements.

Even if they have time to run every single PS through a spellcheck, the odds that they wouldn’t allow you a single inconsequential typo without docking you points is slim to none.
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(Original post by 12345678abcdefgh)
Hey all,
I made a spelling mistake in my personal statement which I have now officially sent to Cambridge. Instead of saying "complemented," I wrote "complimented." it is the only spelling mistake in the essay. How will this affect my chances, if at all?
Here is the part of the sentence: "this chapter complimented my personal observations."
Thanks!
I really really don't think it will make a difference! I made a similarly small typo in my undergrad PS and although I didn't apply to Cambs, I got all 5 offers inc. LSE and Durham with no issues good luck!
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I am an admissions coordinator at a UK uni. A big part of my job is to review personal statements.

Even if they have time to run every single PS through a spellcheck, the odds that they wouldn’t allow you a single inconsequential typo without docking you points is slim to none.
Wow, thanks again! I hope for the best!
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I really really don't think it will make a difference! I made a similarly small typo in my undergrad PS and although I didn't apply to Cambs, I got all 5 offers inc. LSE and Durham with no issues good luck!
Thanks! And congrats on LSE/Durham! Those are on my list (I hope for the best!).
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