Applying on the deadline..

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Applying on the deadline..

Postby multi720 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:43 am

After much deliberation on whether to wait until the next application cycle or not, I made a decision to submit applications on the day of the deadline (2/15), even though i knew that applying so late in the cycle would be really disadvantageous. And I went complete on the first week of March. As April is approaching I'm increasingly becoming paranoid and pathetic about my situation. I can imagine my file sitting in the bottom of the pile, not being reviewed on time.

I know acceptances are sent out in batches throughout the year, but are the majority of acceptances sent out in April like college acceptances are?

Should I just give up on this cycle and move on? I'm not talking about waiting for a decision here; I wish that was the only concern I had. I'm worried about the possibility that my application won't even have a chance to be reviewed by the adcomm because my file went complete so late in the cycle (March!)..

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Re: Applying on the deadline..

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:09 am

I've never heard of an application not even being looked at. I don't think you have to worry about that. Just be prepared to get waitlisted at schools you most likely would have gotten accepted to if you had applied earlier.

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Re: Applying on the deadline..

Postby adameus » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:42 pm

your file will get looked at unquestionably. You just better hope they have some spots left when they get to you :)

In all honesty, I think you will be fine, if you applied to schools that you should have a good chance of getting into, you should probably still get into those schools. If not accepted you should be near the top of the waitlist.

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