I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

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masterthearts
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I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby masterthearts » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:53 pm

But, I am now seeing on this board that many have already applied (as soon as the apps became available on 9/1). I am a college senior and thought I would be doing just fine if I applied by Thanksgiving. I still need to take the Oct. LSAT.
But, now I'm not so sure. Should I apply next year on 9/1 when I will have my LSAT score and everything ready to go?
Is it too late to apply by Thanksgiving to be able to have my best shot at a T-14 school.
My stats:
Ivy League LSAC GPA 3.87
LSAT? (anticipating a 164)
I am Hispanic (not Puerto Rican or Mexian) with a chronic illness and a great diversity statement.
Should I wait till 2011 to apply when I can have everything on the adcom's lap by 9/2?

hefox
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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby hefox » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:57 pm

I'm pretty sure you can send your app in before you get your LSAT score. Then LSAC sends off your lsat score. check with LSAC though.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby beachbum » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:57 pm

Nope, 11/1 is fine. Good luck on the LSAT.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby revolution724 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:18 pm

I applied to schools in February and got in everywhere my numbers said I would. I wouldn't recommend that approach, but it's not the end of the world if you don't have everything in by September 1.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:19 pm

Just prepare your other app materials beforehand and you'll be fine.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:28 pm

Don't let the gunners scare you.

Says the gunner.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby mst » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:35 pm

From what I've gathered, anything before Thanksgiving is early. Before November is definitely going to have a very slight advantage, but I wouldn't delay anything by a year because of it... 11/1 is fine, just have all your materials in as soon as possible and then wait for LSAT to go complete. Good luck!

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby JJDancer » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:09 pm

You're fine by 11/1.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby thecilent » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:21 pm

lol @ the bar TLS sets.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby Sentry » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:24 pm

You probably thought a 168 was a good LSAT score.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby 4102011 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:32 pm

Sentry wrote:You probably thought a 168 was a good LSAT score.


+1

My parents didn't understand why I was freaking out. During my boyfriend's 5 month "I don't want to be in business, I'll be a lawyer!" stint, he retook his 171 because he was T5 or bust (not T6, he wouldn't listen to me). He would've lurved it here.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby teardrops11 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:34 pm

Im a 1L who had all my applications in by thanksgiving weekend and that was considered early but recommended. I started getting acceptance letters right around christmas and through feb. You'll be fine sending everything in by then. Good luck!

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haydee
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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby haydee » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:44 pm

Credited. 11/1 is plenty early. A lot of us are just insane.

...Which is why we're hanging out on an online law school forum at midnight on a Saturday.

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby northwood » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:09 am

cheers

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby beachbum » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:15 am

haydee wrote:Credited. 11/1 is plenty early. A lot of us are just insane.

...Which is why we're hanging out on an online law school forum at midnight on a Saturday.


+1. Sigh.

(In my defense, I just got back from a family get-together...)

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby sophia.olive » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:16 am

beachbum wrote:
haydee wrote:Credited. 11/1 is plenty early. A lot of us are just insane.

...Which is why we're hanging out on an online law school forum at midnight on a Saturday.


+1. Sigh.

(In my defense, I just got back from a family get-together...)

TLS

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby silly101 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:17 am

haydee wrote:Credited. 11/1 is plenty early. A lot of us are just insane.

...Which is why we're hanging out on an online law school forum at midnight on a Saturday.


haha sad fate, yes

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby silly101 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:19 am

haydee wrote:Credited. 11/1 is plenty early. A lot of us are just insane.

...Which is why we're hanging out on an online law school forum at midnight on a Saturday.


haha sad fate, yes

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Re: I thought applying early in the cycle meant applying by 11/1

Postby stratocophic » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:01 am

11/1 should be fine, but don't wait too much later than that. My cycle (among others) is a cautionary tale for those who would wait till January to apply. Make no mistake; at least some people are turning their apps in on the first day, and more and more people pile up in front of you with each day. Early applicants have the best chance to get into a school that's a little out of their league.




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