Up to what date is considered early application?

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NV53A
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Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby NV53A » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:07 pm

If an applicant can turn in his or her app by this Friday, would that be considered early still? At what point during fall/winter do applications skyrocket?

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bk1
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Re: Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:12 pm

I would still consider it early. End of November would be on time in my book, considering most books on admissions seem to recommend by Thanksgiving at the latest.

Though I don't have any data to prove it, I would expect the spikes would be during the first 2 weeks (when gunners submit their apps), at the end of October (when the October LSAT gets released), Thanksgiving (when people try to get their apps in before break), and mid-Dec (when people again try to get their apps in before break).

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Re: Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:24 pm

I believe that Dec is considered mid cycle. Most EA and EDs are due around Nov. 1.

I am taking the LSAT this weekend, and planning on having apps submitted on Nov 1 or when the score is released.

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Re: Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:25 pm

December 11th, 3:27 pm.

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Re: Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby im_blue » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:09 pm

That's still early. There are still 4 waves of apps left (after October LSAT, before Thanksgiving, before Christmas, and after December LSAT).

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Re: Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby hellojd » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:49 am

I credit this response to someone in another thread:

When apps are complete:

Before Halloween: Solidly early
Before Thanksgiving: early
Before Mid December: On time

You're still quite early. Heck, UPenn just started taking apps 4 days ago.

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Re: Up to what date is considered early application?

Postby turkeysub » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:05 am

except for UVa in which case TCR is September 2nd.




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