What Constitutes an Early App

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Fred_McGriff
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What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:04 pm

In you opinion, or in a law school's opinion.

Is it by early Sept, Oct, or before Thanksgiving? Anything before Christmas?

Thoughts?

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby St.Remy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:09 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:In you opinion, or in a law school's opinion.

Is it by early Sept, Oct, or before Thanksgiving? Anything before Christmas?

Thoughts?


Before Thanksgiving is considered early in the world at large, but I think that on TLS early is really before October scores come out. That's when you know you're ahead of the glut of applications. After October scores you might still be before the majority of applicants, but I would personally not consider it very early.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:10 pm

Nice. When do October scores come out?

Besides being a law school applicant, I'm also a nice guy, so I'm updating my LSN account to help out other people (also to have a consolidated record of where I applied when). Should I change those statuses to an early app if I submitted them before today?

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby LSATEr1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:03 am

applying after fordhams oct 15th early action deadline still considered "EARLY"?
is there a difference between oct 15 and 16th regarding admissions??
is it worth rushing my application to meet the deadline or better to not to rush it..?

tnx

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby ahduth » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:20 am

Fred_McGriff wrote:Nice. When do October scores come out?

Besides being a law school applicant, I'm also a nice guy...


Score by E-mail (For online account holders only. No additional charge.) November 1, 2010

Are you really Fred McGriff?

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Sandro » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:17 pm

Oct29th scores come online

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:35 pm

ahduth wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:Nice. When do October scores come out?

Besides being a law school applicant, I'm also a nice guy...


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Being the crime dog is a pretty sick soft for law school.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:37 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Being the crime dog is a pretty sick soft for law school.


So is two decades in the major leagues.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby existenz » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:16 pm

By 11/15 is ideal.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Fred_McGriff » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:44 am

bk1 wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:Being the crime dog is a pretty sick soft for law school.


So is two decades in the major leagues.


Winning a world series with the Braves, making it to the All Star Game 5 times, and being All Star MVP in 1994 isn't a soft, it's a hard.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Birdlaw » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:37 am

Crime Dog, why couldn't you stay in the majors to get to 500 homers. You were so close!

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Ship87 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:07 pm

I still haven't submitted my apps because I just cannot finish my PS :(. Is after Thanksgiving a killer? I have a 3.75 and a 177 Oct and 171 June LSAT, looking somewhere in CCN.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:13 pm

a lot of applications go out after thanksgiving. There are still some schools who will accept applications, but wont start looking at them until mid december, and some schools will make a decision, and wont tell you until january.

I would guess that a lot of students will finish their essays over thanksgiving break and apply. More will wait until the end of finals and submit everything before the New Year.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby ahduth » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:24 pm

Ship87 wrote:I still haven't submitted my apps because I just cannot finish my PS :(. Is after Thanksgiving a killer? I have a 3.75 and a 177 Oct and 171 June LSAT, looking somewhere in CCN.


I was able to network my way around, and found someone who was formerly employed as an admissions officer at law school, not CCN or T14 or anything, but his comment was he probably read about 15,000 applications during his time there. His estimate of the number of personal statements he actually found memorable?

Five.

His estimate of how significant a contribution your personal statement makes to your overall application?

One percent.

I wish I'd not dicked around with mine for an extra two weeks.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby wiseguy33 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:13 am

ahduth wrote:I was able to network my way around, and found someone who was formerly employed as an admissions officer at law school, not CCN or T14 or anything, but his comment was he probably read about 15,000 applications during his time there. His estimate of the number of personal statements he actually found memorable?

Five.

His estimate of how significant a contribution your personal statement makes to your overall application?

One percent.

I wish I'd not dicked around with mine for an extra two weeks.


This is pretty much what I expected going in, but I still waited till late Oct, finalizing my PS, because you never know...

Also, I'm a splitter and apparently everything counts 100x in that case.

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby Balliol2012 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:53 am

"Early" is a vague predicate. It is clear that applying right at the deadline is not early, and definitely late, it is not so clear whether applications in October are early. In fact, if epistemicism about vagueness - a theory in philosophical logic espoused by Timothy Williamson and others - then there is a fact of the matter about when an application is, in fact, late. But we cannot ever know where this borderline lies exactly. We know, most likely, that it lies somewhere in between October and Christmas, but not exactly where. That brings us to the issue of higher order vagueness. We do not know where the borderline exactly lies, but we claim to know some borderlines of a rough range of where the actual borderline could fall. The borderlines are fuzzy as well, though. We cannot know where they lie either.

Does this answer your question?

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Re: What Constitutes an Early App

Postby JJDancer » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:01 pm

Ship87 wrote:I still haven't submitted my apps because I just cannot finish my PS :(. Is after Thanksgiving a killer? I have a 3.75 and a 177 Oct and 171 June LSAT, looking somewhere in CCN.

Sigh yeah my PS is killing me. I really hope I can stick to my Thanksgiving deadline!!!!!!!! But I sort of doubt it :(




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