Does applying later in the process have a very big impact?

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darkgreenfruit
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Does applying later in the process have a very big impact?

Postby darkgreenfruit » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:34 pm

I submitted mine today to fourteen schools. I know this isn't that late so I'm not worried, but just wondering.

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Re: Does applying later in the process have a very big impact?

Postby bdubs » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:35 pm

Which 14 and how strong are your numbers relative to their admissions standards? It makes a bigger difference at some schools than others.

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Re: Does applying later in the process have a very big impact?

Postby dissonance1848 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm

If you are auto-admit, you can apply anytime. Someone on these boards applied to Chicago a month after the deadline with a 4.0/173 and was accepted. If you have numbers around median or above, you should apply on time, meaning around a month ago to now. If you are reach, asap, preferably in Sept. If you are splitter too, apply asap, usually Sept-Oct.

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Re: Does applying later in the process have a very big impact?

Postby darkgreenfruit » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:41 pm

Oops, I meant 13 not 14. I applied to all of T14 except UVA& Georgetown, and UCLA.
From my own list (just think T14 minus UVA and Georgetown, and add UCLA)
Top 4 high reaches.
5-9 or so would be reaches/fits.
10-13 I'll probably get in.

@ dissonance1848: Whoa, Sept!? That blows my mind. I didn't realize anyone applied that early to reaches.

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Re: Does applying later in the process have a very big impact?

Postby im_blue » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:06 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:If you are auto-admit, you can apply anytime. Someone on these boards applied to Chicago a month after the deadline with a 4.0/173 and was accepted.

+1, although because of the late LSAT score, she ended up enrolling even though she had HYS numbers.




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