Applying Late - What do you think?

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Applying Late - What do you think?

Postby username99 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:23 pm

Do schools look down upon students who apply on the last possible day? Obviously those who apply earlier will get priority but will schools basically discount those who applied late as either too lazy or too uncommitted?

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Re: Applying Late - What do you think?

Postby sanjola » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:28 pm

I doubt they would look down on an applicant that applies on or right before the deadline. However, the competition becomes a lot tighter and an acceptance becomes less likely than an earlier applicant. Also, scholarships are, for the most part, out of the question.

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Re: Applying Late - What do you think?

Postby aspire2more » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:22 am

I'm a late-cycle applicant that applied to most schools at or very close to the deadline. So far, I have had 7/14 acceptances and haven't received decisions from the other schools. I received 3 scholarship offers (one from a T4 school, one from a Tier 1 school, and one from a T14). So, I think it depends on the application package you're offering.

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