Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

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sanetruth
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Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby sanetruth » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:53 pm

We all know applying early is key. But I can't help but think that applying as soon as applications are open would almost look desperate. Am I being paranoid? Or perhaps maybe applying on day 1 sends a message of 'I think i'm under-qualified so i'm trying to increase my chances by being super early'?

I was going to apply last cycle, but changed my mind, so I'm ready to go on day 1. recs, transcript, statements, etc are all good to go, so to me I just want to get them out as soon as possible. I just don't want to be that guy...

I feel like waiting a few weeks in sends a more relaxed message. But maybe i'm just over analyzing this. Thoughts?

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:54 pm

Like everything, being fashionably late is appropriate. Applying before Oct 1, is New moneyish.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby duckmoney » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:01 pm

I applied on Day 1 or very close to it to almost all the schools I applied to. It certainly didn't hurt me and might have helped me a little.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby pinkzeppelin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Like everything, being fashionably late is appropriate


Especially interviews

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby TheFactor » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:14 pm

For your sake OP, I hope this is a flame.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby BeenDidThat » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:18 pm

You're not even in law school yet. You shouldn't be stressing like this (not that you should when you're in school, either). Schools are not looking for "relaxed" candidates, as if that is some special group that the school really wants to stock up on.

Get your apps in early. Get them out of the way. Go live your life for awhile. Then figure out your decision once the acceptances start rolling in.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby sanetruth » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:19 pm

TheFactor wrote:For your sake OP, I hope this is a flame.


haha no, just my paranoia creeping out. But your response is a good summation of my overreaction.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby ajcollege » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:20 pm

There's a growing camp that says "day 1" is too late. You need to focus and get the app in by "hour 1". Anything after noon is auto-reject.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Like everything, being fashionably late is appropriate. Applying before Oct 1, is New moneyish.

HOW DID YOU KNOW?

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby NYC Law » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:26 pm

3 day rule bro

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby Moxie » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:29 pm

sanetruth wrote:We all know applying early is key. But I can't help but think that applying as soon as applications are open would almost look desperate. Am I being paranoid? Or perhaps maybe applying on day 1 sends a message of 'I think i'm under-qualified so i'm trying to increase my chances by being super early'?

I was going to apply last cycle, but changed my mind, so I'm ready to go on day 1. recs, transcript, statements, etc are all good to go, so to me I just want to get them out as soon as possible. I just don't want to be that guy...

I feel like waiting a few weeks in sends a more relaxed message. But maybe i'm just over analyzing this. Thoughts?


Yea, the bolded. /thread.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:24 pm

ajcollege wrote:There's a growing camp that says "day 1" is too late. You need to focus and get the app in by "hour 1". Anything after noon is auto-reject.

:lol:

I got mine in on either the first day or within the first few days for all my apps. This lead to first round acceptances, which was definitely stress-relieving.

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby bhan87 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:27 pm

Even if you send everything day 1, nothing will be read for another few days (in some cases weeks). This will have absolutely NO impact on the perception of the adcomms. Send it day 1 or send it day 5, either is about the same. But if your package is ready to go, why not send everything in the first week?

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Re: Is applying on day 1 potentially a negative?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:45 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
ajcollege wrote:There's a growing camp that says "day 1" is too late. You need to focus and get the app in by "hour 1". Anything after noon is auto-reject.

:lol:




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