How many hours to finish one application?

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tilapiahollandaise
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How many hours to finish one application?

Postby tilapiahollandaise » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:58 am

That is, from the moment you decide to apply to the sending of the application, how many hours can I expect to put into it?

I'm going to apply to a very large number of schools -- roughly a dozen -- so managing my hours here is a huge concern.

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cinephile
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Re: How many hours to finish one application?

Postby cinephile » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:04 am

Maybe 1 hour. They're pretty much the same unless you're applying to schools with supplemental essays. Even then, you can tweak your "why x" to fit other schools, assumming they're similar.

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Re: How many hours to finish one application?

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:39 am

assuming u have finished all the essays, resume, and optional stuff...then just filling in the application would take prob about an hour for the first one and 30 min for each subsequent ones since they are all the same and the info transfers

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Re: How many hours to finish one application?

Postby Yeshia90 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:41 am

thederangedwang wrote:assuming u have finished all the essays, resume, and optional stuff...then just filling in the application would take prob about an hour for the first one and 30 min for each subsequent ones since they are all the same and the info transfers


That, plus, I dunno, about 2 hours of research/writing the Why essay if it's a school that asks for one.

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Re: How many hours to finish one application?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:43 am

There's a set of things that you have to do no matter if you're applying to one or 50:
-Get all your transcripts sent in.
-Get LOR sent in.
-Write a one-size-fits-all Personal Statement.
-Write any addendum that you need to write.
-Take the LSAT.
-Update your resume.

For specific schools, the marginal additions are:
-The maybe 5 minutes of filling in their specific questions
-Any Why This School essays
-Supplemental Essays--most schools don't have them, some will.

So the variable is really how long it takes you to write an essay.




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