Can I send opt. essays AFTER I apply?

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WhiteGuy5
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Can I send opt. essays AFTER I apply?

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:41 am

I have some optional essays that I want to write, but I want to submit before Nov. 1st. I plan to finish the optional essay shortly thereafter (a week maybe). Can I/should I submit my application or wait until I do my optional essays?

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smokeylarue
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Re: Can I send opt. essays AFTER I apply?

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:37 am

No, submit it all at once. Really if you put some work into it the essay should take you no longer than a day or two, you can get it done on time.

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Re: Can I send opt. essays AFTER I apply?

Postby ahduth » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:31 am

Either way, you can just email it to them and have it added to your file. The only school I applied to that turned my file around absurdly quickly was Boalt (and Duke I guess, but they had committed to that beforehand). The optional essays aren't going to change your GPA or LSAT score.

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mrtoren
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Re: Can I send opt. essays AFTER I apply?

Postby mrtoren » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:39 am

Everything should be bundled together. You have almost two weeks to do them..about 288 hours. That's a long time to knock out lengthy essays, let alone the usual one to two page ones they're actually looking for.




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