Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

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danielhay11
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Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby danielhay11 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:59 pm

I did not submit 'Why X' essays with my applications, and I am beginning to regret this. Would it be wise to submit the optional essays now, or is it too late to matter?

(From what I understand, Why X essays are unnecessary at HYS and even CCN, but I am considering writing essays for MVP and below.)

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby paul34 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:50 pm

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby danielhay11 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:02 pm

paul34 wrote:When did you submit?


I submitted at the beginning of November, but due to LOR delays (read: slow LSAC processing), most of my applications didn't go complete until around the 17th.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby Opie » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:42 pm

I'm not sure about your specific question, but I know that they are important at Michigan. I would at least send one there. Not sure if you applied to Northwestern, but it's important there too.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby bdubs » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:44 pm

Write and submit additional essays at Penn and Michigan. Don't waste your time with UVA unless you really want to go there (you're unlikely to get in with or without the essay, they YP like crazy for out of state).

You might be able to get off PR at Duke if you write one too. Again, only if you're really interested in going there.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:41 am

I wrote Mich and Penn because they requested as supplement essays. I did not write for UVA and Duke because they did not request. Got in all. There is something to be said about putting the effort to write them - if they are good. But it isn't unheard of to get in without (to all 4).

That said, if you want to write them, send them as updates.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:39 am

by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby paul34 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:31 pm

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby T00L » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:41 pm

paul34 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials


I have.


I have too. +1 LOR

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby 071816 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:45 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials


I sent at least four significant updates to Michigan after going complete and being waitlisted last year. They welcomed the updates and added them to my file.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby sasuke » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:46 pm

chimp wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials


I sent at least four significant updates to Michigan after going complete and being waitlisted last year. They welcomed the updates and added them to my file.

I'm pretty sure he knows he's wrong by now.
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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby 071816 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:47 pm

sasuke wrote:
chimp wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials


I sent at least four significant updates to Michigan after going complete and being waitlisted last year. They welcomed the updates and added them to my file.

I'm pretty sure he knows he's wrong by now.
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Thanks for the input chief.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby sasuke » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:49 pm

chimp wrote:
sasuke wrote:
chimp wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials


I sent at least four significant updates to Michigan after going complete and being waitlisted last year. They welcomed the updates and added them to my file.

I'm pretty sure he knows he's wrong by now.
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Thanks for the input chief.

Anytime plebe.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby T00L » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:50 pm

beating deserved or not, that picture is hilarious.

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Re: Ex post facto 'Why X' Essays?

Postby SehMeSerrious » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:04 pm

sasuke wrote:
chimp wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:by the way, once you go complete at Mich, you can't submit additional materials


I sent at least four significant updates to Michigan after going complete and being waitlisted last year. They welcomed the updates and added them to my file.

I'm pretty sure he knows he's wrong by now.
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He talked! Clearly, it's still alive.




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