Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

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Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby gogogadgetlaw » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:03 pm

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby citygirl000 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:07 pm

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby yankees42789 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:18 pm

You're not screwed - your chances of getting in are just slightly lower than they would've been had you submitted a month or two ago. Get your apps in ASAP and you'll be fine.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:25 pm

No, you're not screwed. You chances probably would have been a bit better if you had applied earlier, but a lot of people (including me) have gotten into reach schools after applying this late or later.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby cutecarmel » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:26 pm

I mean your chances would have been slightly better if you applied earlier, but I think you are still in a good position to apply now.

I've heard that:
Super early= before Halloween
Early=before Thanksgiving
On Time= Before Thanksgiving

Definately go for it if its what you want. If it doesn't turn out well for you, then just reapply next cycle. But there's no harm in applying now.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:27 pm

Since there's still a big group of people waiting to get their scores back from the Dec LSAT, submitting now just means that you're barely late (according to TLS standards) but still before a big rush. You should do it within the next week if everything is ready to go.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby gogogadgetlaw » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:35 pm

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby Fortuitous » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:20 pm

Last year I applied to all my schools on March 1 and April 1 and got accepted to every school I applied to (except for Tulane) with significant scholarship money. People tend to overemphasize the importance of timing on this forum, but there will always be space+$$$ for qualified applicants:) I got scholarships from T20 schools despite submitting my applications on the last possible day.
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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby lagirl » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:21 pm

A related question: when should the people who applied after Dec. 1 expect to start hearing back from schools?

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby gogogadgetlaw » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:05 am

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby bball1997 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:26 am

It depends on the school. I sent in a bunch of apps at the beginning of the month and was accepted at Duke yesterday. I haven't even gone complete yet at a number of other schools.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:07 pm

gogogadgetlaw wrote:
lagirl wrote:A related question: when should the people who applied after Dec. 1 expect to start hearing back from schools?


Bump because I would like this answer also.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/decision-dates.html

The December decisions should be either the second to last major spike or the last major spike for schools. Since I think the first couple of spikes are for September/Early October complete people and the second/third spikes are October LSAT takers. However, this is pretty much all speculation. HTH.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby xssch » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:22 am

would any of the late applicants (dec) share stats and results? thanks!

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby kerflux » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:37 pm

cutecarmel wrote:I've heard that:
Super early= before Halloween
Early=before Thanksgiving
On Time= Before Thanksgiving


I'm confused. Did you mean on time = before Christmas? Was curious about this myself

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:39 pm

bball1997 wrote:It depends on the school. I sent in a bunch of apps at the beginning of the month and was accepted at Duke yesterday. I haven't even gone complete yet at a number of other schools.

this is credited. different schools have very different philosophies, and while it may seem important that a school be prompt to you now, in the grand scheme of things it likely won't influence your decision so it pays for schools to wait, and be sure.

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby STLMizzou » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:45 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
gogogadgetlaw wrote:
lagirl wrote:A related question: when should the people who applied after Dec. 1 expect to start hearing back from schools?


Bump because I would like this answer also.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/decision-dates.html

The December decisions should be either the second to last major spike or the last major spike for schools. Since I think the first couple of spikes are for September/Early October complete people and the second/third spikes are October LSAT takers. However, this is pretty much all speculation. HTH.



Those graphs are awesome, thanks for finding them!

I applied most places december 5th, 3.2, 171, Solid softs+WE

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby cutecarmel » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:47 pm

Yeah. You're in good shape.

STLMizzou wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
gogogadgetlaw wrote:
lagirl wrote:A related question: when should the people who applied after Dec. 1 expect to start hearing back from schools?


Bump because I would like this answer also.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/decision-dates.html

The December decisions should be either the second to last major spike or the last major spike for schools. Since I think the first couple of spikes are for September/Early October complete people and the second/third spikes are October LSAT takers. However, this is pretty much all speculation. HTH.



Those graphs are awesome, thanks for finding them!

I applied most places december 5th, 3.2, 171, Solid softs+WE

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Re: Should have applied over a month ago. Am I screwed?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:59 pm

STLMizzou wrote:Those graphs are awesome, thanks for finding them!

I applied most places december 5th, 3.2, 171, Solid softs+WE

np. Looking at your profile, you should be In or (waitlist because of yield protect--in which case, you can write a LOCI to get off of those fairly easily) at all the schools you've listed except for Northwestern which is a 50/50 shoot imo, assuming your WE is full-time for 1 year post-graduation. Good luck! :)




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