Applying Sept. 15 v. Oct. 31

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katesearches
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Applying Sept. 15 v. Oct. 31

Postby katesearches » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:27 pm

I've been reading a lot of past threads that talk about applying earlier, the better, but how big of an impact would applying 6 weeks later have? Especially if one were to apply later, one would also have a few more points on the LSAT?

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Re: Applying Sept. 15 v. Oct. 31

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:33 pm

Halloween is still plenty early. Having the higher LSAT score would make a MUCH bigger difference than applying in September.

Really, you're not going to hurt yourself as long as everything is in by Thanksgiving. That's still decently early. (Although I'd still aim for early Nov.)

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Re: Applying Sept. 15 v. Oct. 31

Postby dingbat » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:49 pm

Unless you apply early decision, odds are they won't look at your application before December, possibly January

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Re: Applying Sept. 15 v. Oct. 31

Postby BVest » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:23 pm

dingbat wrote:Unless you apply early decision, odds are they won't look at your application before December, possibly January


Especially since admissions staff is on the road all fall.

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Re: Applying Sept. 15 v. Oct. 31

Postby JDizzle2015 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:04 am

+1/+2 or more points on the LSAT > the difference between applying day 1 and day 45. Easily.

All else equal, applying day 1 > day 45.

I applied at around 8 AM on day 1 -- I have a job (and didn't want to seem neurotic) so I didn't want to stay up to submit at midnight. From my limited interactions with some members of adcoms, I'm convinced it helped marginally insofar as their familiarity with my file.

ETA: Conversations typically started with: "Hi, I'm JDizzle" "Oh hi, yes I remember reading your file; it was one of the first we received."




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