Applying after Thanksgiving?

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Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby abcde12345 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:45 am

I understand that it's best to apply before Thanksgiving. But it doesn't look like I'll be able to get my apps in before then, since I'm struggling with my PS. I know Yale tries to minimize the effects of applying at different times. But will this affect my chances at other schools, or even there?

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Re: Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby abcde12345 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:24 pm

If it helps to answer, I'm borderline for a few schools (about 50/50 statistical chance). Will the extra few days early help me very much?

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Re: Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby dingbat » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:41 pm

Not half as much as a retake

Advice tends to go both ways as to whether or not it's a problem to apply late. If you're borderline you'll probably be riding out waitlists either way, so don't sweat it

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Re: Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby abcde12345 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:57 pm

Alright, thanks. I didn't want to rush my PS so that's good news.

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Re: Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby sinfiery » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:41 am

For Yale, does applying late hurt at all?

I keep hearing they don't start accepting apps until the submission deadline is over.

Would be great to not worry about the 250 until I'm done with every other school.

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Re: Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby abcde12345 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:37 am

I know they try to minimize the effects of applying late as much as possible. But I can't imagine them completely succeeding, considering that a spot given out is one spot less, and spots are given out on a (semi)rolling basis. Still, I plan on finishing my PS and sending every app out except Yale, and then doing the 250.

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Re: Applying after Thanksgiving?

Postby voytek » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:48 pm

That's exactly what I'm doing. From my experience so far, it's a lot easier to focus on your 250s once everything else is done. Still doesn't make it easy though.

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