Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

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When should I apply?

As soon as possible/end of November, rewrite everything
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73%
Next cycle.
3
10%
Never. this is message from god. Law school is not for you.
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17%
 
Total votes: 30

t0wlie
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Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby t0wlie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:17 pm

Oh my god. My computer completely shat out, hard drive failed. Lost all data - personal statement, resumes, and other addendum.

Was planning on final touches and submitting everything yesterday. I now have to rewrite everything.. probably take me at least another 5 days.. I am hoping to have everything done by the 20th.


Do you think it is worth it even though it is so late? Waiting another year to apply would be devastating for me but will it help my chances out more or so i've heard... how much does it hurt to apply at the end of november?

Stats - 3.84 GPA, mexican-american female, 160 LSAT

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/t0wlie

LawlStoodent
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby LawlStoodent » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 pm

t0wlie wrote:Oh my god. My computer completely shat out, hard drive failed. Lost all data - personal statement, resumes, and other addendum.

Was planning on final touches and submitting everything yesterday. I now have to rewrite everything.. probably take me at least another 5 days.. I am hoping to have everything done by the 20th.


Do you think it is worth it even though it is so late? Waiting another year to apply would be devastating for me but will it help my chances out more or so i've heard... how much does it hurt to apply at the end of november?

Stats - 3.84 GPA, mexican-american female, 160 LSAT

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/t0wlie



I applied two years ago; didn't send my stuff in until around Thanksgiving ~ 11/22. It didn't effect my cycle at all. I got in everywhere my numbers said I would.


For future reference and file protection -- http://www.dropbox.com!

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StylinNProfilin
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby StylinNProfilin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:47 pm

Ur acting like its Februrary...late November isnt really considered that late in the cycle, ur fine. With apps going to be down again, applying late doesnt hurt as much as it used to anyways.

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sinfiery
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby sinfiery » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:48 pm

Way too early to panic.

This is not a reason to wait for next year's cycle.

t0wlie
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby t0wlie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:55 pm

Oh gosh, sorry guys.. you can see how Id be a little freaked out when i suddenly lost everything for my apps!! Thanks so much for the help. I just heard all this about being sure to apply by end of oct/early nov,.. october lsat scores should be sent in last for apps, etc. thanks a bunch, I feel much better.

hey, maybe my personal statement will turn out better.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:56 pm

It's not too late.

But store your important shit in the cloud, dooder.

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helix23
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby helix23 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:39 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:It's not too late.

But store your important shit in the cloud, dooder.


Yep. Google Documents (I refuse to call it Drive) is free.

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dproduct
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby dproduct » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:06 am

Before Halloween = Early
Before Thanksgiving = On Time
After Christmas = Typically a bad decision, but with this cycle, who knows?

You're fine.

ETA: Feel free to PM with your PS if you need eyes to proofread it. Make sure the rush doesn't negatively impact your application. Good luck!

ajr
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby ajr » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:19 am

FYI - it's possible to pay a bunch of money to recover what is on your hard-drive, if you really want to. Unless you really fried it in burning oil. Even then maybe.

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AlanShore
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby AlanShore » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:56 pm

End of November isn't late so you're fine! Also, # of LSAT takers is still decreasing so late apps shouldn't hurt as much this year, if at all. Schools may be rushing to hit their medians once feb/mar comes around.

mushybrain
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby mushybrain » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:23 am

You're fine. I applied in early December and got into several good schools.

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Blumpbeef
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:58 am

don't even worry about it.

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Lawquacious
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:00 am

Lol. Crappy poll. It is still relatively early. Include some other option--i.e. December or January are fine if you have the LSAT/GPA numbers to back your apps up.

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MsAvocadoPit
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby MsAvocadoPit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:53 pm

You can do this! Plus, even if you had submitted them right now, it might not have been looked at until Thanksgiving was over anyway. It's NOT too late, just get your apps in before the December LSAT retakers have their files go complete in late Dec/early Jan.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:00 pm

Anything before Thanksgiving is still decently early. Also dropbox that shit next time.

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cahwc12
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby cahwc12 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:32 pm

dproduct wrote:Before Halloween = Early
Before Thanksgiving = On Time
After Christmas = Typically a bad decision, but with this cycle, who knows?

You're fine.

ETA: Feel free to PM with your PS if you need eyes to proofread it. Make sure the rush doesn't negatively impact your application. Good luck!



Do you think this adage still applies now, given the precipitous drop in applications and that more than half of students were admitted off the waitlist and accepting applications into as late as July at many schools last year?

cinnamonchurros
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby cinnamonchurros » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:12 pm

Work your ass off and rewrite everything before Thanksgiving. Put everything in the cloud and watch your acceptances roll in.

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gguuueessttt
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby gguuueessttt » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:15 pm

Definitely re-write everything and apply ASAP. Before Thanksgiving is considered early so a couple days late is not a big deal. Just take a deep breath and get 'er done!

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TennesseeBob
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby TennesseeBob » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 pm

are you sure that nothing on the hard drive can be retrieved?

even if the data is all gone, i don't see how it could hurt for you to apply this cycle (with the caveat that the quality of your essays not drop on a rewrite). Even if things don't pan out this cycle, there's no negative to reapplying to schools if you get to that point.

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dproduct
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Re: Too late to apply? Computer died, lost everything.

Postby dproduct » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:59 pm

cahwc12 wrote:
dproduct wrote:Before Halloween = Early
Before Thanksgiving = On Time
After Christmas = Typically a bad decision, but with this cycle, who knows?

You're fine.

ETA: Feel free to PM with your PS if you need eyes to proofread it. Make sure the rush doesn't negatively impact your application. Good luck!



Do you think this adage still applies now, given the precipitous drop in applications and that more than half of students were admitted off the waitlist and accepting applications into as late as July at many schools last year?


I think it's definitely more lax this year (perhaps even shifted with Halloween = super early, Thanksgiving = early, Christmas = on-time, Post Feb LSAT = rough).

I guess we'll see.




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