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khaela
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when can we see the applications

Postby khaela » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:33 pm

sorry for the super newb question,

but when are the applications for each school visible on the LSAC?

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby rebexness » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:36 pm

Most of them are available Sept 1 or Sept 15.

khaela
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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby khaela » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Is there any way to "view" the applications before those dates?

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby bimmer11 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:27 pm

If you want to get a feel for questions, some schools still have last year's application posted on their website.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:36 pm

Some of them are up already. Add schools to your school list on LSAC, click "start/continue application" and you should see the dates the apps will open. For the rest, it really just depends on when the school puts it up. As rebexness said, most will be up there and available by early-mid September.

But even if the app is available, some schools won't let you submit it until a later date. For example, Harvard's was available September 10th, but you couldn't submit it until the 15th.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Ramius » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:52 pm

The apps are mostly similar even if you can't see them yet. You don't need to see the applications to know you need the following polished and ready to go:
1. PS (have a 2 page version, 3 page version and possibly 4 page version, depending on the school)
2. DS (if you've written one)
3. Resume
4. Basic info about yourself

Once you have this, the applications will be largely upload and fill in the blank. In the rare case where you have a Yale 250 or a "why x," just figure it out in advance and be ready to submit it.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby rebexness » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:16 pm

A bunch of them look like they will be available August 15.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Young Marino » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:25 pm

Does it usually start at the same date year to year? I saw a few became available October 1st of last year

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby dadownclub8 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:14 am

Sorry if this info is available or if it is a stupid question, but does anyone know which schools have the extra "Why x" essays and other supplemental essays? Is there an established list of known ones?

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby rebexness » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:19 am

Penn, UVa (I don't think a Why X is on their app, but still necessary), mich, duke, GULC.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:52 am

It's not comprehensive, but you can see a list in this doc under Application Materials.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Hapalawyer » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:10 am

matthewsean85 wrote:The apps are mostly similar even if you can't see them yet. You don't need to see the applications to know you need the following polished and ready to go:
1. PS (have a 2 page version, 3 page version and possibly 4 page version, depending on the school)
2. DS (if you've written one)
3. Resume
4. Basic info about yourself

Once you have this, the applications will be largely upload and fill in the blank. In the rare case where you have a Yale 250 or a "why x," just figure it out in advance and be ready to submit it.


The spreadsheet lists all of the PS requirements as 2 or 2- 3,4,5 or 2+. Would one 2 page statement work for all schools?

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Ramius » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:48 am

Hapalawyer wrote:
matthewsean85 wrote:The apps are mostly similar even if you can't see them yet. You don't need to see the applications to know you need the following polished and ready to go:
1. PS (have a 2 page version, 3 page version and possibly 4 page version, depending on the school)
2. DS (if you've written one)
3. Resume
4. Basic info about yourself

Once you have this, the applications will be largely upload and fill in the blank. In the rare case where you have a Yale 250 or a "why x," just figure it out in advance and be ready to submit it.


The spreadsheet lists all of the PS requirements as 2 or 2- 3,4,5 or 2+. Would one 2 page statement work for all schools?


Short answer is yes, but with a caveat. Certain schools actually encourage a longer PS (Berkeley comes to mind), but for the most part, a solid 2 page essay written for most schools will be the best/easiest answer. The only other thing to mention here is that not all PS prompts are the same, so prior to uploading your PS to CAS, make sure you read the prompt and believe you've adequately addressed the prompt. To give you some idea, I applied to 17 schools and had a 2 page PS I used for all but one of them.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby dadownclub8 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:32 pm

When you applied using the 2 page statement, did you have multiple versions of that depending on the font size or no? If so, what font size did you use for all? NT size 12?

matthewsean85 wrote:
Hapalawyer wrote:
matthewsean85 wrote:The apps are mostly similar even if you can't see them yet. You don't need to see the applications to know you need the following polished and ready to go:

1. PS (have a 2 page version, 3 page version and possibly 4 page version, depending on the school)
2. DS (if you've written one)
3. Resume
4. Basic info about yourself

Once you have this, the applications will be largely upload and fill in the blank. In the rare case where you have a Yale 250 or a "why x," just figure it out in advance and be ready to submit it.


The spreadsheet lists all of the PS requirements as 2 or 2- 3,4,5 or 2+. Would one 2 page statement work for all schools?


Short answer is yes, but with a caveat. Certain schools actually encourage a longer PS (Berkeley comes to mind), but for the most part, a solid 2 page essay written for most schools will be the best/easiest answer. The only other thing to mention here is that not all PS prompts are the same, so prior to uploading your PS to CAS, make sure you read the prompt and believe you've adequately addressed the prompt. To give you some idea, I applied to 17 schools and had a 2 page PS I used for all but one of them.

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Re: when can we see the applications

Postby Ramius » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:58 am

No, I used one statement for all of the schools with no editing outside of changing a school's name (which added/subtracted nothing in it).




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