Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

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Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby asdfg1234 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:05 pm

I already have my entire application prepared. LSAT, transcripts, LORs, resume, etc.

Is it best for me to apply immediately once the applications open? I am worried that it might make me seem super nerdy/overeager and be off-putting to the admissions offices if I apply on the first day. Should I wait a few days/weeks before submitting?

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Re: Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby zeglo » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:09 pm

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Re: Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby Clemenceau » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:11 pm

God forbid one seem nerdy whilst applying to law school.

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Re: Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby benwyatt » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:36 pm

asdfg1234 wrote:I already have my entire application prepared. LSAT, transcripts, LORs, resume, etc.

Is it best for me to apply immediately once the applications open? I am worried that it might make me seem super nerdy/overeager and be off-putting to the admissions offices if I apply on the first day. Should I wait a few days/weeks before submitting?

I applied on day 1 and got accepted to UVA on the same day

also,

Clemenceau wrote:God forbid one seem nerdy whilst applying to law school.

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Re: Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby Nachoo2019 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:52 pm

Applying day 1 is the best thing you could do. You will be among the first applications that the adcoms read. You'll get a response quicker as well.

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Re: Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby benwyatt » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:47 am

Nachoo2019 wrote:Applying day 1 is the best thing you could do. You will be among the first applications that the adcoms read. You'll get a response quicker as well.

Don't count on the bolded, I waited 7 months to hear back from NU.

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Re: Is it best to apply on the first day the application opens?

Postby Blueprint Mithun » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:26 am

asdfg1234 wrote:I already have my entire application prepared. LSAT, transcripts, LORs, resume, etc.

Is it best for me to apply immediately once the applications open? I am worried that it might make me seem super nerdy/overeager and be off-putting to the admissions offices if I apply on the first day. Should I wait a few days/weeks before submitting?


Yes, since law schools use rolling admissions, the earlier the better. You're not going to be pegged for being "overeager," law schools want people who are enthusiastic about attending.



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