I'm waiting on 1 more LOR, and my personal statement is already finished. My transcripts haven't been sent yet, because I'm still repaying my debt to the bursar's office at my old school. Just being honest, I was really broke during college, and got a bit behind on my bursar bill. I've been on a payment plan since. It's coming down to the wire now, because I really need my transcripts released (there's a hold on my account at present). It's all good though, because I've bene working like mad lately, exceeding quotas, and getting bonuses. I'm going to make a 2k payment on December 20th, and my account will be cleared. After that, they can release my transcripts.
So basically, I'm thinking that my applications will all be in and complete by mid-January. I hope that's not too late.
The one school I have to rush for is Duke--- that one is due January 1st, so it'll be a close call.
I hope schools don't simply stop giving out merit money as their deadline approcahes. I was just never aware that applications needed to be submitted so early.
Thanks everyone. All your advice is much appreciated.