Hi all, I'm fairly new to applications and I'm wondering about submissions protocol. I've been seeing posts here about applicants going "complete" and I understand that it refers to their files being complete at the schools they have submitted applications to.
My silly question is, how does this exactly work? Which files do being "complete" refer to - our attachments (personal statements, etc.), our "complete" LSDAS Law School Reports that the schools have officially received, or both?
Do personal statements, etc. even HAVE to be attached when applications are submitted? Or are we allowed to submit electronic applications without attachments and just send them later when we finish? (I realize this is probably a bad idea, and probably an even sillier question, but I'm just asking for clarity's sake)? Or does having an "incomplete" file simply mean the schools haven't received our transcripts, LORs, Dean's Certifications,etc. yet, regardless of whether or not we have attached our personal statements,etc.?
I also saw on the LSDAS section of LSAC (when you are logged in) that law school reports are $12.00 each and that we will be prompted to order them after submitting applications. Does every school require you to order them and is that $12.00 in addition to the application fees? But in the same regard, on the LSDAS section of their FAQ, it says only the schools can request these reports? Uhm... eh?
I apologize for the ten million questions
. I'm just very confused about the process. Actually, when I first started this thread I just had my first question in mind, and it eventually led to all these other questions and now I guess I'm even more confused than I thought. Anyhow, if anyone could please take the time to respond to any of my questions that would be great.