OK, I applied to USD last night and they requested my report this morning. LSAC sent my "First Time Report" already. PLEEEASE tell me what I should do at this point - here's the issue:
Problem: I only have 1 of 2 LORs on file with LSAC at the moment (the 2nd is REALLY good, but it's being faxed this week)
Problem: USD "welcoms but does not require" LORs, which means they could review my file with just the 1 LOR
Problem: "If applicants wish to have letters of recommendation included in their file, the letters need to be submitted through the LSDAS service" which means I can't have my late recommender send the LOR via fedex or something.
Problem: USD says, re deadlines, "The priority filing date for submitting application materials is February 1. However, applications submitted after February 1 are still given full consideration." Ok... so how much am I hurting myself if I tell them to HOLD my app until after the priority deadline?
Course of Action 1: Call USD and ask to please WAIT TO REVIEW MY FILE until they receive 2nd LOR from LSAC (which they would have to request, right?)If I do this, and the letter doesn't arrive until after Feb 1, what do you think that does to my chances? Pure spec, I know, but I'm weighing A Great LOR v. "Priorty Deadline"
Course of Action 2: Call USD and ask if they will consider receiving LOR directly from recommender even though it clearly states "required to use LSDAS" on website
Course of Action 3: Do nothing and hope that my LOR gets to LSAC, processed, and sent to USD before they review my file
Course of Action 4: Do nothing and preemptively start hating USD for dinging me