this message in particular confuses me, can someone explain? :
For those applicants who are not yet complete, please note that it can take as much as three to four weeks from the date we receive your application to the date your application is processed. LSAC will notify you when your report is sent to us. Due to the volume of reports and other materials we receive, it can take as much as four to six weeks from the date your report is sent to the date it is matched to your file.
So is "complete" equivalent to "processed" here or being "matched to your file"? I'm really confused by what the last sentence means - are they talking about being "complete" or making a decision there?
Your application is the stuff you filled out and attachments you send when you check out on LSAC.
I think that "application is processed" refers to them putting this into a folder and requesting your report be sent.
You can confirm that by watching your LSAC account.
You then have 4-6 weeks to wait for the report stuff (transcript/recs/etc) to be put in your file, at which point you will hopefully be complete.
Probably, though, this will happen faster; I'm guessing they are trying to forestall phone calls...