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LSAC ED processing?

LSAC ED processing?
« on: September 17, 2008, 08:31:00 AM »
I added this question to another thread, but thought it belonged better with the LSAC questions.

Michigan wants ED apps in by 1 Nov, and completion by 15 Nov. But isn't everything sent via LSAC (and so won't it all arrive together)? Or does the app get sent immediately, and then it takes a couple weeks for the rest of the file to arrive..? Or something else altogether?

Another related question--am I right in understanding that ED may or may not give you a boost, depending on the school? G-Town, eg, says it does; others don't say; some specify more stringent expectations for ED. Does anyone have a sense of what schools it may benefit the applicant to apply ED to (presuming of course that school in question really is the first choice), versus schools where it would be irrelevant, or detrimental in the case of weaker numbers?

Re: LSAC ED processing?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 09:05:56 AM »
In reference to the first part of your question, you can submit your application to the school and it still no be complete. Several things could cause this. One is just processing time. If you submit on X day, it will take anywhere from a couple days to a week or two to actually "go complete" (the school sends you an email when it is officially "complete").

Another thing could be LSAT scores. You could submit in October, before you take the Oct test, but the app wont e complete until the score has been sent by LSAC and received by the school.

But probably the biggest thing you'll have to worry about is LORs. Just make sure yours have been sent early if you want to apply ED. If not, you could submit your app by the deadline, but unless your LORs are received by the school by the deadline for complete, you won't meet their complete deadline.

Re: LSAC ED processing?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 06:30:58 PM »
I have the same worry!

Do you think we can send in the additional documents just in case we don't get them in for the two week processing time of the LSAC/LSDAS??? Or is that frowned upon?