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lawness

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How do they make those decisions?
« on: January 21, 2009, 04:02:11 PM »
How do the adcomms decide who to review first? I have been complete since September at some schools and have not heard anything back yet. Any ideas?

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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 04:58:36 PM »
I imagine that if your numbers are borderline, you could be waiting much longer for a decision.
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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 05:11:50 PM »
why is that though? What is the point of spplying early then?

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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 06:37:43 PM »
Because you will be more thoroughly looked at and perhaps looked at more times than if you apply late.
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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 07:22:51 PM »
My view on why to apply early:

1) If you're a median applicant they're more likely to offer you a seat when they have plenty open.

2) If you're an applicant that exudes "I REALLY want to be at X school" (and thus much more likely to accept an offer) with below median but acceptable numbers they're more likely to offer you a seat when there are more available.

3) If you drop apps in early you're much less likely to be waiting until April (or June... Grrr Davis 2007-2008 cycle) to hear back from at least some of the schools you'd consider going to.

4) If there is a problem with your app (like forgetting an addendum) better to have months before the in-depth review to find out then days.
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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 07:41:16 PM »
^this was much more well thought out than my post :)
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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 07:42:40 PM »
^this was much more well thought out than my post :)


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Re: How do they make those decisions?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 07:45:00 PM »
::blushes::
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