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When to Send Applications?

When to Send Applications?
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:43:08 AM »
I came across an interesting article today that showed when most applications are sent to law schools. I checked the source and it seems true but it was interesting to see that most people do not send out applications until after January. Do you guys think it is true? Here is the article.

Re: When to Send Applications?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 09:58:38 AM »
I imagine the data is true overall.  However, I'd guess that earlier applicants are, on average, applying to more competitive schools.  Many of the top 50 don't even accept applications after early to mid-March, so those 20% are likely applying to a greater proportion of lower ranked schools than the 40% who apply by early January.
I'd be interested in seeing the data broken out that way.

Regardless, it's most beneficial to apply as early as you can compile a strong application.
Acceptances: UIUC, IUB, Fordham, W&L, OSU
WL: Notre Dame
Rejections: NYU, Northwestern

Re: When to Send Applications?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 10:03:44 AM »
I think your right. It would seem that the more competitive programs fill up the fastest but at the same time it does not say how many applications people actually sent other than at least one. I wonder how many people are completely done by January. I know I was.