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Application Rounds

by cloodle » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:44 am
Dear Experts -

I was wondering, what is the significance of the different application rounds. Especially in the top schools - should I do whatever it takes to make it to the first deadline?

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by Lisa Anderson » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:03 pm
Dear cloodle,

It is better to apply in the second round than rush to get it in for the first round. There is no real advantage to round 1 over round 2. However any round after the second, there is a disadvantage as the number of seats left is quite low.

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by emw13 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:14 am
Are we considering the first round the early decision round, or the first round the round immediately after?

If the school I were applying to had the deadlines as October (early decision), November, and then January, would there be any disadvantage applying in January?

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by Lisa Anderson » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:00 pm
Dear emw13,

For some schools, there is an early decision round and then a first round. But most schools have just the first round. Generally speaking, you want to get your application in by the December/January deadline. For this year with the expected increase in applications, I would suggest getting it in as soon as possible, but don't compromise quality.

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