How many of you are on a law school application cycle schedule? A schedule that you gave yourself over the summer perhaps compelling you to submit by Thanksgiving. Are you on target?
As we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, it is a good time to evaluate where you are and where you need to be. If you have submitted your application, congratulations and good luck! Yet for many, the need to retake the LSAT or just life may have derailed your well-planned schedule. Life happens. If so, are you stressed? Take a breath, enjoy some turkey, take a nap, and know that admissions committees will look forward to your application when you are ready to submit your strongest application.
Schedules are helpful, but think of them as guidelines that can be adjusted. If your strongest application needs more time to cultivate, take that time. Rolling application cycles can be confusing for applicants. The concept of applying, “the earlier the better,” can create anxiety. Applications submitted by January 1, or even mid-January, are still timely applications. Thus, if you needed an LSAT retake or had a rough work or semester schedule, fear not. Take some time to enjoy the holidays and chip away at the application components so that you are creating the strongest narrative for admissions committees rather than just the earliest.
If you need some extra assistance adjusting the schedule of your law school application cycle, I have some suggestions:
First, think about seeking a free consultation with one of our great law school consultants to assess areas that may need expert advice or assistance.
Also, take some time to review this helpful webinar for insight and information:
There is time to enjoy turkey, time to enjoy the holidays and time to submit your strongest application to law school.
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Christine Carr is a Harvard graduate with over 15 years of admissions experience, including nine years as Associate Director of Admissions at Boston University School of Law. She has read over 10,000 personal statements and counseled thousands of prospective applicants through the application process. Want Christine to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch!