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Submit common app early?

happysunnyshinehappysunnyshine Registered User Posts: 1,202 Member
edited November 2010 in Harvard University
Will the admission officers, starting on December 1st, begin reviewing the common app when it is turned in even though the supplement and teachers' evaluations are not submitted?
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Replies to: Submit common app early?

  • jgraiderjgraider Registered User Posts: 2,845 Senior Member
    I would guess that they would start with the complete applications before looking at any incomplete ones
  • mistergmisterg Registered User Posts: 318 Member
    I woud suggest having everything submitted at once. They don't review incomplete applications until everything comes (with the exception of SAT results from the December/January test dates).
  • neuron39neuron39 Registered User Posts: 455 Member
    We attended an on-campus information session last April. The adcon stated that they start reviewing complete applications on 12/1, and they encourage applicants to submit ASAP (beginning in September!). Of course, with the volume of applications received (30,000 last year), they would never suggest anything else!
  • Raffiki10Raffiki10 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    According to their email, they want the common app w/supplement even if test scores and teacher/counsellor recs are not in, by Dec. 1st. The "real" deadline is still Dec. 30th though...
  • gadadgadad Registered User Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    Late teacher & counselor recs are very typical - not a deal-breaker.
  • OpensecretOpensecret Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    In deciding whether to submit early, consider the possibility that you might help Harvard admissions more than you help your own chances. If you've got your app ready and your essays are at their peak by Dec. 1, it makes sense to submit. But if you might have things in better shape by December 30, why not use that extra time?
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