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Applying day before deadline Yale, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke

silverpurplesilverpurple 186 replies42 threads Junior Member
At the slow rate my daughter is taking, she will likely be applying the day before the deadline for Yale, Brandeis and Mount Holyoke. She is really drawing out this process. Does it harm her chances of admission and merit (at Brandeis and Mount Holyoke) to be applying right at the close of regular decision deadline? Maybe if applying by the skin of her teeth is detrimental i could convince her to hurry it up.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35100 replies398 threads Senior Member
    Remember all the early January threads about missing the deadline by a few minutes? Or the freakouts because the portals don't immediately reflect receipt?

    Then there was the log jam, a few years ago, that further delayed. Another year, there was a download problem.

    Colleges know snafus happen. But when you've got a school like Yale on the list, you really should be ready to submit before the last day. You're ready or you're not. You understand what it takes and your match. Or not.

    Maybe offer her this perspective.
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  • tdy123tdy123 1000 replies18 threads Senior Member
    As far as Yale goes, there is no impact on admissions or aid decisions related to submission timing of the application.

    In terms of actually getting the application in before the deadline, I very strongly encouraged my son to aim to have his applications in 24 hours before the deadline to allow for fire, flood, blackouts, snow storms, hurricanes, crashed hard drives, server outages, etc.
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  • Coun2316Coun2316 54 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I am wondering the same thing with Brandeis. All my daughter has left to do is one 250 word essay and I don't know why she hasn't just done it.
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