<p>Hi everyone. I'm an out-of-state senior and I probably won't send in my application until around November 1st. So will this considerably hurt me? (since i've read that apps should be sent asap?)</p>

<p>It depends on your stats. If you are a perfect candidate, it won't hurt you. But if you are a typical applicant, you may want to apply a little before.</p>

<p>yeah I mean my friend with a 4.0 and 34 act and some math ECs applied in january and got some money too, but his gpa and act were high.</p>

<p>alot of people make the mistake of thinking their ECs will cancel out low gpa; it won't.</p>

<p>make that decision based on how you think your stats look compared to how smart you are; if you think you can do better it changes things because you might do better on another act, etc.</p>

<p>i say apply now though. all it takes is one bored 36act kid who just applies to UM on a whim to take your place at the school.</p>