CarlBrannen wrote:On the other hand, I hate deadlines. I'm getting my applications in yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I'm basically 5 down and 4 or 5 to go. (I'm getting iffy about going to UNM after talking to some professors there, so I might save $50)
And after I get the applications out, then I will start moving official transcripts and GRE scores. But really, that will be a pleasure compared with writing SoPs.
grae313 wrote:Usually if the school lists a single application due date, that's when they want all the materials by. I've never heard of schools not sending LOR info until the application is submitted--usually the emails are sent when you register your recommenders.
Often they list two dates, one for your application and one for supplementary materials, in which case of course the LORs would need to be in by the latter date.
If you actually have a school that doesn't send out LOR requests until you submit the app and all they list is the application deadline, then I can't imagine they'd expect the LORs by that date as well. The easiest thing for you to do in this case is give the department a call and ask. You can have this cleared up 100% in five minutes.
ryan6 wrote:Seems like every university has their own way of doing this but here is what I found in cornells application
Online submission note:
After entering the recommender's information below, you may also need to register each online recommender in the Recommender section of this application. Please note that Recommenders for applicants in the following fields will not be notified until AFTER their application has been submitted
and applied physics is one of those fields. But if application deadline is Jan 5 (which it is for cornell) then how would recommendations work if i submitted on jan 5? I guess I could call each school
admissionprof wrote: If it is Jan. 1st, or likely even Dec. 15th, then if the letters arrive a little late, it isn't a big deal. Admissions committee members have a life, and usually don't come in much over the holidays. So you probably have until the second week in January in any event (maybe a few days sooner for quarter system schools).
None of the above applies to Harvard/Princeton, since no general statements ever apply to Harvard/Princeton.
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