With my first due dates coming up quickly (Dec 15th) I am wondering if that means that I should have all of my stuff to the school by the 15th or postmarked by is ok? I have to send in my sop and personal history statement by mail to berkeley and UCSB and they are still not done.
Also, one of my recommenders claims that she is too busy right now and will get my LORs out sometime over break. This is a little stressful for me, since I asked her in October and apparently she hasn't done anything yet. She is the chair of our grad admissions committee and claims deadlines don't matter much, but I don't think a late LOR will help my chances at all. Any thoughts?