This past season (Class of 2022 admissions) was the first time in recorded history that it was an advantage to apply very late in the season — at least in some cases. We worked with a handful of very well-put-together candidates who did not move forward in Round 1 last Fall despite some excellent applications. Yet, when the schools (some of them) decided to allow previously-rejected candidates to petition for a reconsideration, those Round 1 candidates were successful. This is unheard of. What it says is that certain sectors remained highly competitive even in a so-called “down” season, as the start of 2019 admissions was… And that 2020 is a bizarr-o year that defies all expectation.
That unusual experience aside, we still stick by the advice to apply in Round 1, for these significant reasons:
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This post is a tiny bit silly, since any of you Brave Supplicants reading it now are already on board with trying for Round 1. We’re just hoping to give a bit more “oomph” to your levels of motivation and determination, since it’s easy to have excitement at the outset of the project — and for that excitement to flag under the weight of the task. Starting now is going to be so useful for you — so good job on making that decision! It’s a smart one!
That calendar is on your side right now but the days are marching towards September quite fast.
As we’ve been saying over and over these days: Now is the time to get started!!
Hit us up if we can help you to do that. We’re around and available to support you in your march towards submissions success!