(Let's just say I've been informally "testing" them to see if they are valid.)
- Applicants who turn their application in early submit stronger, more detailed, applications.
- Applications that are submitted many weeks before the deadline reflect the detailed planning and attention to detail of the applicant.
- Applications that are submitted at the very last minute (barely meeting the deadline) tend to reflect the chaotic nature of actually getting the application in on time.
- Applications submitted on the day of the deadline include Letters of Recommendations that aren't as detailed or insightful (or supportive) as those submitted weeks before the deadline.
- Applicants who submitted their applications early in the process tend to be relaxed, confident, patient and optimistic.
- Applicants who submitted their applications at the last minute tend to be the most critical of the admissions process and want immediate confirmation/answers as to the status of their application. And they are stressed out.
The jury is still out on whether the theories have validity. But it certainly has me thinking...
What do YOU think?