First the completed applications...
- Harvard application packet has been sent to the admissions committee and is currently under review. I should hear around March 15th. It has three letters of recommendation now (using my alternative letter writer)...none of them academic. Things don't look particularly hopeful, and they are offering no encouragement, though I am hoping, wishing, and keeping my fingers crossed anyway, as silly as it may be.
- Yale application packet is being processed and may or may not yet be with the admissions committee. My letter writer who was ill very kindly contacted them and asked that her letter be included in my packet after she returned from her most recent medical procedures. I am very thankful, and they let her letter in yesterday. I otherwise had the same three letters of recommendation at this school as I did at Harvard. I hope the professor's letter is not too late to make a difference.
- All items except for my personal statement have been sent to Meadville-Lombard. By all items, I mean everything including my application fee. My personal statement is coming along painfully slowly. I hope to get it done this weekend and unburden myself of this application. As for letters, I have no idea if the professor will still be sending her letter. However, I did get three extra letters for them (on top of the two I had), as they except four letters as their minimum. I am just waiting on one of those letters to be mailed.
- My Andover Newton application is the least complete. I am stuck on the personal statement and essay. The questions this school uses as prompters for the writing are *so* different from the other schools that I basically have to start from scratch, and I admit I am overwhelmed. Still, I plan to get this done within one week. I have three letters at this school, plus the professor's letter if she sends it. They take supplemental materials so would consider the fourth letter.