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Applying to 5 schools rd 1. Where should I ideally be on essays/app?

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Identify the overlapping ones and start writing the one with the longer word. For example if 3 schools have "why MBA" - 100, 300, 500 respective word counts... Start with 500

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Feel better by me telling you I'm also applying to 5, finished outlining two schools' but written none yet :)

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Applying to 5 (all M7) in round 1 and feeling like I should have a backup school.

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How many schools should I have knocked out by now? Or if not now, by when?

If it makes you feel better, I was still studying for the GMAT at this point last year & finalized some of my essays the days they were due (also applied to 5 schools R1). Got into my top choice (M7) with $$$… That being said, I’m the kind of person who needs pressure to get things done. If I were you, I’d think about my past experience with projects & how much time I usually need before a deadline to feel comfortable with my work. Good luck on the journey! PS: If you haven’t already done so, your first priority should be ensuring you have solid recommenders (remember that how well they know you is more important than their title)

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I’m applying to the same number of schools, I’m finished with 2 and am reviewing drafts of my third now

im applying to six and “finished” with five. Need to start two more essays but been sick this weekend ☹️

I’m applying to 6 and have drafted only 1 🥲

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