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I remember looking up how to apply. Came to Central's website first. And there were some pretty clear directions to do it through the LSAT site.

They're prompted to go to our application, of course, fill it out. Once that application is complete, we will get that information and determine if there is additional information that we need. Submitting the personal statement, the resume, and of course, the transcripts to LSAC. Once we see it is complete, then we'll go ahead and start the review.

Once I have my application in, I was contacted just to let me know that my application had been received, that it would be under review. They gave me a general time frame. And they gave me a link where I check my application status. Altogether, the process probably took about a couple months.

I actually logged in to check my application status on a whim one day. And I saw that "admited." And it was awesome! I was really excited. But then I got the paper copy. I think something about getting the paper copy is a lot more fulfilling.