If you're working with a December 15th deadline, and you're applying on-line and also sending hard copies of materials via Fed Ex, they obviously have to match the paper materials with the on-line materials. I don't know how long this takes them, but here's my concern: If they do not connect my materials by 12-15, will they automatically not consider my application? Theoretically, they will have all of my information, even if it's not matched. Furthermore, they'll have my paper material by 12-9; it's my on-line application for which they will have to wait a couple of days. I would really appreciate some advice... Thanks!