I'm currently living overseas and getting ready to send in some grad school applications to the US by the end of december. I'm really behind and I need every extra day I can get to prepare the applications. However, I understand that there is some amount of delay when using regular US Postal Mail during the holiday season. So I'm curious:
1. How many days of delay should I expect in late december if I use regular US postal mail?
2. Should I also expect delays if I use specialized postal services such as UPS, Fed-Ex or DHL?
3. Will these delays continue into early January?? (some apps are due Jan 15)