Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

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HopefulFish
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Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby HopefulFish » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:12 am

In my cycle last year, I was rejected within 2 weeks from most top schools (UCLA, Berkeley, NorthWestern, Michigan etc).
Apparently, some schools have tiers of admissions process where 1 adcom (the gate keeper) will admit some auto-admits with 75% and over numbers, reject auto-rejects below the median, and allow the remaining bulk to actually go through the review process.

If you haven't heard back for over a month after applying early, is it safe to assume that you're at least past the initial rejection stage?

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MysticalWheel
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Re: Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby MysticalWheel » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:23 am

It may be more likely that you're past any "early stage," but don't assume anything definitively or deduce things to the point of certainty from previous cycles.

MW

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AreJay711
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Re: Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:25 am

It is certainly a better sign than a rejection letter I guess.

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Re: Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby canuck » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:04 am

Remain hopeful fishy.

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Re: Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:11 am

Not really.

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northwood
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Re: Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:13 am

its a sign that you need to find another hobby to take your mind off trying to figure out what the admissions people are thinking about you.

Until you hear otherwise, assume you have some shot at getting a seat and move on with your day.

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Pleasye
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Re: Early applicant, no decision yet. Good sign?

Postby Pleasye » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:20 am

This thread can be helpful in determining when you should hear back from Michigan (according to when you applied): viewtopic.php?f=2&t=137012




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