acrossthelake wrote: r6_philly wrote:
Interesting.. for some reason I assumed that JR was the only one who reviewed the apps for the JR1 stage and then they were sent to other ppl for review.. Makes sense that it isnt the case though.
If this is the same lady that visited my school, then she did mention that she reviews a pile by herself first. Maybe JR reviews the highly qualified ones and she reviews the ok ones, and the rest are thrown in the fireplace?
Well this is odd. I thought JR reviewed everything first, then sent it on to other people.
This is purely guessing: but I would prioritize by letting JR review all the auto-admit type numbers first, then let the rest of the staff review the borderline files, filter/screen them, then submit the better ones on to JR for review. There is no point to have JR review everything first. I think Yale does that, and their late late late decision date (and the lower volume) reflect that.
If this is true, then it would explain why last year borderline applicants got JR1's after they got the complete emails, a few more weeks longer than auto-admit number types.