JeNeRegretteRien wrote:nadopretz wrote:All this discussion about when we hear back makes me wonder if the people who are hearing back are all yeses, or if some people have already heard nos? As a non-traditional married applicant, we are trying to make some rough joint decisions, and I would love to know how encouraged (if at all) I should be by the fact that a no with my name on it hasn't yet come down the pike.
I'm in the same position as you, nadopretz, and wondering the same thing, so I feel your pain.
LinzerTorte is right: There have been people that have been dinged (a wave went out around Valentine's Day). I don't know if there have been any more since then, or at least, if there have been, they've been below the TLS/LSN/Twitter radar.
When I did my little "average days to decision" (again using the really incomplete and super noisy but all-we-got LSN data set), I also looked at whether the admit rate for "long-review-time" candidates was any higher than the for the population as a whole. Looking for a little hope and what not. There were no meaningful differences in the data I had, which may mean (as I think Dean AR actually said somewhere) that when you hear back (or in our case, don't) doesn't mean THAT much. Or it may just be the super noisy data set. It seems possible to craft reasonable explanations either way.
I mean it's certainly not bad to have missed the first waves of dings, since technically it leaves the hope alive. And I suppose it could mean (depending on complete date), that you made it into faculty review (which is a big step). My joking in my last post aside, I really do think most of these faculty members have a billion other also-super-important things going on (and different work styles), so there must be some (and maybe substantial) variation in when Faculty-Review-Groups come back with their answers.
I suspect a lot of us will find out in the next few weeks, one way or the other. Sigh.
Especially when you only missed it because you hadn't submitted yet!!!