may wrote:r6_philly wrote:The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Keep in mind that a number of applicants don't release their info until after their cycle is over--so it is unsurprising that there are fewer applicants reporting thus far.
Someone go and obsess over the "updated" date in connection with the decision date and see how many of them updated by this time last year.
Wouldn't be very effective. "Updated" date changes to reflect when the applicant selects 'Attending,' 'Withdrawn,' or 'Deferred.' Most of the Stanford admits reported one of those at some point, so the "update" date reflects that change rather than when a decision was reported.
I guess one way to tell is to see if the decisions from all the other schools that the applicant applied to were updated at the same time. Then you would know if they released their cycle info when it was already over with, or before. But I would never spend the time mining for that data...