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lobowannabe
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status updates

Postby lobowannabe » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:03 pm

Any idea how often the Admissions folks update the status? My status has been the same since December, but my date has changed three times now. What does that mean?

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WhatSarahSaid
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Re: status updates

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:05 pm

Entirely depends on which school you're applying to.

As a general rule, people read too much into status checker updates.

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Neidermeyer519
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Re: status updates

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:12 pm

WhatSarahSaid wrote:Entirely depends on which school you're applying to.

As a general rule, people read too much into status checker updates.


+1

The status checkers can say so many different things. Sometimes I wonder if they just make up stuff to mess with people.

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Justathought
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Re: status updates

Postby Justathought » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:17 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:
WhatSarahSaid wrote:Entirely depends on which school you're applying to.

As a general rule, people read too much into status checker updates.


+1

The status checkers can say so many different things. Sometimes I wonder if they just make up stuff to mess with people.


To the OP: Please review the last 5 pages of this thread for an in depth look at the insanity brought about by status checkers.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=133047&start=1250

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angua
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Re: status updates

Postby angua » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:21 am

So, I should not be nervous that the dates on my status checkers haven't changed since around 1/8?

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Re: status updates

Postby neonx » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:22 am

ljohns wrote:So, I should not be nervous that the dates on my status checkers haven't changed since around 1/8?


Definitely not. People who applied in September and October had to wait MONTHS in some cases.

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angua
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Re: status updates

Postby angua » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:28 am

neonx wrote:
ljohns wrote:So, I should not be nervous that the dates on my status checkers haven't changed since around 1/8?


Definitely not. People who applied in September and October had to wait MONTHS in some cases.


neonx, I love you. You just zapped like 80% of my waiting anxiety.

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Re: status updates

Postby tttlllsss » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:50 am

WhatSarahSaid wrote:Entirely depends on which school you're applying to.

As a general rule, people read too much into status checker updates.


Yeah, but for many schools, the info posted to the status checker can be decoded and used to find out your decision. For example, BC and W&M update the page in such a way that, using past information, you can determine whether you're WL/In/Out

Edit: Also, I think that habitual status checking is very unhealthy. Unfortunately, I succumb to the desire too often




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