Explain... how do you know applications dropped by 20%? That's not at all what I expected...
FlanAl wrote:I'd say its YP, just because you're in the middle on LSP doesn't mean all that much. Also since there are what like 20% less applicants this year all the schools know their numbers are going down so I think a lot of them are trying to YP to make sure their yield rate is still solid.
Full disclosure: rationalizing for my placement on the "special group"
It's the rumor going around this season; I read it on an application consultant's website. The season isn't over yet, but generally, when employment markets pick up (and they've been trending that way lately from the rock bottom a couple years ago) the applicant pool goes down. When it goes down, schools take action later because they don't want to start building their class without a sense of whether they're getting the cream of the crop--they don't want to get hosed. That said, school specific data is not available to us, so we have no idea what this means for Georgetown. It's a T-14, so there's a strong chance it won't follow the general trend.