So, out of curiosity I read through last year's SMU thread. In case any of you are interested:
-It seems like a first round of people updated around 1/23 (the thread is kind of unclear) to complete
-Following these updates (a couple of days later) a few people way below their usual acceptances were denied via status checker
-Following these updates (around the same time as the denials, maybe a day or two later), a few people with borderline numbers were held for further review
-Around the 28th, another group of people updated.
-The morning of the 31st decisions for the first group of updates (or at leasts that's what it seems like) went out via status checker. The 28th updaters did not have a status change. These seem to be all admits, but I didn't read that closely, I admit.
-Later in the day those who updated on the 28th had their status changed, also to admitted mostly.
-A few more holds went out towards the end of the day on the 31st.
-These decisions were a mix of EA and RD people.
So, summary, you probably won't have to wait for your letter, but it's not unlikely that you'll have to wait till the 31st. Hope this is helpful to some of you!
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on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.