Walt15 wrote:Outside of the original email with my status checker info, I have yet to receive any emails from UVA. The soft interview I had was unsolicited and was about my app weaknesses and why UVA. The second call was a congratulations here's what to expect in the coming months and please withdrawal other apps per ED agreement call. Both were with AD Richard. So for my cycle there were no emails asking me to call as in years past, I did answer each 434 number on the first call though so maybe they would have sent an email had I not answered.
I guess I'll answer too since mine was a tad different. I got an email the day after I submitted asking me to call Dean Richard to discuss my application (it had a nice superlative prior to app so I wasn't too worried lol). My soft interview was very soft, no questions about holes really just told me what she liked about my app, but did then ask if I ever had time to do anything fun or sleep. She also asked a question I expect all to ask about my PhD since my school transcript has my calculated date midway through my first year of law school, but I'm on schedule with my supervisor to be done about 6 months early, so it was just checking to be sure that was still the case. That was really it. Then a congratulatory call this morning, just saying I'd have my package by the end of the week and hopefully be coming to see them soon. Both calls were very friendly. I was all prepared to answer questions like Walt got about why UVA, but it was in my PS and for whatever reason, they didn't ask again, so I guess it was enough.
Also on the RD question, she specifically said something this morning that implied RD apps are not really being considered right now and won't for a few months. So I'd sit tight and expect they will be hussling for now to get the ED class set.I wouldn't worry about that 'January' message or read anything into it. I think that is generally the policy, but there may be a few exceptions here or there for whatever reason.