Mr. Somebody wrote: emcoast32 wrote: EMZE wrote:
Compared to those who got the e-mails, am I wrong in saying that those who didn't have much weaker numbers? There are a few who with strong numbers, but these top schools always seem to deliver rejections that raise eyebrows. YP.
ETA: After reading her post 600 times, she said that those applications are in line for a decision, so maybe it has not yet been rendered, but the application is simply due for a decision soon, as she said.
Is there yet hope?
think of it this way: if the no-email group contained admits, they would have been in line for acceptances before those who received emails (because they were "slated" for decisions, when the email group was not). i know of no one who was admitted without receiving the email.
ETA: admitted *today*
I submitted on 11/22 and have numbers >75% and also have not received an email.
Some of the decisions were made immediately after those e-mails were sent out, while others simply need further review or have not been holistically reviewed (Dean Z comments on this lack of correlation in her blog). With that being said, I believe applicants who did not receive the e-mail may not need to be looked at further and may be in a pile of admits, denials, etc. as is and those piles will collectively be entered into statuses by the end of this work week. As for those who received an e-mail, those apps are just taking more time for the admissions committee to review; she doesn't call it a hold, but does admit they are looked over after initial thoughts due to outside circumstances, ex. everything looks, everything looks bad, yadayada. I do not see a correlation between those who received the e-mail or those who did not having a greater likelihood of admittance.
I'm a rather optimistic person though. Chin up TLSers!