kulshan wrote:I was looking through the data, and I'm not sure it's just auto-admits who get in early. For one thing, Asha has said on the blog that time of admission doesn't correlate to whether you went through faculty review or not. Also, if you look at the people on LSN who got in at the very beginning, they don't seem much different from the people who get in later. Even though they don't have traditional rolling admissions, it looks like people who are accepted (without looking at WL acceptances) generally find out 1.5-2 months after submitting.
Or at least that is what we can tell ourselves so that we can hope to hear sooner rather than later!
I don't know if we can say that though - because sure, they all have a similar "baseline" of numbers, but at Yale I think being an auto-admit has to do with a lot of other factors that we just can't see on LSN. so basically, who knows! i'm not convinced though that an application can be read by four people (especially when 3 of those are busy professors) by early december. I'm inclined to think that at least the first batch is auto-admits and then after that it's a bit more mixed.