moneyball026 wrote:Are you guys saying the dings are for anyone who doesnt have the faculty review header? Mine is still at Under Review 10/25, so I'm guessing that means I'm done.
It would seem likely, unless of course they're going to WL you. Although, I think UFR is a glorified hold/waitlist. Anyone know whether or not that's true?
Don't know if this helps or not, but last year, some people who had submitted Nov/Oct/Dec were going under faculty review in February (FR2) instead of going under FR in January. So it's possible that some people who haven't heard anything today might still be hearing about it later on. (See pg. 94 of viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162909&start=2325
Apparently, about 1/8 of people who are under faculty review will get in. Also, in order to be waitlisted, you first have to go under faculty review.
From the TLS interview section:
TLS: What does the admissions process consist of, and how is an application rated?
Dean Tom: “Well, all the files are read, previewed initially by me or by one of my staff. I have 4 other people who help me with the application process initially. However, I read the bulk of them. I read about two-thirds of the applicant pool, while the other 4 read the other one-third.”
TLS: Wow, busy man.
Dean Tom: “Yeah. But it’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we also identify about 1400 to 1600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of 6 faculty and 12 students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.