atwardow wrote:So if interviews are for borderline applicants as you say, I am quite curious why I have received no updates since my application was officially held on 11/29. My LSAT is a disappointing 162 but my GPA is a 3.86, and I had a lot of (what I believe are) strong softs and even delivered a LOCI when I visited the campus last month. I'm genuinely surprised I haven't been dinged or WL'ed, so that's great, but having no other updates makes me rather anxious.
I'm not sure about held vs WL and status updates, but my guess is that they're going through all the to-be-decided apps first. From my understanding Held means they're going to review your app again after they get a better sense of the total pool. WL is more of a polite rejection, but they're keeping your app on file in case 5000 people decide not matriculate for some reason. Interviews are to decide who gets held/WL/dinged. I haven't heard of anyone getting an interview request after getting held or WL'd, but then again this thread is 65 pages long and I may have missed something.