helix23 wrote:I hate to be a negative nancy but how effective will a LOCI be at this point, considering we've heard that they've reached their final decisions?
how do we know they have already reached their final decisions? didn't they say they would be making decisions until 4/30?
I have a post a page or two back where I pointed out that the LSN acceptances this year are basically the same as last year. That's not to say there won't be a handful of acceptances here and there before 4/30, but it seems pretty unlikely that there's going to be a big admit wave.
As an LOCI sender, I don't think that they have much value beyond showing continued interest. Unless you have a substantial update (major award, publication, etc.), I don't think an LOCI is going to sway the committee one way or the other at this point. It's Stanford. They're going to assume you're still interested.
tl;dr An LOCI won't hurt
you, but don't expect it to work any miracles.