Ryan11212 wrote:As much as I use the status checker, I think if I had a say in the matter, I'd ditch it altogether and notify applicants of any major changes (received, complete, maybe UR, decision) by email. The current setup just feeds into compulsive checking behavior. Not to be too heavy, but as someone who's struggled with OCD, this is seriously driving me nuts. Waiting for Yale was actually pretty easy for me (even though it was my top choice/I had to wait quite awhile/I didn't get in) because I wasn't investing all this mental energy into checking my status every day. I dunno, what's the benefit of having the checkers at all?
Agreed. I hate having to log into the checker, especially for several different schools. I actually don't see why they couldn't all integrate on the LSAC site (most of them are already hosted by LSAC) and give one page of statuses there. They already do this with how you prep and send your apps, would it be too much to add "under review," "under second review," "held," decision, etc.? And it updates once a day at a designated time. And since it's on one page, you could customize your alerts by e-mail.