nabadgelyo wrote:Okay so if Harvard's policy this year is "no holds," do we know whether that means:
1. They are still holding applicants, but just not using the term "hold" to avoid annoying questions/confusion
2. They are not holding applicants at all.
If I understand correctly, wouldn't the former benefit early applicants who have not been accepted? Or do I misunderstand the concept of a "hold" entirely? Or has this question already been answered?
The way I understand it, there used to be an actual "hold" status, ie: you would be notified that your application was being held for further review at a later date. This year, they're not notifying applicants that they are being held, but they are probably doing the same thing and holding certain batches of people until they are able to review them alongside later applicants.