anonanonanon123 wrote:Will some people be accepted without ever being invited for an interview?
According to their site and phone convos I've had with admission, yes.
But in the most pragmatic of terms, not really.
Like we've pointed out, there is evidence that three things are happening:
1) UChicago is moving faster and likely interviewing more people this year
2) There were reports that last year's yield was fairly high (from the c/o 2013 thread). Looking at the myLSN data from last year, it seems that only a few people moved from the waitlist and that would confirm the yield rate question. There just wasn't a lot of movement.
3) They will likely release decisions on the same (or nearly the same) day that decisions came out last year. IF they have a lot more interviews completed, then they have more people to choose from and it's far less likely that you'd go straight from no interview to admit
All of this tells me that U of C is able to be very selective and has had a good chance to talk to many qualified candidates. I rode the waitlist all the way until October 2 of this year - I never received an interview. I'm just trying to brace for a very competitive selection of admits and a lot of WL's/dings again this year.
Btw, most decisions last year came via email. Like I said earlier, a few people got phone calls and it was usually much later in the cycle.
The first day of decisions was ALL email.