betasteve wrote: OasisFan wrote:
jmoc2009 wrote:my current status date was changed this afternoon to 1/28/2009 - still says "application completed".
I'm starting to come around on the idea that all of those whose status date changed but their status did not are those who are probably gonna be accepted early decision. My decision went on hold on Monday but my date said 01/29/09, so they really don't want me I guess...
I think those that had status changed to completed with new date are going to get a firm decision - not necessarily accept. I am confused about the one poster that had "Decision Rendered" on their status updater. This is a really odd cycle, given some of the deferral that seem to be auto-admits, even with $.
My ONLY guess is that they received some fairly strong apps after the ED cutoff date, and want to include those in the pool and not build a class too early based on the ED candidates.
You're right about the firm decision (not necessarily accept), but I'm not sure what incentive SMU has to not build their class with highly qualified applicants if they apply early decision. If the numbers are there, they'll take them, but I do agree with the poster above that they probably just did not get to reading some of them...I think SMU might be trying to wait to see if they get more applications because of the waning economy.