CordeliusX wrote:georgina wrote:CordeliusX wrote:So most of the hold group = borderline admits of yesteryear?
What I'm trying to ask is that, assuming they have an equal number of applicants as last year, what applicants last year "equal" the hold-group from this year ? Why bother to hold so much now? what has changed?
i don't think there's reason to believe anything has changed. i do believe they've been doing holds for years. that lsd link posted somewhere here or on the hold thread showed many many people held 2 years ago.
That may be true... but I keep hearing this amount of "holding" is unprecedented.
What's clear is that rejections have gone out much earlier this year than last year. Having a descsion delayed until spring last year didn't mean anything as almost all non "obvious admits" didn't hear until march. Now, however, there are quite a lot of outright rejections (including to people with clearly borderline numbers) being given out quite early. Therefore, being held until spring has meaning.