CordeliusX wrote:Sogui wrote:Zara might have an amazing application, and there are some hints that he/she might have one... but the numbers alone would not explain any "fast-tracking" when me and that guy with the 178/3.8 are still sitting on our hands.
Chill OUT!! You act like the PS and LORs add nothing to the application... bottom line: you need to just chill and not buy into this whole "numbers game" theory. TLS pushes it way too much. You need decent stats but there's bound to be people with appealing applications. You need to accept some of them catch the adcomm's eyes for whatever reason. Wait and chill. You're making me nervous and I don't even have a shot anymore
Someone earlier suggested that Zara's numbers might be so amazing (4.1/180) that it would get his fast-tracked through the admissions cycle. I was simply countering that claim. But as I pointed out in my original statement, Zara could still have a mind-blowing app... it would just have to be more than numbers to make that so.
And yea I'm just going to calm down and wait, it was just the combination of Zara's post and the Harvard phone interview info thread where it seems like the universal constant this cycle was:
30-32 days later you go under review
7 days later you get the JR1 email
You get the completion email about the same time as the JR1 interview
Now that I'm about to pass 40 days without any JR1 email, I naturally start to worry.
But my SO is finding out about her Fulbright today and there's just way too much anxiety under one roof.