invisiblesun wrote:BlueCivic wrote:I'll just say that Stanford is unique in being totally non-responsive for so long. It's kind of annoying. They could send a hold message or something. I applied in September and haven't heard anything. Other law schools are able to not keep people waiting for so long without a status update.
TBF, whats the difference between being told you're "held" and just having to wait longer?
That's a fair point. But I think that a hold provides some measure of where an applicant stands--not good enough to get in outright but possibly good enough depending on the broader applicant pile. It's a courtesy to the applicant to not make them wait for 7 months with no idea of their status. A very well informed applicant could infer it from waiting so long with no word (probably a waitlist), but most applicants aren't super well informed on the process and waiting 7 months can take an emotional toll on some.