dakatz wrote:I agree that the email today was most certainly not a "hold" email. It was just an emailing explaining what is taking so long, and to pretty much tell us not to call them up whining about the wait. They were telling us to be patient, thats all.
+1000. I'm about as pessimistic as they come, and even I don't see how this is a legitimate "hold" email.
1) It blatantly says "we are continuing to review your application file," which is the opposite of a hold email.
2) People asked Michigan, and they said flat out that it wasn't in any way a hold email.
3) It makes no sense to "hold" a huge chunk of your applicants (especially many with strong numbers) at this point in time.
4) People got a similar email last cycle and were admitted shortly thereafter.
I'm 99% sure it's just a move by Michigan to reassure people that they haven't just pushed our stuff aside. Michigan is known for being a bit more empathetic with applicants, and this is just another example of them trying to keep our hopes up (one that backfired, apparently). Unless someone can come up with some reasonable basis for calling it a "hold" email, I vote we stop calling it that so we can stop perpetuating unnecessary panic.