@ee1926p hey! I'm in the same boat as you currently, and I don't really have answers, but I wanted to point you towards this thread: UWC Applicants for the 2013 school year!
it's new for this year and I don't think I've seen you there. anyway, it's where most of the current UWC discussion is going on. I'm really really hoping the app is up when it says it will be! one more day, at most!