Now that the apps are sent and the review started... How many students are getting "indications" of acceptance or rejection before the April 1 (or so) deadline? And waht are these indications?
Interviews? Is the one getting an interview soon after the application a more likely candidate? Is not getting an anterview a bad sign? DD did not get an interview from one of the schools (Columbia). There are tons of alumni in the area (and tons of applicants); she submitted a pre-app (which is an interview request) in early Dec., a lot of her classmates applied to this school approx. simultaneously, many are getting interviews. Is it a bad sign by now?
Likely letters and E-mails? I read that non-athlets are getting them from Ivies. Is it a new trend this year or the letters go to 1% of accepted students with special talents (orchestra, urms). Is not getting such a letter a bad sign? Now? In a month? In mid-March?