andysimbi wrote:I'm probably being neurotic, but is it at all meaningful that I seem to be one of very few people who hasn't heard a peep from UVA even though my application was in 2 weeks ago?
Is anyone else still waiting?
I submitted on the fifth and I'm still waiting.
It's too simple to say you're being neurotic, but it's also not something to worry about directly. The admissions team is acutely aware of the flow of applications and when they will hit their peak, so they are mostly at the point where they're being cautious about acceptances. If you haven't heard anything, it might be that they've been busy with early ED applications (seriously, this takes a ton of their time early in the process), and it might be that they are still on the fence with your application. It doesn't mean you're getting rejected. It just means that they know they're going to get a huge influx of applications in the November/December/January timeframe, so they might be waiting on a decision on your specific file until they know how the class is shaping up.
Admissions is sensitive to yield and handling the incoming class carefully. If you haven't heard anything, just accept it. I know there is an immediacy to wanting to have acceptances, but when you're talking about schools that have some freedom to be selective, they can wait to decide on your individual application. It's natural supply and demand economics at play and you have to accept it.
That said, good luck to everyone and if you have specific questions, please feel free to bring it my way!