Hey all, I'm a competitive applicant applying to the top tier schools in the US and submitted my application and secondaries very early and rapidly into the process (I still reviewed everything for typos, etc). I have already received one interview offer, though I hope to receive more and updating my application is one thing I can do for this. I have a few questions. I am in the process of writing a paper for which I will be first author. Considering my early application submission, I am guessing that admissions groups will review my application early. My questions are: what is the latest admissions groups typically send out interview requests for applicants who submit their application early? I know the interview cycle is from September to January typically, though I don't know how this applies to people who apply earlier or later. My second question is whether I should send an update at this point listing a few extra updates I would like to include since I've submitted my application with a note of my being in the process of submitting a paper or if I should wait until I have submitted the paper. I already have pretty much all the data (I'm waiting on some slides, though all experimentation is done), though I'm not sure whether I should wait or go ahead. Thank you!