Can people please post their completion dates in the school-specific threads?

yungspleen

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I understand that it's exciting to get an interview invite, but random strangers on the internet don't really care. I know that sounds selfish, but it's the truth. Commenting "II!" with nothing else doesn't help anyone. The benefit of these threads is that they allow people to get a general sense of where is the school is in regards to reviewing applications. It also allows future applicants to looks back at past threads and see if they should be expecting an interview soon. I make sure to comment with my completion date when I hear a decision, and I just wanted to make a PSA about this. If you don't want to, then nobody is forcing you to, but I am appreciative of past school-specific threads giving me a general timeline of the application process, and I feel like this year very few people are sharing their completion dates.
 
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I understand that it's exciting to get an interview invite, but random strangers on the internet don't really care. I know that sounds selfish, but it's the truth. Commenting "II!" with nothing else doesn't help anyone. The benefit of these threads is that they allow people to get a general sense of where is the school is in regards to reviewing applications. It also allows future applicants to looks back at past threads and see if they should be expecting an interview soon. I make sure to comment with my completion date when I hear a decision, and I just wanted to make a PSA about this. If you don't want to, then nobody is forcing you to, but I am appreciative of past school-specific threads giving me a general timeline of the application process, and I feel like this year very few people are sharing their completion dates.
 

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It's not just the completion date. It's also the person's stats and sometimes IS/OOS status. When you get an II, you might as well just tell everyone everything right off the bat because they're going to ask you anyway. Save us all some time, please.
 
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yungspleen

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It's not just the completion date. It's also the person's stats and sometimes IS/OOS status. When you get an II, you might as well just tell everyone everything right off the bat because they're going to ask you anyway. Save us all some time, please.
Amen. Or at least post a general range for your LizzyM if you're worried about anonymity. I honestly don't get people who just comment that they got an interview invite. At least help everyone else out a little bit haha
 

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Amen. Or at least post a general range for your LizzyM if you're worried about anonymity. I honestly don't get people who just comment that they got an interview invite. At least help everyone else out a little bit haha
I liked hearing when people got IIs so I could know that action was happening at the school. I would also get PO'd when everyone would chime in with "stats?" "completion date?"

Completion date matters a little at the beginning of the cycle, but knowing someone's stats means absolutely nothing. Schools don't interview in order of stats and a low stat person with great ECs may get interviewed over everyone else. Just sit back and relax because it will be a long year
 
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Cotterpin

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I liked hearing when people got IIs so I could know that action was happening at the school. I would also get PO'd when everyone would chime in with "stats?" "completion date?"

Completion date matters a little at the beginning of the cycle, but knowing someone's stats means absolutely nothing. Schools don't interview in order of stats and a low stat person with great ECs may get interviewed over everyone else. Just sit back and relax because it will be a long year
Nevertheless, people are going to ask about the stats. So just get that out of the way right from the get-go.
 

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I think sometimes I forget that my signature (with lizzyM) can't be seen on the mobile site - so sorry if I came off like a big douche lmao will put stats in the actual post from here on out - gotchu
 
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