it probably just depends on the applicant pool at different schools... see how many they can narrow down. if your fall grades will hurt you, dont do it. if they will help you, go for it!
good question, i'm wondering that tooSo do I HAVE TO update my academic courses after this first term?
or wait till schools ask for it?
If I don't get the acceptance on Dec.1st and on the waitlist,
do I have to send the updated transcript? or is it optional?