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I'm wondering whether now would be a good time to update my schools - the ones I interviewed at and the ones I haven't received IIs from. I know that a couple of my interviewed schools may be releasing decisions in the next couple weeks, so I'd like to send in a letter with some recent updates in my life and to show continued interest.

I'm wondering what's substantial enough for an update - I have taken on a significant new project at my job and have a manuscript in review (not accepted yet though), and although these have been meaningful events for me, I don't want to waste anyone's time sending in a letter detailing updates that might not be considered major.

Thank you so much!
Not worth the update. If your manuscript gets accepted, then maybe.
 

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If this is ur first manuscript and you are first author and your initial application does not say anything about this project then I would update them.

I agree. If you are first author and you have no other research then sure. It won’t hurt, but not sure it’s gonna bump you to top of list.
 

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More or less agree with above. If "in review" also includes that you have received reviewer comments back and have been invited to re-submit, I would also consider that worthy of an update. At that stage you stand a pretty good shot of acceptance.

If you just submitted yesterday and are waiting to hear back, then really not worth an update.
 
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