Sorry to hear about everyone's frustration. I heard they have more apps this year and are truly taking their time to choose b/t them. They usually do take a while, but this year they got more apps than last. The popularity pressure has gotten to them a bit, I think. Good luck everyone one!
Well, I really appreciate someone from the school (even if you're not in the admissions department), getting on here to give us an update. Do you know if they're sending out e-mail or snail-mail decisions? I've got to say, e-mail can be a wonderful thing! (especially for people who will be out of town over Spring Break and unable to obsessively check the mail)!
Ususally they do not send email acceptances out. ALTHOUGH they do CALL you (I was called 2 years ago), so if you gave them your sell phone then bring it with you on Spring Break if you can. Since they are saying and probibly aware of students losing $$ deposits at other schools b/c they haven't sent out a decision yet, They are more likely to call you for an acceptance than earlier in the year. They have never been known to let people know by email, BUT who knows, with this year they may do that.
Chances are if you don't hear by Early May consider yourself to be on a "hidden waitlist" they are most likely going to wait and see what other people accepted their acceptances before sending out more. I know some people who got accepted a day or two before orientation...crazy huh!! Ususally those students live close by and don't mind making the trip though. My advice keep the school informed as to how much you want to attend.
ASW is April 12th this year?? Wow 2 years ago I remember it was in late March. That shows how much they are falling behind. This years 1L class was the largest yet. They let in too many students the sections have over a 100 students in them and 3 sections (2day 1evening) means over 300 new 1L's. I'd expect next year to be just as much or more unless the New DEAN wants to put a cap on it, which I think he may do. Making it that much harder to choose. I wish you all luck. And hope to see you at ASW!! B/c I usually am a speaker during that day.