I like this thread. This is the type of info I have been looking for. Unfortunately, there seems to be no consensus regarding the original poster's question. Is there nowhere I can go for some authority on this topic, why are the replies so varied?
Do we still have a decent shot or are we done for!!???
In the end, the best advice I have heard so far is to start feeling comfortable with the schools that you have been accepted to thus far. If something better happens to come your way then great, but at this point I think it is wise to stop holding your breath and begin the process of figuring out what to do with the options that are currently available to you. Of course, for many (myself included) this is easier said than done -but considering the anxiety-filled rollercoaster this process has been so far, I do not feel that there is much else we can do anymore and it is best to come to terms with that.