They shouldn't accept applications past Feb 1 if they aren't even really going to consider those applications. I am going to ask for my application fee back. I think it's a fraud to make it seem as if you will be considered, when, in fact, they know you will not be. Why not just put up a notice on their website saying "no more" instead of letting people continue to submit applications?
I want my money back! Consider my app or refund!