Thanks for the kind words. I'm not quite as optimistic as you, I got my applications in pretty late in the cycle (around New Year's). But I suppose the quick turnaround with UVA is probably a good sign.Honestly I'm not sure about hearing before you. My school's post office system tends to hold up letters (sometimes for weeks). I'll probably end up calling like they recommend after ten days... I think this is made infinitely worse for me due to the fact I haven't heard any decisions from schools yet. UVA will be the first. You're lucky, you know you have some damn good schools to choose from regardless!
i've been complete at uva for a while now (maybe since the end of november/beginning of december). but i feel that my chances are good based on my record so far. how high is uva on your list? obviously, you will have other options, but still, that first acceptance is really nice.
Just so you know, I also received a status change update today and then got a phone call from Dean Trujillo. I got in, so I'm assuming that since you heard back at the same time, you're both in. Congratulations!