Alabama - Applied through their streamlined and expedited application which guaranteed a response within 5 business days. Acceptance and scholarship via phone call on 10/10. Skype session/phone call for Dean's Scholar Award on 1/23 and 2/13 respectively. Received Dean's Scholar Award on 2/22. Received adjusted scholarship amount on 3/29. Withdrew application on 4/1.
Berkeley - UR1 on 10/21. UR2 on 11/19. UR3 on 1/18. Accepted via email on 1/22. Sent in scholarship reconsideration on 4/1 after hearing nothing. Withdrew on 4/11.
Chicago - UR1 on 10/27. UR2 on 11/15. UR3 on 12/3. Received interview request on 12/3, status checker change. "Interview Scheduled" status checker change on 12/5. Interview completed on 12/13. UR4 on 12/13. UR5 on 12/27. UR6 on 1/16. Accepted via email on 1/18. Received scholarship via email on 3/5. Withdrew on 4/11.
Columbia - After being marked complete, no other information will be given via status checker. Says they do not release decisions until late January. Received Hold email on 2/25. Received Reserve email on 4/17. Withdrew on 4/17.
Duke - Applied through their Priority Track application which guarantees a decision within 10 days. UR1 on 10/17. UR2 on 10/24. Provisionally admitted via email on 10/26. Scholarship application email received 12/13. Scholarship interview completed on 1/14. Scholarship information via mail stamped 2/26, received 3/1. Withdrew on 4/11.
Georgetown - After being marked complete, no updates will be made to status checker. Received alumni interview request on 10/26. Interviewer contacted on 10/31. Interview took place on 11/5 via FaceTime. Acceptance via mail dated 11/12, received 11/17. Received scholarship offer via email on 2/14. Withdrew application on 4/2.
Harvard - No information given after being marked complete. Received email to check status for waitlist on 3/25. Accepted spot on waitlist on 3/26. Withdrew application on 4/11.
Michigan - Sent status checker on 10/19. No UR option. Rejected via status checker on 1/14.
NYU - UR1 on 10/16. UR2 on 12/17. Received "Hold Tight" email on 1/24. Received waitlist email on 4/26. Withdrew on 4/26.
Penn - Under committee review on 11/16. UR2 on 11/29. Waitlisted via email on 1/24. They did not plan on re-evaluating waitlisted applications until mid-May, so I withdrew my application on 1/24.
Texas - Received interview invite on 11/6 via Kira Talent. Completed interview on 11/10. Accepted via status checker on 1/14. Scholarship received on 2/13 via email, composed of the NRTE and merit award money (total of $110,468). Submitted scholarship reconsideration on 3/6. Received new scholarship total on 4/9. Withdrew on 4/11.
UCLA - Status checker does not provide dates of progress for the application - after complete email, no expectation of communication until interview request or decision. Accepted via phone call on 11/19. Accepted offer on 4/11.
USC - UR on 11/15. "Decision finalized" status checker change on 12/14. Accepted via email on 12/14. Scholarship received on 2/8 via email. Withdrew on 4/11.
UVA - UR1 on 10/16. UR2 on 11/6. Received WL email on 4/10. Withdrew on 4/10.
UW - Followed up on the no response after 2 weeks and they sent status checker. UR1 on 12/12. Accepted via email on 12/20. Withdrew via email on 3/15.
Yale - No status checker, so no ability to track UR. Rejected via email on 1/10.