Is there a rhythm to the announcements of Noms, Appts, and Rejects? Are there certain months when most of the Noms are announced, most of the appointments offered, and most of the rejections sent? Do they come in "waves"? (for example, might 1/3 come out in, say, Jan, and another 1/3 in Mar, an so on?) Or does each Nom/Appt/Reject trickle out in onesies and twosies each week over the course of many months? How's it work, and what "gateway months" should we be especially keen toward? Or is it all one big unfathomable process? I would also be interested if anyone would prefer instead to reference those items in terms of Junior/Senior year. (for example, say, all Seniors know by labor day if they are rejected, or by spirng break if they are serious contenders, whatever...These are just examples) In other words, laid against either the regular or school year calendar, what are the metrics to gauge viability as your kid applies and waits?