My empathy is there with all of the applicants and their families as they navigate this. I totally understand how difficult it is to navigate these last minute waters and the unknowns.
For those who didn’t get the result they desired this time, know that there are many in your situation. Talented, qualified, stellar, unique human beings who are competing for limited seats at the table. This will feel like crap now, but please know if you were in it to this point, you had the stuff. The real deal.
If your path aligns with another application, consult with your admission rep and ask for ways to improve.
Kudos to all of the applicants who have gone through this process. Growth has happened regardless of the outcome."