There seem to be many students checking their application status at odd times. I thought I'd explain how the status page works and when you'll see updates to it.
First of all, you won't see anything about your credentials until you hit the submit button. At that point, anything that our staff has already checked in will show up. As we get closer to the deadline, the amount of mail we get grows dramatically and mail may sit for a few days before the staff is able to process it. It could take around two weeks for something that arrives in early January to get through the system.
If recommendations are submitted online, the name of the writer and the date they submitted their letter will show up on your status page. Paper recommendations are not logged into the system. You will not see information about them on your status page.
Once your application is complete, your status will not change until the notification date in late March. The exact date and time of that will be posted here and on the UVa website.
Though your status won't change, you need to log into your account to send us your mid-year grades as soon as they're available. We do not need your school to send an updated transcript with your first semester grades. You simply need to log in and report them through the online application website.
Hope that helps! Please use the comments if you have any questions about status!