Apparently, the Echols Scholars Program has changed their plans and instead of mailing invitations to the program later this week, they have started to email students. If you get one of these emails, congratulations! It means that the suspense is over. You have been offered a spot in the Class of 2013!
As far as I know, Echols is the only group contacting students at this time. If I get information about Rodman or College Science Scholars, I will post it immediately.
Click the "Echols" link above to go to the Echols website and the tag below to read past posts, which explain Echols and how Echols Scholars are selected.