I had to think about this one! It sounds like your question is whether to adapt a first-come, first-serve for eligible students, or a one based on merit which is determined during the interview process.
All things being equal, which they never are, adapting a first-come, first-serve process in an impacted program can sometimes be a bit unfair. We may all hit "submit" at the same time, but it can be a game of chance in the end. From an administrative standpoint, the first-come, first-serve process involves the least amount of effort, but we're not in this business because it's… >>>