I'm in the social area, and there are already many postings about phone and campus interview invites on the wiki. I had assumed this meant my chances were really slim at any of those schools. But then my advisor told me I was on the short list at a school that, according to the wiki, had already started interviewing (she told me this a week or so ago, and I still haven't heard from the school).
Does anyone have insight into how common it is for schools to make a short list but only contact part of it at one time? What does it mean for the rest of us when one person posts that he/she has an interview? I'd like to realistically assess my chances. Thanks for your help!