Abacus4It’s D-day in New York, as hordes of parents chase down nursery school applications and submit kindergarten applications to Trinity.

But newsflash:  Trinity has announced in The New York Times of all places:

Trinity used to consider only the first 400 applications it received, because officials had time to conduct only that many interviews. The limit resulted in a race to get paperwork to the school’s door on West 91st Street the first day it would be accepted. Once the school started allowing online submissions, it became a who-can-cut-and-paste-fast-enough competition.

Now, Ms. Levine and her staff promise to consider all applications until they have selected 400 for interviews (free hint: most likely the end of October).