I don't think that is slowing down their decision making because in previous semesters there has been plenty of people who have claimed being accepted without receiving an evaluation. And it seems that whoever UTHSC send out acceptances first and what range of scores they have accepted is still somewhat ambiguous because people with incredible stats have been rejected (based on what I read in previous threads).
As for me, I have received three evaluations within a few months span, partly because I sent my transcripts twice (my 2nd time after finishing 3 courses during summer so that they equate another factor in addition to my hesi that was taken at that time and my overall gpa for my application).
I think the pacesetter program seems pretty exciting. I would rather have my last semester mostly, if not all, clinicals because I think that would prepare me more for transitioning into the workforce. I'm not sure how that would affect me studying for NCLEX though but I doubt it would be detrimental.
How about you? Sorry if you have already gave your opinion about this in an earlier post =P.