I'm completing my last year of undergrad now. I think my file wouldn't have been complete until January when I sent my fall marks in... UBC doesn't care about the final year, but so far in terms of schools that do require fall grades, I've gotten into/heard back from TRU, UNB, Windsor, (and Lakehead but that was in December before I sent in grades). And echoing pmtfuturelawyer, yeah AB said they're planning for March 16th.
I'm not completing undergrad right now but u of a recently sent an email saying they would be reviewing Indigenous applications March 9th I believe and hopefully having decisions being sent out for March 16th...
This was quite clearly not my point, which I know you understand considering you felt the need to caricature my position. I do not think it is "bizarre" to assume that if financial security is present for a given student, other factors than employment prospects will come to the forefront in their decision making process - these other factors could simply be one's interest in a subject (as I have already discussed), but they could also very well be a lower difficulty level.
Also, it is ridiculous to construe my point as saying that "elite undergraduate programs and internships are full of disadvantaged students" when my overarching theme is accessibility to those elite institutions for disadvantaged students in the first place.