Timeline for future applicants:
Hofstra received my application 6/14/2018.
Did not hear back from them until 1/18/2019 that they are starting to review my cohort of applications and all spots have been filled, but were still conducting interview for a spot on the waitlist. Asked if I was still interested.
Got another email 4/17/2019 stating that they still have not reviewed my application and was wondering if I was still interested.
Received interview invitation 5/7/2019 for 5/13/2019, which I declined.
I was quite disappointed to have paid an application fee only to find out that they would not have reviewed my application for ~10 months and spots were filled up. Also upset at the fact where they asked me twice if I was still interested. If I was not interested anymore, they would have disregarded my application and kept the money.
**TIP: If Hofstra is one of your top schools, APPLY EARLY!