So I highly recommend following up with your advisor often instead of listening to their “when I get an update I’ll let you know.” I have a very strong feeling that they don’t get updates unless they go in looking for them.
I requested an update yesterday. The response I got was “I got an update this morning” (because I asked for it??) and my high school transcript was not sufficient and I needed to request another.
Honestly, all these delays. . . leaves me wondering whether or not I should read the signs and just stop the process.