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So they go through a process and there is always some missed deadline. And from that standpoint, of course 2U does have a really good perspective as to what those cohorts are going to look like, and I guess the commentary I would give you is that we’re pleased right now with the six that we have. ——————————————————————————– Michael Nemeroff, Credit Suisse – Analyst  ——————————————————————————– Is it going to look as good maybe as the 2015 cohort which obviously were pretty strong? my website——————————————————————————– Chip Paucek, 2U Inc – CEO & Co-Founder  ——————————————————————————– It’s really early, so it would be really tough for me to give even color on it. It is early. I mean these programs, one difference between 2015 and 2016 that’s really quite different, just based on – I’ve always told you guys that the pipeline is sort of something that we have quite a bit of visibility into, but the slotting of them is always a little tricky. So this year they just happened to all slot at the end of the year. We only had one launch at the beginning of the year. So they are all Q3 or Q4 first cohorts, and you don’t get real size particularly in a first vertical, you get one intake and in the first vertical where we don’t have a big portfolio of existing prospects, it takes longer as you know to build up. So I can tell you we do like the way they look right now in terms of how they look against the model as a cohort but it’s just too early for us to say how they are compared to 2015. ——————————————————————————– Michael Nemeroff, Credit Suisse – Analyst  ——————————————————————————– That’s helpful, Chip.
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