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Source Stats Through 2004 - Processing

TAS : Stats : Source : Analysis (through 2004) : Source Stats Through 2004 - Processing


Flag's Processing Stats are Up from 2003, Down from the 80s and 90s

Processing is the single most important category to watch at Flag. It accounts for fully 50% of all completions reported in Source, and covers both lower-level processing, including the Grades and Clear, and upper-level processing, including all OT levels except OT VIII (which is only available on the Freewinds). It also includes the expensive L Rundowns - L 10, L 11, and L 12 - which are only available at Flag.

Total Completions

Although Processing completions for 2004 show a one-year uptrend (stats fell from 2002 to 2003), Flag has shown higher Processing completions in many previous years. Annual completions were higher during each of the six years from 1986 to 1991, which is particularly remarkable given that the Solo Auditor Certainty Courses were not added to the list of services until 1996 (as part of the Golden Age of Tech) - the Certainty Courses make up 20% of all completions during the past 10 years. Total Processing completions at Flag were also higher in 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1998 than they were in 2004.

Lower-Level Processing Services

Entry-level services can be done at many orgs and missions, while Flag concentrates on high-level services, some of which are exclusive to Flag. Nevertheless, entry-level processing accounts for about 15% of all processing completions. The graph illustrates how much these services have fallen off - while stats for all these services are, predictably, lower than the 1989 peak, they are also well down from levels in the late 1990s.

Scientology Grades Completions

The Scientology Grades are the main levels on the road to Clear. The graph shows two unexpected surges in Grades completions well after the late 1980s peak - one in 1995 and another in 1998. Stats for these levels crashed in 2000. While 2004 completions are well up from 2000, annual completions in the late 1990s were generally much higher, when they were often double or triple their 2004 levels.

Clear and Sunshine Rundown Completions

While Clear attests and completions of the subsequent Sunshine Rundown are up slightly from 2003, they remain lower than 2002 numbers, and are just half of 1993 levels.

Solo Auditor Courses

This is one area where Flag shows signs of a genuine, fairly steady uptrend. Following a slow, wavering decline from the 1989 peak to a low in 1997, stats for these two courses have followed an up-and-down climb.

OT Preparations and OT Eligibility

These two services, prerequisites to the OT Levels, have been bucking up and down since the early 90s. 2004 OT Preparations are up a bit over 2003, while OT Eligibility completions are down from 2003. Both statistics are about half the peak level of 1989.

OT Levels

Like so many Flag statistics, these stats show the usual 1989 peak, followed by a long decline, then an upward climb. However, the two highest levels - OT VI and New OT VII Solo NOTs - have shown little stability. OT VI is up from 2003 but still lower then 2002 totals, while 2004 OT VII completions are down from 2003.

Solo NOTs Certainty Courses

This graph must give pause to Scientology execs and Flag staff. The Solo NOTs Auditor Certainty Courses are required for all pre-OTs on OT VI, OT VII, and OT VIII. After a large number of completions when they were introduced in the late 1990s, completions have waned dramatically, and the very low numbers seen throughout the 2000s are currently on a downward trend.

The L Rundowns

The three L Rundowns are very expensive, and they are only available at Flag. Current annual completions are about half what they were during most of the 1985-1995 period, and completions for L 10 and L 11 have declined since 2003. (L 12 has stayed steady, with 64 completions in 2003 and again in 2004.)

The following table shows completion tallies for Processing at Flag, Scientology's world headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, based on completions listed in Source magazine. I've broken the table into two sections to reduce the page width.

Source Processing Completion Statistics, 1976 - 2004

Year'76'77'78'79'80'81'82'83'84'85'86'87'88'89'90
THE PURIFICATION RUNDOWN23512187726426111557
OBJECTIVE AUDITING427811810219889
METHOD ONE WORD CLEARING312991673173102348204
LIFE REPAIR28208
SCIENTOLOGY DRUG RUNDOWN93451515160183118311152
ARC STRAIGHTWIRE19211042861101249369
GRADE 0332131651035056134380109838757
GRADE I3119296184565910406499958651
GRADE II272429549546545355489848048
GRADE III3321274510146548284985717050
GRADE IV3029315084465710305094667853
NED DRUG RUNDOWN
NED CASE COMPLETION1042226232311
EXPANDED DIANETICS AUDITING353651
POWER721415101081
POWER PLUS361224121510981
CLEAR1151236116428632420127173258623289
SUNSHINE RUNDOWN AUDITING200861579123208579281
HUBBARD SOLO AUDITOR COURSE PART I1102911161141192662136157187113
SOLO AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE
HUBBARD SOLO AUDITOR COURSE PART II1479128152217159
R6EW12312112282
CLEARING COURSE
OT PREPARATIONS49139123127247174
OT ELIGIBILITY2572104134222104
NEW OT I84135513057155203372106143201150
OT II119134111665161173778105144208146
OT III77185310763147283590122139199144
OT III EXPANDED1541114110
NEW OT IV369891561463860102149137259145
NEW OT V AUDITED NOTS1410990215744102138169127422160
NEW OT VI11334219149143207297195461315
OT VII [OLD]941171252
SOLO NOTS COURSE2213647
SOLO NOTS AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE
SOLO NOTS AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE, PART I
SOLO NOTS AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE, PART II
NEW OT VII SOLO NOTS2550175204323525249
L 107748584243378824337893152181145
L 11644652423942892259279628340800471
L 1246445976612661233396158162299250
2. PROCESSING48751963111701682107120154490103225833968385871434140

'91'92'93'94'95'96'97'98'99'00'01'02'03'04TOTAL
THE PURIFICATION RUNDOWN77646947105122531086328476468411689
OBJECTIVE AUDITING12861859312376821049653443435311672
METHOD ONE WORD CLEARING15510986768921525185321297341572032
LIFE REPAIR84573
SCIENTOLOGY DRUG RUNDOWN16211613113217711213814912865543839252558
ARC STRAIGHTWIRE74627011214486751845623302932441595
GRADE 047515010213671831393319213333511700
GRADE I3748439612563691294316142029411557
GRADE II303840591005460852914241918391333
GRADE III36314160110417274298191823461296
GRADE IV35314651102567287268171728451329
NED DRUG RUNDOWN44
NED CASE COMPLETION22221813206123728172049320
EXPANDED DIANETICS AUDITING122127
POWER361512147887410262443236
POWER PLUS361512154977410262342292
CLEAR2793619313610911673618644469651763560
SUNSHINE RUNDOWN AUDITING268401841207178635085408012654922922
HUBBARD SOLO AUDITOR COURSE PART I109497339362217295144598865891823
SOLO AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE1328512169111224130
HUBBARD SOLO AUDITOR COURSE PART II1464985624548212343194485641171600
R6EW3441249824102
CLEARING COURSE3912
OT PREPARATIONS1365510889645226481006888118761121999
OT ELIGIBILITY75476256742719142515377587721346
NEW OT I130596754412815163615266865961863
OT II1315669563630181733192470751011886
OT III1546556594726231222262358821121924
OT III EXPANDED55
NEW OT IV1506869665338371723243982701352170
NEW OT V AUDITED NOTS146707558667251443015671161431652643
NEW OT VI26912811910010814747809342392121651833604
OT VII [OLD]49108
SOLO NOTS COURSE205
SOLO NOTS AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE2626
SOLO NOTS AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE, PART I4396163022661488953212132
SOLO NOTS AUDITOR CERTAINTY COURSE, PART II28638425215555212760211621
NEW OT VII SOLO NOTS122212563321316110112972144
L 101681081051201048443281332336071652133
L 1135720829025527421114910164751151391521245487
L 122561612061922037023301320245164642771
2. PROCESSING370818692495239026242063301027271748897120222121949243762079

This page was last updated on February 11, 2005 by Kristi Wachter.