Should I even apply to Harvard?

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porkbarrel
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Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby porkbarrel » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:11 pm

I have a 3.77 GPA, a 171 LSAT and softs that are completely average. Is it even worth spending the money to apply to Harvard?

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patrickd139
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:13 pm

porkbarrel wrote:I have a 3.77 GPA, a 171 LSAT and softs that are completely average. Is it even worth spending the money to apply to Harvard?

You can (unlike probably 99% of applicants) apply with a straight face. I'm going to predict with fair certainty that you won't get in.

That said, in the future, will you regret not applying to find out?

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby mst » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:18 pm

Depends on what else you were planning to use that money on. I'd guess theres > 95% chance you get dinged or waitlisted but heck, if you were just planning to buy a backup copy of a video game or something, why not?

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby pppokerface » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:21 pm

oh just do it. I'm assuming you have money to send out an app.

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The Gentleman
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:25 pm

I think having a rejection letter from Harvard Law that you could frame and display would be absolutely worth the app fee. Unfortunately, I think they reject via email, so ya.....

But why not apply? Write a ridiculous PS about World of Warcraft or something and you'll have a great story to tell.

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catsparka
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby catsparka » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:25 pm

The Gentleman wrote: Write a ridiculous PS about World of Warcraft or something and you'll have a great story to tell.


:lol:

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:28 pm

The Gentleman wrote:I think having a rejection letter from Harvard Law that you could frame and display would be absolutely worth the app fee. Unfortunately, I think they reject via email, so ya.....

But why not apply? Write a ridiculous PS about World of Warcraft or something and you'll have a great story to tell.


Damn it! I was thinking about applying until you said they reject by email.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:31 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:I think having a rejection letter from Harvard Law that you could frame and display would be absolutely worth the app fee. Unfortunately, I think they reject via email, so ya.....

But why not apply? Write a ridiculous PS about World of Warcraft or something and you'll have a great story to tell.

Damn it! I was thinking about applying until you said they reject by email.

I made them send me a confirmation by snail mail.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby HopefulFish » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:31 pm

porkbarrel wrote:I have a 3.77 GPA, a 171 LSAT and softs that are completely average. Is it even worth spending the money to apply to Harvard?


I applied with a much lower stat.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:32 pm

No you shouldn't.

HopefulFish
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby HopefulFish » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:No you shouldn't.


Your cycle is done. Give it a rest and go make some friends.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby arism87 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:36 pm

Almost your numbers twin, and I did, FWIW. Ya never know, and most of my other app fees were waived. Even Harvard might mess up and accidentally let me in?

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The Gentleman
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:36 pm

vanwinkle wrote:I made them send me a confirmation by snail mail.


Haha. I bet they get really annoyed by those kind of requests.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:57 pm

HopefulFish wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:No you shouldn't.


Your cycle is done. Give it a rest and go make some friends.


Protip: Don't make friends with TLSers in your class, they are as awful as me, potentially worse.

Also telling people the truth on TLS is better than LWR.

3.4/163 ain't getting HLS either.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:13 pm

The Gentleman wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:I made them send me a confirmation by snail mail.

Haha. I bet they get really annoyed by those kind of requests.

Not so annoyed that they blacklisted my transfer app, though.

One of these days I'm going to take the time to go get the rejection letter and the transfer-acceptance letter framed side-by-side and hang the display up on my wall.

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James Bond
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby James Bond » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:16 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:I made them send me a confirmation by snail mail.

Haha. I bet they get really annoyed by those kind of requests.

Not so annoyed that they blacklisted my transfer app, though.

One of these days I'm going to take the time to go get the rejection letter and the transfer-acceptance letter framed side-by-side and hang the display up on my wall.


Send them a picture too once you graduate.

"Thanks for all the hard work, admissions!"

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:32 pm

No, it's not even worth the $12 LSAC report fee.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby samfii » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:35 pm

mst wrote:Depends on what else you were planning to use that money on. I'd guess theres > 95% chance you get dinged or waitlisted but heck, if you were just planning to buy a backup copy of a video game or something, why not?


....people buy backup copies of video games? really?

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby gloriouscause » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:37 am

I have about the same numbers as you, and I'm going to apply (although I have pretty good softs). just do it, you never know. maybe your PS or LORs will be amazing. They do let people in with our numbers every year, although they've usually cured some form of cancer

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby catsparka » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:38 am

eve2490 wrote:They accepted Elle Woods. So, why not. :D


Didn't she have a 179 and like a 4.0?

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$1.99
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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby $1.99 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:40 am

actually they do not let in ppl with 3.7x/171. of course unless your skin is dark.

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:43 am

catsparka wrote:
eve2490 wrote:They accepted Elle Woods. So, why not. :D


Didn't she have a 179 and like a 4.0?


Yes and I think her diagnostic was a 140 something lol

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Re: Should I even apply to Harvard?

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:48 am

catsparka wrote:
eve2490 wrote:They accepted Elle Woods. So, why not. :D


Didn't she have a 179 and like a 4.0?

4.0/179 + sorority president = auto-admit to HLS




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