Toby Stock call

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underdawg
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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:56 pm

:shock: Just had it. 5.5 mins, he didn't ask me if I had any questions and I was a stuttering fool. :(

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby topanga » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:57 pm

Should I be concerned that he didn't ask me if I had any questions for him? Or do you think it's just attributable to time contraints? (Though my call wasn't even 6 minutes long)

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:58 pm

Me neither!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby snap » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:59 pm

Topanga: That's exactly what I was worried about after my call: the fact that he didn't ask me any questions and that it was under six minutes. Turns out to not have been a big deal. Congrats on finishing it to you too underdawg!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:04 pm

Thanks, I hope so. He did seem pretty hurried. He says "very good" a lot. He plays tennis!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:12 pm

snap wrote:Topanga: That's exactly what I was worried about after my call: the fact that he didn't ask me any questions and that it was under six minutes. Turns out to not have been a big deal. Congrats on finishing it to you too underdawg!

How were you on the phone? Were you a bumbling fool like me?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:32 pm

Congrats you all. From what I can tell, TS2s have a tendency to come early in the week after TS1s. Wait patiently.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby indyguy7484 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:12 pm

Just had my TS1. It went okay, I think, although I'm now constantly thinking of all the intelligent, witty things I could have said but didn't. He said "very good" a lot, and asked a couple follow-up questions. About 7 minutes total, but he didn't ask if I had any questions. Apparently my app hasn't gone to the committee yet. It seems like he just picks applications that interest him and then attaches his phone conversation comments to the file before passing it on. Best of luck to everyone else!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:27 pm

Yes, Toby Stock loves to say "very good".

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby bennyblanco » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:29 pm

We talked about the Super Bowl 8) .


Went well. More later. Busy now.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby the5man » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:45 pm

Good luck, everyone!


(And I think he purposefully doesn't ask if you have any questions. He probably doesn't want you to force yourself to ask questions that aren't really necessary. He talks about being annoyed with these types of questions on his blog.)

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:42 pm

I hope so.

Complete today, how about you, Topanga?

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby mohuq » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:54 pm

i just went complete today, but am planning a trip to london on the 22nd. can i ask them to call and international line? that is if I get a phone call.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby sibarg2 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:00 pm

what is ts1 ts2 ts anything?...

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby sibarg2 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:07 pm

Answer me damnit!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby indyguy7484 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:09 pm

sibarg2 wrote:what is ts1 ts2 ts anything?...


Toby Stock, the Dean of Admissions at Harvard, calls people who are likely to be admitted for a short phone interview. The first call (TS1), is the actual interview, and the second call (TS2) is the acceptance. I believe somewhere in the neighborhood of 80% of TS1 recipients get a TS2, and interviewing with Dean Stock is required for admission.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby sibarg2 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:11 pm

well my stuff JUST went complete cuz my resume didn't transmit with me app so pray for me and hope I get that call

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby indyguy7484 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:20 pm

sibarg2 wrote:well my stuff JUST went complete cuz my resume didn't transmit with me app so pray for me and hope I get that call


I wouldn't worry too much about when you went complete. If you are selected for a call, you will receive an email from Dean Stock asking to set up and interview time. Best of luck!

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby underdawg » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:23 pm

mohuq wrote:i just went complete today, but am planning a trip to london on the 22nd. can i ask them to call and international line? that is if I get a phone call.

Ask Toby, I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm sure Harvard has the $$$$.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby topanga » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:56 pm

also complete today, under

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby Ben Matlock » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:04 pm

I know someone who was called in Scotland. Don't worry.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby aguyingeorgia » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:15 pm

Every time I see a post in this thread, I make sure my cellphone is working.

It is.

CALL ME ALREADY!

I have cookies.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:21 pm

It seems like TS2s have been coming early in the week after your TS1, if that is what you're waiting on. If you're still waiting for your TS1, then he will definitely call the next time you're really busy and in a situation where you shouldn't answer your phone.

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby Spidermonkey » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:47 pm

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Re: Toby Stock call

Postby brokendowncar » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:48 pm

Don't be nervous, I am going from a very limited sample. Additionally, the timing could easily change as the cycle progresses. That is the problem with this site, we all freak each other out. :D




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