Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

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aenti
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Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby aenti » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:17 pm

See title above.
I received an invitation to "consider" HLS from the admissions department via email today. I do not have the hard numbers needed for admissions, so I found this surprising. Did anyone else receive this email? Is it worth applying or is HLS just looking to boost their application stats this year?

Thanks for the help!

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withoutapaddle
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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby withoutapaddle » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:28 pm

What's your GPA and LSAT

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby pylon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:31 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:What's your GPA and LSAT

Also are you URM?

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby RZ5646 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:31 pm

Pretty sure rejection rate goes into the rankings algorithm, so they encourage people to apply even though they know they won't accept them.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby pylon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:33 pm

This thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=201896&p=6284921&hilit=application+email+harvard#p6284921 covers a similar question, and the consensus there seems to be that HLS is looking to boost their rejection rates.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby aenti » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:37 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:What's your GPA and LSAT


Way under the standard for HLS, 3.5, high 160

pylon wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:What's your GPA and LSAT

Also are you URM?


Middle eastern but not considered URM.

Seems like a blatant attempt at getting an app with no chances of acceptance but I tried searching the forums and the Internet and saw nothing about this email.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby aenti » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:40 pm

pylon wrote:This thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=201896&p=6284921&hilit=application+email+harvard#p6284921 covers a similar question, and the consensus there seems to be that HLS is looking to boost their rejection rates.


Ah. Perfect, thanks. Figured as much but couldn't find anything on the Internet. I'll shoot an email for a fee waiver and see if I can get it. Might as well try if it's free (pretty dick move to troll for selectiveness)

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby pylon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:54 pm

Np! Yeah, I'm sure through these e-mails they've found a few special snowflakes with some unique softs who may not have applied otherwise, but by and large it just seems like a simple way to get more applicants.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby aenti » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:55 pm

Is it worth even asking for fee waiver?

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby ballcaps » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:59 pm

aenti wrote:Is it worth even asking for fee waiver?


definitely. don't count on getting one though.

i'd apply if you get it, for the reason you stated. i wouldn't if you don't, unless you are seriously special in some way.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby leslieknope » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:04 pm

Pretty sure HLS doesn't do merit waivers.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby arewevoting » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:09 pm

i got the same nonsense, numbers no where they need to be to even get a legit consideration. app numbers must be down as compared to the past, just trying to boost traffic.

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby Iwanttolawschool » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:34 pm

I got two emails from them last month. I am no where near their numbers

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Re: Has anyone received an application email from Harvard?

Postby LFCNY9 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:08 pm

I got an email from them yesterday, and am wayyy below their numbers. Got irrationally excited for a split second, then realized they are clearly just trying to boost their stats. Unfortunately this is all it is.




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