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TatteredDignity
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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:01 pm

Given that Miles is no longer with us...

5:00 in Cambridge, and all is well.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:02 pm

I feel like I am at my own funeral.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:04 pm

Funeral for a friend.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby Skyblaze » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:19 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:Given that Miles is no longer with us...

5:00 in Cambridge, and all is well.


This made me picture Barny Stinson wearing tattered revolutionary war clothes standing alone on a stormy night ringing a large church bell in an empty town.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:23 pm

Good, because that's what's actually happening.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby nadopretz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:02 am

Is it just us three -- Tattered, FlanSolo, and myself? Anyone else still hanging on?

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby transfer dilemma » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:27 am

nadopretz wrote:Is it just us three -- Tattered, FlanSolo, and myself? Anyone else still hanging on?


Harvard changed its mind this morning about requiring me to send signed correspondence in order to withdraw my app. Good luck to you guys still waiting!

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:39 am

nadopretz wrote:Is it just us three -- Tattered, FlanSolo, and myself? Anyone else still hanging on?


Unless they are lurkers, I think that's it. Of course, it's impossible to know how many people not on TLS applied and also haven't heard anything - I imagine it's quite a few. My wild guess is that there (conservatively) 30 discrete posters in this thread, and that 400 or so submit applications in total. This number is a complete and total guess, but I recall reading that Yale gets about 200, so given Harvard's much larger transfer class and reputation for caring more about numbers, it doesn't strike me as patently unreasonable that Harvard would have twice as many applicants. It seems there were a number of posters on this board who applied to H and not Y, so I'm going to stand by this largely unsubstantiated guess.

If we assume identical performance among non-posters, then there are about 37 people remaining on this "wait list" (10 percent of 370). Of course, this analysis is chock full of unlikely assumptions and wild conjecture, so it's almost certainly way off. But a message board where likely inaccuracy is enough to stop posters from making wild conjectures is not one that I wan't to be on, so I'm going to hit submit anyway.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby nadopretz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:45 am

FlanSolo wrote:
nadopretz wrote:Is it just us three -- Tattered, FlanSolo, and myself? Anyone else still hanging on?


Unless they are lurkers, I think that's it. Of course, it's impossible to know how many people not on TLS applied and also haven't heard anything - I imagine it's quite a few. My wild guess is that there (conservatively) 30 discrete posters in this thread, and that 400 or so submit applications in total. This number is a complete and total guess, but I recall reading that Yale gets about 200, so given Harvard's much larger transfer class and reputation for caring more about numbers, it doesn't strike me as patently unreasonable that Harvard would have twice as many applicants. It seems there were a number of posters on this board who applied to H and not Y, so I'm going to stand by this largely unsubstantiated guess.

If we assume identical performance among non-posters, then there are about 37 people remaining on this "wait list" (10 percent of 370). Of course, this analysis is chock full of unlikely assumptions and wild conjecture, so it's almost certainly way off. But a message board where likely inaccuracy is enough to stop posters from making wild conjectures is not one that I wan't to be on, so I'm going to hit submit anyway.


love this. totally plausible and well reasoned, and yet possibly (likely?) totally incorrect. Best of luck to us!

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:47 am

Good luck, compadres!

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby baplntf » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:14 pm

nadopretz wrote:Is it just us three -- Tattered, FlanSolo, and myself? Anyone else still hanging on?

I'm also with you guys.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby bandits58 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:22 pm

baplntf wrote:
nadopretz wrote:Is it just us three -- Tattered, FlanSolo, and myself? Anyone else still hanging on?

I'm also with you guys.


I'm here too!

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:41 pm

We are the dregs.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:42 pm

Heh, i'd ask for stats of people still waiting, but it clearly doesn't matter at all. So, carry on.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:43 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:We are the dregs.


And perhaps soon to be the dings as well? I don't know if they have a way of making sure admits let in past the bidding deadline can participate in OCI, but if they don't they'll need to let us know very, very soon.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:46 pm

I don't disagree, but I don't understand what they're waiting for. They did both dings and admits yesterday. Maybe just seeing if any more deposits fail to trickle in today or tomorrow? Who knows. I'm really surprised that they're so concerned with filling their class that they've done at least 3 separate rounds of admits.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:53 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:I don't disagree, but I don't understand what they're waiting for. They did both dings and admits yesterday. Maybe just seeing if any more deposits fail to trickle in today or tomorrow? Who knows. I'm really surprised that they're so concerned with filling their class that they've done at least 3 separate rounds of admits.


Yeah, I mean, I think you're exactly right.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:14 pm

Anyone want to be the calling guinea pig today, or shall I bite the bullet again? I hope they don't start to recognize my voice.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:19 pm

Disguise your voice. Talk like a southern woman. They won't be able to resist you.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby Skyblaze » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:23 pm

I'll call Harvard if you call Stanford.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:30 pm

Skyblaze wrote:I'll call Harvard if you call Stanford.


What are you looking to know from stanford that isn't a decision on your file?

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby Skyblaze » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:41 pm

When we might expect final decisions to be out.

What do you want to know from Harvard? Same thing I imagine? I probably couldn't call and ask for a decision on your file, that would be rather silly.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:59 pm

Skyblaze wrote:When we might expect final decisions to be out.

What do you want to know from Harvard? Same thing I imagine? I probably couldn't call and ask for a decision on your file, that would be rather silly.


According to Harvard, they keep an active waitlist right up until classes start. I wonder if S does the same thing.

Kinda crazy. I wonder why they're that concerned with having their class absolutely packed.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:59 pm

Also:

5:00 in Cambridge, and all is well.

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Re: Harvard 2012

Postby bandits58 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:01 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:
Skyblaze wrote:When we might expect final decisions to be out.

What do you want to know from Harvard? Same thing I imagine? I probably couldn't call and ask for a decision on your file, that would be rather silly.


According to Harvard, they keep an active waitlist right up until classes start. I wonder if S does the same thing.

Kinda crazy. I wonder why they're that concerned with having their class absolutely packed.


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But then again this waiting has turned me into a pessimist.




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