Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

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zor
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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby zor » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:41 am

I think I'm U/R? It says "Application Ready for Review." It's been saying that for at least a week, before all my stuff was in, but of course there's no requirements list so I have no clue if they have everything.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby readeatsleep » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:26 pm

Where are you all going to find your status? LSAC?

*edit* - never mind, i see on the webpage there is a status check button. i haven't received logon credentials - i submitted today - any idea when I can expect them?

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby stillwater » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:42 pm

readeatsleep wrote:Where are you all going to find your status? LSAC?

*edit* - never mind, i see on the webpage there is a status check button. i haven't received logon credentials - i submitted today - any idea when I can expect them?


when they get around to it. i bet its not as quick as early on

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby lasersgopewpew » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:06 pm

I'm top 10% at a T30, 2 CALIs, law review, strong rec letters, 5 years Fortune 500 WE and URM (to the extent that the last three matter). Any point in applying? I had my school send a Dean's Cert last week just in case, but not sure if I'd be wasting the ap fee.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby stillwater » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:08 pm

lasersgopewpew wrote:I'm top 10% at a T30, 2 CALIs, law review, strong rec letters, 5 years Fortune 500 WE and URM (to the extent that the last three matter). Any point in applying? I had my school send a Dean's Cert last week just in case, but not sure if I'd be wasting the ap fee.


conventional wisdom says top 5% needed. however, if you can spare the change, why wonder what if?

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby 7ED » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:14 pm

lasersgopewpew wrote:I'm top 10% at a T30, 2 CALIs, law review, strong rec letters, 5 years Fortune 500 WE and URM (to the extent that the last three matter). Any point in applying? I had my school send a Dean's Cert last week just in case, but not sure if I'd be wasting the ap fee.


Harvard actively looks for work experience in its transfers. I would put in an application, and if not Columbia will take you. I would also pm Vanwinkle, he would be able to tell you more about this.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby gannoncs » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:46 pm

zor wrote:I think I'm U/R? It says "Application Ready for Review." It's been saying that for at least a week, before all my stuff was in, but of course there's no requirements list so I have no clue if they have everything.


"Application Ready for Review" as well, but I am under the impression they have all of my stuff. It changed from "received" today.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby lasersgopewpew » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:30 pm

7ED wrote:Harvard actively looks for work experience in its transfers. I would put in an application, and if not Columbia will take you. I would also pm Vanwinkle, he would be able to tell you more about this.


TYVM for this. I PM'd Vanwinkle last night, but it doesn't look like he's been active on the board in month. Hopefully he sees this in the next couple days :?

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby 2LOLJD2015 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:23 am

Do you know if Harvard will review apps without a dean's certificate from my law school? My numbers should be really competitive for Harvard transfer, but I'm pretty sure my Dean's Cert. won't get there until way past the deadline.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:26 am

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby 2LOLJD2015 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:46 am

brotherdarkness wrote:
2LOLJD2015 wrote:Do you know if Harvard will review apps without a dean's certificate from my law school? My numbers should be really competitive for Harvard transfer, but I'm pretty sure my Dean's Cert. won't get there until way past the deadline.


I was accepted at Berkeley but also applied to Harvard and Stanford, so I'm in the same boat. Stanford informed me that they won't review my application until receiving the dean's certification despite the deadline for a decision imposed by Berkeley. Unless anyone has already spoken to Harvard about this situation, I'm going to give their admissions office a call today.


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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby zor » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:04 pm

2LOLJD2015 wrote:Do you know if Harvard will review apps without a dean's certificate from my law school? My numbers should be really competitive for Harvard transfer, but I'm pretty sure my Dean's Cert. won't get there until way past the deadline.


Well my application went "Ready for review" before my transcripts OR Dean's Certs were received, so I think so. They don't have a requirements list so I have no idea if they're missing anything. Are people calling to check on specific elements? I figured I'd just let them call me if something was missing for conditional acceptance because there's no way I'm getting in, but that's just me speculating.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby redsoxfaan3 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:12 pm

2LOLJD2015 wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:
2LOLJD2015 wrote:Do you know if Harvard will review apps without a dean's certificate from my law school? My numbers should be really competitive for Harvard transfer, but I'm pretty sure my Dean's Cert. won't get there until way past the deadline.


I was accepted at Berkeley but also applied to Harvard and Stanford, so I'm in the same boat. Stanford informed me that they won't review my application until receiving the dean's certification despite the deadline for a decision imposed by Berkeley. Unless anyone has already spoken to Harvard about this situation, I'm going to give their admissions office a call today.


~**Transfer Twins**~



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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:17 pm

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby pbfoot » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:19 pm

redsoxfaan3 wrote:
2LOLJD2015 wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:
2LOLJD2015 wrote:Do you know if Harvard will review apps without a dean's certificate from my law school? My numbers should be really competitive for Harvard transfer, but I'm pretty sure my Dean's Cert. won't get there until way past the deadline.


I was accepted at Berkeley but also applied to Harvard and Stanford, so I'm in the same boat. Stanford informed me that they won't review my application until receiving the dean's certification despite the deadline for a decision imposed by Berkeley. Unless anyone has already spoken to Harvard about this situation, I'm going to give their admissions office a call today.


~**Transfer Twins**~



Triplets

Quads.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby transfer57 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:29 am

Timeline for decisions - anyone know anything?

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:38 am

App is due today. As for a timeline, looks like the first decision didn't come until July 6th last year.

Edited because of my poor research skills.
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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby stillwater » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:41 am

first decision came July 6 last year. nice use of anon

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:24 pm

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby 7ED » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:39 pm

Welp, applications just closed. I am right on the borderline grades wise, so to everyone else in that situation, best of luck, and hope we'll all be celebrating in Cambridge come August!

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:44 pm

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby 7ED » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:54 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
7ED wrote:Welp, applications just closed. I am right on the borderline grades wise, so to everyone else in that situation, best of luck, and hope we'll all be celebrating in Cambridge come August!


First round's on me if I end up in Cambridge.


We have it on record. Let it be known that brotherdarkness will buy the first round.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby 7ED » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:05 am

FYI, I've been calling in due to issues with my application. I have been told that decisions come out next week.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:17 am

7ED wrote:FYI, I've been calling in due to issues with my application. I have been told that decisions come out next week.


thats a hot lead

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Latenite987 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:25 am

Think there's any point in writing H to let them know my NYU deposit deadline in July 8?




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