Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby wafflehausenberg » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:22 pm

Longtimecoming19 wrote:
DCNTUA wrote:It's weird to think that the first acceptances may only be a week away :o


If last year is any indication, expect a decision next Monday.


And so the nervousness begins.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:45 pm

Has anyone found out/called to see if they are reviewing apps yet? or word on decision date...for this year.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:30 pm

No reason to call at this point. They typically release the first batch of acceptances on the Monday after the 4th of July. All we can do is kick back, relax, and wait.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby thepriceis » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:38 pm

Just got word I won a legal writing award (1 of 3 awarded) from the dean of my school. Worth an email to the admissions committee with the update? I'm leaning toward not since I imagine decisions are largely made at this point.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:26 pm

lawman84 wrote:No reason to call at this point. They typically release the first batch of acceptances on the Monday after the 4th of July. All we can do is kick back, relax, and wait.


Gotcha, thnx

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:39 pm

thepriceis wrote:Just got word I won a legal writing award (1 of 3 awarded) from the dean of my school. Worth an email to the admissions committee with the update? I'm leaning toward not since I imagine decisions are largely made at this point.



I doubt decisions are finalized at this point, I can't imagine why HLS would wait to notify admitted students once it has chosen to accept them. I think it's worthwhile to call the admissions office and tell them about the award, it couldn't hurt and may help.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Ken Kesey » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:55 pm

Longtimecoming19 wrote:
thepriceis wrote:Just got word I won a legal writing award (1 of 3 awarded) from the dean of my school. Worth an email to the admissions committee with the update? I'm leaning toward not since I imagine decisions are largely made at this point.



I doubt decisions are finalized at this point, I can't imagine why HLS would wait to notify admitted students once it has chosen to accept them. I think it's worthwhile to call the admissions office and tell them about the award, it couldn't hurt and may help.


Uhmm they release most of the decisions all in one day. Since they didn't make all those decisions that day then they definitely make decisions quite early one by one.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:04 am

Ken Kesey wrote:
Longtimecoming19 wrote:
thepriceis wrote:Just got word I won a legal writing award (1 of 3 awarded) from the dean of my school. Worth an email to the admissions committee with the update? I'm leaning toward not since I imagine decisions are largely made at this point.



I doubt decisions are finalized at this point, I can't imagine why HLS would wait to notify admitted students once it has chosen to accept them. I think it's worthwhile to call the admissions office and tell them about the award, it couldn't hurt and may help.


Uhmm they release most of the decisions all in one day. Since they didn't make all those decisions that day then they definitely make decisions quite early one by one.


They release most of the decisions all in one day. Until that day, their decisions are preliminary and are necessarily subject to change. It is certainly possible that once a preliminary acceptance/rejection decision has been made, there is very little that can change it. It is even possible that nothing can change it. However, we don't know. There is nothing to lose by notifying the admissions office about the legal writing award, and potentially something to gain.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:09 am

Longtimecoming19 wrote:
Ken Kesey wrote:
Longtimecoming19 wrote:
thepriceis wrote:Just got word I won a legal writing award (1 of 3 awarded) from the dean of my school. Worth an email to the admissions committee with the update? I'm leaning toward not since I imagine decisions are largely made at this point.



I doubt decisions are finalized at this point, I can't imagine why HLS would wait to notify admitted students once it has chosen to accept them. I think it's worthwhile to call the admissions office and tell them about the award, it couldn't hurt and may help.


Uhmm they release most of the decisions all in one day. Since they didn't make all those decisions that day then they definitely make decisions quite early one by one.


They release most of the decisions all in one day. Until that day, their decisions are preliminary and are necessarily subject to change. It is certainly possible that once a preliminary acceptance/rejection decision has been made, there is very little that can change it. It is even possible that nothing can change it. However, we don't know. There is nothing to lose by notifying the admissions office about the legal writing award, and potentially something to gain.


Gotta agree. Not going to hurt him and it could help. I, unfortunately, feel like I'm going to be screwed. My school still hasn't released class ranks yet. If they don't release them tomorrow, they won't be released in time if Harvard sends the decisions out on Monday like they have in the past. Sigh. So much for kicking back and relaxing...

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby wafflehausenberg » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:15 am

^Maybe you don't have to feel too stressed. Harvard doesn't require your class rank, do they? I assumed that they could roughly estimate your rank based on your GPA/school and would just go from there.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:42 am

wafflehausenberg wrote:^Maybe you don't have to feel too stressed. Harvard doesn't require your class rank, do they? I assumed that they could roughly estimate your rank based on your GPA/school and would just go from there.


I hope you're right. But I'm not feeling too confident that they'll accept me without my rank. And that might put me behind the eight ball. The only thing I can hope for is if they think I have what appears to be the grades that they'll plan on having a spot for me when my rank comes out.

But with it being Harvard, it's just hard for me to feel good about it. Especially since it is completely out of my control. That's the part that frustrates me the most. I worked hard to earn my grades 1L year. I spent time and money on the applications. I made sure all the materials that were available were in. All those things were in my control. This isn't. I'm at the mercy of someone else and it's just hard to accept. Especially since our grades and GPAs have been out for over a month. I just don't get what takes so long with the ranks.

Things in my control don't stress me. Things out of my control do. I just hate being at the mercy of someone else.

Plus Harvard is my #1 choice. I don't expect to get into Yale or Stanford but if I did, I think I'd still choose Harvard. So that's not making it any easier.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:24 am

lawman84 wrote:
wafflehausenberg wrote:^Maybe you don't have to feel too stressed. Harvard doesn't require your class rank, do they? I assumed that they could roughly estimate your rank based on your GPA/school and would just go from there.


I hope you're right. But I'm not feeling too confident that they'll accept me without my rank. And that might put me behind the eight ball. The only thing I can hope for is if they think I have what appears to be the grades that they'll plan on having a spot for me when my rank comes out.

But with it being Harvard, it's just hard for me to feel good about it. Especially since it is completely out of my control. That's the part that frustrates me the most. I worked hard to earn my grades 1L year. I spent time and money on the applications. I made sure all the materials that were available were in. All those things were in my control. This isn't. I'm at the mercy of someone else and it's just hard to accept. Especially since our grades and GPAs have been out for over a month. I just don't get what takes so long with the ranks.

Things in my control don't stress me. Things out of my control do. I just hate being at the mercy of someone else.

Plus Harvard is my #1 choice. I don't expect to get into Yale or Stanford but if I did, I think I'd still choose Harvard. So that's not making it any easier.

wow sounds like you're having a really rough go of it so sorry to hear of your struggles

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:37 am

Traynor Brah wrote:
lawman84 wrote:
wafflehausenberg wrote:^Maybe you don't have to feel too stressed. Harvard doesn't require your class rank, do they? I assumed that they could roughly estimate your rank based on your GPA/school and would just go from there.


I hope you're right. But I'm not feeling too confident that they'll accept me without my rank. And that might put me behind the eight ball. The only thing I can hope for is if they think I have what appears to be the grades that they'll plan on having a spot for me when my rank comes out.

But with it being Harvard, it's just hard for me to feel good about it. Especially since it is completely out of my control. That's the part that frustrates me the most. I worked hard to earn my grades 1L year. I spent time and money on the applications. I made sure all the materials that were available were in. All those things were in my control. This isn't. I'm at the mercy of someone else and it's just hard to accept. Especially since our grades and GPAs have been out for over a month. I just don't get what takes so long with the ranks.

Things in my control don't stress me. Things out of my control do. I just hate being at the mercy of someone else.

Plus Harvard is my #1 choice. I don't expect to get into Yale or Stanford but if I did, I think I'd still choose Harvard. So that's not making it any easier.

wow sounds like you're having a really rough go of it so sorry to hear of your struggles


Nah. I'm lucky to be in the position I'm in. Life is good. Just needed to vent about something frustrating me.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby chuckbass » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:58 am

Ljl

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:07 pm

lawman84 wrote:
wafflehausenberg wrote:^Maybe you don't have to feel too stressed. Harvard doesn't require your class rank, do they? I assumed that they could roughly estimate your rank based on your GPA/school and would just go from there.


I hope you're right. But I'm not feeling too confident that they'll accept me without my rank. And that might put me behind the eight ball. The only thing I can hope for is if they think I have what appears to be the grades that they'll plan on having a spot for me when my rank comes out.

But with it being Harvard, it's just hard for me to feel good about it. Especially since it is completely out of my control. That's the part that frustrates me the most. I worked hard to earn my grades 1L year. I spent time and money on the applications. I made sure all the materials that were available were in. All those things were in my control. This isn't. I'm at the mercy of someone else and it's just hard to accept. Especially since our grades and GPAs have been out for over a month. I just don't get what takes so long with the ranks.

Things in my control don't stress me. Things out of my control do. I just hate being at the mercy of someone else.

Plus Harvard is my #1 choice. I don't expect to get into Yale or Stanford but if I did, I think I'd still choose Harvard. So that's not making it any easier.


Ivy league universities have incredibly sophisticated admissions standards and procedures - among the most sensitive in the world. You really think they are going to dismiss or disfavor your application because your school hasn't published one data point? First, they receive hundreds of transfer applications every year: admissions knows what your GPA at your school means, roughly. Second, if the like what they see they'll just call and request your rank or wait for it to come in. If this was a federal judge or something, yea, maybe a random mild inconvenience or missing stat could impact you. But you're dealing with a system that's designed not to respond so rashly. I really, really don't anticipate this being a problem for you. Calm yoself.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:54 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
lawman84 wrote:
wafflehausenberg wrote:^Maybe you don't have to feel too stressed. Harvard doesn't require your class rank, do they? I assumed that they could roughly estimate your rank based on your GPA/school and would just go from there.


I hope you're right. But I'm not feeling too confident that they'll accept me without my rank. And that might put me behind the eight ball. The only thing I can hope for is if they think I have what appears to be the grades that they'll plan on having a spot for me when my rank comes out.

But with it being Harvard, it's just hard for me to feel good about it. Especially since it is completely out of my control. That's the part that frustrates me the most. I worked hard to earn my grades 1L year. I spent time and money on the applications. I made sure all the materials that were available were in. All those things were in my control. This isn't. I'm at the mercy of someone else and it's just hard to accept. Especially since our grades and GPAs have been out for over a month. I just don't get what takes so long with the ranks.

Things in my control don't stress me. Things out of my control do. I just hate being at the mercy of someone else.

Plus Harvard is my #1 choice. I don't expect to get into Yale or Stanford but if I did, I think I'd still choose Harvard. So that's not making it any easier.


Ivy league universities have incredibly sophisticated admissions standards and procedures - among the most sensitive in the world. You really think they are going to dismiss or disfavor your application because your school hasn't published one data point? First, they receive hundreds of transfer applications every year: admissions knows what your GPA at your school means, roughly. Second, if the like what they see they'll just call and request your rank or wait for it to come in. If this was a federal judge or something, yea, maybe a random mild inconvenience or missing stat could impact you. But you're dealing with a system that's designed not to respond so rashly. I really, really don't anticipate this being a problem for you. Calm yoself.


That's pretty much what my mom said last night. And then she told me that I'm a special snowflake. Glad to know that it's all true. :wink:

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby AT9 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:17 pm

So does HLS ever issue a decision before try get every application piece? My stupid undergrad is being stupid with the certification.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby morrison124 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:04 pm

I know that Harvard will probably not admit anyone until next week, but I'm still checking my status checker every hour. This is becoming a problem.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby PourMeTea » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:09 pm

morrison124 wrote:I know that Harvard will probably not admit anyone until next week, but I'm still checking my status checker every hour. This is becoming a problem.

Reminder: adcomms can see how many times you check

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:17 pm

PourMeTea wrote:
morrison124 wrote:I know that Harvard will probably not admit anyone until next week, but I'm still checking my status checker every hour. This is becoming a problem.

Reminder: adcomms can see how many times you check


I've heard that it boosts your chances of getting in if you check more often. Shows you really want to attend their school.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:21 pm

wait really??

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby PourMeTea » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:10 pm

Elleonleo wrote:wait really??

Yeah. You're probably fine though, I doubt they're checking

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawschool_lurker_12 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:36 pm

lawman84 wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:
morrison124 wrote:I know that Harvard will probably not admit anyone until next week, but I'm still checking my status checker every hour. This is becoming a problem.

Reminder: adcomms can see how many times you check


I've heard that it boosts your chances of getting in if you check more often. Shows you really want to attend their school.


How could you possibly know this?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:38 pm

Adcomms using a status checker 'counter' to influence their decisions? The paranoia on TLS is getting out of hand lol




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