Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

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Traynor Brah
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:02 pm

lawman84 wrote:Got my class ranking today and it was higher than I expected. Ended up top 1%. Pretty pumped about that. Going to be very interesting to see how my cycle turns out. If I get into Harvard and Stanford, it'll be a tough decision.(I'm assuming that I won't get into Yale)

EDIT: My apologies to anyone who clicked this thread expecting something important.

cool story bro

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby crimson34 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:03 pm

I have no statistics to back this up, but I am starting to feel like the first wave may come Friday. The waiting is stressful. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:05 pm

crimson34 wrote:I have no statistics to back this up, but I am starting to feel like the first wave may come Friday. The waiting is stressful. Good luck everyone.


To ease the uncertainty, I recommend: http://www.readingtealeaves.info

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jeanshortsjorts » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:08 pm

lawman84 wrote:Got my class ranking today and it was higher than I expected. Ended up top 1%. Pretty pumped about that. Going to be very interesting to see how my cycle turns out. If I get into Harvard and Stanford, it'll be a tough decision.(I'm assuming that I won't get into Yale)

EDIT: My apologies to anyone who clicked this thread expecting something important.



Bro, that's going to be a really tough decision. I'm sorry that you might face such adversity and misfortune in your life.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawschool_lurker_12 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:08 pm

lawman84 wrote:Got my class ranking today and it was higher than I expected. Ended up top 1%. Pretty pumped about that. Going to be very interesting to see how my cycle turns out. If I get into Harvard and Stanford, it'll be a tough decision.(I'm assuming that I won't get into Yale)

EDIT: My apologies to anyone who clicked this thread expecting something important.


Something something .... Counting your chickens before they hatch.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:11 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.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:14 pm

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.


Yeah that's why I recommended tea leaf reading and other forms of prognostication. Why accept the uncertainty of the present when you can grasp the future?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby crimson34 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:22 pm

Tea leaf reading is a great recommendation, but I always felt crystal ball reading was cooler.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Mamba1991 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:26 pm

Friday is the day people. I can feel it.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:31 pm

Mamba1991 wrote:Friday is the day people. I can feel it.


Great! Let me just check the auspices tomorrow and I'll get back to you Friday COB to let you know if you are correct.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby felinafelina » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:58 pm

Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Ken Kesey » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:05 pm

felinafelina wrote:Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?


Application ready for review changes only to "admit" or "decision rendered" (I hope you don't have to ask what decision rendered means).
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Mamba1991 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:09 pm

felinafelina wrote:Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?



Still at "ready for review" from 6/23. Anyone have an earlier status date?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Ken Kesey » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:11 pm

Mamba1991 wrote:
felinafelina wrote:Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?



Still at "ready for review" from 6/23. Anyone have an earlier status date?


6/22..... slacker.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Mamba1991 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:14 pm

Ken Kesey wrote:
Mamba1991 wrote:
felinafelina wrote:Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?



Still at "ready for review" from 6/23. Anyone have an earlier status date?


6/22..... slacker.



I'm drafting an addendum as we speak to explain this misstep...

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby DCNTUA » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:18 pm

Ken Kesey wrote:
Mamba1991 wrote:
felinafelina wrote:Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?



Still at "ready for review" from 6/23. Anyone have an earlier status date?


6/22..... slacker.


6/15 here

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby MoreCowbell » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:19 pm

Mamba1991 wrote:
felinafelina wrote:Has anyone had a move from Application Ready for Review? Or is everyone still at this?



Still at "ready for review" from 6/23. Anyone have an earlier status date?


I've been Ready for Review since 6/10.

It's felt like a really long month.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Drockafeller » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:55 pm

6/22 here.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:03 pm

6/23 but my app is a Hail Mary based on my stats.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Lawschooltranny » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:55 pm

I was admitted to UChi today. Is this worth mentioning to HLS admissions?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby PourMeTea » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:57 pm

Probably not.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:16 pm

lawschool_lurker_12 wrote:
lawman84 wrote:Got my class ranking today and it was higher than I expected. Ended up top 1%. Pretty pumped about that. Going to be very interesting to see how my cycle turns out. If I get into Harvard and Stanford, it'll be a tough decision.(I'm assuming that I won't get into Yale)

EDIT: My apologies to anyone who clicked this thread expecting something important.


Something something .... Counting your chickens before they hatch.


I did use the word "if" so not really. Not expecting anything with HYS. I think there's a fair chance at both (not a lock or anything) while I feel like Yale is a longshot.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:59 pm

lawman84 wrote:
lawschool_lurker_12 wrote:
lawman84 wrote:Got my class ranking today and it was higher than I expected. Ended up top 1%. Pretty pumped about that. Going to be very interesting to see how my cycle turns out. If I get into Harvard and Stanford, it'll be a tough decision.(I'm assuming that I won't get into Yale)

EDIT: My apologies to anyone who clicked this thread expecting something important.


Something something .... Counting your chickens before they hatch.


I did use the word "if" so not really. Not expecting anything with HYS. I think there's a fair chance at both (not a lock or anything) while I feel like Yale is a longshot.


I think you miss the point. No one cares about the general topic. There's no need to defend your syntax.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:39 pm

bmmccb223 wrote:
lawman84 wrote:
lawschool_lurker_12 wrote:
lawman84 wrote:Got my class ranking today and it was higher than I expected. Ended up top 1%. Pretty pumped about that. Going to be very interesting to see how my cycle turns out. If I get into Harvard and Stanford, it'll be a tough decision.(I'm assuming that I won't get into Yale)

EDIT: My apologies to anyone who clicked this thread expecting something important.


Something something .... Counting your chickens before they hatch.


I did use the word "if" so not really. Not expecting anything with HYS. I think there's a fair chance at both (not a lock or anything) while I feel like Yale is a longshot.


you miss the point. No one cares.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:05 pm

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