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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:31 pm
by almondjoy
paglababa wrote:Ooh we want you to report back deets on how ASW is.

+1 pretty please

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:39 pm
by lawapp2014
Any chance that Harvard would match a merit-based scholarship from a T14 school, or is that limited to need-based?

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:52 pm
by Theopliske8711
lawapp2014 wrote:Any chance that Harvard would match a merit-based scholarship from a T14 school, or is that limited to need-based?


Most highly unlikely.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:32 pm
by TheMostDangerousLG
Theopliske8711 wrote:
lawapp2014 wrote:Any chance that Harvard would match a merit-based scholarship from a T14 school, or is that limited to need-based?

Most highly unlikely.


(At least from what I gather.)

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:36 pm
by charlie.black
lawapp2014 wrote:Any chance that Harvard would match a merit-based scholarship from a T14 school, or is that limited to need-based?


No. You pay $$ for Harvard. (maybe $$$ or $$$$; those are your options)

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:44 pm
by carolinainmymind
Received my signed book in the mail today. Accepted a while ago (11/26), so there's still some coming for you early folks.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:29 pm
by isaiah1992
Received my book as well, definitely a nice touch! Accepted 2/3.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:57 am
by CyanIdes Of March
Got my book today and I must say, I think I'm going to love it.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:44 pm
by jingosaur
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Got my book today and I must say, I think I'm going to love it.


They do a pretty solid job of picking which books to send to people.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:02 pm
by Pancakes12
sasquatchsam wrote:I just wanted to remind everyone to apply for the travel stipend. It is need based but the threshold does not appear to be onerous. I qualified with a full-time job, a home, a retirement account, and several thousand dollars in the bank. The form is kind of annoying to fill out but it is worth the chance of saving a few hundred dollars in travel expenses.


Anyone know where to get this form? I've googled it and checked my HLS email, but I can't find it.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:26 pm
by sasquatchsam
Pancakes12 wrote:
sasquatchsam wrote:I just wanted to remind everyone to apply for the travel stipend. It is need based but the threshold does not appear to be onerous. I qualified with a full-time job, a home, a retirement account, and several thousand dollars in the bank. The form is kind of annoying to fill out but it is worth the chance of saving a few hundred dollars in travel expenses.


Anyone know where to get this form? I've googled it and checked my HLS email, but I can't find it.


You will have to email the admissions office and they send it to you. I don't think it is available online anywhere.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:33 pm
by thewaves
lawapp2014 wrote:Any chance that Harvard would match a merit-based scholarship from a T14 school, or is that limited to need-based?

It's only need based.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:36 pm
by TheMostDangerousLG
Is there a deadline for applying for financial aid? I just want to double check..

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:21 pm
by jingosaur
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Is there a deadline for applying for financial aid? I just want to double check..


There isn't.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:08 am
by malleus discentium
sasquatchsam wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:
sasquatchsam wrote:I just wanted to remind everyone to apply for the travel stipend. It is need based but the threshold does not appear to be onerous. I qualified with a full-time job, a home, a retirement account, and several thousand dollars in the bank. The form is kind of annoying to fill out but it is worth the chance of saving a few hundred dollars in travel expenses.


Anyone know where to get this form? I've googled it and checked my HLS email, but I can't find it.


You will have to email the admissions office and they send it to you. I don't think it is available online anywhere.

It's the form for the need-based application fee waiver, since you are technically applying for that. I don't know if that's online, but if it is it's the one you want.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:29 pm
by baloneydanza
anyone still looking for a roommate for next week's ASW?

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:03 am
by HorseThief
NYCer's, is it better to take a train up to Boston or Megabus?

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:14 am
by cotiger
HorseThief wrote:NYCer's, is it better to take a train up to Boston or Megabus?


Megabus. Just be sure to add about 30 min to your arrival time.

That is, unless you've got an extra $200 laying around. Trains are more comfortable and don't have to worry about traffic.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:17 am
by cway
cotiger wrote:
HorseThief wrote:NYCer's, is it better to take a train up to Boston or Megabus?


Megabus. Just be sure to add about 30 min to your arrival time.


FWIW, Bolt Bus is a little nicer than Megabus IMO. More outlets, newer buses, etc. And if you make a Bolt account, they automatically put you in the "A" group that boards first. :)

If you can afford the train though, do it. So much more pleasant.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:21 am
by cotiger
cway wrote:
cotiger wrote:
HorseThief wrote:NYCer's, is it better to take a train up to Boston or Megabus?


Megabus. Just be sure to add about 30 min to your arrival time.


FWIW, Bolt Bus is a little nicer than Megabus IMO. More outlets, newer buses, etc. And if you make a Bolt account, they automatically put you in the "A" group that boards first. :)

If you can afford the train though, do it. So much more pleasant.


I've never tried Boltbus, mostly because they're a bit more expensive. I've been really happy with the Megabus buses, though their tendency to be late is really annoying.

I just assume that if you're asking about the bus, you probably can't afford the train. But for sure, trains are nicer.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:37 am
by lastsamurai
Greyhound ftw. I've spent a TON of time on buses between boston/nyc/philly and greyhound is the only consistent one of the bunch. Plus the others make you wait along side the road. The extra $10 is well worth it imho

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:43 am
by The-Specs
Happy March ASW Week everyone!

I can't believe that March is here already. This year is going by quickly.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:52 am
by cotiger
lastsamurai wrote:Greyhound ftw. I've spent a TON of time on buses between boston/nyc/philly and greyhound is the only consistent one of the bunch. Plus the others make you wait along side the road. The extra $10 is well worth it imho


This is a valid point. It's supposed to snow on Friday (dunno how much though). If that's the day you're going up, that has the potential to be an unpleasant wait. Then again, I got my RT Fri-Mon NYC-Bos ticket for $32 from Megabus. It's $64 from Greyhound. Tradeoffs.

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:16 pm
by Optimist Prime
Looking forward to meeting everyone at ASW this weekend! Not that this is a big deal, but I didn't receive a confirmation of any kind after I registered for ASW - is that normal?

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:18 pm
by politics89
Optimist Prime wrote:Looking forward to meeting everyone at ASW this weekend! Not that this is a big deal, but I didn't receive a confirmation of any kind after I registered for ASW - is that normal?


Hmmm... I got one, I don't know if it's a big deal if you didn't though.