Harvard Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

User avatar
CyanIdes Of March
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:32 am

Tomorrow is day 10 for me. I haven't been putting the weight on it some people here seem to have, but I'm interested to see what they say. They asked for 1 extra document, I'm assuming to find out how my parents could survive on a few bucks a day worth of income. Anyone care to explain what the reasoning is suppose to be for asking about parental income when the majority of students are in their mid to late 20's and have no reason to expect major/any parental contribution even if the parents had the mean to contribute?

User avatar
wtrc
Posts: 2057
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 9:37 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:34 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Tomorrow is day 10 for me. I haven't been putting the weight on it some people here seem to have, but I'm interested to see what they say. They asked for 1 extra document, I'm assuming to find out how my parents could survive on a few bucks a day worth of income. Anyone care to explain what the reasoning is suppose to be for asking about parental income when the majority of students are in their mid to late 20's and have no reason to expect major/any parental contribution even if the parents had the mean to contribute?


I'm typing on my phone now and can link later, but there's a write up on the financial aid section of the website about this... They acknowledge that often families can't contribute, but say it's essentially the most fair way to determine resources anyway. Pretty sure every school does this, and I guess there's no better way to do it.... But still, as someone who paid for undergrad by myself and doesn't rely on any support, can def be frustrating.

User avatar
wtrc
Posts: 2057
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 9:37 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:37 am

My book also finally came! "In Brown's Wake" by Dean Minow, with a really nice personalized note. So smart that they do this.

06162014123
Posts: 213
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:40 pm

.

Postby 06162014123 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:45 am

.
Last edited by 06162014123 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
CyanIdes Of March
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:36 am

I shouldn't complain because it only stands to benefit me but I could see others not getting any contributions from their otherwise well-off family being in a bit of a disadvantage from this. I guess it'd be pretty hard for them to figure out just how cut off a person would be from a family's resources, though.

User avatar
Pneumonia
Posts: 1644
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:05 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:38 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:I shouldn't complain because it only stands to benefit me but I could see others not getting any contributions from their otherwise well-off family being in a bit of a disadvantage from this. I guess it'd be pretty hard for them to figure out just how cut off a person would be from a family's resources, though.


Well yeah it's just unfortunate all around. People would exploit any perceived holes in the parental contribution determination too, so even if they started trying to adjust for non-contributing families it would soon be impossible to determine who was being honest and who wasn't. I know they have an appeal form, but, like everything else, it's hella complicated.

baloneydanza
Posts: 105
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:44 am

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby baloneydanza » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:13 pm

Man, I really need to hear back from SFS. I have a scholarship deadline next week and I need time to weigh it against whatever Harvard gives me.

politics89
Posts: 377
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:50 am

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:43 pm

Everyday I'm so excited to come home from work and see if my book came yet, and everyday I'm so disappointed. Serious first world problems here.

ga208
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:42 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby ga208 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:59 pm

politics89 wrote:Everyday I'm so excited to come home from work and see if my book came yet, and everyday I'm so disappointed. Serious first world problems here.


Books take between several weeks and several months to come.

User avatar
yomisterd
Posts: 1556
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:58 pm

Checking in. I'm so excited to have Harvard on my list of contenders. When do they usually send the acceptance email after the phone call?

User avatar
HorseThief
Posts: 713
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:01 pm

yomisterd wrote:Checking in. I'm so excited to have Harvard on my list of contenders. When do they usually send the acceptance email after the phone call?


*Usually* you'll get the e-mail in a day or two, with all of the info you'd need in a week. Then the book comes several months later.

juicebox
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby juicebox » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:20 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:I shouldn't complain because it only stands to benefit me but I could see others not getting any contributions from their otherwise well-off family being in a bit of a disadvantage from this. I guess it'd be pretty hard for them to figure out just how cut off a person would be from a family's resources, though.


This. So frustrating. I get the logic, but really wonder if there's any other way? I haven't even been able to complete my aid application because my parents keep neglecting to fill out the forms...

juicebox
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby juicebox » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:20 pm

yomisterd wrote:Checking in. I'm so excited to have Harvard on my list of contenders. When do they usually send the acceptance email after the phone call?


Congratulations!!

User avatar
HorseThief
Posts: 713
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:30 pm

juicebox wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I shouldn't complain because it only stands to benefit me but I could see others not getting any contributions from their otherwise well-off family being in a bit of a disadvantage from this. I guess it'd be pretty hard for them to figure out just how cut off a person would be from a family's resources, though.


This. So frustrating. I get the logic, but really wonder if there's any other way? I haven't even been able to complete my aid application because my parents keep neglecting to fill out the forms...


+1 I'd really like to talk to the finaid folks when I'm there for the ASW, but I don't know that we'll have anything to talk about....

User avatar
chicky
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:14 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:04 pm

yomisterd wrote:Checking in. I'm so excited to have Harvard on my list of contenders. When do they usually send the acceptance email after the phone call?


Congrats dude!

User avatar
Arrow4Christ
Posts: 418
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:07 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:43 pm

Abso-freaking-lutely jazzed to be checking in! This is a dream come true.

User avatar
Nonconsecutive
Posts: 2249
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:58 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:48 pm

HorseThief wrote:
juicebox wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I shouldn't complain because it only stands to benefit me but I could see others not getting any contributions from their otherwise well-off family being in a bit of a disadvantage from this. I guess it'd be pretty hard for them to figure out just how cut off a person would be from a family's resources, though.


This. So frustrating. I get the logic, but really wonder if there's any other way? I haven't even been able to complete my aid application because my parents keep neglecting to fill out the forms...


+1 I'd really like to talk to the finaid folks when I'm there for the ASW, but I don't know that we'll have anything to talk about....


Yeah, I completely understand where you guys are coming from. I was finally able to get them to do the forms, but it took months of constant back-and-forth.

User avatar
The-Specs
Posts: 1037
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:55 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:53 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
juicebox wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I shouldn't complain because it only stands to benefit me but I could see others not getting any contributions from their otherwise well-off family being in a bit of a disadvantage from this. I guess it'd be pretty hard for them to figure out just how cut off a person would be from a family's resources, though.


This. So frustrating. I get the logic, but really wonder if there's any other way? I haven't even been able to complete my aid application because my parents keep neglecting to fill out the forms...


+1 I'd really like to talk to the finaid folks when I'm there for the ASW, but I don't know that we'll have anything to talk about....


Yeah, I completely understand where you guys are coming from. I was finally able to get them to do the forms, but it took months of constant back-and-forth.


+1

User avatar
PotenC
Posts: 241
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:13 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby PotenC » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:10 pm

Checking in!

Anybody wanna split an airbnb/hotel for ASW? What with plane tickets being so expensive I gotta penny pinch if I can. Hit me up. I'm a guy.

User avatar
wealtheow
Posts: 1034
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:45 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:26 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: beyond my wildest expectations, checking in.

User avatar
Nonconsecutive
Posts: 2249
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:58 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:04 pm

Welcome and congrats again! :D

User avatar
JWP1022
Posts: 269
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:15 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby JWP1022 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:47 pm

~checking in~

Still can't believe this is happening.

User avatar
Arrow4Christ
Posts: 418
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:07 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:02 am

JWP1022 wrote:~checking in~

Still can't believe this is happening.


+1 I'm still terrified I'm going to wake up :lol:

juicebox
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby juicebox » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:15 am

Congrats to the new admits!! Can't wait to meet everyone at ASW!! :D

thestatusguo
Posts: 148
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby thestatusguo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:26 am

Checking in. Hi :)




Return to “TLS Class of 2017 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest