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

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neprep
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:48 am

jingosaur wrote:
kershka wrote:
neprep wrote::| Would it be completely gauche of me to write and ask about my book?

haha, I'm feeling the same way. Does Harvard not love us?


I'm already on page 80 of my book. You guys better hurry up before I out-gunner you.


:lol:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:46 am

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby tls2175 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:42 am

Frozen98 wrote:so people are receiving books but has anyone actually gotten a response to their survey? I filled it out and haven't heard anything from them about it.

It took almost a month before I got a response to my survey. DW, it'll happen! :D

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:04 pm

Does Harvard not do Need Access?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:10 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Does Harvard not do Need Access?


Nope, they have their own system.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:25 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:39 pm

Frozen98 wrote:wait what? I could've sworn that when I checked a year or 2 ago, they participated in need access.

when did they go off need access? do they ask the same questions or is it more or less detailed?


They were on need access as recently as last year but they are no longer and option when you try to add schools. I would guess the questions are a lot like those on the fee waiver application.

Frozen98 wrote:"When completing Need Access, all students who will not reach age 29 by September 1st of the academic year in question should be sure to provide all detailed financial data for both of their biological parents (and any step-parents if their parents have are divorced and "

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... step2.html

weird that they still refer to it despite not being listed as a participating institution


This is outdated. The information on financial aid in the admissions packet (and maybe also in an email from the FinAid office that I received) it says that the application is self-contained:

HLS FinAid wrote: We expect to have the 2014-2015 application process up and running by mid-February 2014. Once ready, we will send you another email (to your official HLS Email Address) instructing you how to login to “My HLS Financial Aid” and begin the application process. You can then complete the online HLS Financial Aid Application on “My HLS Financial Aid” which will generate a personalized list of documents required as part of your aid application.


HTH

Frozen98 wrote:I still don't have my book yet so I'm kind of fearful that they've changed their minds


Hahahaha, good one.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:42 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:14 pm

Frozen98 wrote:but seriously, have all book recipients been 11/25 or 11/26 admits? I wasn't one of those. Anyone from Dec/Jan who got a book?

I'm trying to figure out if they only send books to people who they think are YS bound. so the gesture is just a little bit of wooing. And they think I'm not YS bound.


TripTrip wrote:Everyone is supposed to get a book. If you email them they'll probably send you one if they haven't. (I'm pretty sure JS has a box of books in her office for students who complain that they didn't get a book.)



Frozen98 wrote:Or if my app is about to go JS2->JSNO


This is not a thing.

I am happy to send a singed copy of my thesis while you wait for you HLS book, btw. :D

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:47 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:50 pm

Frozen98 wrote:well now I can't email them asking for a book because then I'd out myself on TLS, because only TLS readers would know other JS2ers receiving books is a thing.

JS2->JSNO is basically a rescission and I don't want that to happen. So I thought that the lack of a book means they're not wasting a book on someone who

1. can't get YS anyway
or
2. is about to be rescinded anyway, so why bother.

otherwise sending a book seems to be a pretty automatic thing, I dunno why I haven't received mine yet. Unless your packages were all post marked mid-late last week and mine is en route.

When were you admitted? Those seem to be pretty extreme conclusions to be jumping to if you were a later admit (and even if you weren't).

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:52 pm

Just got an e-mail that financial aid is up and it turns out, as previously stated, there is no NeedAccess component.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:55 pm

Frozen98 wrote:well now I can't email them asking for a book because then I'd out myself on TLS, because only TLS readers would know other JS2ers receiving books is a thing.

JS2->JSNO is basically a rescission and I don't want that to happen. So I thought that the lack of a book means they're not wasting a book on someone who

1. can't get YS anyway
or
2. is about to be rescinded anyway, so why bother.

otherwise sending a book seems to be a pretty automatic thing, I dunno why I haven't received mine yet. Unless your packages were all post marked mid-late last week and mine is en route.


You are being ridiculous. Take a deep breath. They can't just recind an offer for no reason.

My book was postmarked Feb. 5th and there is no way with my GPA I am getting into Stanford or Yale. Don't fret, it is all going to be okay.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby hdunlop » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:06 pm

first post to say that this is some truly neurotic stuff here, dude you got into Harvard, calm down

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:26 pm

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:38 pm

Frozen98 wrote:Specs you were in the 11/25 or 11/26 wave right. I doubt they'd send all 400-500 books on Feb 5 so if they sent it to the later waves on Feb 6 or Feb 7, then I guess it's possible that it just hasn't gotten here yet.

I'm just worried generally because CLS letters went out 2/7 and should have arrived here today if I were in that wave but apparently I wasn't, and now something's up with this book.

I know they won't rescind for no reason but I'm in a number of messes right now that they could loosely construe as a lack of character or judgment or whatever.

Okay, so there's absolutely no way HLS administration is just going to not send you a book as a way of passive-aggressively rescinding your acceptance. Just think logically about this for a minute.

That being said, it's my understanding that you are obligated to update your C&F portion of your application if something has changed since you applied.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:08 pm

[Redacted for jinx purposes - I was never here.]
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:14 pm

nvm
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm

Frozen98 wrote:Specs you were in the 11/25 or 11/26 wave right. I doubt they'd send all 400-500 books on Feb 5 so if they sent it to the later waves on Feb 6 or Feb 7, then I guess it's possible that it just hasn't gotten here yet.

I'm just worried generally because CLS letters went out 2/7 and should have arrived here today if I were in that wave but apparently I wasn't, and now something's up with this book.

I know they won't rescind for no reason but I'm in a number of messes right now that they could loosely construe as a lack of character or judgment or whatever.

Relax dude; you're fine. I haven't received my book either nor heard anything from CLS. They send things on different days and you may have noticed the terrible weather bombarding the entire country. I don't think Harvard's into passive aggressively rescinding offers of admissions (though if no book= rescinded admissions, they've at least made my decision easier :P )

But as others have said, C & F issues should definitely be updated.

ETA: If it's not an actual C & F issue then Harvard won't care. It's not like they want to run around taking people's acceptances away. But now I'm even more curious about these "interpersonal relationships." Do you have a super vindictive ex or something?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Frozen98 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:24 pm

nvm
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:26 pm

The-Specs wrote:Just got an e-mail that financial aid is up and it turns out, as previously stated, there is no NeedAccess component.

Thanks for the head's up! Is anyone else kind of amused that they include a video tutorial of the aid process in the email? :D

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:29 pm

Frozen98 wrote:
koalacity wrote:
Frozen98 wrote:Specs you were in the 11/25 or 11/26 wave right. I doubt they'd send all 400-500 books on Feb 5 so if they sent it to the later waves on Feb 6 or Feb 7, then I guess it's possible that it just hasn't gotten here yet.

I'm just worried generally because CLS letters went out 2/7 and should have arrived here today if I were in that wave but apparently I wasn't, and now something's up with this book.

I know they won't rescind for no reason but I'm in a number of messes right now that they could loosely construe as a lack of character or judgment or whatever.

Okay, so there's absolutely no way HLS administration is just going to not send you a book as a way of passive-aggressively rescinding your acceptance. Just think logically about this for a minute.

That being said, it's my understanding that you are obligated to update your C&F portion of your application if something has changed since you applied.


No nothing has changed vis-a-vis CF since I applied. no details. it's other interpersonal relationships that were affected and some of the parties involved may know about HLS, so if word gets around to their office, I can see them saying it falls under "lack of judgment, character" if not "honesty, integrity, true and accurate representation"


I wouldn't worry about it buddy...they definitely have better things to talk about...like all the applicants still waiting for a response

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cway » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:43 pm

So guys, when is it time to start finding a roommate? It seems like you can find 2 bedroom apts for $2k total pretty easily in both Harvard housing and via brokers.

Also. If you plan to spend the summers out of Boston, is it better to move in and out (4 times total! ugh what a pain.) or just pay the summer rent? Does Harvard apartment housing even allow 12 month leases?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:47 pm

cway wrote:So guys, when is it time to start finding a roommate? It seems like you can find 2 bedroom apts for $2k total pretty easily in both Harvard housing and via brokers.

Also. If you plan to spend the summers out of Boston, is it better to move in and out (4 times total! ugh what a pain.) or just pay the summer rent? Does Harvard apartment housing even allow 12 month leases?

I'm pretty sure harvard university housing is 9 month leases. If you get a regular apartment though, you can always sublet for the summers.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby The-Specs » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:58 am

kershka wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Just got an e-mail that financial aid is up and it turns out, as previously stated, there is no NeedAccess component.

Thanks for the head's up! Is anyone else kind of amused that they include a video tutorial of the aid process in the email? :D


Yeah, it makes me think there must have been problems with previous applicants. You would think we would could figure it out without a video, I mean, we did get into Harvard... :P




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