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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby jingosaur » Thu May 19, 2016 8:06 pm

THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby NoLongerALurker » Thu May 19, 2016 8:52 pm

So.....no grades until Monday?

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Postby anon903817 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:05 pm

It didn't say when grades will be posted. It also didn't say that grades are being delayed. It just said that a previous email was incorrect, and that the registrar will be handling all communication about grades and latin honors.

The previous email had just said that the faculty will vote on our degrees this week, and by the end of the week, we'll get an email from the registrar with the "graduation list." The fact that the registrar will handle communication about grades, doesn't actually contradict the email being corrected.

So, yeah, I dunno.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wwwcol » Thu May 19, 2016 10:07 pm

Dean of Students, first email wrote:We’re getting close! The faculty votes on your degrees this week. By the end of the week, be on the lookout for emails from the Registrar’s Office with the graduation list.

Dean of Students, second email wrote:CORRECTION: The first paragraph of the Commencement Email#6 we sent to you on Monday evening had incorrect information. Please note that the Registrar’s office will be handling all communications on matters concerning grades and honors. Please disregard the first paragraph of said email and accept our sincerest apologies.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Thu May 19, 2016 11:02 pm

Soooooo grades like next Friday?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Fri May 20, 2016 6:02 am

Due to the mumps the faculty was not able to achieve a quorum. Therefore there will be no degrees this year. Attached find the information on LIPP that you will need.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Lfo166 » Fri May 20, 2016 9:31 am

jingosaur wrote:Did 2Ls get this email?


2Ls did not get the email (nor any email about grades).

So it's just up in the air re: release date?

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Postby jingosaur » Fri May 20, 2016 11:12 am

Pneumonia wrote:Soooooo grades like next Friday?


No grades until everyone completes a survey about campus climate

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Postby nothingtosee » Fri May 20, 2016 4:41 pm

Welp

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Postby jingosaur » Fri May 20, 2016 5:00 pm

No grades until campus morale inproves

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Postby Pullman » Sat May 21, 2016 7:31 pm

So Monday will be the day?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby nothingtosee » Mon May 23, 2016 10:35 am

Hoy?

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Postby Topszn » Mon May 23, 2016 12:33 pm

whats the exam bank situation like at Harvard? how easy/hard is it to get hold of some (lots of?) past papers to do practice exams?

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Postby foxes » Mon May 23, 2016 12:38 pm

Topszn wrote:whats the exam bank situation like at Harvard? how easy/hard is it to get hold of some (lots of?) past papers to do practice exams?

It's super easy to get old exams and answers (and outlines). Many student orgs have banks, and ppl also use hlsdope, which is a website run by tlser TripTrip. As a 1l you shouldn't have issues except with visiting profs.

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Postby tomwatts » Mon May 23, 2016 12:39 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Hoy?

It sure does seem to me as though 3L grades have to be finalized before graduation, because it is always possible that some students will not graduate. (Although this is rare, I did have one friend — who had a highly unusual situation — who did not graduate on time, so it does happen.) So they're cutting it pretty darn close at this point. Even with a grade release today, this will be the latest spring upper-level grade release that I'm aware of, and my information goes back at least to 2011-12.

Topszn wrote:whats the exam bank situation like at Harvard? how easy/hard is it to get hold of some (lots of?) past papers to do practice exams?

You can get nearly all prior exam questions from the Registrar. Exam answers are a little harder to come by, but HLS Dope has some, and student organizations that you can join also have some. (EDIT: As foxes said.)

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Topszn » Mon May 23, 2016 12:57 pm

foxes wrote:
Topszn wrote:whats the exam bank situation like at Harvard? how easy/hard is it to get hold of some (lots of?) past papers to do practice exams?

It's super easy to get old exams and answers (and outlines). Many student orgs have banks, and ppl also use hlsdope, which is a website run by tlser TripTrip. As a 1l you shouldn't have issues except with visiting profs.

tomwatts wrote:


Thanks guys :)

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby rathgra » Mon May 23, 2016 1:01 pm

tomwatts wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Hoy?

It sure does seem to me as though 3L grades have to be finalized before graduation, because it is always possible that some students will not graduate. (Although this is rare, I did have one friend — who had a highly unusual situation — who did not graduate on time, so it does happen.) So they're cutting it pretty darn close at this point. Even with a grade release today, this will be the latest spring upper-level grade release that I'm aware of, and my information goes back at least to 2011-12.

Topszn wrote:whats the exam bank situation like at Harvard? how easy/hard is it to get hold of some (lots of?) past papers to do practice exams?

You can get nearly all prior exam questions from the Registrar. Exam answers are a little harder to come by, but HLS Dope has some, and student organizations that you can join also have some. (EDIT: As foxes said.)


In the interests of . . . healthy paranoia, do you know if the registrar notified your friend of that possibility before grades were generally released?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby polareagle » Mon May 23, 2016 1:41 pm

Grades / latin honors are up.

Latin honors can be found here: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/registrar/harvard-law-school-class-of-2016-latin-honors/

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby nothingtosee » Mon May 23, 2016 2:07 pm

polareagle wrote:Grades / latin honors are up.

Latin honors can be found here: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/registrar/harvard-law-school-class-of-2016-latin-honors/


1. How can they have this list before all teachers have grades in?

2. Anyone know the magna cut off?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby TripTrip » Mon May 23, 2016 2:14 pm

nothingtosee wrote:
polareagle wrote:Grades / latin honors are up.

Latin honors can be found here: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/registrar/harvard-law-school-class-of-2016-latin-honors/


1. How can they have this list before all teachers have grades in?

2. Anyone know the magna cut off?

All the profs do have grades in. They just don't necessarily have 2L or 1L grades in.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby o0o0o0o » Mon May 23, 2016 2:21 pm

nothingtosee wrote:
polareagle wrote:Grades / latin honors are up.

Latin honors can be found here: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/registrar/harvard-law-school-class-of-2016-latin-honors/


1. How can they have this list before all teachers have grades in?

2. Anyone know the magna cut off?


3.97666 was magna

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby leslieknope » Mon May 23, 2016 2:41 pm

ugh I shouldn't have looked. I regret this elective so much :/

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon May 23, 2016 3:22 pm

leslieknope wrote:ugh I shouldn't have looked. I regret this elective so much :/


Which class

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Dukenukem21 » Mon May 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Notable data point for future years: missed cum laude with a 3.61

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby allaboard8 » Mon May 23, 2016 3:28 pm

What's the process of challenging a seminar grade like/has anyone here ever done it?




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