Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby azure » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:33 pm

why do you think de facto wl? isnt it possible that they drag this out until june?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby r6_philly » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:42 pm

Looks like it started again on LSN.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:45 pm

CrimsonCal wrote:its Wednesday, and still no word... it's annoying that Berkeley will make me withdraw all pending wait lists June 1st .... hopefully I'll have resolution by then


Didnt realize places could do this. I assumed all acceptances allow you to stay on another waitlist. What schools do this?? :shock:

I am already having trouble deciding what to do and this makes me feel i've overlooked something big.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 pm

NightHooded wrote:
CrimsonCal wrote:its Wednesday, and still no word... it's annoying that Berkeley will make me withdraw all pending wait lists June 1st .... hopefully I'll have resolution by then


Didnt realize places could do this. I assumed all acceptances allow you to stay on another waitlist. What schools do this?? :shock:

I am already having trouble deciding what to do and this makes me feel i've overlooked something big.


I think its unique to Berkeley, they require no deposit (frankly, I'd much rather put down money and lose it)

I haven't heard of any other school that is so strict, I mean, it's kind of ridiculous... if a school issues a waiting list (like Cal), then they should respect other schools who accept people off their waiting list in the summer

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 pm

azure wrote:why do you think de facto wl? isnt it possible that they drag this out until june?

my point is that any dragging past may 1st = de facto waitlist as, in practice, being waitlisted means being made to wait for a decision until after the deposit deadline (may 1st).

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:54 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
azure wrote:why do you think de facto wl? isnt it possible that they drag this out until june?

my point is that any dragging past may 1st = de facto waitlist as, in practice, being waitlisted means being made to wait for a decision until after the deposit deadline (may 1st).


How does a WL affect the school's yield? If you're offered a position off the WL, and reject it, does that harm the school? I'm very curious about all this. If last year had ALL waitlists go out by now, I'm thinking maybe they will just keep us held until post-deposit deadline and perhaps have a wave of JR1/JR2s. But I'd imagine it's better to WL people as a test of their interest and to protect yield.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:57 pm

Dunno but anything involving "a wave of JR1/JR2s" sounds like something I'd be interested in.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:01 pm

NightHooded wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
azure wrote:why do you think de facto wl? isnt it possible that they drag this out until june?

my point is that any dragging past may 1st = de facto waitlist as, in practice, being waitlisted means being made to wait for a decision until after the deposit deadline (may 1st).


How does a WL affect the school's yield? If you're offered a position off the WL, and reject it, does that harm the school? I'm very curious about all this. If last year had ALL waitlists go out by now, I'm thinking maybe they will just keep us held until post-deposit deadline and perhaps have a wave of JR1/JR2s. But I'd imagine it's better to WL people as a test of their interest and to protect yield.


Anytime a school accepts someone, regardless of whether in the regular pool or off the w/l, this affects their yield numbers. Among other reasons, this is why schools are so focused on accepting someone off the waitlist that they are almost certain will accept the offer of admission

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:02 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:Dunno but anything involving "a wave of JR1/JR2s" sounds like something I'd be interested in.


Me, too :mrgreen: I just can't see why we would not be WLed yet unless there's a method to the madness. To simply keep people hanging for a while only to plan to WL them the whole time makes no sense... to me at least

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:03 pm

wishfulnyc wrote:Anytime a school accepts someone, regardless of whether in the regular pool or off the w/l, this affects their yield numbers. Among other reasons, this is why schools are so focused on accepting someone off the waitlist that they are almost certain will accept the offer of admission


Ahh ok. At any rate, I've heard of the school giving people a heads up though, as in "hey if we offer you a place, would you accept it?" That's what I had in mind. I assumed that informal "you ARE coming right?" helps the WL be safer for their yield.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:05 pm

NightHooded wrote:
AdmiralNelson wrote:Dunno but anything involving "a wave of JR1/JR2s" sounds like something I'd be interested in.


Me, too :mrgreen: I just can't see why we would not be WLed yet unless there's a method to the madness. To simply keep people hanging for a while only to plan to WL them the whole time makes no sense... to me at least



(See: NYU and Columbia)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby buzzgirl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:55 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i'm just wondering....what is the highest GPA still standing? i'm at 3.9


My GPA is JUST a hair below a 3.9 - so if you're exactly at 3.9 you have me beat. :D

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:04 pm

JUST GOT THE WAITLIST EMAIL!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:09 pm

CrimsonCal wrote:JUST GOT THE WAITLIST EMAIL!


Sorry (obviously), but I think this is the best outcome for all of us. Stay on the WL and fight the good fight!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:14 pm

buzzgirl wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:i'm just wondering....what is the highest GPA still standing? i'm at 3.9


My GPA is JUST a hair below a 3.9 - so if you're exactly at 3.9 you have me beat. :D


mine is actually 3.89 :)

you and i are very similar, for better or for worse...my LSAT is 171, HYP, one unique soft...

what's the 'buzz' in buzzgirl?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:15 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:
CrimsonCal wrote:JUST GOT THE WAITLIST EMAIL!


Sorry (obviously), but I think this is the best outcome for all of us. Stay on the WL and fight the good fight!


ya, I mean, I never had a JR1, so I didn't think I was going to be outright admitted, but I wonder how common it is to be WL without a JR1, who knows

hope you remaining guys the best!

... and if not, I'll see you on the Waitlist Harvard 2010 thread!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:16 pm

decisions are trickling in. so. slowly.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:28 pm

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lta » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:45 pm

WL email

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:49 pm

at 2:20 or just now?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby buzzgirl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:49 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
buzzgirl wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:i'm just wondering....what is the highest GPA still standing? i'm at 3.9


My GPA is JUST a hair below a 3.9 - so if you're exactly at 3.9 you have me beat. :D


mine is actually 3.89 :)

you and i are very similar, for better or for worse...my LSAT is 171, HYP, one unique soft...

what's the 'buzz' in buzzgirl?


interesting! You had a JR1 - correct? I have not.

And I'll PM you about the name.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lta » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:55 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:at 2:20 or just now?


At 2pm...jeez. you walk away from your computer for ONE SECOND...

Can't decide whether to be happy or sad...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby novacuseville » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:56 pm

WL email today.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:01 pm

How many of you guys intend to ride the WL? I'm wondering if anyone into anyone of YSCCN thinks its worth it... where to draw the line?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Consigliere » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:03 pm

lta wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:at 2:20 or just now?


At 2pm...jeez. you walk away from your computer for ONE SECOND...

Can't decide whether to be happy or sad...


Id be happy about it, they only seem to be sending out WL and Rejections at this point. I still havent had a JR1, so a WL is about the best I can hope for right now.




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