Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby RhubarbPie » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:35 pm

Joining. I was held a few weeks ago. I'll be sending an updated resume (there were 4 updates since Sept so I think its warranted), LOCI, and I've already sent my updated transcript (my GPA increased .03). My chances are slim but I'm thrilled that I didn't get rejected outrightly.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:32 pm

Havaianas wrote:
CordeliusX wrote:So this doesnt apply to me with HLS but I dont see any point in a new LOR unless you get someone with a totally different p.o.v. than the others... which is rare???

Yeah I'm kinda worried about that but the only one I can get pronto is from my boss which I already kind of have...


Do they actively expect a new LOR? I am getting that feeling from this H thread :shock:

I honestly doubt 99% would help at all, because if they did, people would have already had them as an initial LOR... IMHO all you can do is send a LOCI and any updated grades etc.

I am curious because I anticipate being waitlisted somewhere or other...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:31 pm

CordeliusX wrote:
Havaianas wrote:
CordeliusX wrote:So this doesnt apply to me with HLS but I dont see any point in a new LOR unless you get someone with a totally different p.o.v. than the others... which is rare???

Yeah I'm kinda worried about that but the only one I can get pronto is from my boss which I already kind of have...


Do they actively expect a new LOR? I am getting that feeling from this H thread :shock:

I honestly doubt 99% would help at all, because if they did, people would have already had them as an initial LOR... IMHO all you can do is send a LOCI and any updated grades etc.

I am curious because I anticipate being waitlisted somewhere or other...

I don't think they expect anything than an updated transcript. Sending an additional LOR and LOCI would likely be marginally beneficial.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Havaianas » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:34 pm

Core wrote:I don't think they expect anything than an updated transcript. Sending an additional LOR and LOCI would likely be marginally beneficial.


If it helps at all I'm down - held Thursday - LOR sent today - LOCI in the mail on Monday

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ShibaDan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:38 am

So I saw that one person made it in from the hold club...any other good news? bad news?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby natalie123 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:31 am

I'm going to work on a LOCI and print out a third LOR today (will they take a paper copy? She lives overseas and didn't send to LSAC... I can also send it as a pdf). But I got into Yale yesterday, which took away much of Harvard's sting... Still want the option of H, but I'm pretty happy :)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby georgina » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:44 am

def2104 wrote:So I saw that one person made it in from the hold club...any other good news? bad news?


really? was it in this thread? who?

and congrats to natalie123!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Havaianas » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:36 pm

seriously congrats Natalie123!!!!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Eigenvalue A » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:53 pm

Put on hold a little over a week ago..sent in LOCI, updated transcript, working on getting another LOR, praying night and day, etc. ;)

Congratulations Natalie123!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Reinhardt » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:35 am

LOCI sent. Here's hoping they like it.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby sundevil77 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:59 am

If I'm still in school is it expected that I send in updated transcripts? How bad would it look if I didn't send them in? I ask, first of all, because my GPA did see a .01 decrease. I know it's not much but psychologically I think it could make a difference (let's just say I went from a nice round number to something you might see at the grocery store :( ) Secondly, I don't want to spend the $10-15 for the new transcript if it's not going to make a difference.

I plan on sending in a LOCI and a new, possibly very good LOR. If I send those in are they going to notice I haven't sent in new transcripts?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby amputatedbrain » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:04 am

sundevil77 wrote:If I'm still in school is it expected that I send in updated transcripts? How bad would it look if I didn't send them in? I ask, first of all, because my GPA did see a .01 decrease. I know it's not much but psychologically I think it could make a difference (let's just say I went from a nice round number to something you might see at the grocery store :( ) Secondly, I don't want to spend the $10-15 for the new transcript if it's not going to make a difference.

I plan on sending in a LOCI and a new, possibly very good LOR. If I send those in are they going to notice I haven't sent in new transcripts?


Assuming we got the same hold e-mail, it was pretty straightforward that they wanted any new grades. I don't know if it's make or break either way, but I'm sure it could only hurt to not send them. The .01 drop isn't going to matter much I think, especially if your grades are relatively strong anyway . . . they know not every quarter can be progressively better, and a 4.0 to a 3.99 is not going to make them reject you.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:50 am

georgina wrote:
def2104 wrote:So I saw that one person made it in from the hold club...any other good news? bad news?


really? was it in this thread? who?

Yeah wait. What?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby swimbrad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:45 am

somebody please leave ths group this morning and give the rest of us hope!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lightbulb1986 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:39 pm

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:49 pm

i think people aren't going to be released from the JR1-but-no-JR2-then-held purgatory until after the due date for apps (that is feb 1, right?), so i wouldn't put too much stock into anything happening today

edit: yeah, who has been admitted among those who were held?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Havaianas » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:53 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i think people aren't going to be released from the JR1-but-no-JR2-then-held purgatory until after the due date for apps (that is feb 1, right?), so i wouldn't put too much stock into anything happening today

edit: yeah, who has been admitted among those who were held?


What about those who never had a JR1....
anyone else out there in the same boat?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lz06 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:00 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i think people aren't going to be released from the JR1-but-no-JR2-then-held purgatory until after the due date for apps (that is feb 1, right?), so i wouldn't put too much stock into anything happening today


+1

Also, any idea on whether it looks bad if we don't send an LOCI? I don't want it to look like I'm not interested or something, I just really have nothing to say :|

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby swimbrad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:07 pm

The JR2's have started for today...

here's to blind optimism

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:18 pm

FWIW, you don't have to send additional LORs through LSDAS. I sent mine directly to Harvard. My LOR writer signed over the seal, and I signed on the bottom of the envelope and wrote my LSAC number next to my signature. The LOR is now posted on my status checker so it went through (and MUCH faster than LSAC would've sent it, btw, it posted in about 4 business days).

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:27 pm

VoidSix wrote:FWIW, you don't have to send additional LORs through LSDAS. I sent mine directly to Harvard. My LOR writer signed over the seal, and I signed on the bottom of the envelope and wrote my LSAC number next to my signature. The LOR is now posted on my status checker so it went through (and MUCH faster than LSAC would've sent it, btw, it posted in about 4 business days).

Thanks for the info V6.

On another note, how do we address LOCIs?

To Whom It May Concern?
Dear Mr. Rubenstein?
No salutation?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:30 pm

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:FWIW, you don't have to send additional LORs through LSDAS. I sent mine directly to Harvard. My LOR writer signed over the seal, and I signed on the bottom of the envelope and wrote my LSAC number next to my signature. The LOR is now posted on my status checker so it went through (and MUCH faster than LSAC would've sent it, btw, it posted in about 4 business days).

Thanks for the info V6.

On another note, how do we address LOCIs?

To Whom It May Concern?
Dear Mr. Rubenstein?
No salutation?


You address it as:

Dear PERSON who NEEDS to know I am now admitted to STANFORD.

Now admit me. Thank you,

Crackberry

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Dignan » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:31 pm

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:FWIW, you don't have to send additional LORs through LSDAS. I sent mine directly to Harvard. My LOR writer signed over the seal, and I signed on the bottom of the envelope and wrote my LSAC number next to my signature. The LOR is now posted on my status checker so it went through (and MUCH faster than LSAC would've sent it, btw, it posted in about 4 business days).

Thanks for the info V6.

On another note, how do we address LOCIs?

To Whom It May Concern?
Dear Mr. Rubenstein?
No salutation?

I'm not part of this club (yet), but using "To whom it may concern" is TCR if you have any doubt.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:33 pm

SolarWind wrote:
crackberry wrote:On another note, how do we address LOCIs?

To Whom It May Concern?
Dear Mr. Rubenstein?
No salutation?


You address it as:

Dear PERSON who NEEDS to know I am now admitted to STANFORD.

Now admit me. Thank you,

Crackberry

If I get WLed at Columbia (likely), I would entertain the idea of sending something like this, given that hell would have to freeze over before I took CLS over SLS.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby georgina » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:35 pm

crackberry wrote:Thanks for the info V6.

On another note, how do we address LOCIs?

To Whom It May Concern?
Dear Mr. Rubenstein?
No salutation?


There are also the options of:
Dear Harvard Law School Admissions Committee
Dear Harvard Law School Admissions Officer

it's not just josh that reads them, i imagine, and i wouldn't want anyone to feel left out if my fate is in their hands




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