Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:07 pm

HLS Blog wrote:As a general rule of thumb, if your application was complete before November 1, we should be able to get you a decision by early-to-mid January. Since we review applications in the order they were received, decisions on applications completed in November should be reached later in January.


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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby $1.99 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:52 pm

i think them telling us we are held was considered the two month notification

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:58 pm

$1.99 wrote:i think them telling us we are held was considered the two month notification

Took them 4 months to get back to me.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby sint » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:00 pm

Just posted this in the Harvard 2010 thread, but it clearly belongs here too:

Hi guys, posting for the first time to let everyone know I was held a few hours ago. Submitted around Thanksgiving, got the complete e-mail just before Christmas, no JR1 e-mail.

My GPA is a little unclear because I ended up graduating from a foreign university, but based on the rest of my cycle, my stats are something like 3.84/178. Happy to explain further via PM if anyone's curious. Softs are average, I guess.

Columbia offered me a Hamilton a few weeks ago, so I am still in a very fortunate position, I know. But based on LSN, I seem to be the only Hamilton out there who hasn't gotten into Harvard as well, and I guess I was at least hoping for a JR1. Bummer.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby $1.99 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:03 pm

damn they held you with those stats, i don't understand what harvard is looking for in applicants this cycle. they have been holding some autoadmits by and autorejects by TS standards, but if they are holding 178/3.8s then i am fighting a losing battle

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:04 pm

sint wrote:Just posted this in the Harvard 2010 thread, but it clearly belongs here too:

Hi guys, posting for the first time to let everyone know I was held a few hours ago. Submitted around Thanksgiving, got the complete e-mail just before Christmas, no JR1 e-mail.

My GPA is a little unclear because I ended up graduating from a foreign university, but based on the rest of my cycle, my stats are something like 3.84/178. Happy to explain further via PM if anyone's curious. Softs are average, I guess.

Columbia offered me a Hamilton a few weeks ago, so I am still in a very fortunate position, I know. But based on LSN, I seem to be the only Hamilton out there who hasn't gotten into Harvard as well, and I guess I was at least hoping for a JR1. Bummer.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!


It's holds like these (and that 180/3.7 a month ago) that makes me thinks the whole "hold" process is very different from in years past. This should be expected, since JR is new and all and probably switching things up, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.

Good luck as well!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:04 pm

$1.99 wrote:damn they held you with those stats, i don't understand what harvard is looking for in applicants this cycle. they have been holding some autoadmits by and autorejects by TS standards, but if they are holding 178/3.8s then i am fighting a losing battle

Yeah I mean they held a 180, 3.7.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:41 am

This guy was held too. 180/3.97

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:03 pm

violaboy wrote:This guy was held too. 180/3.97

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth


I don't know if numbers like these make me feel better about being held or worse about my chances post-hold.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:06 pm

violaboy wrote:This guy was held too. 180/3.97

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth


wow that is truly bizarre

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby forza » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:06 pm

violaboy wrote:This guy was held too. 180/3.97

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth


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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:07 pm

Kretzy wrote:
violaboy wrote:This guy was held too. 180/3.97

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth


I don't know if numbers like these make me feel better about being held or worse about my chances post-hold.


Same feeling too. But I guess if he can't get through with those numbers (post-JR1), maybe he's one of those brilliant but truly bizarre applicants?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ranovr32 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:57 pm

violaboy wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
violaboy wrote:This guy was held too. 180/3.97

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth


I don't know if numbers like these make me feel better about being held or worse about my chances post-hold.


Same feeling too. But I guess if he can't get through with those numbers (post-JR1), maybe he's one of those brilliant but truly bizarre applicants?



I am also on hold, been lurking for a while....

But in my opinion his numbers are absolutely unequivocally fudged. Unless he told Harvard thathe wanted his own office next to JR in his personal statemnt, and closed his statement with Peace lol

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby georgina » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:15 pm

ranovr32 wrote:
I am also on hold, been lurking for a while....

But in my opinion his numbers are absolutely unequivocally fudged. Unless he told Harvard thathe wanted his own office next to JR in his personal statemnt, and closed his statement with Peace lol


wait, no, he's legit! didn't he post in this thread earlier? clearly you're a bad lurker. he mentioned something like maybe his major in music held him back. he's a jr1-hold. stop being mean.

edit: it was in the jr1-no-jr2 thread. i take back the comment on your being a bad lurker. you are still mean.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:12 pm

Everything seems so slow and suspenseful. This is upping my anxiety in general.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:16 pm

georgina wrote:
ranovr32 wrote:
I am also on hold, been lurking for a while....

But in my opinion his numbers are absolutely unequivocally fudged. Unless he told Harvard thathe wanted his own office next to JR in his personal statemnt, and closed his statement with Peace lol


wait, no, he's legit! didn't he post in this thread earlier? clearly you're a bad lurker. he mentioned something like maybe his major in music held him back. he's a jr1-hold. stop being mean.

edit: it was in the jr1-no-jr2 thread. i take back the comment on your being a bad lurker. you are still mean.


Yeah, he and I have the same major. Sigh. Maybe my econ double major will make up the difference?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby TheSharklord » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:41 am

I'm in the same boat as you guys (parked squarely in the doldrums)...writing my LOCI now.

I can confidently say I have the worst GPA of all holds out there, but it's from a good UG/program and I have a strong LSAT, and am URM. I'm gonna go ahead and say that it was my writing which is keeping me in play at this point...luckily I get to do more of it! =)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:29 am

So, LSAC hasn't received my transcript or my new LOR yet. I wonder if it's because they are buried in snow...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby yunanyuan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:30 am

violaboy wrote:So, LSAC hasn't received my transcript or my new LOR yet. I wonder if it's because they are buried in snow...

+1. It's annoying, but hang in there buddy!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:32 pm

violaboy wrote:So, LSAC hasn't received my transcript or my new LOR yet. I wonder if it's because they are buried in snow...

It takes weeks, sometimes. They probably have a crazy high volume of materials being sent in.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:21 pm

From the Harvard 2010 thread, we have news of rejections and a JR1 e-mail.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby yunanyuan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:58 pm

Question for those who send LOR through LSAC, how long does it take from "Letter received" shown on LSAC website to the letter showing up on the harvard profile?
Thanks!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ranovr32 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:53 pm

You know I don't think I am even going to submit a LOCI. I mean its Harvard where else would any of us go besides there, unless we got into Stanford or have a Hamilton (neither apply to me...). I really am taking this whole hold thing pretty nonchalantly, if they want me in I will be. I should probably update my transcripts though....

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby georgina » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:57 pm

ranovr32 wrote:You know I don't think I am even going to submit a LOCI. I mean its Harvard where else would any of us go besides there, unless we got into Stanford or have a Hamilton (neither apply to me...). I really am taking this whole hold thing pretty nonchalantly, if they want me in I will be. I should probably update my transcripts though....


there was a TS blog post a couple of years back where he said LOCI's don't carry much weight. ok i didn't personally see the post, but i saw someone quote it to that effect in a TLS harvard thread from a couple of years ago.

transcripts and legitimate updates i think are still good, though!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:16 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:From the Harvard 2010 thread, we have news of rejections and a JR1 e-mail.

I don't think those apply to people in our position.




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