Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Saya
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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Saya » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:29 am

Quick and rather urgent question. If my recommender is sending the LOR straight to Harvard, does it still need the waiver from LSAC? Or some kind of waiver?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:39 am

Saya wrote:Quick and rather urgent question. If my recommender is sending the LOR straight to Harvard, does it still need the waiver from LSAC? Or some kind of waiver?

I e-mailed them and they told me they prefer LORS to be sent via LSDAS.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lsnoob » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:06 pm

Core wrote:
Saya wrote:Quick and rather urgent question. If my recommender is sending the LOR straight to Harvard, does it still need the waiver from LSAC? Or some kind of waiver?

I e-mailed them and they told me they prefer LORS to be sent via LSDAS.

oh, how do you do that after applying? if i just assign a new letter to HLS will they get it?

I thought someone earlier said HLS told them it was ok to mail LORs directly to them...argh.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Saya » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:09 pm

lsnoob wrote:
Core wrote:
Saya wrote:Quick and rather urgent question. If my recommender is sending the LOR straight to Harvard, does it still need the waiver from LSAC? Or some kind of waiver?

I e-mailed them and they told me they prefer LORS to be sent via LSDAS.

oh, how do you do that after applying? if i just assign a new letter to HLS will they get it?

I thought someone earlier said HLS told them it was ok to mail LORs directly to them...argh.


Ahhhhhhh. Conflicting information! What to do :|

Kretzy wrote:I called HLS today to ask about file updates. For anyone interested:

- Have your recommender send a new LOR directly to HLS via mail, and they'll match it with your file.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:23 pm

I might send a LOCI if I get held (notice I'm still waiting :evil: ). Anyone know whether to:

-mention other acceptances?
-mention LSAT improvement?
-mention some new program/course etc. that further interests you

Also, is it good (if it is true) to go all out and say "if accepted, I will definitely withdraw other offers and attend"

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby humdrum » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:28 pm

-mention other acceptances? no
-mention LSAT improvement? yes
-mention some new program/course etc. that further interests you might as well

Also, is it good (if it is true) to go all out and say "if accepted, I will definitely withdraw other offers and attend" only if 100% true

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Saya wrote:
lsnoob wrote:
Core wrote:
Saya wrote:Quick and rather urgent question. If my recommender is sending the LOR straight to Harvard, does it still need the waiver from LSAC? Or some kind of waiver?

I e-mailed them and they told me they prefer LORS to be sent via LSDAS.

oh, how do you do that after applying? if i just assign a new letter to HLS will they get it?

I thought someone earlier said HLS told them it was ok to mail LORs directly to them...argh.


Ahhhhhhh. Conflicting information! What to do :|

Kretzy wrote:I called HLS today to ask about file updates. For anyone interested:

- Have your recommender send a new LOR directly to HLS via mail, and they'll match it with your file.


i don't know about what HLS is OK with, but i called LSAC and if you just assign a new letter it should get to them. mine already was marked mailed after about a day. i already had a backup in the LSDAS system though.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby citydweller09 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:31 pm

I knew I'd end up in this thread eventually. I just received the hold email. Submitted 10/28, complete 11/19, JR1 12/22. Guess I'll settle in for a long stay.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:39 pm

I feel somewhat better knowing that they are dinging people and I only got held, but... meh. it is just a delay anyway.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:40 pm

humdrum wrote:-mention other acceptances? no
-mention LSAT improvement? yes
-mention some new program/course etc. that further interests you might as well

Also, is it good (if it is true) to go all out and say "if accepted, I will definitely withdraw other offers and attend" only if 100% true


This is now a moot point for me :evil: but with a view towards it anyway:

Why wouldn't someone mention acceptance to YS or CCN? (wish I had that!) Wouldn't Harvard say "damn! We didn't realize they were so good until now!"

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:43 pm

CordeliusX wrote:
humdrum wrote:-mention other acceptances? no
-mention LSAT improvement? yes
-mention some new program/course etc. that further interests you might as well

Also, is it good (if it is true) to go all out and say "if accepted, I will definitely withdraw other offers and attend" only if 100% true


This is now a moot point for me :evil: but with a view towards it anyway:

Why wouldn't someone mention acceptance to YS or CCN? (wish I had that!) Wouldn't Harvard say "damn! We didn't realize they were so good until now!"


iuno, they are harvard. why do they care where else you got in? they have thousands more applicants to choose from, you know?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:46 pm

puppins wrote:iuno, they are harvard. why do they care where else you got in? they have thousands more applicants to choose from, you know?


If someone were to get into S or Y, I think that would be an indication of their quality. H might realize "maybe we didn't consider them fully" which I'm sure must happen.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby humdrum » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:53 pm

CordeliusX wrote:
puppins wrote:iuno, they are harvard. why do they care where else you got in? they have thousands more applicants to choose from, you know?


If someone were to get into S or Y, I think that would be an indication of their quality. H might realize "maybe we didn't consider them fully" which I'm sure must happen.


Certainly, getting accepted by Y and arguably S would indicate great merit/potential in an applicant. This should, however, already be evident from his or her application. Any name-dropping for the purpose of getting off a WL will likely backfire because it could easily appear egotistical and/or whiny.

Also, it's Harvard. Come on.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby spiffypyro » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:29 pm

Wasn't expecting to join this club! Applied 10/31, held today. No JR1.

Probably delaying the inevitable, but still I didn't expect anything other than an outright ding!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:33 pm

humdrum wrote:Also, it's Harvard. Come on.


Maybe I'm just not enthralled enough by the "H bomb". I always viewed HLS as this big, cold mill. Of course that's been fueled further by places like TLS. Anyway, I got dinged today, so my time devoted to HLS is now past. But I am always surprised by H winning every comparison by the old "it's Harvard!" prestige appeal.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby 4910 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 pm

Is it generally better to send in an updated transcript even if my gpa fell if I was held?

Also, can we send in a updated LOR from the same recommender? Thanks guys.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:02 pm

If anyone would not mind critiquing my brief Harvard LOCI, shoot me a PM. I am also down to swap.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:03 pm

4910 wrote:Is it generally better to send in an updated transcript even if my gpa fell if I was held?

Also, can we send in a updated LOR from the same recommender? Thanks guys.

I can't give you a solid answer to your first question, but you should not send in a LOR from someone who already recommended you.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby violaboy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:05 pm

4910 wrote:Is it generally better to send in an updated transcript even if my gpa fell if I was held?

Also, can we send in a updated LOR from the same recommender? Thanks guys.


I've been wondering the same. My GPA is the same...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby 4910 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:50 am

bump, can someone answer the question above me please?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Mr. Crowley » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:06 pm

Held this morning. Anyone want to help me with a musical about harvard's awesomeness? I'll write the score.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:20 pm

I'm joining this club now...at least I'm in good company. :P

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:59 pm

what are the under review/complete dates of our most recent holds?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby sundevil77 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:33 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:what are the under review/complete dates of our most recent holds?


Just got the hold today. I sent my stuff in on 11/9 and went complete on 11/19.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby PoorOrpheus » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:52 pm

sundevil77 wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:what are the under review/complete dates of our most recent holds?


Just got the hold today. I sent my stuff in on 11/9 and went complete on 11/19.


Submitted 11/8 and went complete 11/24.




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