Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby gmichaelbluth » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:59 pm

Shocked and thrilled to be here. It's just a delay of the inevitable, but still. Someone at some point thought I might be even remotely competitive.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby natalie123 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:24 pm

held today. booo. although i was getting pretty pessimistic since my jr1 was before t-giving.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lz06 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:18 am

I updated my GPA from a 3.89 to a 3.90... maybe that .01 will make harvard love me?! :cry:

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Saya » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:26 am

Legalite wrote:anyone know how fast dings come out after the hold email? I hope my recommender has time to write me a letter and that it reaches Harvard before I get dinged. :?
Yes, I was wondering this, too. Since it took over a month for US mail to reach me, I'm assuming it works the other way around. :\ I'm afraid my ding may come before my updates reach them.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:39 pm

Saya wrote:
Legalite wrote:anyone know how fast dings come out after the hold email? I hope my recommender has time to write me a letter and that it reaches Harvard before I get dinged. :?
Yes, I was wondering this, too. Since it took over a month for US mail to reach me, I'm assuming it works the other way around. :\ I'm afraid my ding may come before my updates reach them.


+1

Does anybody want to volunteer to call and ask how much time we are playing with? :) I know the email says they can't say for sure how much time it will take, but I'm sure they could give an estimate.

I really don't want to bother a new recommender if I'm going to get dinged within the next couple of weeks. Getting that new letter could take a few weeks.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Oh...one other thing. I really don't want to pay to send my new grades seeing as they haven't made any real impact on my GPA or anything. However, will they see it as a negative that I withheld grade information from them when they know I have it? I would hate for them to assume that I decided to tank my last year of school.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:04 pm

Does anyone think 2 new LORs are overkill, particularly if I sent 3 with my initial application?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Walfredo47 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:32 pm

Kretzy wrote:Does anyone think 2 new LORs are overkill, particularly if I sent 3 with my initial application?


yes. I would send whichever one is strongest, especially since you sent 3 to begin with. This way, if you end up getting waitlisted, you'll still have another shot to fire at them (though if you get waitlisted you may withdraw with Stanford in hand, but I digress).

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:36 pm

Walfredo47 wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Does anyone think 2 new LORs are overkill, particularly if I sent 3 with my initial application?


yes. I would send whichever one is strongest, especially since you sent 3 to begin with. This way, if you end up getting waitlisted, you'll still have another shot to fire at them (though if you get waitlisted you may withdraw with Stanford in hand, but I digress).


True, this is the only push I'm going to make (I wouldn't ride the WL). Thanks!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CordeliusX » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:44 pm

Kretzy wrote:
Walfredo47 wrote:True, this is the only push I'm going to make (I wouldn't ride the WL). Thanks!


I'm still following this thread :oops: Why not tell HLS you're into SLS? Maybe play it up... or if you're extreme, you could tell them you'll withdraw from SLS for them

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:51 pm

CordeliusX wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
Walfredo47 wrote:True, this is the only push I'm going to make (I wouldn't ride the WL). Thanks!


I'm still following this thread :oops: Why not tell HLS you're into SLS? Maybe play it up... or if you're extreme, you could tell them you'll withdraw from SLS for them


Yeah. I wouldn't though (withdraw, that is). Harvard has some attractive programs to me and faculty I'd love to have the opportunity to work with, so I think I'll highlight those differences with SLS.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby 1armedscissor » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:00 pm

Eh. Here too. Never got an interview, so I was pretty pessimistic about Harvard.
Just ding me already :evil:

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ShibaDan » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:17 am

Woke up to a hold this morning! I was UR 11/23. I was expecting one of the mass e-mail dings so I guess I should be happy! Does anyone know the chances of getting an offer after being put on hold? I didn't see that anywhere in the last 4 pages or so but I could have missed it. I want Harvard so bad, but I don't think I have a shot :(

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ShibaDan » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:18 am

Also, I'm abroad and am having my recommender send the letter directly and will mail an LOCI frmo abroad...did we clear up the LSDAS/Direct mail debate? Let the waiting begin!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:35 am

1armedscissor wrote:Eh. Here too. Never got an interview, so I was pretty pessimistic about Harvard.
Just ding me already :evil:

dates/numbers if possible?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby iminlstrick » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:54 am

Held as well -- sent in 2 more recs (total 4 now) and a LOCI. Ah the strange life of a Darrow & (likely?) Dinged from HYS applicant.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Reinhardt » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:56 am

I guess I'll check in here. Held around the beginning of January. Sending a sincere LOCI with a rather specific reason soon... Maybe that will have some effect.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby violaboy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:21 pm

So, I'm sending my transcript into LSAC. Will Harvard just automatically know that they need to request a new LSDAS report?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby amputatedbrain » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:51 pm

violaboy wrote:So, I'm sending my transcript into LSAC. Will Harvard just automatically know that they need to request a new LSDAS report?


LSAC should send out an update automatically to all the schools you've applied too.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:16 pm

writing LOCI this weekend - im going down swinging.

if you're out of school and haven't changed jobs or anything since you applied, what on earth do you say to them besides 'hey there, you're harvard.'

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:17 pm

gahthelaw wrote:writing LOCI this weekend - im going down swinging.

if you're out of school and haven't changed jobs or anything since you applied, what on earth do you say to them besides 'hey there, you're harvard.'


Send pics

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:18 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:writing LOCI this weekend - im going down swinging.

if you're out of school and haven't changed jobs or anything since you applied, what on earth do you say to them besides 'hey there, you're harvard.'


Send pics


worked for elle woods.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby swimbrad » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:35 pm

JR1 yesterday... held today... talk about an emotional rollercoaster

/Harvard dream after such a quick turnaround

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:39 pm

swimbrad wrote:JR1 yesterday... held today... talk about an emotional rollercoaster

/Harvard dream after such a quick turnaround

weird




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