Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ajaxwhs » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:29 pm

What are people's thoughts about physically stopping by the admissions office? Held 3/29.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:16 pm

ajaxwhs wrote:What are people's thoughts about physically stopping by the admissions office? Held 3/29.


Only helpful if you can make JR an offer he can't refuse.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby MN politico » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:14 pm

(1st time poster) figured I would join the waiting game. I was Held in Feb., and based on the profiles of the folks here, I have no idea why I didn't just get rejected outright. Is it possible that, due to an increased volume, the "held" distinction simply refers to an administrative backlog?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:34 pm

MN politico wrote:(1st time poster) figured I would join the waiting game. I was Held in Feb., and based on the profiles of the folks here, I have no idea why I didn't just get rejected outright. Is it possible that, due to an increased volume, the "held" distinction simply refers to an administrative backlog?


Nope, some people are held while other rejected. Also you were held in Feb, the backlog should be cleared by now. :)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby BenJ » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:57 pm

ajaxwhs wrote:What are people's thoughts about physically stopping by the admissions office? Held 3/29.


I'd go with you. Held 3/23, also in the Boston area. But I don't think it would help.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby snusus76 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:14 pm

Held today. Total shock. Harvard is my first choice but is a huge reach for me. Sub 3.5 GPA, above 175 LSAT, no JR1.
I have been offered a 3 year full scholarship from a school that is below #75 in the rankings but strong in the type of law I am interested in. I need to give them my decision by April 15. I can't imagine I have a real shot at getting accepted but the hold email rekindled hope. Still, I am afraid to risk a full scholarship for a pipe dream. I have had a significant promotion since applying to H, and can get a pretty strong letter of recommendation. How do I handle this situation?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:19 pm

snusus76 wrote:Held today. Total shock. Harvard is my first choice but is a huge reach for me. Sub 3.5 GPA, above 175 LSAT, no JR1.
I have been offered a 3 year full scholarship from a school that is below #75 in the rankings but strong in the type of law I am interested in. I need to give them my decision by April 15. I can't imagine I have a real shot at getting accepted but the hold email rekindled hope. Still, I am afraid to risk a full scholarship for a pipe dream. I have had a significant promotion since applying to H, and can get a pretty strong letter of recommendation. How do I handle this situation?


If the scholarship only requires a deposit pay it and wait on Harvard, if it requires withdrawing from all other offers ask for an extension. Be nice of course either way.

Sent an update if you have one - a significant promotion may be one all depends- and send the letter of recommendation. I would suggest getting a tailored LOR if you can. Not like you are applying anywhere else right now anyhow.

BTW, I am held too and I did what I thought was best and it hasn't helped so do whatever you think is best.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby snusus76 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:36 am

Thanks for the advice Unitas. Since getting the news I haven't known how to start wrapping my mind around it. The scholarship does not require a deposit (as I never have to pay any tuition at all), but just a signature on a form accepting the scholarship. It does not specifically say it is binding, just that the form indicates my commitment to enroll.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby johndhi » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:46 pm

snusus76 wrote:Thanks for the advice Unitas. Since getting the news I haven't known how to start wrapping my mind around it. The scholarship does not require a deposit (as I never have to pay any tuition at all), but just a signature on a form accepting the scholarship. It does not specifically say it is binding, just that the form indicates my commitment to enroll.


Come on bro-han, a commitment to enroll is a commitment to not enroll elsewhere. Speak to them as soon as you can so you don't seem like a jerk, and don't be a jerk. I'm not sure whether the best route is just to tell them that you have other decisions pending (you could say other scholarship decisions pending?), or make up something about your grandma. They would probably understand if you told them you think you have a shot at H - advice re this anyone?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby existenz » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:15 pm

snusus76 wrote:Thanks for the advice Unitas. Since getting the news I haven't known how to start wrapping my mind around it. The scholarship does not require a deposit (as I never have to pay any tuition at all), but just a signature on a form accepting the scholarship. It does not specifically say it is binding, just that the form indicates my commitment to enroll.

Does it direct you to withdraw from all other law schools? I have a scholly offer that says I must withdraw from all other schools to which I have been admitted (meaning I could still ride WLs). It depends on the exact wording.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:19 pm

thankfully this nonsense will come to an end in a couple of weeks. then we can all interpreting the mysteries of the waitlist.
also, has anyone noticed that the numbers of the people getting held are starting to become a lot more "all over the place." it used to be that they followed a pretty standard pattern: for non-URMs 175+/3.75-3.5 or 168-171/3.85+.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:27 pm

my status checker UR date changed to the date of my hold email (yesterday). is this standard?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ToriM » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Question- How are people generally getting 'held'- via email AND status checker or sometimes by status checker only? I ask because whilst I got a complete email from Harvard at the start of March, I didn't get a username/password email for the status checker and it's been radio silence since. Don't really feel like bugging the Admissions Office unless it would be crucial to have access to the Status Checker to get any kind of decision...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:32 pm

Good luck all

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:37 pm

ToriM wrote:Question- How are people generally getting 'held'- via email AND status checker or sometimes by status checker only? I ask because whilst I got a complete email from Harvard at the start of March, I didn't get a username/password email for the status checker and it's been radio silence since. Don't really feel like bugging the Admissions Office unless it would be crucial to have access to the Status Checker to get any kind of decision...


you get held by email. status checker doesn't even say that i'm held; all that happened was the UR date changed.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:44 pm

Kronk wrote:Good luck all


You dropping out of the club?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby ToriM » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:47 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:
ToriM wrote:Question- How are people generally getting 'held'- via email AND status checker or sometimes by status checker only? I ask because whilst I got a complete email from Harvard at the start of March, I didn't get a username/password email for the status checker and it's been radio silence since. Don't really feel like bugging the Admissions Office unless it would be crucial to have access to the Status Checker to get any kind of decision...


you get held by email. status checker doesn't even say that i'm held; all that happened was the UR date changed.



Ah, thank you! I won't ask for the status check info then and just sweat it out in the dark. I already compulsively check 3 others.... :(

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:52 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:Good luck all


You dropping out of the club?


Indeed.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:15 pm

Kronk wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:Good luck all


You dropping out of the club?


Indeed.


+1, I am too. Sent my withdrawal from the "hold" group today.

Good luck folks.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby $1.99 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:16 pm

why are you all dropping out?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Illijah » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:20 pm

$1.99 wrote:why are you all dropping out?



some are getting denied others are taking Stanford and the $$$.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:25 pm

Kronk wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:Good luck all


You dropping out of the club?


Indeed.



I'm kind of jealous. Where you headed?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:37 pm

$1.99 wrote:why are you all dropping out?


I decided I rather attend a different school I'm already admitted at.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:38 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:Good luck all


You dropping out of the club?


Indeed.



I'm kind of jealous. Where you headed?


Berkeley.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby blue5385 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:46 am

legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:
Kronk wrote:Good luck all


You dropping out of the club?


Indeed.



I'm kind of jealous. Where you headed?


+1, I wish I had the willpower to not wait on Harvard & choose a school where I have actually gotten an acceptance. Congrats on the end of your cycle Kronk!




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