Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:00 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
amolson04 wrote:held 4/2. no jr1. still waiting. developing an ulcer.

you and CrimsonCal both are really unique candidates so I'm happy that people like you are still held-pending with me. It seems like the may be done with the big batch of waitlists and are giving a final review to some borderline but unique and attractive applicants. there are some relatively compelling elements of my application as well (I'd like to hope) but I'm borderline due to a sub25th gpa. Anyways, that's my 2359034092383284th HLS rationalization of the day. I know of a few other pending holds that really seem like they could have a reasonable shot and all have one or two unusual elements in their file. There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


;-) I'll let you know when they shank me

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:01 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
amolson04 wrote:held 4/2. no jr1. still waiting. developing an ulcer.

you and CrimsonCal both are really unique candidates so I'm happy that people like you are still held-pending with me. It seems like the may be done with the big batch of waitlists and are giving a final review to some borderline but unique and attractive applicants. there are some relatively compelling elements of my application as well (I'd like to hope) but I'm borderline due to a sub25th gpa. Anyways, that's my 2359034092383284th HLS rationalization of the day. I know of a few other pending holds that really seem like they could have a reasonable shot and all have one or two unusual elements in their file. There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


why special? because both HYP?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:04 pm

wishfulnyc wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
amolson04 wrote:held 4/2. no jr1. still waiting. developing an ulcer.

you and CrimsonCal both are really unique candidates so I'm happy that people like you are still held-pending with me. It seems like the may be done with the big batch of waitlists and are giving a final review to some borderline but unique and attractive applicants. there are some relatively compelling elements of my application as well (I'd like to hope) but I'm borderline due to a sub25th gpa. Anyways, that's my 2359034092383284th HLS rationalization of the day. I know of a few other pending holds that really seem like they could have a reasonable shot and all have one or two unusual elements in their file. There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


why special? because both HYP?


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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:05 pm

wishfulnyc wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
amolson04 wrote:held 4/2. no jr1. still waiting. developing an ulcer.

you and CrimsonCal both are really unique candidates so I'm happy that people like you are still held-pending with me. It seems like the may be done with the big batch of waitlists and are giving a final review to some borderline but unique and attractive applicants. there are some relatively compelling elements of my application as well (I'd like to hope) but I'm borderline due to a sub25th gpa. Anyways, that's my 2359034092383284th HLS rationalization of the day. I know of a few other pending holds that really seem like they could have a reasonable shot and all have one or two unusual elements in their file. There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


why special? because both HYP?


bc my mom said I was....

in reality... I don't think my soft factors are that stupendous... maybe if I was a Rhodes Scholar or was on MTV's Jersey Shore

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby amolson04 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:09 pm

CrimsonCal wrote:
wishfulnyc wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
amolson04 wrote:held 4/2. no jr1. still waiting. developing an ulcer.

you and CrimsonCal both are really unique candidates so I'm happy that people like you are still held-pending with me. It seems like the may be done with the big batch of waitlists and are giving a final review to some borderline but unique and attractive applicants. there are some relatively compelling elements of my application as well (I'd like to hope) but I'm borderline due to a sub25th gpa. Anyways, that's my 2359034092383284th HLS rationalization of the day. I know of a few other pending holds that really seem like they could have a reasonable shot and all have one or two unusual elements in their file. There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


why special? because both HYP?


bc my mom said I was....

in reality... I don't think my soft factors are that stupendous... maybe if I was a Rhodes Scholar or was on MTV's Jersey Shore


I actually was on jersey shore, that's the linchpin of my application :wink: No, actually, I have some interesting/unique work experience and (I think) a pretty interesting life story.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:11 pm

well, glad to be in good company : )

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:12 pm

wishfulnyc wrote:well, glad to be in good company : )

what about you, reason to hope?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby mh7777 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:17 pm

I actually was on jersey shore, that's the linchpin of my application :wink: No, actually, I have some interesting/unique work experience and (I think) a pretty interesting life story.[/quote]

Interesting. My numbers are low, but I've been out of school for a few years and done some cool things (at least I think so). Hm.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby amolson04 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:23 pm

mh7777 wrote:
I actually was on jersey shore, that's the linchpin of my application :wink: No, actually, I have some interesting/unique work experience and (I think) a pretty interesting life story.


Interesting. My numbers are low, but I've been out of school for a few years and done some cool things (at least I think so). Hm.


So maybe they are just waiting to admit a bunch of "interesting/cool/older than 22" people like us! :P

edited for quotes :)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:28 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
wishfulnyc wrote:well, glad to be in good company : )

what about you, reason to hope?


would put myself in the same camp as everyone else as having the slighter older, interesting life / work experience bent

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:30 pm

amolson04 wrote:
mh7777 wrote:
I actually was on jersey shore, that's the linchpin of my application :wink: No, actually, I have some interesting/unique work experience and (I think) a pretty interesting life story.


Interesting. My numbers are low, but I've been out of school for a few years and done some cool things (at least I think so). Hm.


So maybe they are just waiting to admit a bunch of "interesting/cool/older than 22" people like us! :P

edited for quotes :)


the remaining few of us are the shit! (or just a statistical variance)

I wonder if HLS ever does deferred acceptances... make you take a year off to do whatever so they can accept you off the books the next year

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:31 pm

Held 3/23, no JR1, no WL. URM, 5yrs WE (Ibanking), HYP.

I think that about covers it for acronyms/admissions jargon.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:33 pm

CrimsonCal wrote:
amolson04 wrote:
mh7777 wrote:
I actually was on jersey shore, that's the linchpin of my application :wink: No, actually, I have some interesting/unique work experience and (I think) a pretty interesting life story.


Interesting. My numbers are low, but I've been out of school for a few years and done some cool things (at least I think so). Hm.


So maybe they are just waiting to admit a bunch of "interesting/cool/older than 22" people like us! :P

edited for quotes :)


the remaining few of us are the shit! (or just a statistical variance)

I wonder if HLS ever does deferred acceptances... make you take a year off to do whatever so they can accept you off the books the next year


The HLS z-list?

Is it sad that I've thought about that?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:38 pm

CrimsonCal wrote:
amolson04 wrote:
mh7777 wrote:
I actually was on jersey shore, that's the linchpin of my application :wink: No, actually, I have some interesting/unique work experience and (I think) a pretty interesting life story.


Interesting. My numbers are low, but I've been out of school for a few years and done some cool things (at least I think so). Hm.


So maybe they are just waiting to admit a bunch of "interesting/cool/older than 22" people like us! :P

edited for quotes :)


the remaining few of us are the shit! (or just a statistical variance)

I wonder if HLS ever does deferred acceptances... make you take a year off to do whatever so they can accept you off the books the next year

I know one person who was asked to start yale later (either in january or the next year, don't remember).

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:46 pm

I'm friends with two kids who were admitted off the z-list. We're talking serious legacies--like, more than 3 generations of Harvard graduates in the family.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:06 pm

nvm
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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby examplepdf » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Held 4/2; no JR1; 2.5 yrs of neat, though not extraordinary, WE. Mostly political stuff. With my GPA I'm not expecting any good news-- 175/3.58. Am happily planning on CLS this fall, but of course would die of happiness if I slipped into H somehow.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby odiero » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:22 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


I'm one of these.

Interesting life story, interesting work experience, interesting... interests; but low numbers. LSAT below median, GPA below 25th percentile. I have an excellent graduate GPA, but I don't know how much that counts.

Any thoughts on that last piece? Seems like a number of you have done graduate work...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:28 pm

odiero wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


I'm one of these.

Interesting life story, interesting work experience, interesting... interests; but low numbers. LSAT below median, GPA below 25th percentile. I have an excellent graduate GPA, but I don't know how much that counts.

Any thoughts on that last piece? Seems like a number of you have done graduate work...

in depends what type of program but I can't see a 4.0 in a good grad program being ignored.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:32 pm

Held/pending as of 4/2 - No JR1.

Borderline LSAT & unusual background.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:34 pm

so far I count like 11 pending-holds and all with pretty unique backgrounds and decent but borderline numbers. so we missed the big WL wave I guess for some final review or something.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:36 pm

171/3.9 PBK HYP, varsity athlete, one unique soft

oh, and i'm a JR1-hold

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:38 pm

So... it looks like the remaining holds on TLS are a ragtag bunch of below-median but interesting and diverse-storied folk. With no JR1s.

JR probably wants to see those medians shored up before giving us our shot at a golden ticket.

Edit: except you, hayward.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:39 pm

somewhatwayward wrote: PBK


Qu'est-ce que c'est?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:39 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote: PBK


Qu'est-ce que c'est?

phi beta kappa




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