Harvard Waitlist 2010

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Core » Fri May 07, 2010 2:29 pm

blue5385 wrote:<--- wishes HLS actually cared about getting more/any of my type of minority. :(

+1
Seriously. This whole process can be very frustrating.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Unitas » Fri May 07, 2010 3:10 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Thank you guys so much for the positive vibes. I have gotten into Berkeley which is my top acceptance and first choice thus far. I am also riding out the waitlist at Columbia and Yale..

Congrats on the interview. If I may ask, did you send a loci after waitlist and if yes how did you send it?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby adameus » Fri May 07, 2010 4:59 pm

Core wrote:
blue5385 wrote:<--- wishes HLS actually cared about getting more/any of my type of minority. :(

+1
Seriously. This whole process can be very frustrating.


core, stop changing your 'tar! You are messing with me.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby allstarballer22 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:15 pm

Hey!

I did send a LOCI the second I found out i got wait-listed. I emailed it to them, and told them i was also visiting the school.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:17 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Hey!

I did send a LOCI the second I found out i got wait-listed. I emailed it to them, and told them i was also visiting the school.


Did you have a significant update, or was it more just like 'hey, I'm still interested...pick me!' I wouldn't mind sending another LOCI, but I already sent one after I was held and I don't really have anything else to say but that.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby allstarballer22 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:21 pm

It was mostly telling them I would be counseling at a summer camp..got a promotion at work..and taking some real estate community college classes. Nothing earth shattering, but I did throw a bit of why harvard in the loci.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:25 pm

That sounds like you had a legitimate update to give them (esp. your work promotion). My first LOCI was basically an ode to the awesomeness of HLS and why I'm dying to go there...another one in a similar vein might be laying it on too thick, haha. I might have a work achievement I can report on in another couple weeks, but that's probably too late (and it's also something my team accomplished as a whole, not just me, so that probably makes it less impressive to HLS). I don't really have a good reason to send another LOCI, but I also don't want it to seem like I'm not interested anymore.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby allstarballer22 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:40 pm

It's such a precarious situation. Until yesterday, I was in the same vein wanting to keep them knowing I was alive, yet not wanting to come across as too desperate. My advice honestly is to wait. You don't want to send a letter early, and then another half letter when the promotion comes, so the best idea would be to combine them into a meatier letter which would then really show new updates. I really hope your the next JR 1-I'm trying to find my perfect answers for why Harvard in the next few days....I think trying to contain my desire might be the biggest hurdle=!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Yeah, my instinct is to also wait until I have something more concrete before sending another LOCI, so I will probably do so (but will kick myself if I get dinged first). Thanks for the good wishes, & I think if JR sees how enthusiastic you are about HLS, you are a lock! :D

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby allstarballer22 » Fri May 07, 2010 8:41 pm

Any other wait-lists receive JR1 invites today or yesterday?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby adameus » Fri May 07, 2010 8:44 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:It's such a precarious situation. Until yesterday, I was in the same vein wanting to keep them knowing I was alive, yet not wanting to come across as too desperate. My advice honestly is to wait. You don't want to send a letter early, and then another half letter when the promotion comes, so the best idea would be to combine them into a meatier letter which would then really show new updates. I really hope your the next JR 1-I'm trying to find my perfect answers for why Harvard in the next few days....I think trying to contain my desire might be the biggest hurdle=!



you don't need the perfect answers, there is no perfect answer. I think the key, especially at this point in the game is just to let them know you actually want to go to Harvard and don't say anything ridiculous. I am sure you will be fine.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Core » Sat May 08, 2010 11:28 am

adameus wrote:
Core wrote:
blue5385 wrote:<--- wishes HLS actually cared about getting more/any of my type of minority. :(

+1
Seriously. This whole process can be very frustrating.


core, stop changing your 'tar! You are messing with me.

It keeps things exciting.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby snowmonkey » Mon May 10, 2010 12:33 pm

Hey all! There's hope. Just got a JR2 off the wait list. I'm in at Harvard!!!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:44 pm

snowmonkey wrote:Hey all! There's hope. Just got a JR2 off the wait list. I'm in at Harvard!!!


wow, congrats!!! mind sharing a few details? (were you a JR1/WL? stats? URM?) thanks! :D

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby MeredithGrey » Mon May 10, 2010 12:46 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You deserve it! Where will you be leaving?

Did he give you your JR2 in the same phone call as your JR1 or call you again a few minutes/hours later?

Congrats!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby snowmonkey » Mon May 10, 2010 12:54 pm

Thanks! I'll be leaving NYU -- I think. They offered me a lot of money and seem like a great school too. But I can't see myself turning down Harvard.

I had my JR1 in December. So it was just a quick call. On my end, a quick, sweaty-palmed, completely incoherent call.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby snowmonkey » Mon May 10, 2010 12:58 pm

Sorry Blue, missed your questions. 177 / 3.8. Public interest commitment, been out of school three years with interesting work experience. Unconventional personal history.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby MeredithGrey » Mon May 10, 2010 1:02 pm

snowmonkey wrote:Thanks! I'll be leaving NYU -- I think. They offered me a lot of money and seem like a great school too. But I can't see myself turning down Harvard.

I had my JR1 in December. So it was just a quick call. On my end, a quick, sweaty-palmed, completely incoherent call.


Nice! Did they give you a few days to decide? Do they provide you with your financial aid info before you have to make a decision? Are you a URM?

What happens when someone gets in off the waitlist and then gets in to their dream school. Do you lose the $500 deposit at School B once you accept school A. So if you first get into your third choice school and deposit, THEN get in off the WL to 2nd choice school, then get in off WL to 1st choice school, youre basically out of $1000 bucks right. I mean the schools dont have any sympathy when it comes to refunding you the deposit when you get in off a WL right? Anyway the money is pocket change compared to the satisfaction of getting in to your number one choice :) Just curious how it works with deposits and getting in off the waiting list.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby snowmonkey » Mon May 10, 2010 1:06 pm

Yeah ... I have no idea how the money works at all. I know I'd lose my deposit at NYU.

They gave me two weeks to decide. No talk about money, but I will try to leverage something at least.

I don't really know if I'm an URM -- I'm a gay farm kid who grew up poor and homeschooled. Not your typical URM, I don't think. But I definitely count as Not Your Standard Harvard Law kid.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby adameus » Mon May 10, 2010 1:39 pm

congrats snowmonkey!

Good luck at allstarballer today, as his/her call should be in about a half hour.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:19 pm

snowmonkey wrote:Sorry Blue, missed your questions. 177 / 3.8. Public interest commitment, been out of school three years with interesting work experience. Unconventional personal history.


no prob! thanks for sharing your stats & congrats again :)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby allstarballer22 » Mon May 10, 2010 3:40 pm

Hey all! I just wanted to update everyone that they are indeed pulling off the waitlist. My JR 1 lasted less then five minutes...andddddd I'm IN!!!! Sooooo excited! Goodluck to all of you and thanks for the support and personal messages. All of you are truly amazing!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby someones alt » Mon May 10, 2010 4:57 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Hey all! I just wanted to update everyone that they are indeed pulling off the waitlist. My JR 1 lasted less then five minutes...andddddd I'm IN!!!! Sooooo excited! Goodluck to all of you and thanks for the support and personal messages. All of you are truly amazing!


Congratulations, you deserve it. Hopefully this Friday TLS will see a bunch of JR1 requests.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon May 10, 2010 5:04 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Hey all! I just wanted to update everyone that they are indeed pulling off the waitlist. My JR 1 lasted less then five minutes...andddddd I'm IN!!!! Sooooo excited! Goodluck to all of you and thanks for the support and personal messages. All of you are truly amazing!


congrats!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby smov_operator » Mon May 10, 2010 5:10 pm

I'm in as well, off of a JR1 :lol:




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