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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:20 pm

Pee N wrote:IMHO, if previous cycles are indicative of anything (yes, I do realize that this is JR's 1st term ad AD), the "leftover" spots (after the May 1st deposit deadline has expired) will more than likely go to the non-trads, diversity candidates, interesting borderlines, etc. all to put a good 'cosmetic' touch to the incoming class profile. I say this because most trad candidates (those with stellar #'s) have been extended offers by now.

Of course, I could be wrong... take everything I say with a grain of salt... I'm just basing this assumption on previous cycles, where non-trads (even those NOT HELD or on the W/L) have been admitted merely weeks before class started.

Good luck to everyone!


when do you think the "leftover" spots will be filled? i'd expect this to be the "big" wave of WL acceptances. after that, they are probably just filling individual slots over the course of the summer.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:30 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:
Pee N wrote:IMHO, if previous cycles are indicative of anything (yes, I do realize that this is JR's 1st term ad AD), the "leftover" spots (after the May 1st deposit deadline has expired) will more than likely go to the non-trads, diversity candidates, interesting borderlines, etc. all to put a good 'cosmetic' touch to the incoming class profile. I say this because most trad candidates (those with stellar #'s) have been extended offers by now.

Of course, I could be wrong... take everything I say with a grain of salt... I'm just basing this assumption on previous cycles, where non-trads (even those NOT HELD or on the W/L) have been admitted merely weeks before class started.

Good luck to everyone!


when do you think the "leftover" spots will be filled? i'd expect this to be the "big" wave of WL acceptances. after that, they are probably just filling individual slots over the course of the summer.

mid to late may usually sees a chunk of WL/As end then a trickle up through August.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:36 pm

Mentioned this in the "Held" thread, but got the waitlist email on Saturday, and withdrew Monday. Good luck folks :)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby chanchito » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:48 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:
Pee N wrote:IMHO, if previous cycles are indicative of anything (yes, I do realize that this is JR's 1st term ad AD), the "leftover" spots (after the May 1st deposit deadline has expired) will more than likely go to the non-trads, diversity candidates, interesting borderlines, etc. all to put a good 'cosmetic' touch to the incoming class profile. I say this because most trad candidates (those with stellar #'s) have been extended offers by now.

Of course, I could be wrong... take everything I say with a grain of salt... I'm just basing this assumption on previous cycles, where non-trads (even those NOT HELD or on the W/L) have been admitted merely weeks before class started.

Good luck to everyone!


when do you think the "leftover" spots will be filled? i'd expect this to be the "big" wave of WL acceptances. after that, they are probably just filling individual slots over the course of the summer.

mid to late may usually sees a chunk of WL/As end then a trickle up through August.



That's so soon! So after that chances go down to nil!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby swampthang » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:25 am

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby swampthang » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:29 am

chanchito wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:mid to late May usually sees a chunk of WL/As end then a trickle up through August.

That's so soon! So after that chances go down to nil!


At least we know what expect! Essentially, if you're not in by June, thanks for playing.

For all your hopeless types out there, one of my LOR writers tells me a classmate of his got the call as he was driving to his backup school. So yes, there is still the slight infernal snowball's chance that you could get called up to the bigs in the dog days of summer, but realistically it's May or bust. Or at least, that's my take from observing LSN.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby roundabout » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:26 am

Pee N wrote:IMHO, if previous cycles are indicative of anything (yes, I do realize that this is JR's 1st term ad AD), the "leftover" spots (after the May 1st deposit deadline has expired) will more than likely go to the non-trads, diversity candidates, interesting borderlines, etc. all to put a good 'cosmetic' touch to the incoming class profile. I say this because most trad candidates (those with stellar #'s) have been extended offers by now.

Of course, I could be wrong... take everything I say with a grain of salt... I'm just basing this assumption on previous cycles, where non-trads (even those NOT HELD or on the W/L) have been admitted merely weeks before class started.

Good luck to everyone!


This, I hope! I have no idea why I've been WL'd- my numbers are way low for Harvard. That said, I'm not sure how much I can add to the "cosmetic" picture, either. Decent softs, but none of the cancer-curing you'd expect for someone with my numbers. Totally perplexing, but still pretty 8)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Dtackpat75 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:35 am

Just throwing my lot in here. I was wailisted a week or so ago.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby choculamaviva » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:41 am

roundabout wrote:
Pee N wrote:IMHO, if previous cycles are indicative of anything (yes, I do realize that this is JR's 1st term ad AD), the "leftover" spots (after the May 1st deposit deadline has expired) will more than likely go to the non-trads, diversity candidates, interesting borderlines, etc. all to put a good 'cosmetic' touch to the incoming class profile. I say this because most trad candidates (those with stellar #'s) have been extended offers by now.

Of course, I could be wrong... take everything I say with a grain of salt... I'm just basing this assumption on previous cycles, where non-trads (even those NOT HELD or on the W/L) have been admitted merely weeks before class started.

Good luck to everyone!


This, I hope! I have no idea why I've been WL'd- my numbers are way low for Harvard. That said, I'm not sure how much I can add to the "cosmetic" picture, either. Decent softs, but none of the cancer-curing you'd expect for someone with my numbers. Totally perplexing, but still pretty 8)


Many people with stellar #'s have not been accepted. I'm 178/3.9 and waitlisted. I believe there's a 176/4.0 on the WL and a 179/3.8. And that's just off the top of my head. This is the year that they decided to break away from the numerical auto-admit trend.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:56 am

swampthang wrote:
chanchito wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:mid to late May usually sees a chunk of WL/As end then a trickle up through August.

That's so soon! So after that chances go down to nil!


At least we know what expect! Essentially, if you're not in by June, thanks for playing.

For all your hopeless types out there, one of my LOR writers tells me a classmate of his got the call as he was driving to his backup school. So yes, there is still the slight infernal snowball's chance that you could get called up to the bigs in the dog days of summer, but realistically it's May or bust. Or at least, that's my take from observing LSN.


I'm going to maintain hope until one day in August when they send us a mass rejection email. After all, that Anit guy on HLS in Focus did say he got accepted off the WL a week before he was leaving for his second-choice school (kinda like swampthang's LOR writer's classmate, but not as dramatic).

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:24 pm

swampthang wrote:
chanchito wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:mid to late May usually sees a chunk of WL/As end then a trickle up through August.

That's so soon! So after that chances go down to nil!


At least we know what expect! Essentially, if you're not in by June, thanks for playing.



I wouldn't say this. On LSN last year, five people were accepted off the waitlist in May, one in June, two in July, and three in August. So almost half were accepted after June.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:47 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
swampthang wrote:
chanchito wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:mid to late May usually sees a chunk of WL/As end then a trickle up through August.

That's so soon! So after that chances go down to nil!


At least we know what expect! Essentially, if you're not in by June, thanks for playing.



I wouldn't say this. On LSN last year, five people were accepted off the waitlist in May, one in June, two in July, and three in August. So almost half were accepted after June.


one reason to expect some pulls from the waitlist after June is that it seems unlikely Harvard has a problem with yield & would mainly pull from the waitlist because theirs was lower than expected. My guess is that most WL ---> admits are probably the result of an outright admit who accepted choosing to defer at some point in the summer...and really, that can happen anytime before class starts.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby nattybro » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:50 pm

Giddyup. WLed on monday

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Pee N » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:14 pm

Re: the "leftover pool".

I agree wholeheartedly with the posters above. That's pretty much the impression I got during my <5 min chat with HLS admissions.

If I were to put a numerical guesstimate as to the number here, I'd wager and say ~100-40 spots, give or take, that HLS will target to fill by the time class starts. That said, though, I don't think HLS will exceed the 600 mark (they'll keep it slightly below).

Quick question to the WL'ds/HELDs -- are most of you undergrads with less than 2 years out of school? Any of you non-trad / >10 years WE? Just curious.

choculamaviva wrote:Many people with stellar #'s have not been accepted. I'm 178/3.9 and waitlisted.


Correct. JR talked about this in one of his recent blogs. He explained as to why he'd deny a 178/3.9 candidate.

Don't lose hope, though. :P

People here (on TLS) really give way too much credence to bullshit like LSN. I'm not in that crowd. If anything, we know HLS doesn't follow any play-book, timeline, or historical precedent.

Absent an outright ding, anything is good (for now).

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby someones alt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:35 pm

This is going to be a long summer

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby ShibaDan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:10 am

someones alt wrote:This is going to be a long summer


+ 1 billion

My numbers are definitely low for HLS. I think I have strong softs and m essays were good, but I definitely didn't end slavery in the Sudan or anything so I don't know what to think about my overall chances.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:32 pm

def2104 wrote:
someones alt wrote:This is going to be a long summer


+ 1 billion

My numbers are definitely low for HLS. I think I have strong softs and m essays were good, but I definitely didn't end slavery in the Sudan or anything so I don't know what to think about my overall chances.


Maybe that'll be my summer project.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby roundabout » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:54 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
def2104 wrote:
someones alt wrote:This is going to be a long summer


+ 1 billion

My numbers are definitely low for HLS. I think I have strong softs and m essays were good, but I definitely didn't end slavery in the Sudan or anything so I don't know what to think about my overall chances.


Maybe that'll be my summer project.


Summer project? Amateur. I'm making it my weekend project.

Off the waitlist in 3 . . . 2 . . .

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:56 pm

roundabout wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
def2104 wrote:
someones alt wrote:This is going to be a long summer


+ 1 billion

My numbers are definitely low for HLS. I think I have strong softs and m essays were good, but I definitely didn't end slavery in the Sudan or anything so I don't know what to think about my overall chances.


Maybe that'll be my summer project.


Summer project? Amateur. I'm making it my weekend project.

Off the waitlist in 3 . . . 2 . . .


Weekend project? I already ended slavery in the Sudan this morning. I'm about to start my weekend project of curing AIDS.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Sakura3210 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:19 pm

blue5385 wrote:
roundabout wrote:
Summer project? Amateur. I'm making it my weekend project.

Off the waitlist in 3 . . . 2 . . .


Weekend project? I already ended slavery in the Sudan this morning. I'm about to start my weekend project of curing AIDS.


Too late; I already fixed that problem this morning :D

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Von Schlieffen » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:28 pm

Question for all of you who are waitlisted:

Did you all have a phone interview with Harvard. I ask because my application has been complete for a long time now, and I haven't had any response yet from Harvard. Does that constitute a polite form of rejecting me, or do I still have a shot?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Sakura3210 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:41 pm

Von Schlieffen wrote:Question for all of you who are waitlisted:

Did you all have a phone interview with Harvard. I ask because my application has been complete for a long time now, and I haven't had any response yet from Harvard. Does that constitute a polite form of rejecting me, or do I still have a shot?


1. No
2. At this point, it seems they're sending out only waitlists and rejections. Chances of getting in from waitlist are low. So short answer is yes, but very, very slim.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:13 pm

Hmm. We need to keep this page up there... Anyone sending LOCI or LOR? Debating another LOR after I graduate. Will surely do another LOCI.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby chanchito » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:51 pm

def LOCI, not LOR

Does anyone know what percentage of people get in from the waitlist?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:02 pm

chanchito wrote:def LOCI, not LOR

Does anyone know what percentage of people get in from the waitlist?


Yea, I can't imagine a LOR helping that much at this point.

Very small... Some will almost certainly get in off of it though.




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