Harvard 2011 Applicants

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Knock
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:20 pm

Nola wrote:Do the JR1's all get emailed at the same time or do they trickle out as the day progresses?

I went UR 11/22.

Would I be included in this batch?


It's possible, people have gotten JR1's very quickly, certainly in under a week.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby slax » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:23 pm

CastleRock wrote:
slax wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
slax wrote:Oh, so now I have to be sad on Tuesday too? Tuesday were my safe day. Thanks JR.

I think it's time to move on.



Not until they tell me I'm rejected.

It's not coming any time soon. If we get it it won't be until feb/mar/apr. No point in maintaining your current level of neuroticism.



Thanks for the positive energy you are contributing to this thread. It's great when you make funny jokes that break the tension for people who are hoping for JR1's. Keeps spirits high.

r6 and I will be offering support to all those who feel sad about not hearing from Harvard yet. Whether they be from Philly or elsewhere.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nola » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:26 pm

If you haven't gotten a JR1 today, is it safe to assume you missed this round (one way or the other)?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby hotshot234512 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:35 pm

So I went under review 11/16, complete 11/24. My lsat is at the 75th and my gpa is above it, like many of you I was really hoping for a JR1 today. I always knew a school as good as Harvard isn't simply a numbers game, but I hoped that they would give me the opportunity for an interview (I am still hopeful, although this thread kind of implies getting a JR1 now would be an exception to the rule). Harvard has been my first choice for awhile now, so I'm a little sad and scratching my head because I really did take my time putting this application together. Also now I'm scared to send out my apps to safer schools because I'm worried glaring error on my applications.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby FlamingCow » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:38 pm

hotshot234512 wrote:So I went under review 11/16, complete 11/24. My lsat is at the 75th and my gpa is above it, like many of you I was really hoping for a JR1 today. I always knew a school as good as harvard isnt simply a numbers game, but I hoped that they would get me the opportunity for an interview. Harvard has been my first choice for awhile now, so I'm a little sad and scratching my head because I really did take my time putting this application together. Also now I'm scared to send out my apps to safer schools because I'm worried glaring error on my applications.


I wouldn't worry. You'll probably get an interview in the next batch -- your numbers are too good not to. I don't think it's as straightforward as "go under review on X date --> receive JR1/rejection Y days later" kind of thing.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:41 pm

Why did I not stay for a summer and get my GPA above median? It would only take .02 of a point damn it. That's the question that's on my mind right now.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Weirdlog » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:00 pm

FlamingCow wrote:
hotshot234512 wrote:So I went under review 11/16, complete 11/24. My lsat is at the 75th and my gpa is above it, like many of you I was really hoping for a JR1 today. I always knew a school as good as harvard isnt simply a numbers game, but I hoped that they would get me the opportunity for an interview. Harvard has been my first choice for awhile now, so I'm a little sad and scratching my head because I really did take my time putting this application together. Also now I'm scared to send out my apps to safer schools because I'm worried glaring error on my applications.


I wouldn't worry. You'll probably get an interview in the next batch -- your numbers are too good not to. I don't think it's as straightforward as "go under review on X date --> receive JR1/rejection Y days later" kind of thing.


Yeah we got this! I'm pretty much exactly at the medians myself.

So we didn't get JR1 emails today, no big deal, there's a whole lot of time left in this cycle. I'm prepared to wait it out as long as I have to.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Knock wrote:
My towels in. I still had a slim glimmer of hope that maybe once they got the auto-admits out of the way they might throw me a bone, but nope. Oh well, not everyone can go to H, and I gave it my best shot.


+1.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:42 pm

Simple question: Is writing the date of December LSAT enough for informing Admissions that you intend to take the exam (not asking about whether they would wait, no one can know that until I a) get a rejection with first batch b) do not :P ). Or should I write a short e-mail like;

Admissions:

Fyi, I am taking December LSAT. (I do NOT suck) (No u) (Bawww please wait)

Yours sincerely,

nullisecundus

??!?!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby dbfriedman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:47 pm

I would say to people worrying about lower LSAT scores and "automatic admits," I got a JR2 in the first wave with 171/3.99.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:48 pm

dbfriedman wrote:I would say to people worrying about lower LSAT scores and "automatic admits," I got a JR2 in the first wave with 171/3.99.


I am hopelessly below the 25% with 1 point off.

Maybe I can retake Feb after I get decisions from all the other schools? (that way if I bomb it won't hurt my chances elsewhere) :lol:

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:58 pm

nullisecundus wrote:Simple question: Is writing the date of December LSAT enough for informing Admissions that you intend to take the exam (not asking about whether they would wait, no one can know that until I a) get a rejection with first batch b) do not :P ). Or should I write a short e-mail like;

Admissions:

Fyi, I am taking December LSAT. (I do NOT suck) (No u) (Bawww please wait)

Yours sincerely,

nullisecundus

??!?!


QQ

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ashcricket » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:03 pm

dbfriedman wrote:I would say to people worrying about lower LSAT scores and "automatic admits," I got a JR2 in the first wave with 171/3.99.


+1. Major reverse splitter here, and non-URM besides.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:37 pm

I'm at a 170 too...hopefully HLS will be kind to us reverse splitters! Didn't seem like a lot of people got JR1 today...or did most overachieving TLSers already get JR2 as the first batch?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby CapHillLove » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:04 pm

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby arism87 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:07 pm

Ya know, if Harvard doesn't occasionally let in people with numbers like mine, they're eventually going to lose out on a ton of app fees from people who have no hope... admitting me is really in their best interest. Just lookin' out.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:20 pm

CapHillLove wrote:Hey guys! For those of you keeping track, JR1 early this morning but wanted to make sure others had gotten them as well before posting.

UR 11/15-20ish I believe.



what does that mean?
it went UR at 11/15 and then on 11/20 it said complete? ...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby CapHillLove » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:21 pm

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:26 pm

so consensus is that JR1s all go out on tuesdays?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:34 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:so consensus is that JR1s all go out on tuesdays?

No, they tend to go out once or twice a week. If they go out early in the week then there is the possibility for more going out later in the week.

But I believe that JR1s become less predictable as the cycle goes on.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:42 pm

CastleRock wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:so consensus is that JR1s all go out on tuesdays?

No, they tend to go out once or twice a week. If they go out early in the week then there is the possibility for more going out later in the week.

But I believe that JR1s become less predictable as the cycle goes on.


good to know
I'm 11/23 UR so thinking in the next 1-2 weeks or not at all
my GPA makes Harvard sad.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jaws » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:39 am

I just realized an error on the bottom section of my resume. I spelled "extracurricular" like-a-so: "extracirricular" . Sickening mistake. It is tucked away on the bottom of the second page of the resume, and it is in an otherwise carefully edited application that's not riddled with errors. I conveniently submitted this resume to Stanford, NYU, and Columbia also. First, any idea if this is a make-or-break mistake? Second, I already emailed NYU and Columbia an "updated" version of the resume. Would this be a good idea at Harvard? I submitted on 11/15 and have been UR for a while, not sure of the exact date. So I'm leaning toward not mailing a new copy of the resume, thinking that it might be too late and that it might also just highlight the error. My numbers are 173/3.81.
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby arkansawyer » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:21 pm

Just went UR this morning!!!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby J.Straw from Wichita » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:20 pm

Sorry if this was discussed, not reading 50+ pages produced by Harvard-related neuroses, but did any of you guys participate in an online information session? They sent me an email about one for students/alumni from my UG... how does an online info sess work anyway?

On a separate note, I've been UR since 11/24 and I didn't even apply until early Nov. Do they have some crazy efficient adcomm team or am I just in the auto-ding pile? (Both?)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby masson » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:47 pm

J.Straw from Wichita wrote:Sorry if this was discussed, not reading 50+ pages produced by Harvard-related neuroses, but did any of you guys participate in an online information session? They sent me an email about one for students/alumni from my UG... how does an online info sess work anyway?

On a separate note, I've been UR since 11/24 and I didn't even apply until early Nov. Do they have some crazy efficient adcomm team or am I just in the auto-ding pile? (Both?)


I believe they are very efficient. I applied 11/10 and went UR 11/22. But it could be that I'm automatically out as well. (I'd rather not think this way though) :)




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