Harvard 2011 Applicants

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
hdivschool
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:41 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby hdivschool » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:52 pm

lawpuppy wrote:I received a JR1 email today.


I'm surprised they're working this late. When is your call scheduled for?

User avatar
daisyduke
Posts: 310
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:22 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby daisyduke » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:12 pm

lawpuppy wrote:I received a JR1 email today.


Is this for real?

User avatar
jdstl
Posts: 216
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jdstl » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:21 pm

How many pre-thanksgiving JR1s/no JR2s are left? Should we basically concede the "hold" at this point?

User avatar
Ragged
Posts: 1509
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Ragged » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:13 pm

jdstl wrote:How many pre-thanksgiving JR1s/no JR2s are left? Should we basically concede the "hold" at this point?


Are numbers in your profile accurate?

User avatar
jdstl
Posts: 216
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:59 pm

Ragged wrote:
jdstl wrote:How many pre-thanksgiving JR1s/no JR2s are left? Should we basically concede the "hold" at this point?


Are numbers in your profile accurate?


Yes, but the record for pre-thanksgiving Jr1s/no early Jr2s seems pretty grim based on last cycles threads.

User avatar
Ragged
Posts: 1509
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Ragged » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:08 pm

jdstl wrote:
Ragged wrote:
jdstl wrote:How many pre-thanksgiving JR1s/no JR2s are left? Should we basically concede the "hold" at this point?


Are numbers in your profile accurate?


Yes, but the record for pre-thanksgiving Jr1s/no early Jr2s seems pretty grim based on last cycles threads.


:shock:

Short of a criminal record I don't see why you wouldn't get in. Did you send in a stickman figure as your PS or insulted JR during the interview?

User avatar
jdstl
Posts: 216
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:15 pm

Ragged wrote:
jdstl wrote:
Ragged wrote:
jdstl wrote:How many pre-thanksgiving JR1s/no JR2s are left? Should we basically concede the "hold" at this point?


Are numbers in your profile accurate?


Yes, but the record for pre-thanksgiving Jr1s/no early Jr2s seems pretty grim based on last cycles threads.


:shock:

Short of a criminal record I don't see why you wouldn't get in. Did you send in a stickman figure as your PS or insulted JR during the interview?


Maybe I was "incepted" and did and don't remember it, lol. Relatively non-prestigious undergrad, though.

playdough
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:59 am

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby playdough » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:58 pm

So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!

User avatar
jd2014!
Posts: 431
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:31 am

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jd2014! » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:06 pm

playdough wrote:So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!



might be a little longer- I was held 1/13 last year. but soon. (gulp)

User avatar
cardinals1989
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:04 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:08 pm

playdough wrote:So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!


At least the inevitable will finally be over.

r6_philly
Posts: 10707
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:32 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:21 pm

jd2014! wrote:
playdough wrote:So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!



might be a little longer- I was held 1/13 last year. but soon. (gulp)


Either way the wait is about to be over?

User avatar
jd2014!
Posts: 431
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:31 am

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jd2014! » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:24 pm

r6_philly wrote:
jd2014! wrote:
playdough wrote:So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!



might be a little longer- I was held 1/13 last year. but soon. (gulp)


Either way the wait is about to be over?



Either the wait is over (rejection) or the wait continues (hold).

r6_philly
Posts: 10707
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:32 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:25 pm

jd2014! wrote:Either the wait is over (rejection) or the wait continues (hold).


So hope for a hold -> WL -> admit?

User avatar
jd2014!
Posts: 431
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:31 am

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jd2014! » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:30 pm

r6_philly wrote:
jd2014! wrote:Either the wait is over (rejection) or the wait continues (hold).


So hope for a hold -> WL -> admit?



While the odds are against it (just as odds are against admission in the first place), some holds are outright accepted. It is still possible to be pulled out of the hold pile and get a JR1/JR2 at any point in the cycle after a hold. Unlikely, but possible. I wonder if they somehow rank the holds? I think most of the holds are, um, held until April when they are either accepted, WLed, or denied.

User avatar
Ragged
Posts: 1509
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Ragged » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:45 pm

--ImageRemoved--

User avatar
arkansawyer
Posts: 222
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:11 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby arkansawyer » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:31 pm

What about those of us who applied around Thanksgiving? Should we be hearing back soon as well?

4102011
Posts: 1724
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:00 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:19 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
playdough wrote:So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!


At least the inevitable will finally be over.


+1

Looking forward to my rejection <3

User avatar
cardinals1989
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:04 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:37 pm

dulcatis wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
playdough wrote:So based on last year's forum, next week should be when all early apps (all September and at least the first half of October) hear back (assuming you have not already been admitted). We either get held or denied. I am guessing relatively few people get held and the bulk get denied. Odds ain't good at this point!


At least the inevitable will finally be over.


+1

Looking forward to my rejection <3


This is much less fun than the purple letter hunt. Sigh.

User avatar
almightypush
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:19 am

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby almightypush » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:41 pm

arkansawyer wrote:What about those of us who applied around Thanksgiving? Should we be hearing back soon as well?


i applied the week of Thanksgiving and heard back early December, so it's certainly possible.

lawpuppy
Posts: 23
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:40 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby lawpuppy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 pm

hdivschool wrote:
lawpuppy wrote:I received a JR1 email today.


I'm surprised they're working this late. When is your call scheduled for?


Sorry for the very late reply, my call is scheduled tomorrow.

eaa1537
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:21 am

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby eaa1537 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:53 am

So for all those who are expecting to get rejected/held/wait listed in the next couple of weeks, are you going to send an updated transcript before or after? I got a 4.0 this semester so my gpa went up and now I want to send them an updated transcript before they decide to hold/reject/wait list me in case it might make a difference. Do you think I should send an email letting them know about the update in case LSAC takes a while to process it and they don't get it before they send my decision, or is there no point because my fate has already been sealed? Also any advice on the appropriate email content to write? Thankssss!

User avatar
jdstl
Posts: 216
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jdstl » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:44 am

eaa1537 wrote:So for all those who are expecting to get rejected/held/wait listed in the next couple of weeks, are you going to send an updated transcript before or after? I got a 4.0 this semester so my gpa went up and now I want to send them an updated transcript before they decide to hold/reject/wait list me in case it might make a difference. Do you think I should send an email letting them know about the update in case LSAC takes a while to process it and they don't get it before they send my decision, or is there no point because my fate has already been sealed? Also any advice on the appropriate email content to write? Thankssss!


I think at this point they already know what "pile" we're in. I went ahead and sent new grades today (expect to be held), but I don't think it'll stop the hold. But whenever they start re-reviewing the "hold" files (which they necessarily do, not so with the wait list), they'll see our new grades, recs, whatever.

r6_philly
Posts: 10707
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:32 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:58 am

Maybe they will like my grad school grades :lol:

Confused7
Posts: 660
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:01 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:19 am

But I can't even send an updated transcript yet because I wrote my senior thesis last semester and that grade takes the longest of all to come out. Should I send LSAC an updated transcript anyway without that grade? I feel like it's crucial since my advisor wrote me a LOR. But if I wait until the end of January (when it's scheduled to come out), I'm afraid it'll be too late. :/

Does anyone have experience with this?

User avatar
SemperLegal
Posts: 1333
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:28 pm

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 am

Confused7 wrote:But I can't even send an updated transcript yet because I wrote my senior thesis last semester and that grade takes the longest of all to come out. Should I send LSAC an updated transcript anyway without that grade? I feel like it's crucial since my advisor wrote me a LOR. But if I wait until the end of January (when it's scheduled to come out), I'm afraid it'll be too late. :/

Does anyone have experience with this?



Not applying to Harvard, but I am in the same spot w/lower T14 so I sent them an email summarizing my grades and asked them to stand by for proof. They seemed receptive




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AZnative, Bing [Bot], bloomsday, BruiseWillis, canafsa, Chipotle85, eck456, Google Adsense [Bot], jtawil, mm2368, potterotter, SolRs, TecumsehSherman, thg1870, Yahoo [Bot] and 23 guests