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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:52 pm
by hdivschool
lawpuppy wrote:I received a JR1 email today.


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

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:12 pm
by daisyduke
lawpuppy wrote:I received a JR1 email today.


Is this for real?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:21 pm
by jdstl
How many pre-thanksgiving JR1s/no JR2s are left? Should we basically concede the "hold" at this point?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:13 pm
by Ragged
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?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:59 pm
by jdstl
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:08 pm
by Ragged
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?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:15 pm
by jdstl
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:58 pm
by playdough
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!

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:06 pm
by jd2014!
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)

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:08 pm
by cardinals1989
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:21 pm
by r6_philly
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?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:24 pm
by jd2014!
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).

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:25 pm
by r6_philly
jd2014! wrote:Either the wait is over (rejection) or the wait continues (hold).


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

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:30 pm
by jd2014!
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:45 pm
by Ragged
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:31 pm
by arkansawyer
What about those of us who applied around Thanksgiving? Should we be hearing back soon as well?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:19 pm
by 4102011
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

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:37 pm
by cardinals1989
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:41 pm
by almightypush
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 pm
by lawpuppy
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:53 am
by eaa1537
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!

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:44 am
by jdstl
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.

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:58 am
by r6_philly
Maybe they will like my grad school grades :lol:

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:19 am
by Confused7
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?

Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 am
by SemperLegal
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