law_monkey wrote:cardinals1989 wrote:The numbers on this round of JR2's also seem to especially high. I don't think they have really dipped far down at all, which is scary...
Nope. Pretty much everyone with sub-Harvard stats just got placed on hold/rejected. For a school of such reputed brilliance they sure have predictable strategy!
Well actually this makes perfect sense. HY divide up the pool of high numbers, the top numerical qualities. So without knowing the pool, what's the point of letting sub median applicants taking up seats (and therefore may force a late app to go to CLS ( ). So they hold everyone who historically could fit well but have lower numbers, to keep them around, and some will be in if the high numbers from the rest of the pool can't yield the rest of the class. So I predict, a little bit after the app deadline passes, many holds will be WL/dinged, and some will remain "held". Then a slow stream of JR1's out of that pool will go out until they fill the rest of the class.
I am still predicting a much softer pool this year, and a more cautious approach (actuarial formula impacted by last year's flood of applicants), so I am hoping for a more active March/April for us who got the hold.
There are only a very small # of seats for 170ers, so I am not holding my breath.