Harvard 2011 Applicants

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DHB
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby DHB » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:43 pm

champsound wrote:
Mavraides87 wrote:Hey guys, I've lurked for a bit.

I submitted my app in mid january ( i know, really late.)

Haven't gotten any word. I'm basically at the medians for LSAT, GPA, have pretty solid softs but nothing absurd. Not a URM. Thought I would at least get held or waitlisted.

Will I get a straight ding? Is it weird I haven't heard anything back.

Same situation, welcome to the club.



I applied even later than you guys. Jan 31 (oops). I wonder if they're still admitting anybody. If they're going to have two interviews with admits, it seems unlikely to admit many more people this late in the cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:54 pm

DHB wrote:
champsound wrote:
Mavraides87 wrote:Hey guys, I've lurked for a bit.

I submitted my app in mid january ( i know, really late.)

Haven't gotten any word. I'm basically at the medians for LSAT, GPA, have pretty solid softs but nothing absurd. Not a URM. Thought I would at least get held or waitlisted.

Will I get a straight ding? Is it weird I haven't heard anything back.

Same situation, welcome to the club.



I applied even later than you guys. Jan 31 (oops). I wonder if they're still admitting anybody. If they're going to have two interviews with admits, it seems unlikely to admit many more people this late in the cycle.


After mid-March last year, there were virtually no acceptances. At this point, a waitlist is probably the most we can hope for. The few people accepted after mid-March were probably the ones still waiting on a JR2 or something.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kak5n » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:03 am

JR2 today! :) there is still hope!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:05 am

kak5n wrote:JR2 today! :) there is still hope!


Congrats kak5n! You were held too, right? I was too, and there looks to be much movement for holds lately. See you in ASW!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby shoop » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:06 am

kak5n wrote:JR2 today! :) there is still hope!


1) Congrats!
2) Stats stats stats OMG
3) Were you held? When? Does Confused speak the truth?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kak5n » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:09 am

shoop wrote:
kak5n wrote:JR2 today! :) there is still hope!


1) Congrats!
2) Stats stats stats OMG
3) Were you held? When? Does Confused speak the truth?



haha
1) Thank you!
2) 169, 4.0
3) I applied in October, was held in January, had my JR1 on Wednesday, got the phone call at 10:30 this morning!

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swampthang
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby swampthang » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:31 am

Most impressive, particularly in light of your recent Stanford acceptance.

kak5n wrote:1) Thank you!
2) 169, 4.0
3) I applied in October, was held in January, had my JR1 on Wednesday, got the phone call at 10:30 this morning!


URM? Or just that good?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby 123kl » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:36 am

swampthang wrote:Most impressive, particularly in light of your recent Stanford acceptance.

kak5n wrote:1) Thank you!
2) 169, 4.0
3) I applied in October, was held in January, had my JR1 on Wednesday, got the phone call at 10:30 this morning!


URM? Or just that good?


yay, another 169! :D represent!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby mel2010 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:38 am

swampthang wrote:Most impressive, particularly in light of your recent Stanford acceptance.

kak5n wrote:1) Thank you!
2) 169, 4.0
3) I applied in October, was held in January, had my JR1 on Wednesday, got the phone call at 10:30 this morning!


URM? Or just that good?


Perhaps the drop in LSAT takers meant that Harvard snatched up high LSATs without too much focus on GPA, and now they're trying to make up some lost ground by grabbing some high GPAs?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:45 am

mel2010 wrote:
swampthang wrote:Most impressive, particularly in light of your recent Stanford acceptance.

kak5n wrote:1) Thank you!
2) 169, 4.0
3) I applied in October, was held in January, had my JR1 on Wednesday, got the phone call at 10:30 this morning!


URM? Or just that good?


Perhaps the drop in LSAT takers meant that Harvard snatched up high LSATs without too much focus on GPA, and now they're trying to make up some lost ground by grabbing some high GPAs?


To add support to this theory...I have a relatively low LSAT as well (170) and was admitted a week ago. They are definitely taking a second look at holds with perhaps an eye for high GPAs.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kak5n » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:45 am

Not URM! Just got lucky :)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby c_dubya_s » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:50 am

kak5n wrote:Not URM! Just got lucky :)

That's fantastic-congrats!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:54 am

kak5n wrote:Not URM! Just got lucky :)

Congrats on your admission!

Sounds like a "we want to admit this person but need to wait to meet our medians first" case. Your application was probably impressive.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kak5n » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:57 am

Thank you all! I was held in January, and I didn't think there was any chance with my <25% LSAT and no work experience...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby mbaba19 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:06 pm

kak5n wrote:Thank you all! I was held in January, and I didn't think there was any chance with my <25% LSAT and no work experience...


That's awesome! Did you submit an LOCI? And if so, what kind of things did you talk about in it?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kak5n » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:09 pm

mbaba19 wrote:
kak5n wrote:Thank you all! I was held in January, and I didn't think there was any chance with my <25% LSAT and no work experience...


That's awesome! Did you submit an LOCI? And if so, what kind of things did you talk about in it?


I actually didn't! I felt that I had nothing more to add.. my first semester's transcript maybe, but they already knew I had a good GPA so I didn't think it was a legitimate interesting addition to my application.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby GinaH » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:52 pm

finally got my official rejection email -- was expecting a rejection any day now but still sucks to be officially out of the running. Best of luck to everyone!

FYI - I applied late in the cycle (under review 1/24).

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:57 pm

GinaH wrote:finally got my official rejection email -- was expecting a rejection any day now but still sucks to be officially out of the running. Best of luck to everyone!

FYI - I applied late in the cycle (under review 1/24).

Rejections on a monday? ruh roh

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby swampthang » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:02 pm

kak5n wrote:Not URM! Just got lucky :)


Or good! Color me impressed.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ExpectLess » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:06 pm

swampthang wrote:
kak5n wrote:Not URM! Just got lucky :)


Or good! Color me impressed.


Pun intended? :P

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby mel2010 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:29 pm

ExpectLess wrote:
swampthang wrote:
kak5n wrote:Not URM! Just got lucky :)


Or good! Color me impressed.


Pun intended? :P

:lol:

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby starrydreamz3 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:10 pm

Confused7 wrote:
mel2010 wrote:
swampthang wrote:Most impressive, particularly in light of your recent Stanford acceptance.

kak5n wrote:1) Thank you!
2) 169, 4.0
3) I applied in October, was held in January, had my JR1 on Wednesday, got the phone call at 10:30 this morning!


URM? Or just that good?


Perhaps the drop in LSAT takers meant that Harvard snatched up high LSATs without too much focus on GPA, and now they're trying to make up some lost ground by grabbing some high GPAs?


To add support to this theory...I have a relatively low LSAT as well (170) and was admitted a week ago. They are definitely taking a second look at holds with perhaps an eye for high GPAs.



I WANT.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:14 pm

starrydreamz3 wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
To add support to this theory...I have a relatively low LSAT as well (170) and was admitted a week ago. They are definitely taking a second look at holds with perhaps an eye for high GPAs.



I WANT.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:25 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
To add support to this theory...I have a relatively low LSAT as well (170) and was admitted a week ago. They are definitely taking a second look at holds with perhaps an eye for high GPAs.



I WANT.


Geez

both of you have better GPAs.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:28 pm

r6_philly wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
To add support to this theory...I have a relatively low LSAT as well (170) and was admitted a week ago. They are definitely taking a second look at holds with perhaps an eye for high GPAs.



I WANT.


Geez

both of you have better GPAs.


R6 don't give up hope yet. The day isn't over.




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