Harvard 2011 Applicants

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Superiordesign
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Superiordesign » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:46 am

Held after JR1. URM female. :cry:

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby funkytown » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:56 am

splitmuch wrote:So what exactly does a hold mean? I was assuming I was just going to be outright rejected, should I take this as the faintest glimmer of hope? Or do they hold everyone and not really issue denials?


I think they've been dinging people, so a hold means there's still hope.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:05 pm

Held just now as well.
Huh.
Assumed I was a goner, sent seat deposit to UConn already.
Not getting my hopes up.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby eaa1537 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:09 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:Held just now as well. Huh. Assumed I was a goner, sent seat deposit to UConn already. Not getting my hopes up.

Sorry about the hold... and it's a shame to see that you couldn't apply to other schools

On another note, JR- now that holds are out, could you please move on to the JR2s? ... thanks!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby bhan87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:22 pm

Dinged just now.

Guess I'll be heading to Columbia this Fall

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby agora139 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:23 pm

bhan87 wrote:Dinged just now.

Guess I'll be heading to Columbia this Fall

sorry to hear that :( when did you submit?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby mcweanis » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:25 pm

Anyone know whether the held and dings are sent in batches - same time stamp - or no? Aka do I need to keep refreshing all day..

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby funkytown » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:30 pm

mcweanis wrote:Anyone know whether the held and dings are sent in batches - same time stamp - or no? Aka do I need to keep refreshing all day..


Not entirely sure, but I think they go out at the same/similar times.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby pkt63 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:30 pm

mcweanis wrote:Anyone know whether the held and dings are sent in batches - same time stamp - or no? Aka do I need to keep refreshing all day..


+1

Seems like things have been in batches before, but this week also seems pretty different.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby bhan87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:33 pm

agora139 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Dinged just now.

Guess I'll be heading to Columbia this Fall

sorry to hear that :( when did you submit?


Ah right, here are my stats:

Submitted: 1/06
UR: 1/18 (?)
Complete email 2/03

3.84 / 172

Guess they just didn't like my application enough to justify a hold :)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby mcweanis » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:36 pm

bhan87 wrote:
agora139 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Dinged just now.

Guess I'll be heading to Columbia this Fall

sorry to hear that :( when did you submit?


Ah right, here are my stats:

Submitted: 1/06
UR: 1/18 (?)
Complete email 2/03

3.84 / 172

Guess they just didn't like my application enough to justify a hold :)


Oh noes! You are my numbers/submission date twin. Haven't heard anything yet, but I'm guessing I'll see you at Columbia !

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby bhan87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:43 pm

mcweanis wrote:
bhan87 wrote:
agora139 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Dinged just now.

Guess I'll be heading to Columbia this Fall

sorry to hear that :( when did you submit?


Ah right, here are my stats:

Submitted: 1/06
UR: 1/18 (?)
Complete email 2/03

3.84 / 172

Guess they just didn't like my application enough to justify a hold :)


Oh noes! You are my numbers/submission date twin. Haven't heard anything yet, but I'm guessing I'll see you at Columbia !


I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! One of our number twins from last cycle got accepted in April.

If it doesn't work out I'll see you in NYC this Fall!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby champsound » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:43 pm

Was bracing for a hold/WL/ding. But instead... silence :?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby snowkat » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:44 pm

champsound wrote:Was bracing for a hold/WL/ding. But instead... silence :?


Me too. I'm not really sure what to think, since my stats don't make me a very competitive candidate.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby nadopretz » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:51 pm

Anyone else simply exhausted? I am. I am on hold at HLS and columbia, am still waiting on anything from SLS, YLS, and NYU. Maybe it is because my married-ness translates to an inability to wait for getting off a waitlist or what not, but I am starting to panic about my April 15th deadlines. Anyone have any strategies they recommend for coping with the mounting anxieties? I am losing hope- they have had my apps for over 6 months and my numbers and non-URM status indicate that they should have dinged me a long long time ago even though I have very strong softs. Thoughts?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby chasgoose » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:56 pm

snowkat wrote:
champsound wrote:Was bracing for a hold/WL/ding. But instead... silence :?


Me too. I'm not really sure what to think, since my stats don't make me a very competitive candidate.


+1, my only hope was that they needed my LSAT to maintain their numbers with the decline in apps, but looking here I think they have succeeded in that goal w/o me...
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:57 pm

nadopretz wrote:Anyone else simply exhausted? I am. I am on hold at HLS and columbia, am still waiting on anything from SLS, YLS, and NYU. Maybe it is because my married-ness translates to an inability to wait for getting off a waitlist or what not, but I am starting to panic about my April 15th deadlines. Anyone have any strategies they recommend for coping with the mounting anxieties? I am losing hope- they have had my apps for over 6 months and my numbers and non-URM status indicate that they should have dinged me a long long time ago even though I have very strong softs. Thoughts?


I hit this point about a week or so ago. What worked for me? Making plans to go elsewhere and letting myself get excited about doing so. Having your plan shot to shit if Harvard calls in April/May/June would be a welcome inconvenience, and in the meantime you'll get some peace.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jeng » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:10 pm

Can someone plz help clarify this process for me? I know i'm going to sound really new but what exactly is 'JR'?

Here's my situation... applied right on the deadline, got an e-mail last week (march 17) that my application was complete. Why such a delay (Feb 1 - Mar 17)? Is that a horrible sign? Should I just be waiting for a ding now or is there a possibility of getting JR? (Still don't actually know what that means but seems to have something to do with an interview?)

If someone could help clear this up for me and give me your opinions on my situation that'd be super helpful!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby cbp3443 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:12 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:
nadopretz wrote:Anyone else simply exhausted? I am. I am on hold at HLS and columbia, am still waiting on anything from SLS, YLS, and NYU. Maybe it is because my married-ness translates to an inability to wait for getting off a waitlist or what not, but I am starting to panic about my April 15th deadlines. Anyone have any strategies they recommend for coping with the mounting anxieties? I am losing hope- they have had my apps for over 6 months and my numbers and non-URM status indicate that they should have dinged me a long long time ago even though I have very strong softs. Thoughts?


I hit this point about a week or so ago. What worked for me? Making plans to go elsewhere and letting myself get excited about doing so. Having your plan shot to shit if Harvard calls in April/May/June would be a welcome inconvenience, and in the meantime you'll get some peace.


I've done the same thing. Also on hold for Columbia and now HLS, but am extremely happy with a scholarship offer elsewhere. As hard as it seems, just try and forget about the schools you're waiting on.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:16 pm

jeng wrote:Can someone plz help clarify this process for me? I know i'm going to sound really new but what exactly is 'JR'?

Here's my situation... applied right on the deadline, got an e-mail last week (march 17) that my application was complete. Why such a delay (Feb 1 - Mar 17)? Is that a horrible sign? Should I just be waiting for a ding now or is there a possibility of getting JR? (Still don't actually know what that means but seems to have something to do with an interview?)

If someone could help clear this up for me and give me your opinions on my situation that'd be super helpful!


JR1 = invited for phone interview with Josh Rubenstein (JR) of Admissions. Around 1000-1200 of these are granted every year. In addition, you must have a JR1 first to get a JR2.

JR2 = second phone call from JR indicating acceptance. Around 800-850 of the 1000-1200 get these.

Also, I don't think you should be worried about your complete date. Applying right around the deadline probably meant that your application was in a huge batch that could have slowed down paperwork processing at the office. Hope this helps!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby shoop » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:20 pm

nadopretz wrote:Anyone else simply exhausted? I am. I am on hold at HLS and columbia, am still waiting on anything from SLS, YLS, and NYU. Maybe it is because my married-ness translates to an inability to wait for getting off a waitlist or what not, but I am starting to panic about my April 15th deadlines. Anyone have any strategies they recommend for coping with the mounting anxieties? I am losing hope- they have had my apps for over 6 months and my numbers and non-URM status indicate that they should have dinged me a long long time ago even though I have very strong softs. Thoughts?


IDK if I'd call it exhausted, but waiting on these last few schools has been rough (admittedly, in that "what a nice first-world problem to have" way). I've been trying so hard to stay positive and had been going into every Monday so excited that it might be THE DAY. I didn't even have LOCI drafted up and ready to send the day I got the hold, such was my optimism that I would be one of the handful admitted with a crap LSAT. Lately, and especially since the hold, I've just been kind of bitchy and cynical and it's making it a little hard for me to get excited about CLS, which I realize is completely absurd. I hope my NYC trip next week changes my thinking!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby pkt63 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:38 pm

Based on here and LSN, I'm starting to think that twitter post I saw was a cruel joke.

Not that I would be getting an admit call anyway. Evidence for more JR1s coming out is even more slim. Am just hoping for a hold now to save my dignity a bit.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby pkt63 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:55 pm

pkt63 wrote:Based on here and LSN, I'm starting to think that twitter post I saw was a cruel joke.


Or maybe all the people getting admit calls are too busy celebrating to update TLS or LSN. I am having high anxiety just waiting to hear something! When I see the (1) in my inbox I'm more anxious to see if it's a reply on this thread than if it's a hold or rejection email.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Kallpayoq » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:57 pm

Held today. I'm really surprised because thought I'd be an auto-reject.

161/3.7
URM
Non-traditional with some interesting softs

Submitted 01/09
In review 02/01

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby dbrddr » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:59 pm

Harvard's officially cut me off (e-mail account disabled and such), so my seat's open :P




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