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ElvisAaron
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:30 pm

For anyone sending additional docs-
I had a recommender send in a LOR, they mailed it Thursday, it was listed on my status checker by Friday PM.
Idk what, if anything, it means that they have the ability to process docs the day they receive them these days..but I was surprised.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:24 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:For anyone sending additional docs-
I had a recommender send in a LOR, they mailed it Thursday, it was listed on my status checker by Friday PM.
Idk what, if anything, it means that they have the ability to process docs the day they receive them these days..but I was surprised.

More like the difference between having 10 and 10,000 in the inbox, I would guess.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:45 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:For anyone sending additional docs-
I had a recommender send in a LOR, they mailed it Thursday, it was listed on my status checker by Friday PM.
Idk what, if anything, it means that they have the ability to process docs the day they receive them these days..but I was surprised.

More like the difference between having 10 and 10,000 in the inbox, I would guess.


With the volume of holds we've seen and the trend for late apps on here I figured it'd be busier. Maybe the hold volume isn't actually as big as it seems...or few are sending LOCI and add'l LOR.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:00 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:For anyone sending additional docs-
I had a recommender send in a LOR, they mailed it Thursday, it was listed on my status checker by Friday PM.
Idk what, if anything, it means that they have the ability to process docs the day they receive them these days..but I was surprised.

More like the difference between having 10 and 10,000 in the inbox, I would guess.


With the volume of holds we've seen and the trend for late apps on here I figured it'd be busier. Maybe the hold volume isn't actually as big as it seems...or few are sending LOCI and add'l LOR.

I'm sure 10 is an exaggeration, but no way the volume they are getting even compares to the beginning of the cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby marcellus » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:14 pm

I also had a late letter. I called LSAC to ask how long till it gets there. Varies by school but Harvard has a 24-48 hour updating thing so they know about the extra letter quickly and get it quickly. To tell if Harvard has recieved your letter though, you cannot look at status checker. You must log into LSAC, click on letters of rec, and see if LSAC actually sent your letter on that screen.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:43 pm

marcellus wrote: you cannot look at status checker.


You can if your LOR is sent direct to HLS and not to LSAC.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby BillsFan9907 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:15 pm

I'm applying for Fall 2012. I just got to this thread to check it out and obviously, there is no way i can go through 161 pages. Can someone who has been in this thread since the beginning make me aware of the important things discovered in this discussion?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby bluejax21 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:16 pm

Seoulless wrote:I'm applying for Fall 2012. I just got to this thread to check it out and obviously, there is no way i can go through 161 pages. Can someone who has been in this thread since the beginning make me aware of the important things discovered in this discussion?


lol

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:28 pm

Seoulless wrote:I'm applying for Fall 2012. I just got to this thread to check it out and obviously, there is no way i can go through 161 pages. Can someone who has been in this thread since the beginning make me aware of the important things discovered in this discussion?


1. JR = Josh Rubenstein, dean of admissions for Harvard Law School. JR1 = Phone interview with JR. He will email you in advance. It takes 4-8 minutes usually, and he generally asks a) Why Law?/Why Law School? b) Why Harvard? c) Questions?. Then, if you get accepted, you get a call later; this is known as the JR2.
2. JR2s seem to come on Mondays, holds/waitlists/rejections seem to come on Fridays, and JR1s come on any business day.
3. JR2s seem to come in the morning or early afternoon.
4. JR has a twitter: @hlsadmissions.
5. Holds are meaningless/UR date/etc. are all meaningless, don't read anything into it. Getting a complete email without getting a JR1 doesn't mean anything, getting a complete email after getting a JR1 doesn't mean anything.
6. ~75% of JR1s get JR2s, so it's by no means guaranteed.
7. If you don't get your JR2 within the next monday or two after your JR1, you're probably out of luck.
8. If you have any updates to your file or want to tell them about a scholarship deadline, you need to send it snail mail to the admissions office (don't forget to put your LSAC# on the letter). If you email they'll just send you an automated message that says this. Address for snail mailings:

Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions
Austin Hall 203
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

9. Send new LORs to LSAC and then assign them from the LSAC website to HLS. Don't send directly unless you have reached the limit of LORs allowed on LSAC's website.
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby BillsFan9907 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:30 pm

Thanks Knock!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:32 pm

Seoulless wrote:Thanks Knock!


No problem at all. Good luck to you!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby verses » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:32 am

Knock wrote:8. If you have any updates to your file or want to tell them about a scholarship deadline, you need to send it snail mail to the admissions office (don't forget to put your LSAC# on the letter). If you email they'll just send you an automated message that says this. Address for snail mailings:

Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions
Austin Hall 203
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138


So I'm still sitting at UR 1/31...can I write a LOCI even if I haven't been held, just letting them know of my recent activity and my continued interest in the school? Or does Harvard prefer not to receive any updates from you until you've heard at least something from them?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ElvisAaron » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:44 am

verses wrote:
Knock wrote:8. If you have any updates to your file or want to tell them about a scholarship deadline, you need to send it snail mail to the admissions office (don't forget to put your LSAC# on the letter). If you email they'll just send you an automated message that says this. Address for snail mailings:

Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions
Austin Hall 203
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138


So I'm still sitting at UR 1/31...can I write a LOCI even if I haven't been held, just letting them know of my recent activity and my continued interest in the school? Or does Harvard prefer not to receive any updates from you until you've heard at least something from them?


FWIW I sent a LOCI/Update before I was held. I was UR 1/26 area.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jeng » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:45 pm

HLS responses come via e-mail right (except for JR2's)? So is there any point in checking the status checker?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:53 pm

jeng wrote:HLS responses come via e-mail right (except for JR2's)? So is there any point in checking the status checker?

Depends on how neurotic you are, but no, not really.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:38 pm

Something, anything please? Someone getting held, someone else being accepted, ANYTHING!!! Silence is killing me...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby arkansawyer » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:55 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:Something, anything please? Someone getting held, someone else being accepted, ANYTHING!!! Silence is killing me...


The long wait for a hold -> jr1 continues...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Weirdlog » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:38 pm

arkansawyer wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:Something, anything please? Someone getting held, someone else being accepted, ANYTHING!!! Silence is killing me...


The long wait for a hold -> jr1 continues...


I'm with you on that one, arkansawyer.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby gatorgirl4life » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:40 pm

arkansawyer wrote: The long wait for a hold -> jr1 -> waitlist continues...


ftfm :|

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby verses » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:44 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:
verses wrote:
Knock wrote:8. If you have any updates to your file or want to tell them about a scholarship deadline, you need to send it snail mail to the admissions office (don't forget to put your LSAC# on the letter). If you email they'll just send you an automated message that says this. Address for snail mailings:

Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions
Austin Hall 203
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138


So I'm still sitting at UR 1/31...can I write a LOCI even if I haven't been held, just letting them know of my recent activity and my continued interest in the school? Or does Harvard prefer not to receive any updates from you until you've heard at least something from them?


FWIW I sent a LOCI/Update before I was held. I was UR 1/26 area.


By email or snail mail? Do they accept both?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:45 pm

verses wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:
verses wrote:
Knock wrote:8. If you have any updates to your file or want to tell them about a scholarship deadline, you need to send it snail mail to the admissions office (don't forget to put your LSAC# on the letter). If you email they'll just send you an automated message that says this. Address for snail mailings:

Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions
Austin Hall 203
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138


So I'm still sitting at UR 1/31...can I write a LOCI even if I haven't been held, just letting them know of my recent activity and my continued interest in the school? Or does Harvard prefer not to receive any updates from you until you've heard at least something from them?


FWIW I sent a LOCI/Update before I was held. I was UR 1/26 area.


By email or snail mail? Do they accept both?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:46 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:
arkansawyer wrote: The long wait for a hold -> jr1 -> waitlist continues...


ftfm :|


ftfus

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jeng » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:32 am

I can't believe there hasn't been any action at all this week! I don't understand what is taking so long for Harvard to just send me my rejection e-mail... don't they have some sort of auto-system?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:33 am

Knock wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:
arkansawyer wrote: The long wait for a hold -> jr1 -> waitlist continues...


ftfm :|


ftfus


We could trade places...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Weirdlog » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:50 am

r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:
arkansawyer wrote: The long wait for a hold -> jr1 -> waitlist continues...


ftfm :|


ftfus


We could trade places...


+1




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