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MPeterson
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby MPeterson » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:23 pm

So it seems like last year people all got their JR2 calls at one time (11/23). From this thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=93290

Think it will be the same way this year, or have many people had JR2s so far?

Also, had JR1 today. Nothing really to add -- standard questions, Rubenstein seemed really cool and laid back. I may have talked too fast.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby 4for44 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:42 am

Time to throw my hat into the ring. Second LOR finally in, just sent in my App. Now we wait...

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Calla Lily
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Calla Lily » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:05 pm

kazu wrote:Cala Lily this is great, thanks for sharing :)


You are very welcome.

For all those people worrying about the stats, as someone else pointed out to me, the high stats could just be because LSN is an unrepresentative sample (especially if you compare them to the ABA stats, though those could be attending rather than admitted stats). I just thought it would be interesting to see stats based on the data to which we currently have access. Also, I thought it was interesting to see that the stats do not change too much between the first admits and later admits.

I am going to go back and look at the data again at some point to identify the people who had pre-Thanksgiving JR1s, but did not get admitted until after the first batch. I know that there were at least a couple. Also, when I have time I will check through the rejected list for any JR1s. Hopefully, I won't find any in that sample!

So since the JR1, JR2 rate is higher for LSN than overall, that means that since we use LSN, we will have a higher JR1, JR2 rate than overall, too, right? Yup, I am going to use backward logic to delude myself.

Also, in terms of the retake discussion, I agree that a retake is a disadvantage, though it seems like each case is taken differently. I did not write an addendum and was not asked about it. I think it depends on a lot of different factors.

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Nom Sawyer
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:10 pm

Speaking from the last cycle (since last cycle was JR's first) and some of the older ones, it really doesn't seem like Retakes are considered as negatively as people this year are saying they are.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby westbayguy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:36 pm

FWIW I know of a 168 177 retake who was admitted to HLS last year

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby $1.99 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:18 am

any jr1s this week?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby MPeterson » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:39 am

$1.99 wrote:any jr1s this week?

Yeah, had mine Wednesday.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:45 am

Any JR1 invites this week?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kazu » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:45 am

MPeterson wrote:
$1.99 wrote:any jr1s this week?

Yeah, had mine Wednesday.

I think he means has anyone received the JR1 notification email this week.

And according to this thread, I don't think so. Not yet anyway.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby NormPeale » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:09 am

MPeterson wrote:
$1.99 wrote:any jr1s this week?

Yeah, had mine Wednesday.


When was your app submitted/complete/under review? Any idea where they are in the cycle? Is it the app submitted or complete date that's important? Thanks!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby MPeterson » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:34 am

NormPeale wrote:
MPeterson wrote:
$1.99 wrote:any jr1s this week?

Yeah, had mine Wednesday.


When was your app submitted/complete/under review? Any idea where they are in the cycle? Is it the app submitted or complete date that's important? Thanks!

Submitted 10/26, UR 11/1. I got the complete e-mail after the JR1 invite :?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:35 am

JR1s are out!

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slax
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby slax » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:58 am

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:JR1s are out!


You got one, jack? Yahoo! I'm so excited for you!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby 5251 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:10 pm

My JR1 arrived today too - I just received it a little bit ago.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby lshamlet » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:12 pm

welp, this is the third week since i've gone under review and i didn't get a JR1 today. sigh. i guess i'm heading for denied/held city.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby 123kl » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:17 pm

How do JR1s work with WLs? Do most waitlisted people who eventually get in have their JR1s way later in the cycle right before they're waitlisted or are they the people who have JR1s now-ish but don't get the JR2? Or, do you get WL'ed and then have a JR1 before getting admitted?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Calla Lily » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:21 pm

Based on LSN data, it works both ways. There were people who had JR1s before getting waitlisted, both early and late in the cycle, who later got in off of the waitlist. There were also some people who got waitlisted and later got JR1s and got in off of the waitlist.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Fresh » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:31 pm

JR1! Got it this morning

LSN link in profile

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby sunsnow » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:37 pm

congrats to all the new JR1s! did anyone *not* get a JR1 today who submitted before November?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby slax » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:42 pm

sunsnow wrote:congrats to all the new JR1s! did anyone *not* get a JR1 today who submitted before November?


Yes, here I am :(

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:28 pm

As someone who had a bad Friday last Friday:

Try to keep in mind that there is an inherent bias in who reports what information--those with JR1s are going to be more likely to report they have them than those who don't get them (it is nice sharing good news--if I flub my interview I'll probably want to talk about it as little as possible). It is a long cycle and Harvard keeps admitting for a long while; not getting an immediate JR1 is not necessarily an indication that you won't get one. And from all accounts, it looks like this cycle will be a touch softer than the last, so we might see more acceptances on the back end.

I'm happy to share stats/UR dates etc via PM.

Good luck all :)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jdstl » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:36 pm

Congrats on the JR1!

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:As someone who had a bad Friday last Friday:

Try to keep in mind that there is an inherent bias in who reports what information--those with JR1s are going to be more likely to report they have them than those who don't get them (it is nice sharing good news--if I flub my interview I'll probably want to talk about it as little as possible). It is a long cycle and Harvard keeps admitting for a long while; not getting an immediate JR1 is not necessarily an indication that you won't get one. And from all accounts, it looks like this cycle will be a touch softer than the last, so we might see more acceptances on the back end.

I'm happy to share stats/UR dates etc via PM.

Good luck all :)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:53 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:JR1s are out!

Congrats

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby MM326 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:07 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:As someone who had a bad Friday last Friday:

Try to keep in mind that there is an inherent bias in who reports what information--those with JR1s are going to be more likely to report they have them than those who don't get them (it is nice sharing good news--if I flub my interview I'll probably want to talk about it as little as possible). It is a long cycle and Harvard keeps admitting for a long while; not getting an immediate JR1 is not necessarily an indication that you won't get one. And from all accounts, it looks like this cycle will be a touch softer than the last, so we might see more acceptances on the back end.

I'm happy to share stats/UR dates etc via PM.

Good luck all :)


Congrats to all those who got their JR1s!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:07 pm

slax wrote:
sunsnow wrote:congrats to all the new JR1s! did anyone *not* get a JR1 today who submitted before November?


Yes, here I am :(


Hey nice to see you here as well!




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