Held at Harvard Law 2011

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hellome
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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby hellome » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:45 am

lisjjen wrote:On the waitlist today.

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gah this is EXACTLY what my parents have been saying all day :|

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:49 am

lisjjen wrote:My app was held today. They want to see my fall transcript and my fall transcript ain't lookin good.

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So you got a specific regarding your fall grades?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:51 am

Confused7 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Given the sheer volume, more than a few of you guys are getting in. With that said, check out the detailed descriptions of the clinics and their work for come LOCI/Why Harvard ammo. Harvard even has a youtube channel that discusses some of the work that their clinics have done. IMO, this is a major strength of the school.


Good idea. Although after browsing the Held thread from 2010, I'm not feeling too good. :(


I already did all that in my PS. Now what am I supposed to write about???

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby lisjjen » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:00 am

CastleRock wrote:
lisjjen wrote:My app was held today. They want to see my fall transcript and my fall transcript ain't lookin good.

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So you got a specific regarding your fall grades?


The Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and has decided to hold it for further review... A hold decision provides you with the opportunity to update and supplement your file. For example, if you have received additional grades since submitting your transcripts to LSDAS, please send these new grades to LSDAS.

I sold myself on a huge upwards grade trend. They wanted to see if that was permanent. And it is, kinda. But not Harvard permanent.
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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:00 am

lisjjen wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
lisjjen wrote:My app was held today. They want to see my fall transcript and my fall transcript ain't lookin good.

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So you got a specific regarding your fall grades?


The Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and has decided to hold it for further review... A hold decision provides you with the opportunity to update and supplement your file. For example, if you have received additional grades since submitting your transcripts to LSDAS, please send these new grades to LSDAS.

oh, ok. The same as the rest of us. Alrighty.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby lisjjen » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:02 am

CastleRock wrote:oh, ok. The same as the rest of us. Alrighty.


So this is just what a Harvard waitlist looks like? That would be great. Also, this site never made more sense than right now when I can stop pulling my afro out in small pieces because I'm stressing out about it.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 am

lisjjen wrote:
CastleRock wrote:oh, ok. The same as the rest of us. Alrighty.


So this is just what a Harvard waitlist looks like? That would be great. Also, this site never made more sense than right now when I can stop pulling my afro out in small pieces because I'm stressing out about it.

no, this isnt a waitlist

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:40 am

Just a tidbit I picked up in beginning to read last year's thread:


PoorOrpheus wrote:I haven't been held (or anything from H), but based on the Additional Info section of several LSN accounts from the past few years, you could hear much earlier than that. Some people who were held got a call 2 weeks later with good news.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:46 am

cardinals1989 wrote:Just a tidbit I picked up in beginning to read last year's thread:


PoorOrpheus wrote:I haven't been held (or anything from H), but based on the Additional Info section of several LSN accounts from the past few years, you could hear much earlier than that. Some people who were held got a call 2 weeks later with good news.


Well I already updated my transcript and it couldn't be better. I'd love to hear sooner. So give me a little of that Ivy magic soon? Please?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby eeeeeek » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:22 am

on hold. i wish i'd won a nobel prize last month.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby arism87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:46 am

Sorry to repeat: anyone know how long a "hold" lasts? I kind of want to retake the LSAT but not if they are going to reject me before the scores come out..

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby tomwatts » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:04 pm

arism87 wrote:Sorry to repeat: anyone know how long a "hold" lasts? I kind of want to retake the LSAT but not if they are going to reject me before the scores come out..

From the above, it appears that a hold lasts anywhere from two weeks to several months. If you let them know that you're retaking the LSAT, it's possible that they can put your file to the bottom and not process you until after you do so — but then, I'm not sure whether they do that or not.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:01 pm

I did a grade update today. Not sure if I'm going to request another LOR. My 2 were academic, and the third would likely be my boss.

I wish Harvard would just tell us what was lacking in our app so we could fill that specific hole in instead of guessing at what would improve our standing.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:05 pm

slax wrote:I did a grade update today. Not sure if I'm going to request another LOR. My 2 were academic, and the third would likely be my boss.

I wish Harvard would just tell us what was lacking in our app so we could fill that specific hole in instead of guessing at what would improve our standing.


+1 on all accounts. Let's talk about it on Sunday. lol

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby padthai » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13 pm

What do you guys think about sending in an LSAC evaluation instead of or in addition to a LOR?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:15 pm

padthai wrote:What do you guys think about sending in an LSAC evaluation instead of or in addition to a LOR?


lf you have a good one to send, send it. I already sent one with the original app. I don't have much more to add apparently.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:45 pm

Well, I have now sent in an updated transcript and an extra LOR. I don't know if I will do a LOCI for Harvard, though-like others have said, it seems almost too obvious.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:29 pm

So how long do we safely have before the first wave of rejecting holds? I just asked another professor for a LOR today AND am still waiting on the grade for my senior thesis. Knowing LSAC it's also going to take a few weeks to process.

cardinals1989, I think at this point we should do as much as we can to coddle these schools....even Harvard. It's nice to show an effort that we really want to go to HLS for other reasons, and not simply that it's Harvard.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby padthai » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:00 am

Confused7 wrote:So how long do we safely have before the first wave of rejecting holds? I just asked another professor for a LOR today AND am still waiting on the grade for my senior thesis. Knowing LSAC it's also going to take a few weeks to process.

cardinals1989, I think at this point we should do as much as we can to coddle these schools....even Harvard. It's nice to show an effort that we really want to go to HLS for other reasons, and not simply that it's Harvard.


Don't think anyone can safely say...I'd say you have at least 2 weeks (since HLS specifically invited people to send in updated transcripts) but it's just a number pulled out of thin air.

Those of you who saw a GPA fall after the fall semester...are you still going to send in a new transcript to LSAC? I don't want other schools needlessly receiving my lower GPA, but also don't want to gamble with HLS...conflicted :(

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby calvmpv » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:25 am

hellome wrote:
lisjjen wrote:On the waitlist today.

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gah this is EXACTLY what my parents have been saying all day :|


I'm late to this party...but with no JR1, I basically told my parents I was out at Harvard just so they would stop asking me about it (when what I really meant was "as good as rejected"). After the e-mail, I had to explain the real situation and my dad goes, "you know what this means right? You're getting into Harvard." *face palm*

On another note...does anyone think that not sending a LOCI would reflect badly on your app since they mention something about your special interest in Harvard in the e-mail? I kind of agree with some of the posters on here about it being too obvious etc... :? :?:

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:24 pm

padthai wrote:
Confused7 wrote:So how long do we safely have before the first wave of rejecting holds? I just asked another professor for a LOR today AND am still waiting on the grade for my senior thesis. Knowing LSAC it's also going to take a few weeks to process.

cardinals1989, I think at this point we should do as much as we can to coddle these schools....even Harvard. It's nice to show an effort that we really want to go to HLS for other reasons, and not simply that it's Harvard.


Don't think anyone can safely say...I'd say you have at least 2 weeks (since HLS specifically invited people to send in updated transcripts) but it's just a number pulled out of thin air.

Those of you who saw a GPA fall after the fall semester...are you still going to send in a new transcript to LSAC? I don't want other schools needlessly receiving my lower GPA, but also don't want to gamble with HLS...conflicted :(


How much did it fall? Mine fell too a little too, but I think I'll still send it. Most of the schools that I've contacted about fall grades, including Harvard, have expressed an interest to see them regardless of what you got. I specifically asked them if it was a "choice" or if it was pretty much "standard" procedure for applicants to send an updated transcript, and they just said they wanted to see the grades.

Also 2 weeks is kind of a scary (tentative/uncertain) deadline for submitting new material....it's like running a race without knowing if you made the time cutoff until the very end. >.>

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:39 pm

So would they care about my grad school grade update? My GPA and softs are the only things keeping me here I am sure. Obviously my softs weren't enough, and I graduated already.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:45 pm

r6_philly wrote:So would they care about my grad school grade update? My GPA and softs are the only things keeping me here I am sure. Obviously my softs weren't enough, and I graduated already.


Sounds like you had an amazing semester, philly, and I don't see why you couldn't show it off even if it's grad school grades. Can't hurt!

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby 4102011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:45 pm

My GPA went down .02, so I'm not entirely sure what I should do. Blarg.

Atm I think my plan is new letter of rec + LOCI. That is hopefully not completely full of shittt.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:50 pm

Confused7 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So would they care about my grad school grade update? My GPA and softs are the only things keeping me here I am sure. Obviously my softs weren't enough, and I graduated already.


Sounds like you had an amazing semester, philly, and I don't see why you couldn't show it off even if it's grad school grades. Can't hurt!


I know it can't hurt, and I sent it already. I just wonder if it will really give me a little lift. I really want in, but know that it is a very very tall task.




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