Harvard Waitlist 2011

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tipler4213
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:22 am

ElvisAaron wrote:Waitlisted, Accepted
2008,2009,2010 combined
4: 177-180/ 3.7-8
2: 177-180/<3.7
1: 175-176/3.9+
2: 175-176/3.7-8
3: 173-174/3.9+
4: 173-174/3.7-8
1: 173-174 3.6x
11: 171-172 with a 3.9x
3: 171-172 <3.9
7: 167-170/3.9+
2: 169-170/3.7-8
3: <165

To me this says Lsat matters LESS to WLs, not more.


Maybe I am just hoping for my personal sake, but it seems logical. Once they set their medians, they finish out the last few slots in their class with people they want for non-numbers reasons (work experience, LORs/PS, curing an epidemic, or overthrowing a corrupt african regime)

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ElvisAaron
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:36 am

tipler4213 wrote:
Maybe I am just hoping for my personal sake, but it seems logical. Once they set their medians, they finish out the last few slots in their class with people they want for non-numbers reasons (work experience, LORs/PS, curing an epidemic, or overthrowing a corrupt african regime)


Some anecdotal info prompted me to check those stats - being local its been surprisingly easy to make some HLS connections, and I have spoken with 4 people who were pulled from the WL in the past few years (1TS, 3JRs). Small sampling, yes...but Lsats were 167URM,171,171,173, all had >3.9 gpas and 3 of 4 had something very impressive in their WE, 1 had an HLS faculty rec.

In the end though all this info we have is from such a small sample that the m/e could be +/-20 or something ridiculous. Its all just conjecture for anxious minds to keep busy.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby law_monkey » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:21 pm

The deposit deadline is this weekend!!! Soooo...movement next week if they follow last year's pattern. And it looks like WL -> JR1 = Win. So basically that email for the lucky few will be gold. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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The Stig
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby The Stig » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:24 am

I just withdrew my app-good luck to those riding it out!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:27 am

The Stig wrote:I just withdrew my app-good luck to those riding it out!

Another one bites the dust.

This is a good withdrawal for me, you are strong competition! Good luck at sls.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby Weirdlog » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:17 pm

This has become my motivational video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA

I think it's fairly pertinent.

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mcweanis
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby mcweanis » Mon May 02, 2011 2:56 pm

does anybody know where that graphy thing is that shows when acceptances, rejections and WLs happened last year with different colored lines? i know it's in one of these threads but i can't find it

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby mel2010 » Mon May 02, 2011 3:17 pm

mcweanis wrote:does anybody know where that graphy thing is that shows when acceptances, rejections and WLs happened last year with different colored lines? i know it's in one of these threads but i can't find it

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BackToTheOldHouse
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon May 02, 2011 3:30 pm

So has that big red peak of rejections happened yet this year? If not, a storm's a brewing . . .

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mcweanis
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby mcweanis » Mon May 02, 2011 4:00 pm

yes, both the rejections and the waitlists have happened. i believe there is noone left who hasnt been accepted, rejected or WL'd yet

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NikaneOkie
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NikaneOkie » Mon May 02, 2011 5:21 pm

I just posted this on the Harvard applicants page, but since we're all WL left, I thought I'd post it here:

Last year, the first email invitation for WL--> admit interview was May 6th. I think we could hear as early as friday.
Additionally, I wanted to note that, as far as TLS was concerned, every person asked to interview was admitted, although a couple people had to wait a few days to hear back (but most heard at the end of their phone call).
Furthermore, the first calls were to URMs, specifically AA URMs with high GPAs and lower LSATs. The majority of the admitted students were AA URMs, but that could very well have to do with a failure to successfully recruit AA URMs last year- it could be very different this year.
I'm hoping they decide they want higher LSATs this year, and not higher GPAs

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mel2010
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby mel2010 » Tue May 03, 2011 1:35 am

Bored, just went through the LSN lists for the past few cycles to see what date the first WL admits were listed (ignoring single ones pre-May, which are either mis-listed or flukes I assume):

2006: Some people who had been "deferred" in Jan and nothing since got in 5/12, first official WL admits on 5/15.
2007: 5/9
2008: 5/7
2009: 5/22 (I know...but from looking at profiles it looks like some of those people got the JR1 email 5/15, so movement wasn't SO late)
2010: 5/10

Anyways, the point I get out of it is that we're more likely to start hearing back next week...if even :? .

PS: Don't know where the data for that chart that I copied above comes from...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby law777 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:46 pm

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gatorgirl4life
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby gatorgirl4life » Tue May 03, 2011 3:48 pm

I just received a 2nd JR1 via email just now. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby cardinals1989 » Tue May 03, 2011 3:50 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:I just received a 2nd JR1 via email just now. :shock: :shock: :shock:


WOW. Congrats? He loves you twice!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby Xifeng » Tue May 03, 2011 3:58 pm

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby TLSNYC » Tue May 03, 2011 3:59 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:I just received a 2nd JR1 via email just now. :shock: :shock: :shock:


Wait, second as in you already did a JR1 and now have to do a JR1 again?

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gatorgirl4life
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby gatorgirl4life » Tue May 03, 2011 4:00 pm

Xifeng wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
gatorgirl4life wrote:I just received a 2nd JR1 via email just now. :shock: :shock: :shock:


WOW. Congrats? He loves you twice!


Craziness! Hopefully it's a joint jr1/jr2 thing?

(and does jr1 + jr1 = jr2??)


idk but I hope so?

Wait, second as in you already did a JR1 and now have to do a JR1 again?
gatorgirl4life wrote:I just received a 2nd JR1 via email just now. :shock: :shock: :shock:


Wait, second as in you already did a JR1 and now have to do a JR1 again?


yes. :?

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saito816
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby saito816 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:03 pm

I just got my first Jr1 off the wait list... I'm kind of freaking out right now :shock: Is this a good sign, or should I severely temper my excitement? I'm just really shocked.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby bfaiken » Tue May 03, 2011 4:06 pm

saito816 wrote:I just got my first Jr1 off the wait list... I'm kind of freaking out right now :shock: Is this a good sign, or should I severely temper my excitement? I'm just really shocked.

See the above post from NikaneOkie. It's a good sign. A very good sign.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby law777 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:08 pm

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mel2010
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby mel2010 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:49 pm

Congrats everyone who's heard. FYI, in some years some people with a pre-WL jr1 got in without another interview, and in other years those people had a so-called jr1b :lol:

Good luck, I think at this point it's more of a formality but know roughly what you're going to say anyways! Let us know how it goes.

equalityLaw10
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby equalityLaw10 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:50 pm

Congratulations!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ehwilliams2 » Tue May 03, 2011 4:51 pm

Just got my JR1 E-mail! JR1 is tomorrow morning!

Applied: Early October
Held: Early January
WL: Late April

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NikaneOkie
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NikaneOkie » Tue May 03, 2011 4:57 pm

Everyone PLEASE post your stats if you just got a JR1 invite!




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