Harvard Waitlist 2011

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NC1
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NC1 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:22 am

I'm pretty sure (just a hunch) that unlike last year, they have no intention of letting people off the wait list (rejecting them) in waves. Instead it looks like they probably just pick from preferred candidates when spots open up and let everyone else drop off the wait list their self and will eventually just reject everyone.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby traum » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:04 pm

So I took the plunge and emailed them, this may be of interest to some people...

"Thank you for your email. The incoming class is currently full; however, the waitlist will remain active until classes begin in September. If there are updates, our office will notify applicants on the waitlist immediately. Due to the unpredictable nature of any waitlist, we are unable to determine if any spots in the class will open prior to the start of classes. Please let our office know if you have any questions. Thank you!"

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:47 pm

traum wrote:So I took the plunge and emailed them, this may be of interest to some people...

"Thank you for your email. The incoming class is currently full; however, the waitlist will remain active until classes begin in September. If there are updates, our office will notify applicants on the waitlist immediately. Due to the unpredictable nature of any waitlist, we are unable to determine if any spots in the class will open prior to the start of classes. Please let our office know if you have any questions. Thank you!"


Thanks!

So no one got released off of the WL at all?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NC1 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:41 pm

Judging by law schools numbers, that's a no. Well at least when I looked a week and a half ago. Good luck to those of you willing to wait.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:42 am

traum wrote:So I took the plunge and emailed them, this may be of interest to some people...

"Thank you for your email. The incoming class is currently full; however, the waitlist will remain active until classes begin in September. If there are updates, our office will notify applicants on the waitlist immediately. Due to the unpredictable nature of any waitlist, we are unable to determine if any spots in the class will open prior to the start of classes. Please let our office know if you have any questions. Thank you!"

I think your phone call might have prompted them to movement.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby encaenia » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:53 am

Anyone get any emails recently?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby 5110 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:31 pm

Just got culled from the wait list.

equalityLaw10
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby equalityLaw10 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:05 pm

5110 wrote:Just got culled from the wait list.


By email?

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NikaneOkie
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NikaneOkie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:10 pm

Email cut

Didn't send a LOCI though, so it's expected.
Good luck to everyone! I hope you get into your #1 like I did!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NikaneOkie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:11 pm

equalityLaw10 wrote:
5110 wrote:Just got culled from the wait list.


By email?

You cann doo it!!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby d34d9823 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:23 pm

Cut this morning.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby encaenia » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:59 pm

Did anyone's rejection contain an invitation to submit a transfer application next year?

Do all WL rejections emails include that?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby NikaneOkie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:04 pm

encaenia wrote:Did anyone's rejection contain an invitation to submit a transfer application next year?

Do all WL rejections emails include that?


Yes.
And pretty sure, yes.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby legalmindedfella » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:10 pm

Cut this morning - included the language about transfer apps.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:15 pm

I was also removed from the WL this morning. Mine also mentioned the bit about transfer apps.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby justbubbles » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:53 pm

Wait a sec. Does this mean that might give some level of 'preference' to those on the previous cycle's W/L if they wish to transfer? :?

I thought 2L transfers were strictly based on 1L grads, recommendations, acquired experiences, personal circumstances, etc. and independent of GPA/LSAT (ie. 1L admission criteria)? :|

Can someone please copy & paste the exact text about transfers? Thanks! :)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby swampthang » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:47 pm

justbubbles wrote:Wait a sec. Does this mean that might give some level of 'preference' to those on the previous cycle's W/L if they wish to transfer? :?

I thought 2L transfers were strictly based on 1L grads, recommendations, acquired experiences, personal circumstances, etc. and independent of GPA/LSAT (ie. 1L admission criteria)? :|

Can someone please copy & paste the exact text about transfers? Thanks! :)


They give no preference to previously WLed candidates. It's a stock email that reminds you that you can always transfer. The factors you mention are far more above than the fluffy icing they put on your rejection cake.

Fwiw, I heard someone (friend of a friend) was admitted a few weeks back. Not that this has any predictive power since the class is full till it isn't anymore, but people have been getting off here and there.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:32 pm

swampthang wrote:
justbubbles wrote:Wait a sec. Does this mean that might give some level of 'preference' to those on the previous cycle's W/L if they wish to transfer? :?

I thought 2L transfers were strictly based on 1L grads, recommendations, acquired experiences, personal circumstances, etc. and independent of GPA/LSAT (ie. 1L admission criteria)? :|

Can someone please copy & paste the exact text about transfers? Thanks! :)

They give no preference to previously WLed candidates. It's a stock email that reminds you that you can always transfer.
The factors you mention are far more above than the fluffy icing they put on your rejection cake.

This.

FYI, I was outright rejected as a 0L and still got in as a transfer. They don't appear to consider your 1L app or GPA/LSAT at all. The E-mail is just encouraging you to transfer, which is good for them because if more people apply it gives them a larger pool to pick from. It doesn't mean that they're going to give you a preference over people who weren't WL'd.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ttf1867 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:49 pm

vanwinkle wrote: They don't appear to consider your 1L app or GPA/LSAT at all.


A prof from Yale Law came to speak at my UG campus last year and said exactly ^this. A transfer decision will likely be based 90% from 1L grades and maybe 10% from a LOR from one of your 1L profs. Because they don't have to report the uGPA/LSAT of transfer students, it doesn't mess with their precious US News Ranking. So they basically just look at your potential to get a job at graduation... aka your 1L grades.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby chasgoose » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:38 am

Finally got cut from the HLS waitlist today...same garbage about transferring. If I do well enough to transfer to HLS 1L, I might as well just stay at NYU.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby peppermintpatty » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:45 pm

Did anyone else get an email asking if they would still be willing to take a spot if one became available?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Yep.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby soccer1006 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:26 pm

I did, too.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby soccer1006 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:19 pm

Just out of curiosity--are you guys remaining on the waitlist?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:27 pm

Im in ur waitlist, takin ur spotz




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