Harvard Waitlist 2011

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby pintobeanx1 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:59 pm

I know at this point it's unlikely, but for you all waiting, what are the logistics of moving to Cambridge at the drop of a hat, if admitted once classes start? What if you've already started at another school?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:15 pm

pintobeanx1 wrote:I know at this point it's unlikely, but for you all waiting, what are the logistics of moving to Cambridge at the drop of a hat, if admitted once classes start? What if you've already started at another school?


I think finding a place wouldn't be that hard. it seems every other day in the admitted students site someone is saying they are still looking for a roommate. I think three this past week. Cambridge is also close to a few other towns so there is plenty of housing in the 20 min distance range. I live across the street from the law school and the building across from me has a banner saying they have spots and are no fee. The rent here isn't cheap though. one bedrooms are going for about 1600/mo near the school. Hope that helped.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:17 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:Im in ur waitlist, takin ur spotz


hey man i hope you get in. You've been dedicated to the WL from the start.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:09 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:Im in ur waitlist, takin ur spotz


hey man i hope you get in. You've been dedicated to the WL from the start.


Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby swampthang » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:29 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
pintobeanx1 wrote:I know at this point it's unlikely, but for you all waiting, what are the logistics of moving to Cambridge at the drop of a hat, if admitted once classes start? What if you've already started at another school?


I think finding a place wouldn't be that hard. it seems every other day in the admitted students site someone is saying they are still looking for a roommate. I think three this past week. Cambridge is also close to a few other towns so there is plenty of housing in the 20 min distance range. I live across the street from the law school and the building across from me has a banner saying they have spots and are no fee. The rent here isn't cheap though. one bedrooms are going for about 1600/mo near the school. Hope that helped.


Wait, you ended up at HLS? I thought you were totally all over Yale once you got in there?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:25 am

swampthang wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
pintobeanx1 wrote:I know at this point it's unlikely, but for you all waiting, what are the logistics of moving to Cambridge at the drop of a hat, if admitted once classes start? What if you've already started at another school?


I think finding a place wouldn't be that hard. it seems every other day in the admitted students site someone is saying they are still looking for a roommate. I think three this past week. Cambridge is also close to a few other towns so there is plenty of housing in the 20 min distance range. I live across the street from the law school and the building across from me has a banner saying they have spots and are no fee. The rent here isn't cheap though. one bedrooms are going for about 1600/mo near the school. Hope that helped.


Wait, you ended up at HLS? I thought you were totally all over Yale once you got in there?


I visited both and I like Harvard more. Plus I'm still waiting to hear if I got into HBS. I want to do a JD/MBA.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby swampthang » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:58 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
swampthang wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
pintobeanx1 wrote:I know at this point it's unlikely, but for you all waiting, what are the logistics of moving to Cambridge at the drop of a hat, if admitted once classes start? What if you've already started at another school?


I think finding a place wouldn't be that hard. it seems every other day in the admitted students site someone is saying they are still looking for a roommate. I think three this past week. Cambridge is also close to a few other towns so there is plenty of housing in the 20 min distance range. I live across the street from the law school and the building across from me has a banner saying they have spots and are no fee. The rent here isn't cheap though. one bedrooms are going for about 1600/mo near the school. Hope that helped.


Wait, you ended up at HLS? I thought you were totally all over Yale once you got in there?


I visited both and I like Harvard more. Plus I'm still waiting to hear if I got into HBS. I want to do a JD/MBA.


Shame Harvard doesn't shave a year like you can do with Penn Law/Wharton. I was actually really surprised to see how limited HLS's "cross-disciplinary" offerings were, although it's possible I didn't look in the right places.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:04 pm

swampthang wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
swampthang wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
I think finding a place wouldn't be that hard. it seems every other day in the admitted students site someone is saying they are still looking for a roommate. I think three this past week. Cambridge is also close to a few other towns so there is plenty of housing in the 20 min distance range. I live across the street from the law school and the building across from me has a banner saying they have spots and are no fee. The rent here isn't cheap though. one bedrooms are going for about 1600/mo near the school. Hope that helped.


Wait, you ended up at HLS? I thought you were totally all over Yale once you got in there?


I visited both and I like Harvard more. Plus I'm still waiting to hear if I got into HBS. I want to do a JD/MBA.


Shame Harvard doesn't shave a year like you can do with Penn Law/Wharton. I was actually really surprised to see how limited HLS's "cross-disciplinary" offerings were, although it's possible I didn't look in the right places.


Yeah it does suck but with that Penn program you have to go to school year round. It's still better but it's not like you just do 3 yrs. Harvard does have some cross-discipline offerings but it's clearly not Stanford or a place like that where you can just take about anything and it counts. I really hope I get into HBS.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby calvmpv » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:46 pm

If any of you got off the waitlist at this point, would you drop everything and just go?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby peppermintpatty » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:16 pm

Yep! Did you get the email too?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby swampthang » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:12 pm

calvmpv wrote:If any of you got off the waitlist at this point, would you drop everything and just go?


As with all legal questions, it depends. If I had a full ride at a T6 and was comfortably settled half-way across the country? Probably not. If my plan was 75k at Georgetown with dreams of academia, absolutely. Everything in between really depends on your situation and aspiration.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:51 am

calvmpv wrote:If any of you got off the waitlist at this point, would you drop everything and just go?


did you guys just get in? Congrats! Hopefully I'll see you this year.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby swampthang » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:41 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
calvmpv wrote:If any of you got off the waitlist at this point, would you drop everything and just go?


did you guys just get in? Congrats! Hopefully I'll see you this year.


I would imagine they got the standard pre-Orientation WL email making sure they would actually attend in a heartbeat if admitted, but I've been wrong before.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:17 pm

swampthang wrote:[

I would imagine they got the standard pre-Orientation WL email making sure they would actually attend in a heartbeat if admitted, but I've been wrong before.


Correct.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby scoutspring » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:58 am

Has anyone heard anything since the last Friday email check-in?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby boushi » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:04 am

Radio silence since last Friday's email here. No updates from anyone on TLS or LSN either. I'd guess there are still a handful of us in the running and few if any people dropped out this week. It's also my suspicion that they'll probably try to use the waitlist to replace any drop-out with a like candidate to maintain their carefully crafted class balance at this point, so it makes sense that they'd keep a smattering of apps open to cover contingencies. In other words, don't just pray for drop-outs: pray someone like you drops...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby scoutspring » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:33 am

boushi wrote:Radio silence since last Friday's email here. No updates from anyone on TLS or LSN either. I'd guess there are still a handful of us in the running and few if any people dropped out this week. It's also my suspicion that they'll probably try to use the waitlist to replace any drop-out with a like candidate to maintain their carefully crafted class balance at this point, so it makes sense that they'd keep a smattering of apps open to cover contingencies. In other words, don't just pray for drop-outs: pray someone like you drops...


Since registration was yesterday morning, shouldn't they already know what, if any, spaces they have? Any idea why we still haven't been cut?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby boushi » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:24 am

scoutspring wrote:
boushi wrote:Radio silence since last Friday's email here. No updates from anyone on TLS or LSN either. I'd guess there are still a handful of us in the running and few if any people dropped out this week. It's also my suspicion that they'll probably try to use the waitlist to replace any drop-out with a like candidate to maintain their carefully crafted class balance at this point, so it makes sense that they'd keep a smattering of apps open to cover contingencies. In other words, don't just pray for drop-outs: pray someone like you drops...


Since registration was yesterday morning, shouldn't they already know what, if any, spaces they have? Any idea why we still haven't been cut?


I remember hearing anecdotally about some waitlisters getting the nod during the first week of classes two or three years ago. Weird things happen. I imagine they'll just wait till they are sure they have absolutely nothing to lose by cutting us. I guess only they know when that point will be; all we can know is that, as long as we haven't been cut, it probably has not yet come to pass...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:23 am

I was told by someone who worked orientation that there werent any no-shows...idk if thats the only indicator, but I believe it was no-shows last yr that let a cpl WL'ers in...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby scoutspring » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:20 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:I was told by someone who worked orientation that there werent any no-shows...idk if thats the only indicator, but I believe it was no-shows last yr that let a cpl WL'ers in...


If that's the case then maybe the reason for no final-cut (even after they knew there were no droppers) is just that the waitlist is now a safety net for students who may still drop after registering, which most likely wouldn't happen.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:51 am

scoutspring wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:I was told by someone who worked orientation that there werent any no-shows...idk if thats the only indicator, but I believe it was no-shows last yr that let a cpl WL'ers in...


If that's the case then maybe the reason for no final-cut (even after they knew there were no droppers) is just that the waitlist is now a safety net for students who may still drop after registering, which most likely wouldn't happen.


There has been at least one person I know of who left on Friday (and is not coming back this year). Hopefully that gives someone a spot.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby swampthang » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:35 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
scoutspring wrote:
ElvisAaron wrote:I was told by someone who worked orientation that there werent any no-shows...idk if thats the only indicator, but I believe it was no-shows last yr that let a cpl WL'ers in...


If that's the case then maybe the reason for no final-cut (even after they knew there were no droppers) is just that the waitlist is now a safety net for students who may still drop after registering, which most likely wouldn't happen.


There has been at least one person I know of who left on Friday (and is not coming back this year). Hopefully that gives someone a spot.


Strange. Why would someone enroll, attend Orientation, and then suddenly leave??

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby northwood » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:38 pm

they get second thoughts, or decided that they arent ready/ its not for them/ decided to go with the other option available/ family emergency or health issue, etc

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:05 pm

Dinged just now, same email the last round got.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2011

Postby boushi » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:41 pm

Likewise counting myself in the preftigious Last-People-To-Be-Dinged group. Email came a little bit ago. And thus my cycle ends with a whimper, and not a bang.




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