Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sea15 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:17 pm

Submitted Saturday. Status checker this morning!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:11 am

I actually think we may see some apps switch over to "under review" towards the end of the week. That was at least the case last year (around Oct 6th), with a handful then receiving their JR1 a week later. They still had to wait till just before Thanksgiving though fora JR2 (if it came)....

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:14 am

Just sent in my app... soo freaking nervous. I want to get in so bad, but it probably ain't happening -____-

MumOfCad wrote:I actually think we may see some apps switch over to "under review" towards the end of the week. That was at least the case last year (around Oct 6th), with a handful then receiving their JR1 a week later. They still had to wait till just before Thanksgiving though fora JR2 (if it came)....


But this is basically for autoadmits right?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:17 pm

freestallion wrote:Just sent in my app... soo freaking nervous. I want to get in so bad, but it probably ain't happening -____-

MumOfCad wrote:I actually think we may see some apps switch over to "under review" towards the end of the week. That was at least the case last year (around Oct 6th), with a handful then receiving their JR1 a week later. They still had to wait till just before Thanksgiving though fora JR2 (if it came)....


But this is basically for autoadmits right?


Yeah, probably. Only auto-admits hear back pre-Thanksgiving. It takes a lot longer for others.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:29 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:Just sent in my app... soo freaking nervous. I want to get in so bad, but it probably ain't happening -____-

MumOfCad wrote:I actually think we may see some apps switch over to "under review" towards the end of the week. That was at least the case last year (around Oct 6th), with a handful then receiving their JR1 a week later. They still had to wait till just before Thanksgiving though fora JR2 (if it came)....


But this is basically for autoadmits right?


Yeah, probably. Only auto-admits hear back pre-Thanksgiving. It takes a lot longer for others.


Well...from what I took reading through last year's thread, it seems that people pretty much went under review based upon their submission dates, not their numbers. However, yes, the people that saw quick JR1s has really good numbers and most seem to have been accepted. They were saying that overall like 700-800 people get accepted from 1100-1200ish JR1s, but that the pre-Thanksgiving crowd had an overall much higher rate (they also had ridiculous medians like 176 for LSAT, 3.93 for GPA, so generally the top candidates numbers-wise). About 300 of those types getting interviewed and close to 80% being accepted within 6 weeks and the rest eventually being accepted as the cycle continues (though accounts varied).

Still, people were panicking about being under review for 3 weeks and not getting a JR1 toward the end of October. By the first week of Nov, some were already losing hope. It does seem most of this group were eventually held - from that group, a smaller number got JR1s in the spring and got in, many were WL, and some rejected. But they still went under review largely based on their application date.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bleylaw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:01 pm

what are auto-admits i see this everywhere

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:22 pm

bleylaw wrote:what are auto-admits i see this everywhere


People with numbers like 3.92+ GPA, 176+ LSAT.

ETA: This is only valid under the assumption that the other parts of their application is not sorely lacking in some way.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thatkid » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:40 am

I just sent my application last night!! Not that it will be complete until my letters are in (sigh), but I got my status check email today. Soooo terrified. :shock: Good luck, everyone!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby annyong » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:02 pm

Submitted yesterday and status checker this morning!! :D Sooo excited, and also terrified...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby blizxxfly » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:11 pm

Hmmm interesting tidbits from an HLS info session...apparently Josh Rubenstein has left HLS admissions....Karen Buttenbaum will be conducting all phone interviews and will be running the office until a replacement is found.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:17 pm

blizxxfly wrote:Hmmm interesting tidbits from an HLS info session...apparently Josh Rubenstein has left HLS admissions....Karen Buttenbaum will be conducting all phone interviews and will be running the office until a replacement is found.


yeah, Karen Buttenbaum came to my school bout 2 weeks and said the same

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:31 pm

Does this mean we have to call them KB1s?

What was she like? What's her background?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby freestallion » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:34 pm

annyong wrote:Submitted yesterday and status checker this morning!! :D Sooo excited, and also terrified...


+1000

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby anewaphorist » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:35 pm

Any hope for someone with a 3.99 and 25th% LSAT?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:42 pm

blizxxfly wrote:Hmmm interesting tidbits from an HLS info session...apparently Josh Rubenstein has left HLS admissions....Karen Buttenbaum will be conducting all phone interviews and will be running the office until a replacement is found.


Aw come on

Terrible news...just terrible.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kulshan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:49 pm

MumofCad wrote:Does this mean we have to call them KB1s?

What was she like? What's her background?


Hoping for that KB2 :)

Looks like she's been in the admissions office there for at least a few years.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby blizxxfly » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:22 pm

MumofCad wrote:Does this mean we have to call them KB1s?

What was she like? What's her background?


KB conducted interviews a few years back when Toby Stock left as dean of admissions. She's been at HLS admissions for about a decade and has served as director of admissions most of that time. She was a really nice lady and is extremely down to earth. She's also pregnant, so hopefully a new dean is found before she's on leave, as well.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby delusional » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:38 pm

blizxxfly wrote:Hmmm interesting tidbits from an HLS info session...apparently Josh Rubenstein has left HLS admissions....Karen Buttenbaum will be conducting all phone interviews and will be running the office until a replacement is found.

Weird. I guess that ends my vague daydream to wander into the admissions office and chat with him about my application (last year).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby delusional » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:39 pm

blizxxfly wrote: She's ..... so hopefully a new dean is found before she's on leave, as well.

question because I'm not sure of the answer myself - is that appropriate?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:03 pm

delusional wrote:
blizxxfly wrote: She's ..... so hopefully a new dean is found before she's on leave, as well.

question because I'm not sure of the answer myself - is that appropriate?



What do you mean? To mention she's pregnant? Or for her to be pregnant? Either way, the answer is yes.

Wondering if this change will delay things. I guess it just depends on whether it was expected or sudden. Humphf. We'll have to wait and see.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby delusional » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:16 pm

MumofCad wrote:
delusional wrote:
blizxxfly wrote: She's ..... so hopefully a new dean is found before she's on leave, as well.

question because I'm not sure of the answer myself - is that appropriate?



What do you mean? To mention she's pregnant? Or for her to be pregnant? Either way, the answer is yes.

Wondering if this change will delay things. I guess it just depends on whether it was expected or sudden. Humphf. We'll have to wait and see.

Without knowing the circumstances, I assume the the condition is appropriate. I was questioning the wisdom of posting it on a public website.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:33 pm

delusional wrote:Without knowing the circumstances, I assume the the condition is appropriate. I was questioning the wisdom of posting it on a public website.



I would say if she is visibly pregnant to strangers, it's fine. I'm 7 months pregnant and people are just starting to notice. It cracks me up, because I've been huge forever. I guess they just thought my ab machine was broken or something.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby delusional » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:37 pm

MumofCad wrote:
delusional wrote:Without knowing the circumstances, I assume the the condition is appropriate. I was questioning the wisdom of posting it on a public website.



I would say if she is visibly pregnant to strangers, it's fine. I'm 7 months pregnant and people are just starting to notice. It cracks me up, because I've been huge forever. I guess they just thought my ab machine was broken or something.

I guess I have to go with your judgement then. :) congratulations and best wishes.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby yoiav » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:48 am

freestallion wrote:
annyong wrote:Submitted yesterday and status checker this morning!! :D Sooo excited, and also terrified...


+1000


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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladybug89 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:13 pm

For some reason this freaks me out. like: I THOUGHT I KNEW WHAT THE SCHEDULE WAS GOING TO BE WHAT IF SHE'S LIKE SUPER SLOW AND NOTHING GOES LIKE IT DID LAST YEAR AHH

whoa sorry. ok i feel better now.

does anybody know how they did things pre-JR? was the general timeline the same?

blizxxfly wrote:Hmmm interesting tidbits from an HLS info session...apparently Josh Rubenstein has left HLS admissions....Karen Buttenbaum will be conducting all phone interviews and will be running the office until a replacement is found.




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