Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
gimelstein315
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby gimelstein315 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:12 pm

ZERO ACTIVITY

justinp
Posts: 211
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:33 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby justinp » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:24 pm

Zelda wrote:
mickeyD wrote:
thestillpoint wrote:KB1 email just now! :)

Submitted 10/30
UR 11/7
Complete 11/17


omfg


Congrats!

I have very similar dates...
Submitted 10/29
Received 10/31
UR 11/7
Complete 11/17

Has anyone else with these dates besides thestillpoint received a KB1? Ahhhhh, so nervous.


Applied 11/1
Under Review 11/8
Completed email (status checker never updated) 11/17
KB1 email 11/23, scheduled for a call on 12/2

Good luck, everyone!

gimelstein315
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby gimelstein315 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:52 pm

anyone expecting a new batch of KB1s tomorrow???? if so, when do u think the recipients are likely to have gone UR or received a complete email? would love speculation here.

congrats to everyone who has gotten a KB2! amazing!

seanPtheB
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:06 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:58 pm

gimelstein315 wrote:anyone expecting a new batch of KB1s tomorrow???? if so, when do u think the recipients are likely to have gone UR or received a complete email? would love speculation here.

congrats to everyone who has gotten a KB2! amazing!


Not sure about when to expect the next batch but a couple people have gotten em on here that submitted very end of October and the first of November so people who submitted around then can start hopin

gimelstein315
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby gimelstein315 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:13 pm

yeah, makes sense. i wonder if theyll start to move onto the early november submitters too.

looking at last years thread, it definitely seems like this cycle is a little slower, and it's about time that all of these mid-november URs / recent completes start to see some action.

addy11
Posts: 479
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:01 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:46 pm

It also seems like numerical "requirements" for receiving KB1s have not been drastically altered.

Most non-URMs have had amazing GPAs, with a lot of below- or near-median LSAT scores receiving KB1s and KB2s.

User avatar
ladybug89
Posts: 273
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:57 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladybug89 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:31 pm

addy11 wrote:It also seems like numerical "requirements" for receiving KB1s have not been drastically altered.

Most non-URMs have had amazing GPAs, with a lot of below- or near-median LSAT scores receiving KB1s and KB2s.


my gpa is in the low 3.8s/below median, so not so amazing. there's hope for everyone!

seanPtheB
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:06 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:25 am

addy11 wrote:It also seems like numerical "requirements" for receiving KB1s have not been drastically altered.

Most non-URMs have had amazing GPAs, with a lot of below- or near-median LSAT scores receiving KB1s and KB2s.


To me it would make sense to think that if they do have to be a little more lenient on acceptances this year that it wouldn't appear until towards the end of the cycle when they have a better picture of the pool of applicants. There'd just be no reason to accept borderline candidates now expecting the need to when they can just hold those people and wait til later. Sooo my prediction is that we're gonna see more people that get held get in late this year than previous ones. One can hope..?

justinp
Posts: 211
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:33 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby justinp » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:34 am

ladybug89 wrote:
addy11 wrote:It also seems like numerical "requirements" for receiving KB1s have not been drastically altered.

Most non-URMs have had amazing GPAs, with a lot of below- or near-median LSAT scores receiving KB1s and KB2s.


my gpa is in the low 3.8s/below median, so not so amazing. there's hope for everyone!


Well, I've also heard tell from people who might in fact know what they're talking about that Harvard is one of the few places that has the luxury of caring where you went to undergrad in assessing your GPA (because they're not really competing for rank with anyone). So unlike a lot of schools where a 4.0 in Basket Weaving from North Bumblef@#% A&M goes farther than a 3.75 in (hard subject) from (top undergrad program), the HLS admissions office might actually be looking at where you got that GPA in thinking about whether to admit you.

addy11
Posts: 479
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:01 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:04 pm

justinp wrote:
ladybug89 wrote:
addy11 wrote:It also seems like numerical "requirements" for receiving KB1s have not been drastically altered.

Most non-URMs have had amazing GPAs, with a lot of below- or near-median LSAT scores receiving KB1s and KB2s.


my gpa is in the low 3.8s/below median, so not so amazing. there's hope for everyone!


Well, I've also heard tell from people who might in fact know what they're talking about that Harvard is one of the few places that has the luxury of caring where you went to undergrad in assessing your GPA (because they're not really competing for rank with anyone). So unlike a lot of schools where a 4.0 in Basket Weaving from North Bumblef@#% A&M goes farther than a 3.75 in (hard subject) from (top undergrad program), the HLS admissions office might actually be looking at where you got that GPA in thinking about whether to admit you.


Cool. I like the optimism on this page :)

I had a ~25th GPA at a t30 program in a major that was pretty run of the mill for liberal arts programs... neither excessively difficult nor easy. I'm hoping that my redemption comes in the form of them recognizing a strong upward trend in grades (didn't call attention to it because I didn't know how to explain it without seeming whiny) and the fact that my GPA (though low for HLS) was >.5 above undergraduate school median and top 10%.
Last edited by addy11 on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

gimelstein315
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby gimelstein315 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:10 pm

so no movement at all today? i feel like all the fun left this thread! where did everyone go?????????????

User avatar
Elendil
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:45 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:13 pm

gimelstein315 wrote:so no movement at all today? i feel like all the fun left this thread! where did everyone go?????????????


Haven't seen any movement yet... my status checker is still sitting on 11/9. Getting antsy now.

User avatar
sasuke
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:53 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sasuke » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:14 pm

I received a complete email on 11/23, no KB1

User avatar
so_fetch
Posts: 257
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:37 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby so_fetch » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:44 pm

sasuke wrote:I received a complete email on 11/23, no KB1


Same here. Sasuke what are your stats? mine (slightly edited) are in my profile (and yes I realize HLS is a major reach for me!)

gimelstein315
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby gimelstein315 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:46 pm

no one who went complete then has received a kb1 yet

User avatar
sasuke
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:53 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sasuke » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:50 pm

so_fetch wrote:
sasuke wrote:I received a complete email on 11/23, no KB1


Same here. Sasuke what are your stats? mine (slightly edited) are in my profile (and yes I realize HLS is a major reach for me!)

PM'd

User avatar
so_fetch
Posts: 257
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:37 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby so_fetch » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:50 pm

gimelstein315 wrote:no one who went complete then has received a kb1 yet


Yep.. Just sharing my info as a data point. 11/23 complete people let us know if you get a kb1 :wink:

User avatar
Zelda
Posts: 193
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:06 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Zelda » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:52 pm

so_fetch wrote:
gimelstein315 wrote:no one who went complete then has received a kb1 yet


Yep.. Just sharing my info as a data point. 11/23 complete people let us know if you get a kb1 :wink:


...and if more people with a 11/17 complete date get KB1s, since only two have posted so far!

User avatar
amc987
Posts: 568
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:58 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:57 pm

Zelda wrote:...and if more people with a 11/17 complete date get KB1s, since only two have posted so far!


There haven't been many people with 11/10 complete dates who have posted about receiving KB1s either. In fact, it seems like there haven't been many KB1s that have gone out at all since the first round of KB2s last week. I know that TLS is a small sample size, but still it seems like there would have been more recipients on TLS if Harvard had sent out a huge number of interview invites. Maybe more will come out this week? Or maybe there's something to what other posters have said about more people being held this year... It's kind of a black box atm, especially since KB seems not to be sticking with the schedule from previous cycles.

User avatar
euskadi
Posts: 155
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:02 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby euskadi » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:24 pm

amc987 wrote:
Zelda wrote:...and if more people with a 11/17 complete date get KB1s, since only two have posted so far!


There haven't been many people with 11/10 complete dates who have posted about receiving KB1s either. In fact, it seems like there haven't been many KB1s that have gone out at all since the first round of KB2s last week. I know that TLS is a small sample size, but still it seems like there would have been more recipients on TLS if Harvard had sent out a huge number of interview invites. Maybe more will come out this week? Or maybe there's something to what other posters have said about more people being held this year... It's kind of a black box atm, especially since KB seems not to be sticking with the schedule from previous cycles.


Exactly. As much as I want to use previous cycles as a basis of comparison for this one, ours seems truly to be unique. It would be brilliant to have more KB1s this week, but the only thing we can expect is to have no expectation whatsoever.

Themaddh
Posts: 124
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:27 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Themaddh » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:26 pm

euskadi wrote:
amc987 wrote:
Zelda wrote:...and if more people with a 11/17 complete date get KB1s, since only two have posted so far!


There haven't been many people with 11/10 complete dates who have posted about receiving KB1s either. In fact, it seems like there haven't been many KB1s that have gone out at all since the first round of KB2s last week. I know that TLS is a small sample size, but still it seems like there would have been more recipients on TLS if Harvard had sent out a huge number of interview invites. Maybe more will come out this week? Or maybe there's something to what other posters have said about more people being held this year... It's kind of a black box atm, especially since KB seems not to be sticking with the schedule from previous cycles.


Exactly. As much as I want to use previous cycles as a basis of comparison for this one, ours seems truly to be unique. It would be brilliant to have more KB1s this week, but the only thing we can expect is to have no expectation whatsoever.


How has this cycle been so unique?

seanPtheB
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:06 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:07 pm

Themaddh wrote:
euskadi wrote:
amc987 wrote:
Zelda wrote:...and if more people with a 11/17 complete date get KB1s, since only two have posted so far!


There haven't been many people with 11/10 complete dates who have posted about receiving KB1s either. In fact, it seems like there haven't been many KB1s that have gone out at all since the first round of KB2s last week. I know that TLS is a small sample size, but still it seems like there would have been more recipients on TLS if Harvard had sent out a huge number of interview invites. Maybe more will come out this week? Or maybe there's something to what other posters have said about more people being held this year... It's kind of a black box atm, especially since KB seems not to be sticking with the schedule from previous cycles.


Exactly. As much as I want to use previous cycles as a basis of comparison for this one, ours seems truly to be unique. It would be brilliant to have more KB1s this week, but the only thing we can expect is to have no expectation whatsoever.


How has this cycle been so unique?


I think the 2 big differences, the first obviously specific to Harvard, is that KB has started later in the process with giving out phone interviews and so predicting when kb1's will go out becomes tough, and the big drop in LSAT takers the past few administrations is causing a lot of people to think medians will have to drop this year and so how adcomms are gonna handle that remains to be seen.

P.S. anyone know what a run-on sentence is?

tt102
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:16 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby tt102 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:39 pm

.
Last edited by tt102 on Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

thederangedwang
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:44 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:42 pm

tt102 wrote:So of the earliest KB1s here on TLS, how many of them were accepted?

Another question: do you think an early or "first pass" KB1 -- as in, getting a KB1 when they first go through the applicants who went complete on the same date as you -- has a higher chance of admission than KB1s offered later in the season?

I know we always hear the 800/1100 ratio, but I'm trying to break down how the chances might look at different points in the admissions cycle...

Thanks!


to my knowledge, everyone who got an early kb1 got accepted except for one. I'm pulling for you AP!!!! U can do it!

User avatar
zworykin
Posts: 449
Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 4:18 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby zworykin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:19 pm

Under review today. :|




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 20171lhopeful, Bing [Bot], BruiseWillis, Google Adsense [Bot], Helioze, JoshLyman13, Long shot hero, PDX4343, potterotter, Snowjon, tlsfan13 and 23 guests