Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:29 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
Zelda wrote:KB1!!!

I wanted to post this earlier but I was at work.

Received 10/31
Under Review 11/7
Complete Email 11/17

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I told U!!!!!


I told you tooooooo!! Congrats!!!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby so_fetch » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:36 pm

coconutcat wrote:Got my KB1 today! Submitted 11/2, complete 11/23 if anyone is wondering.

Quick question, should we reply to the KB1 email? I go to a business school and usually when we get an interview email, etiquette dictates that we reply with something along the lines of "thank you for taking the time to read my app, I will definitely be there." Is this not the case for law schools?

I would do that. Just something like thanks for the opportunity I look forward to speaking with you then

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thestillpoint » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:42 pm

The email has this sentence at the end: "If this number won't work or if the time is completely unworkable for you, please reply to this e-mail and we'll reach out to coordinate." It made me think they were only looking for replies specific to those situations since the reply email is the general Harvard admissions email and it would add to the clutter in their inbox. But I'm not sure. What did people in the last round of KB1s do?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:47 pm

thestillpoint wrote:The email has this sentence at the end: "If this number won't work or if the time is completely unworkable for you, please reply to this e-mail and we'll reach out to coordinate." It made me think they were only looking for replies specific to those situations since the reply email is the general Harvard admissions email and it would add to the clutter in their inbox. But I'm not sure. What did people in the last round of KB1s do?


do not reply to the email unless the number doesnt work or the time is really bad

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:48 pm

guys, do not reply to the email...a reply wouldnt hurt i think, but the email makes it implicity clear that u should only reply if the time doesnt work or the number is bad

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby medialoop » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:10 pm

KB1 e-mail sent earlier this morning!!

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

Good luck to all those still waiting... and here's hoping I don't screw up those 5-10 minutes.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby txl » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:39 pm

Can we get some generic stat profiles from you guys who are getting KB1's today? (GPA, LSAT, years out of school, urm?)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:43 pm

txl wrote:Can we get some generic stat profiles from you guys who are getting KB1's today? (GPA, LSAT, years out of school, urm?)



+1 Yea, this would make me feel better.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thestillpoint » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:55 pm

I received a KB1 email last week, but stats:

172 / 3.9x / one year out of UG / non-URM

edit to add dates:
Submitted 10/30
UR 11/7
Complete 11/17
KB1 Email: 11/23
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Jbutt200 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:15 pm

Submitted: 10/24
Complete: 11/10
UR: not sure, never checked
KB1 Email: 11/22
KB1: 11/29

Stats:
LSAT: 175
GPA: 3.99
Undergrad: Ivy

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:31 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Nelson wrote:
freestallion wrote:Under review since 10/13 and nothing :( I wasn't expecting a KB1 this early, anyway, but I'm still sad. I guess I should expect a hold, waitlist or reject at this point?


Same here, UR since 10/13. LSN suggests that we still have hope of spring KB1s. Last year, there were people who applied in September who got interviewed in April. I guess it's just going to be a very long wait until the spring for some of us.


Ugh, yeah. I still wake up every morning hoping for a KB1 in my inbox.


I hope less and less nowadays.


Yeah man same here.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby justinp » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:58 pm

thederangedwang wrote:guys, do not reply to the email...a reply wouldnt hurt i think, but the email makes it implicity clear that u should only reply if the time doesnt work or the number is bad


I *promise* it won't make a difference if you reply with a quick 'thank you' email. The email says to reply if the time doesn't work, not that you shouldn't reply unless the time doesn't work.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:00 pm

justinp wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:guys, do not reply to the email...a reply wouldnt hurt i think, but the email makes it implicity clear that u should only reply if the time doesnt work or the number is bad


I *promise* it won't make a difference if you reply with a quick 'thank you' email. The email says to reply if the time doesn't work, not that you shouldn't reply unless the time doesn't work.


i know it wont hurt, im just saying its pointless and if they get enough of them, they might get annoyed

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladybug89 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:02 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
justinp wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:guys, do not reply to the email...a reply wouldnt hurt i think, but the email makes it implicity clear that u should only reply if the time doesnt work or the number is bad


I *promise* it won't make a difference if you reply with a quick 'thank you' email. The email says to reply if the time doesn't work, not that you shouldn't reply unless the time doesn't work.


i know it wont hurt, im just saying its pointless and if they get enough of them, they might get annoyed


Yeah, I mean KB is obviously not the one reading all these emails so just do what makes you feel better.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby euskadi » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:49 pm

Submitted: 10/29
Under Review: 11/7
Complete: 11/17
KB1 email: 11/29

3.9+/175

I retook the LSAT and have a decent numerical and temporal spread between my two scores - two years out of UG, graduate degree.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Jbutt200 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:14 am

For those more informed about this process, what is the significance of getting a KB1 at this time (having the interview, getting the email earlier in the month)? I'm assuming it's a decent sign, but is it any different than getting a KB1 later in the process? I applied 10/24 and had my KB1 yesterday. Seems like in the past the next round of KB2 came around 12/7?

For those who are going to have one soon or are anticipating one: we talked for just a few minutes, she was very nice, asked me what I have been doing with my time, what attracts me to law school, and anything I'm interested in specifically. I asked her a few questions and that was it. This is definitely not worth the perseveration; you should have answers to those questions, but don't pre-script anything because you'll just sound too robotic. These are generic questions and they are probably as much of a tool to gauge your interests and fit for Harvard as they are an indicator of how "normal" and pleasant you are to engage with.

anyway, good luck to everyone.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby iThwl » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:18 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby annyong » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:45 pm

Jbutt200 wrote:For those more informed about this process, what is the significance of getting a KB1 at this time (having the interview, getting the email earlier in the month)? I'm assuming it's a decent sign, but is it any different than getting a KB1 later in the process? I applied 10/24 and had my KB1 yesterday. Seems like in the past the next round of KB2 came around 12/7?

For those who are going to have one soon or are anticipating one: we talked for just a few minutes, she was very nice, asked me what I have been doing with my time, what attracts me to law school, and anything I'm interested in specifically. I asked her a few questions and that was it. This is definitely not worth the perseveration; you should have answers to those questions, but don't pre-script anything because you'll just sound too robotic. These are generic questions and they are probably as much of a tool to gauge your interests and fit for Harvard as they are an indicator of how "normal" and pleasant you are to engage with.

anyway, good luck to everyone.

I don't know if I'm necessarily more informed, but in general, early KB1s have higher percentage of KB2s. In this cycle and in past, first round KB1s are almost certain to get KB2s in the first round or later in the cycle - I'm not as sure about 2nd round KB1s/KB2s or later, but I believe it starts getting less certain later in the cycle (to get to that 800KB2s/1200ishKB1s percentage) though you could check the past Harvard threads or LSN.

Good luck to those of you getting KB1s this week and next, I hope you guys get some good news for Christmas - and extra good luck to those of you still waiting :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Hopeful13 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:09 pm

Thanks for advice!
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:16 pm

Hopeful13 wrote:Just got a KB2! KB1 was last Monday. Anyone else?


Wow, quick turnaround with the Thanksgiving holiday! Congratulations!

I had my KB1 last Wednesday, so here's hoping I'll have good news by next Monday...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Zelda » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:17 pm

Hopeful13 wrote:Just got a KB2! KB1 was last Monday. Anyone else?


Congrats!!! Stats?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby medialoop » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:13 pm

I got my KB1 e-mail yesterday, and for those looking for stats...

LSAT: 174
GPA: 3.9x
URM: no

Just graduated from undergrad this spring (so I'll be one year out). Some softs like internships, awards, etc. but nothing crazy.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:47 am

congrats!! what were your submission/completion dates?

medialoop wrote:I got my KB1 e-mail yesterday, and for those looking for stats...

LSAT: 174
GPA: 3.9x
URM: no

Just graduated from undergrad this spring (so I'll be one year out). Some softs like internships, awards, etc. but nothing crazy.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:26 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Nelson wrote:
freestallion wrote:Under review since 10/13 and nothing :( I wasn't expecting a KB1 this early, anyway, but I'm still sad. I guess I should expect a hold, waitlist or reject at this point?


Same here, UR since 10/13. LSN suggests that we still have hope of spring KB1s. Last year, there were people who applied in September who got interviewed in April. I guess it's just going to be a very long wait until the spring for some of us.


Ugh, yeah. I still wake up every morning hoping for a KB1 in my inbox.


I hope less and less nowadays.


first and foremost congrats to everyone who's gotten in so far, really an unbelievable accomplishment. i am 1000 kinds of jealous.

personally, looks like i'm in this same group though. i checked in on this thread a couple weeks ago my last time home from base, and people told me generally to chill out and wait (i'm at 3.8, 179). made it back from base again today bummed to find another empty inbox - unfortunately looks like the consensus at this point is a little less rosy.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:44 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:personally, looks like i'm in this same group though. i checked in on this thread a couple weeks ago my last time home from base, and people told me generally to chill out and wait (i'm at 3.8, 179). made it back from base again today bummed to find another empty inbox - unfortunately looks like the consensus at this point is a little less rosy.


When did you submit? With those stats and your background, I wouldn't panic yet.




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