Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Mista Bojangles
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:45 pm

splbagel wrote:
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.


submitted late september, got the "complete" email late october. looks like in the past few weeks they've moved to applicants with later submission dates, but i certainly appreciate the optimism

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:53 pm

weird, hls is really seeming to be placing a high emphasis on gpa for these early kb1's

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby xkcd09 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:02 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:
splbagel wrote:
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.


submitted late september, got the "complete" email late october. looks like in the past few weeks they've moved to applicants with later submission dates, but i certainly appreciate the optimism


still waiting here, too. 10/22 submission. 11/10 complete email. Definitely getting more pessimistic

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:32 pm

xkcd09 wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:
splbagel wrote:
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.


submitted late september, got the "complete" email late october. looks like in the past few weeks they've moved to applicants with later submission dates, but i certainly appreciate the optimism


still waiting here, too. 10/22 submission. 11/10 complete email. Definitely getting more pessimistic


Wow that's surprising. That would lead me to believe they're not going in exact order. *crosses fingers*

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:53 pm

xkcd09 wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:
splbagel wrote:
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.


submitted late september, got the "complete" email late october. looks like in the past few weeks they've moved to applicants with later submission dates, but i certainly appreciate the optimism


still waiting here, too. 10/22 submission. 11/10 complete email. Definitely getting more pessimistic


This makes me feel more at ease; you have close to auto-admit #'s so I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:37 pm

I think KB is being very conservative with early KB1s this year. It seems that Harvard is only interviewing and admitting auto-admits early this year. That's always true, I guess, but it's still a little shocking to see ppl with 3.8+ and 178+ who haven't heard anything yet. I guess there will just be a lot of winter/spring admits instead. Here's hoping anyway!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby maxpower430 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:55 pm

Hey all, so my app was received on 11/15, judging from timeline's on this thread, I should probably give it a rest with the status checker multiple times a day, correct? It seems like from the November apps, the wait is ~3 weeks, so I've probably got another week or so of waiting.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:20 pm

thederangedwang wrote:weird, hls is really seeming to be placing a high emphasis on gpa for these early kb1's


The same was true of JR1s last year.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:38 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:weird, hls is really seeming to be placing a high emphasis on gpa for these early kb1's


The same was true of JR1s last year.


Did they relent and look kindly on us pathetic 3.7x people later in the cycle? :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:42 pm

addy11 wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:weird, hls is really seeming to be placing a high emphasis on gpa for these early kb1's


The same was true of JR1s last year.


Did they relent and look kindly on us pathetic 3.7x people later in the cycle? :wink:


Please say yes...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby medialoop » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:44 pm

curiouscat wrote: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.


Submitted 10/30
Under Review 11/7
Complete e-mail 11/17

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FEE » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:33 pm

Finally complete today!

Submitted 11/8
Under Review 11/22
Complete 12/1

Now for the horrible wait. I think that if I don't hear about an interview in the next week and a half I should probably assume that they've passed me over for now, right?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:37 pm

No, not really.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FEE » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:39 pm

Why not Soj?? If last year is any indication, the second batch of KB2's should go out the 5th. Then they have to schedule all the KB1's for the third batch. The third batch of KB2's will probably go out the 19th. With my submit/ur/and complete dates I think I'm a "third batcher." So if they are going to inform me of a KB1 they should probably do it in the next 2 weeks.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:45 pm

FEE wrote:Why not Soj?? If last year is any indication, the second batch of KB2's should go out the 5th. Then they have to schedule all the KB1's for the third batch. The third batch of KB2's will probably go out the 19th. With my submit/ur/and complete dates I think I'm a "third batcher." So if they are going to inform me of a KB1 they should probably do it in the next 2 weeks.


When you say "second batch," does that include those of us who had our KB1 calls the week of Thanksgiving? :o

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FEE » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:53 pm

Yep! If you had your KB1 during the week of Thanksgiving then I think that you should hear back on the 5th (if you're going to be accepted). If you go to last year on LSN and order the data by the decision date, you can clearly see when all the decisions were released. 11/21 first batch. 12/6 second batch. 12/20 third batch.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:00 am

FEE wrote:Why not Soj?? If last year is any indication, the second batch of KB2's should go out the 5th. Then they have to schedule all the KB1's for the third batch. The third batch of KB2's will probably go out the 19th. With my submit/ur/and complete dates I think I'm a "third batcher." So if they are going to inform me of a KB1 they should probably do it in the next 2 weeks.

Oh, I misread. Yeah, if you're in the third batch of KB2s, you'll hear back about a KB1 within the next two weeks. But even if you get passed over now and held in early January, you'll still have a chance of eventually getting the KB1-KB2.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladybug89 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:07 am

FEE wrote:Yep! If you had your KB1 during the week of Thanksgiving then I think that you should hear back on the 5th (if you're going to be accepted). If you go to last year on LSN and order the data by the decision date, you can clearly see when all the decisions were released. 11/21 first batch. 12/6 second batch. 12/20 third batch.


That's what I thought too, but do you think that still holds true given that some people got KB1 emails earlier this week?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FEE » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:15 am

It certainly wouldn't be unprecedented. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/caphilllove

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladybug89 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:35 am

FEE wrote:It certainly wouldn't be unprecedented. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/caphilllove


Oh! well, monday it is then, i guess.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:39 am

ladybug89 wrote:
FEE wrote:It certainly wouldn't be unprecedented. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/caphilllove


Oh! well, monday it is then, i guess.

Just noticed it's been exactly a year since you joined TLS. /noonecares

Good luck on your JR2!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladybug89 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:49 am

soj wrote:
ladybug89 wrote:
FEE wrote:It certainly wouldn't be unprecedented. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/caphilllove


Oh! well, monday it is then, i guess.

Just noticed it's been exactly a year since you joined TLS. /noonecares

Good luck on your JR2!


Hah, good point! that's exciting. thanks for the luck - we are numbers-twins-ish so i'm hopeful!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:40 am

addy11 wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:weird, hls is really seeming to be placing a high emphasis on gpa for these early kb1's


The same was true of JR1s last year.


Did they relent and look kindly on us pathetic 3.7x people later in the cycle? :wink:


Hmm I was a 3.7x person, but I was admitted before Thanksgiving. I only really collected the data on people before then too...there weren't a lot of people with GPAs below 3.8. Of the non-URMs, they all had 177+ LSAT and other possible factors, though I don't know if it actually mattered, such as legacy or a "prestigious" undergrad, etc.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby justinp » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:46 pm

Had my KB1 a little while ago. Seemed to go just fine.

Folks who were in the earlier batch, how long did you wait between your interview and your KB2?

Has anyone who didn't get a KB2 heard anything else yet?

Good luck everybody!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:50 pm

justinp wrote:Had my KB1 a little while ago. Seemed to go just fine.

Folks who were in the earlier batch, how long did you wait between your interview and your KB2?

Has anyone who didn't get a KB2 heard anything else yet?

Good luck everybody!

ranges from a week to 3 weeks to not having gotten kb2




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