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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:46 pm
by basilseal
jungminnee wrote:For people who've gotten KB2s (congrats!) -- what was the time gap between your KB1 and KB2?


+1

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:49 pm
by freestallion
It sounds like KB2s have been on Mondays this cycle... so I guess we should start hoping next Monday?

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:32 pm
by yankees42789
Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:35 pm
by basilseal
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.

Fine with me, as I don't have my KB1 until next Monday.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:36 pm
by thestillpoint
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.


That does make sense, but I also hope you're wrong! I had my KB1 last week, so antsy to hear back :?

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:45 pm
by euskadi
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.


Wasn't there someone in this thread who heard back last week?

If we've learned one thing, it's that last year's cycle is by no means dispositive. I'll hold out hope for next Monday.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:51 pm
by gimelstein315
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.



That's true, but there really isn't a pattern. At this point two years ago, for example, the cycle was following the same "pattern" -- but a batch of KB2s were released on Dec 14 as well.

Wishful thinking at its finest...

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:57 pm
by freestallion
gimelstein315 wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.



That's true, but there really isn't a pattern. At this point two years ago, for example, the cycle was following the same "pattern" -- but a batch of KB2s were released on Dec 14 as well.

Wishful thinking at its finest...

Well, I will hope along with you all!

God, I am going to be so anxious starting today. I had basically given up on Harvard until getting this KB1, and now I'm super anxious. I hope the chances of getting in aren't much lower now.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:15 pm
by addy11
freestallion wrote:
gimelstein315 wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.



That's true, but there really isn't a pattern. At this point two years ago, for example, the cycle was following the same "pattern" -- but a batch of KB2s were released on Dec 14 as well.

Wishful thinking at its finest...

Well, I will hope along with you all!

God, I am going to be so anxious starting today. I had basically given up on Harvard until getting this KB1, and now I'm super anxious. I hope the chances of getting in aren't much lower now.


I think I looked at LSN last night for this cycle and for last year's cycle. I may have miscounted, but I think there were 19 (excluding an obviously fake profile) acceptances on there as of yesterday, but HLS had admitted 41 people by 12/06 of 2010.

New dean... They could just be stretching it out. Hope?

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:53 pm
by vincanity1
Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:53 pm
by thestillpoint
addy11 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
gimelstein315 wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Last year there were three rounds of pre-Christmas KB2s - Nov 22, Dec 6, and Dec 20 and this year has followed that pattern thus far. So I would imagine Monday the 19th would be more likely than next Monday (as much as I hope I'm wrong) for the next group of KB2s.



That's true, but there really isn't a pattern. At this point two years ago, for example, the cycle was following the same "pattern" -- but a batch of KB2s were released on Dec 14 as well.

Wishful thinking at its finest...

Well, I will hope along with you all!

God, I am going to be so anxious starting today. I had basically given up on Harvard until getting this KB1, and now I'm super anxious. I hope the chances of getting in aren't much lower now.


I think I looked at LSN last night for this cycle and for last year's cycle. I may have miscounted, but I think there were 19 (excluding an obviously fake profile) acceptances on there as of yesterday, but HLS had admitted 41 people by 12/06 of 2010.

New dean... They could just be stretching it out. Hope?


That does seem to indicate fewer acceptances have gone out so far this cycle. But only two people have posted KB2 dates of 12/05 on LSN, and there were definitely more people on TLS who got KB2's yesterday. So it can't be entirely indicative, though there probably is some difference is due to the new dean and a slightly later start?

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:14 pm
by FEE
vincanity1 wrote:Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.


Did KB say that to you??

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:18 pm
by vincanity1
FEE wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.


Did KB say that to you??


Yeah

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:22 pm
by sayornis
vincanity1 wrote:
FEE wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.


Did KB say that to you??


Yeah


That does NOT bode well for those of us who have senioritis haha.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:24 pm
by thederangedwang
vincanity1 wrote:
FEE wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.


Did KB say that to you??


Yeah


weird....

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:25 pm
by vincanity1
Tell me about it. Also for those of us stacked with the toughest workload of our entire college careers

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:58 pm
by tt102
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:06 pm
by addy11
tt102 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.


Did she give the sense whether this is unique to you/your application or whether this is something she'll expect from everyone from this point forward?


Haha I don't mean to be snarky, but the idea made me chuckle:

KB: "Now vincanity1, we're going to need your grades for this semester, of course. And don't forget to mention that to all of your friends on the top-law-schools message boards!" :P

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:31 pm
by tt102
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:33 pm
by vincanity1
tt102 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Had my 6 minute KB1 today. Gotta send in my transcripts for this semester once grades come in.


Did she give the sense whether this is unique to you/your application or whether this is something she'll expect from everyone from this point forward?


Beats me. She asked me what I was up to, asked what classes I was taking which happen to be tough upper level classes in my major, and then mentioned that it'd be great if I could send them an updated transcript once the grades are in so they could make a more informed decision.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:35 pm
by vincanity1
tt102 wrote:Sorry if it is an unenlightened question, but what's your interpretation of that request then (i.e. asking for fall grades)?

It doesn't seem like something HLS does at this stage (or ever has before), so I'm wondering whether he's in a unique situation (e.g. borderline numbers, or has a lot of coursework left to complete, or something else that raised a flag) or if this is going to start becoming routine.

I guess it would help if we knew more about the context of the request... so, original poster, please elaborate.

Thanks.


I'm currently taking 3 4credit classes, and have 3 4credit classes next semester to finish up. My GPA is definitely borderline considering their 25% is 3.78 and I currently have a 3.77. My guess is that they're looking for me to jump over that percentile to be admitted. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible for me to do at this point in the semester. HTH

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:37 pm
by soj
Maybe she just asked every K-JD below her target GPA median. Since you're already below the median, any change to the GPA could only help. That might explain why she never asked thederangedwang.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:41 pm
by vincanity1
soj wrote:Maybe she just asked every K-JD below her target GPA median. Since you're already below the median, any change to the GPA could only help. That might explain why she never asked thederangedwang.


I appreciate it, but I don't see how any change could only help. If I had to guess, it'll end up dropping to around a 3.73 or so.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:46 pm
by soj
vincanity1 wrote:
soj wrote:Maybe she just asked every K-JD below her target GPA median. Since you're already below the median, any change to the GPA could only help. That might explain why she never asked thederangedwang.


I appreciate it, but I don't see how any change could only help. If I had to guess, it'll end up dropping to around a 3.73 or so.

Even if it dropped, it wouldn't hurt the median since you were already below the median. If it rose by a lot, though, you might get above the median, which might help raise the median by a hundredth or two. So at worst, it'll do nothing; at best, it'll help.

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:49 pm
by addy11
soj wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
soj wrote:Maybe she just asked every K-JD below her target GPA median. Since you're already below the median, any change to the GPA could only help. That might explain why she never asked thederangedwang.


I appreciate it, but I don't see how any change could only help. If I had to guess, it'll end up dropping to around a 3.73 or so.

Even if it dropped, it wouldn't hurt the median since you were already below the median. If it rose by a lot, though, you might get above the median, which might help raise the median by a hundredth or two. So at worst, it'll do nothing; at best, it'll help.


Unless they're planning for a GPA median drop.

That said, vincanity1 is a good guy. I hope your assessment is right.