Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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vincanity1
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:50 pm

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.


Gotcha. Guess the reason I'm so bummed is that I went in thinking too much about the great stats for KB1's, especially this early. Honestly, I'm lucky to have had it at all, and if I get shut out of my #1 because of some b's, nothing I can do about it aside from an impassioned LOCI

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:56 pm

addy11 wrote:
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.

Not sure what vincanity1's GPA is, but if it's close to 3.80, it's definitely below HLS's target GPA median (even if HLS is resigned to a decrease in GPA median), but close enough that an awesome 4.00-4.33 term just might push him above the target median.

vincanity1: I see how my post is confusing. I meant it could only help for HLS, not you. I'm not really sure about what changes in your GPA could mean for you, but it's still a very good sign that you got a KB1! :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:58 pm

Ahh, that makes sense soj. Finally understand you meant it in terms of their benefit rather than mine. I'd say that's definitely the most optimistic way to view it, but I'll try to adopt it nonetheless.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby justbubbles » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:26 pm

Looks like KB is an 'acting' Admissions Dean, just as she was during the transition between TS and JR.

HLS is looking for a full-time Admissions Dean.

Anyone know if KB is an HLS JD grad? She's been @ HLS Admissions for over 10+ years! Apparently, HLS is only considering HLS JD grads with experience.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mista Bojangles » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:16 am

seanPtheB wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Crazy what this application process (especially Harvard's KB1/KB2 system) can do to a person.

Mista Bojangles is actively deployed on the Gazan border, and is currently sitting in his barracks in between guard shifts, using a friend's iPhone to check the TLS forums. What is wrong with this picture, any guesses?

Still no KB1 here, by the way. Other Sept. KB1-less submitters, looks like we're in for the long haul. Personally, I won't be letting go of the dream until the day they drop me from the waitlist.


you not getting a kb1 absolutely boggles my mind. A true hero, and one with amazing numbers at that.


The "hero" label is probably a little overdone, but a sincere thank you in any case, because it sure is nice to be appreciated. Especially so because there's no shortage of Americans who would tend to view the IDF's work (and Israel at large) in decidedly less savory terms. But that's a can of worms that shouldn't be approached in this thread, so I'll leave it at a warm "thank you."

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby cjmiller122 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:20 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:21 pm

Nah.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:17 pm

So....does anyone ever get in without a KB1?

*desperately looking for some kernel of hope*

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:17 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:So....does anyone ever get in without a KB1?

*desperately looking for some kernel of hope*


Nope, it's a necessary condition for acceptance.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:29 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:So....does anyone ever get in without a KB1?

*desperately looking for some kernel of hope*


Nope, it's a necessary condition for acceptance.



Super.


I'm fucked.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Zelda » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:36 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:So....does anyone ever get in without a KB1?

*desperately looking for some kernel of hope*


Nope, it's a necessary condition for acceptance.



Super.


I'm fucked.


Someone who applied on like 9/15 just got a KB1 a few days ago. Don't count yourself out!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sayornis » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:42 pm

Just went UR. Submitted 11/14.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:38 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:So....does anyone ever get in without a KB1?

*desperately looking for some kernel of hope*


Nope, it's a necessary condition for acceptance.



Super.


I'm fucked.


This might be a bad way to make you feel better, but you shouldnt have expected a KB1 this early anyway. With ur stats, if u get a KB1, it def would be later in the cycle...so don't be disappointed now because..honestly, if you did get a KB1, a lot of people would be pissed since ur numbers arent deserving of one this early imho.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wphr » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:40 pm

i applied on nov.19 and i am still under "application received."
should i be worried?!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:44 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:So....does anyone ever get in without a KB1?

*desperately looking for some kernel of hope*


Nope, it's a necessary condition for acceptance.



Super.


I'm fucked.


This might be a bad way to make you feel better, but you shouldnt have expected a KB1 this early anyway. With ur stats, if u get a KB1, it def would be later in the cycle...so don't be disappointed now because..honestly, if you did get a KB1, a lot of people would be pissed since ur numbers arent deserving of one this early imho.


Yeah. Also, ~Harvard =/= fucked :)

Anyway, a few people who got KB1s (possibly even one or two who got KB2s) probably applied ED and will no longer be eligible. There is hope for us yet.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby medialoop » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:58 pm

wphr wrote:i applied on nov.19 and i am still under "application received."
should i be worried?!


Nope, this is perfectly normal. You'll probably go under review soon.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby yankees42789 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:40 pm

Just finished making my notes for my KB1 tomorrow morning. How is being prepared making me more nervous than I was before?!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Genki » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:12 pm

Does the Application Complete email from Harvard mean anything?

I've been under review since 11/28 according to their status checker, but just got a "As of today, your application to Harvard Law School is complete" email today.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:14 pm

Harvard's system seems to be the reverse of most schools. My understanding is that "Under review" means they're putting the pieces together, and "complete" means they're reviewing it (as opposed to most schools, where "complete" means they have all the pieces but aren't reviewing it yet, while "under review" means they're in the process of making a decision).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:14 pm

Genki wrote:Does the Application Complete email from Harvard mean anything?

No.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:14 pm

Genki wrote:Does the Application Complete email from Harvard mean anything?

I've been under review since 11/28 according to their status checker, but just got a "As of today, your application to Harvard Law School is complete" email today.


Not really. Everyone gets it.

I think it precedes all KB1s. On average it seems like a KB1 - if extended - will come a week or two after that email, but there have been people who have been given KB1s 6+ weeks afterward.

Good luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:15 pm

yankees42789 wrote:Just finished making my notes for my KB1 tomorrow morning. How is being prepared making me more nervous than I was before?!


hope it goes/went well! :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby yankees42789 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:17 pm

Take Two wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Just finished making my notes for my KB1 tomorrow morning. How is being prepared making me more nervous than I was before?!


hope it goes/went well! :D




Thanks! It happend this morning, almost exactly at the earliest time she said she would call. It was pretty short (4.5 minutes) and pretty standard (though I was asked a follow-up question to 'what are you doing lately' and was asked about my career aspirations which seems semi-unusual). I think it went okay, but who knows. KB was pretty nice and easy to speak with. I'd love to talk to her again soon. ;)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:19 pm

yankees42789 wrote:
Take Two wrote:
yankees42789 wrote:Just finished making my notes for my KB1 tomorrow morning. How is being prepared making me more nervous than I was before?!


hope it goes/went well! :D




Thanks! It happend this morning, almost exactly at the earliest time she said she would call. It was pretty short (4.5 minutes) and pretty standard (though I was asked a follow-up question to 'what are you doing lately' and was asked about my career aspirations which seems semi-unusual). I think it went okay, but who knows. KB was pretty nice and easy to speak with. I'd love to talk to her again soon. ;)


I have a very strong feeling you will be.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:19 pm

Genki wrote:Does the Application Complete email from Harvard mean anything?

I've been under review since 11/28 according to their status checker, but just got a "As of today, your application to Harvard Law School is complete" email today.

I got this today too. Not expecting anything, though. With my gpa...




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