Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:47 am

I'm sure it's ok to call her Dean Buttenbaum. :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby huck2012 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:52 am

Do we think today is the day for another batch of admits? Also, I just checked LSN, and it seems as if only one person below a 172 received a KB2 (the 167/3.55 is not accurate, as it appears on every graph and was there before any KB2's went out on TLS). Is that data bias? Or has anyone on TLS below a 172 received a KB2?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:10 am

huck2012 wrote:Do we think today is the day for another batch of admits? Also, I just checked LSN, and it seems as if only one person below a 172 received a KB2 (the 167/3.55 is not accurate, as it appears on every graph and was there before any KB2's went out on TLS). Is that data bias? Or has anyone on TLS below a 172 received a KB2?


Well LSN is never accurate for the entire pool of applicants. That being said, it does seem that they might be shooting for a 172 median by letting in largely 172+ for the early bunches. Presumably, as the cycle goes on, they'll start to fall off to other schools in part and also just filling the class will happen with those below so that even if that appears a floor right now, it might end up being a median later. Oh and LaCump got a KB2 and has a 170. Truth is, we just don't know how schools are responding to a possible drop in apps. It seems to me that the graph thus far looks awfully similar to last year, so the median may stay the same. Who knows, but its normal to see this early in the cycle that the admits are skewed to those with higher numbers.

Also, alot of people have their LSN profiles set to private until the cycle is over.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:24 am

huck2012 wrote:Do we think today is the day for another batch of admits? Also, I just checked LSN, and it seems as if only one person below a 172 received a KB2 (the 167/3.55 is not accurate, as it appears on every graph and was there before any KB2's went out on TLS). Is that data bias? Or has anyone on TLS below a 172 received a KB2?


One person with a 170 and a 4.0X got a KB2 (non-URM hispanic)

Edit: Originally missed what Mum said.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby oldguy30 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:51 pm

Well, I happen to have only a 171 LSAT, 3.9X GPA, but received a KB2 recently. (I think. I'm still out of the country without access to my US voicemail. But my status changed and I now have a jd15.law.harvard.edu email.) So people with below-median LSAT scores should not lose hope.

EDIT: I'm not an URM, though I am atypical in many other ways.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:57 pm

oldguy30 wrote:Well, I happen to have only a 171 LSAT, 3.9X GPA, but received a KB2 recently. (I think. I'm still out of the country without access to my US voicemail. But my status changed and I now have a jd15.law.harvard.edu email.) So people with below-median LSAT scores should not lose hope.

EDIT: I'm not an URM, though I am atypical in many other ways.


No one should lose hope based on results thus far. They just aren't going to be indicative of the whole class.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby freestallion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:58 pm

oldguy30 wrote:Well, I happen to have only a 171 LSAT, 3.9X GPA, but received a KB2 recently. (I think. I'm still out of the country without access to my US voicemail. But my status changed and I now have a jd15.law.harvard.edu email.) So people with below-median LSAT scores should not lose hope.

EDIT: I'm not an URM, though I am atypical in many other ways.

Congrats! When did you receive an KB1 email and when was your KB1, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby oldguy30 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:26 pm

freestallion wrote:
oldguy30 wrote:Well, I happen to have only a 171 LSAT, 3.9X GPA, but received a KB2 recently. (I think. I'm still out of the country without access to my US voicemail. But my status changed and I now have a jd15.law.harvard.edu email.) So people with below-median LSAT scores should not lose hope.

EDIT: I'm not an URM, though I am atypical in many other ways.

Congrats! When did you receive an KB1 email and when was your KB1, if you don't mind me asking?


I posted the info 2 pages back. Here it is again:
Submitted 11/1
Complete 11/17
Interview scheduled 11/29
KB1 12/7
KB2 12/14

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Lily Pad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:44 pm

oldguy30 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
oldguy30 wrote:Well, I happen to have only a 171 LSAT, 3.9X GPA, but received a KB2 recently. (I think. I'm still out of the country without access to my US voicemail. But my status changed and I now have a jd15.law.harvard.edu email.) So people with below-median LSAT scores should not lose hope.

EDIT: I'm not an URM, though I am atypical in many other ways.

Congrats! When did you receive an KB1 email and when was your KB1, if you don't mind me asking?


I posted the info 2 pages back. Here it is again:
Submitted 11/1
Complete 11/17
Interview scheduled 11/29
KB1 12/7
KB2 12/14


Congrats on Harvard!! You give me hope - very similar stats as yours, applied a couple weeks after you did. Here's hoping that us mid-November applicants hear some good news soon!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby txl » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:28 pm

Interesting note from my KB1: she said something like "This year, we're doing things (as far as the timing of KB1s/KB2s) a bit differently, so I don't think the usual timing cycles are going to apply. Sometimes i'm at one point in the review of an application and sometimes a totally different point"

(This is paraphrased, but it gets the gist across. Hope it's of some interest. Conspiracy theorists, go nuts!)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:06 pm

Suite:Judy Blue Eyes!! KB1 email. Out of breath still.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:12 pm

Nice! Congrats!!!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:20 pm

Davidbentley wrote:Suite:Judy Blue Eyes!! KB1 email. Out of breath still.


I'm super happy for you, and equally sad for me =(.

What are your dates?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Genki » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:22 pm

Davidbentley wrote:Suite:Judy Blue Eyes!! KB1 email. Out of breath still.

Congrats. Good luck during the interview.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:25 pm

Thanks all. :mrgreen:

Submitted: 11/12
Complete: 12/6

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Themaddh » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:27 pm

Davidbentley wrote:Thanks all. :mrgreen:

Submitted: 11/12
Complete: 12/6


Congratulations! Is that when you went UR or when you got the complete email?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:32 pm

Themaddh wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Thanks all. :mrgreen:

Submitted: 11/12
Complete: 12/6


Congratulations! Is that when you went UR or when you got the complete email?


The former. I received the email on 12/15.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Themaddh » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:34 pm

Davidbentley wrote:
Themaddh wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Thanks all. :mrgreen:

Submitted: 11/12
Complete: 12/6


Congratulations! Is that when you went UR or when you got the complete email?


The former. I received the email on 12/15.


Ohhhh me so jealous. We have almost identical UR/complete dates. Good luck with your interview!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:41 pm

Thanks. Hopefully there's more emails being sent off soon

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Genki » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:54 pm

thanks for the info.
I've got similar numbers and submitted a couple days before you.
Crossing my fingers for a KB1 email.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sayornis » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:01 pm

Themaddh wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:
Themaddh wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Thanks all. :mrgreen:

Submitted: 11/12
Complete: 12/6


Congratulations! Is that when you went UR or when you got the complete email?


The former. I received the email on 12/15.


Ohhhh me so jealous. We have almost identical UR/complete dates. Good luck with your interview!


Congrats on the KB1 DavidBentley!

Ahhh same dates here.
Submitted: 11/14
UR: 12/7
Complete email: 12/15

I thought KB1 came typically 2 weeks after the complete email?! Didn't realize they were moving so fast. Oh gosh, won't be able to concentrate at all next week.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby gimelstein315 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:06 pm

2 weeks is just a rough "average" -- but even that is a misapplication of the word. it's definitely not a hard rule. for example, many people (myself included) went complete on 11/23 + received their KB1s on 11/29. but don't forget -- some people have to wait months for theirs! moral of the story: don't try to guess when it's coming + never give up hope!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:06 pm

Davidbentley wrote:Thanks. Hopefully there's more emails being sent off soon


Yeah that's pretty ridiculous that you applied so late, went UR so quickly and got a KB1 even quicker. Anything in your background/softs/URM status to explain this?

Did you save civilization as we know it or something?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Themaddh » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:12 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Thanks. Hopefully there's more emails being sent off soon


Yeah that's pretty ridiculous that you applied so late, went UR so quickly and got a KB1 even quicker. Anything in your background/softs/URM status to explain this?

Did you save civilization as we know it or something?


He is URM

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:13 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Thanks. Hopefully there's more emails being sent off soon


Yeah that's pretty ridiculous that you applied so late, went UR so quickly and got a KB1 even quicker. Anything in your background/softs/URM status to explain this?

Did you save civilization as we know it or something?


Lol. Not that I know of. I imagine the URM is the big thing. The only other distinctive thing about me is my current job. It's not significant(on a global scale) but it is fairly interesting.




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