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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:55 pm

I gave in and sent a grade update. I doubt it makes a difference, but I would probably regret not knowing one way or the other if it might have increased my chances.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby icedflames » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:00 pm

snehpets wrote:I gave in and sent a grade update. I doubt it makes a difference, but I would probably regret not knowing one way or the other if it might have increased my chances.


Id say it was a good idea. If itll boost your GPA close to median then it puts you in a better position

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:02 pm

icedflames wrote:
snehpets wrote:I gave in and sent a grade update. I doubt it makes a difference, but I would probably regret not knowing one way or the other if it might have increased my chances.


Id say it was a good idea. If itll boost your GPA close to median then it puts you in a better position


And answers the question of whether your GPA would fall if your transcript got updated. You should've done it sooner IMO.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:29 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
icedflames wrote:
snehpets wrote:I gave in and sent a grade update. I doubt it makes a difference, but I would probably regret not knowing one way or the other if it might have increased my chances.


Id say it was a good idea. If itll boost your GPA close to median then it puts you in a better position


And answers the question of whether your GPA would fall if your transcript got updated. You should've done it sooner IMO.


Well it only increased it .01, .02 MAYBE, the earliest I could've done it was like...yesterday, and I was already at median.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:30 pm

snehpets wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
icedflames wrote:
snehpets wrote:I gave in and sent a grade update. I doubt it makes a difference, but I would probably regret not knowing one way or the other if it might have increased my chances.


Id say it was a good idea. If itll boost your GPA close to median then it puts you in a better position


And answers the question of whether your GPA would fall if your transcript got updated. You should've done it sooner IMO.


Well it only increased it .01, .02 MAYBE, the earliest I could've done it was like...yesterday, and I was already at median.


I know but if you had new grades to submit, by submitting them you would have answered the question "Will her new grades cause an increase, decrease, or no change?"

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:34 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
snehpets wrote:Well it only increased it .01, .02 MAYBE, the earliest I could've done it was like...yesterday, and I was already at median.


I know but if you had new grades to submit, by submitting them you would have answered the question "Will her new grades cause an increase, decrease, or no change?"


Haha, yeah, I agree with that part. I didn't bother because I'm not that attached to getting into Harvard (probably because my shot is pretty slim) and I already had to pay to send one directly to Columbia. I would like to have Harvard as an option though, so I might as well do everything I can. I feel like I'm probably headed for the waitlist though, even if this pushes me up to 3.9.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Shooter » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:54 pm

Who knows, snehpets. As far as I know, 3.9 is considered a pretty significant threshold in terms of admissions. Your chances could be better than you think. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:04 pm

Shooter wrote:Who knows, snehpets. As far as I know, 3.9 is considered a pretty significant threshold in terms of admissions. Your chances could be better than you think. Fingers crossed.


Eh, unfortunately it looks like I'll probably be at a 3.89. My Bs are counting as B minuses, I think. Oh well. Best of luck to everyone here!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Shooter » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:20 pm

For anyone tracking the progress of other applicants:

Submit 11/22, Complete 12/12, no KB1.

:(

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Lemon Lyman » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:59 pm

I'm similar to you Shooter. Sent 11/17, Complete 12/7. No KB1.

Although I'm pretty sure my LSAT is too low for a realistic shot.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Shooter » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:05 pm

In my experience, not getting a response usually leads to getting held. Not the worst thing in the world, but not great.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:14 pm

Shooter wrote:In my experience, not getting a response usually leads to getting held. Not the worst thing in the world, but not great.


I know but I feel like if it's not going to be love at first sight than I don't want them.


JUST KIDDING I LOVE YOU LET ME IN.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:16 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Shooter wrote:In my experience, not getting a response usually leads to getting held. Not the worst thing in the world, but not great.


I know but I feel like if it's not going to be love at first sight than I don't want them.


JUST KIDDING I LOVE YOU LET ME IN.


Does anyone know how many URMs have gotten KB1's? From LSN it seems like a strikingly low number of them have received KB1's thus far (strikingly low relative to the number of URMs who have generally been admitted in years past).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:19 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Does anyone know how many URMs have gotten KB1's? From LSN it seems like a strikingly low number of them have received KB1's thus far (strikingly low relative to the number of URMs who have generally been admitted in years past).


I know of a few who post here: Spek, MyLegendLives, LuffyChoppa, sh@keandb@ake, LaCumparsita, Ish531, I'm not sure who else. They seem to be favoring people with very high GPAs, though. I mean some of the people I listed have both, but if there's a discrepancy between the two, so far HLS seems to be loving the high GPA lower LSAT splitters more than the reverse. MickeyD is URM and got in the mid 170s and is still sans KB1 too, FWIW.
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mickeyD » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:28 pm

amc987 wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Does anyone know how many URMs have gotten KB1's? From LSN it seems like a strikingly low number of them have received KB1's thus far (strikingly low relative to the number of URMs who have generally been admitted in years past).


I know of a few who post here: Spek, MyLegendLives, LuffyChoppa, sh@keandb@ake, LaCumparsita, Ish531, I'm not sure who else. They seem to be favoring people with very high GPAs, though. I mean some of the people I listed have both, but if there's a discrepancy between the two, so far HLS seems to be loving the high GPA lower LSAT splitters than the reverse. MickeyD is URM and got in the mid 170s and is still sans KB1 too, FWIW.


Don't know of a single traditional URM splitter with a KB1. :?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:34 pm

amc987 wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Does anyone know how many URMs have gotten KB1's? From LSN it seems like a strikingly low number of them have received KB1's thus far (strikingly low relative to the number of URMs who have generally been admitted in years past).


I know of a few who post here: Spek, MyLegendLives, LuffyChoppa, sh@keandb@ake, LaCumparsita, Ish531, I'm not sure who else. They seem to be favoring people with very high GPAs, though. I mean some of the people I listed have both, but if there's a discrepancy between the two, so far HLS seems to be loving the high GPA lower LSAT splitters than the reverse. MickeyD is URM and got in the mid 170s and is still sans KB1 too, FWIW.


Cuban with an early December KB1 here (grade request)...3.77 173

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:39 pm

vincanity1 wrote:
amc987 wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Does anyone know how many URMs have gotten KB1's? From LSN it seems like a strikingly low number of them have received KB1's thus far (strikingly low relative to the number of URMs who have generally been admitted in years past).


I know of a few who post here: Spek, MyLegendLives, LuffyChoppa, sh@keandb@ake, LaCumparsita, Ish531, I'm not sure who else. They seem to be favoring people with very high GPAs, though. I mean some of the people I listed have both, but if there's a discrepancy between the two, so far HLS seems to be loving the high GPA lower LSAT splitters than the reverse. MickeyD is URM and got in the mid 170s and is still sans KB1 too, FWIW.


Cuban with an early December KB1 here (grade request)...3.77 173


Sorry Vincanity, I forgot about yours. I would argue that you aren't really a splitter, especially not as a URM, and that you just have very solid numbers instead. I think DavidBentley may have had one as well. If so, his numbers are similar to Vincanity's--not really a splitter or reverse splitter.

Gosh I'm outing myself as a huge TLS creeper. I'm not really, I swear. As a URM hoping to get a KB1 at some point in this lifetime, I've just been keeping track in my head.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:42 pm

Wasn't claiming to be a splitter, just a semi-URM KB1. Not that I'm saying it's a super solid GPA, either. No worries, amc.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sayornis » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:21 am

Had my KB1. Lasted 10 minutes. Same questions as everyone else, except for one where she asked me to elaborate on this internship I have right now (it's probably the best soft I could ask for, feel free to PM for details, would be too obvious if I posted).

She was really nice and conversational!

Ahhh the waiting game begins. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mickeyD » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:51 am

amc987 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
amc987 wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Does anyone know how many URMs have gotten KB1's? From LSN it seems like a strikingly low number of them have received KB1's thus far (strikingly low relative to the number of URMs who have generally been admitted in years past).


I know of a few who post here: Spek, MyLegendLives, LuffyChoppa, sh@keandb@ake, LaCumparsita, Ish531, I'm not sure who else. They seem to be favoring people with very high GPAs, though. I mean some of the people I listed have both, but if there's a discrepancy between the two, so far HLS seems to be loving the high GPA lower LSAT splitters than the reverse. MickeyD is URM and got in the mid 170s and is still sans KB1 too, FWIW.


Cuban with an early December KB1 here (grade request)...3.77 173


Sorry Vincanity, I forgot about yours. I would argue that you aren't really a splitter, especially not as a URM, and that you just have very solid numbers instead. I think DavidBentley may have had one as well. If so, his numbers are similar to Vincanity's--not really a splitter or reverse splitter.

Gosh I'm outing myself as a huge TLS creeper. I'm not really, I swear. As a URM hoping to get a KB1 at some point in this lifetime, I've just been keeping track in my head.


Hopefully they're holding off us traditional splitters until later in the cycle. If not, I guess it's true what they say about URM splitters- the boost applies more towards higher GPA/lower LSAT (ex. sh@kenb@ke).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mitterrand » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:58 am

I have numbers relatively close to shake and submitted in late October and haven't heard yet. Hopefully they are just moving slowly?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wphr » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:25 am

i want to send a grade update too, but one of my grades hasn't come out yet... and yea my gpa will only go up by .01 or .02...

were there any applicants who received a KB1 after those who submitted after them had their KB1s??

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:53 am

wphr wrote:were there any applicants who received a KB1 after those who submitted after them had their KB1s??


Yup, quite a few.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby planeride » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:17 pm

seanPtheB wrote:
snehpets wrote:I'm exactly at both medians (technically above GPA after this semester, but sending a new transcript seems like a waste for a .01 increase) and I can't decide if I should expect anything or if I should give up hope and stop checking this thread. Based on last year's LSN it looks like people at the medians did mostly well, but I also know there are several people around/above them in this thread that haven't heard anything this year. I promise I'm not trying to do some weird humble brag thing (would be laughable in a thread with 180/4.0s, haha), I'm just sort of curious if you think KB1s might be coming for those of us closer to medians sometime in the future or if you think they'll continue to focus on those much higher (or with awesome softs). Taking all opinions no matter how made up! :) And don't worry about crushing my hopes, I can take it. I honestly would be kind of relieved to have no excuse not to go to NYC.

also, to ds princess, thinking one's KB1 went badly seems to be a pretty common theme in this thread. I'm sure it's okay :)


When looking at the lsn profiles most relevant to my own interests, there were 8 or so applicants last year with 173's and 3.9+'s and they eventually all got in. I think one might have been a WL accept. This cycle there are something like 4 or 5 profiles with those numbers who haven't gotten in who submitted around 11/1. This leads me to believe that H is definitely doing things somewhat differently this year.

Edit: I just pray that something isn't cutting class size. It seems silly for them to, but it's always a possibility.


This suggestion almost made me choke on my lunch. Don't even think about it, Harvard!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:31 pm

No activity today...? :?




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