Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:33 pm

Elendil wrote:No activity today...? :?

Calm before the storm? We're just about due for the first round of rejections. :?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:58 pm

curiouscat wrote:
Elendil wrote:No activity today...? :?

Calm before the storm? We're just about due for the first round of rejections. :?


Yeah, I've got my money on rejections tomorrow or Friday and then hopefully another round of KB1s for next week... fingers crossed!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:27 pm

So, up until the score release, I didn't even think an app to Harvard was a hail mary. But, I performed well on the December LSAT and plan to send in my app tomorrow.

So, hey everyone! I'm here to enjoy the neurotic admissions wait with you.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mickeyD » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:10 pm

Congrats on that 177! Amazing.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:26 pm

mickeyD wrote:Congrats on that 177! Amazing.


I'm so happy! I missed three on games somehow and was sure I aced it. It would have been my 180. But, on the flipside, I only missed three on RC, and that was my make or break section so...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:11 am

thelong wrote:
mickeyD wrote:Congrats on that 177! Amazing.


I'm so happy! I missed three on games somehow and was sure I aced it. It would have been my 180. But, on the flipside, I only missed three on RC, and that was my make or break section so...


Sounds like you're a failure...how dare you even show your face in this thread?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:31 am

thelong wrote:So, up until the score release, I didn't even think an app to Harvard was a hail mary. But, I performed well on the December LSAT and plan to send in my app tomorrow.

So, hey everyone! I'm here to enjoy the neurotic admissions wait with you.


Congratulations and good luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:32 am

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
thelong wrote:
mickeyD wrote:Congrats on that 177! Amazing.


I'm so happy! I missed three on games somehow and was sure I aced it. It would have been my 180. But, on the flipside, I only missed three on RC, and that was my make or break section so...


Sounds like you're a failure...how dare you even show your face in this thread?


So TTT.

I just submitted my app! I wish I was saying this in September!

!

ETA: Thanks Elendil. I'll take all the luck I can get.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:38 am

thelong wrote:I just submitted my app! I wish I was saying this in September!

!


If its any consolation we are more or less in the same boat numbers wise (Below 25th gpa and at or in your case above! :D :D 75th LSAT) and I was passed over despite applying much earlier. Seems they have been targeting high GPAs the first half of the cycle. My hope hope is that they will go after some splitters once they see how the drop in applicants shakes out. Course I have a vested interest in that being true so take it as you will haha :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby crumpledq » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:40 am

Take Two wrote:My hope hope is that they will go after some splitters once they see how the drop in applicants shakes out.


Yes, please.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:43 am

Take Two wrote:
thelong wrote:I just submitted my app! I wish I was saying this in September!

!


If its any consolation we are more or less in the same boat numbers wise (Below 25th gpa and at or in your case above! :D :D 75th LSAT) and I was passed over despite applying much earlier. Seems they have been targeting high GPAs the first half of the cycle. My hope hope is that they will go after some splitters once they see how the drop in applicants shakes out. Course I have a vested interest in that being true so take it as you will haha :D


Exactly, haha. I can't help but be a little angry at my younger self. Then again, if I had my eye on law school back then I probably would have had more of a motivation to keep my GPA up. Of course, being awful at French didn't help net 4.0s.

I just have to keep my hopes down as I understand that it's going to be really tough with a 3.5. I don't think I'm special-snowflake enough to really put the odds in my favor so, like you, I'm hoping we get some splitter love due to a decrease in applicants and LSAT takers this cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mickeyD » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:46 am

Sadly there has not been a single documented case of this "splitter-love" phenomenon at HLS this cycle. :? (traditional splitters)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:46 am

thelong wrote:
Take Two wrote:
thelong wrote:I just submitted my app! I wish I was saying this in September!

!


If its any consolation we are more or less in the same boat numbers wise (Below 25th gpa and at or in your case above! :D :D 75th LSAT) and I was passed over despite applying much earlier. Seems they have been targeting high GPAs the first half of the cycle. My hope hope is that they will go after some splitters once they see how the drop in applicants shakes out. Course I have a vested interest in that being true so take it as you will haha :D


Exactly, haha. I can't help but be a little angry at my younger self. Then again, if I had my eye on law school back then I probably would have had more of a motivation to keep my GPA up. Of course, being awful at French didn't help net 4.0s.

I just have to keep my hopes down as I understand that it's going to be really tough with a 3.5. I don't think I'm special-snowflake enough to really put the odds in my favor so, like you, I'm hoping we get some splitter love due to a decrease in applicants and LSAT takers this cycle.


Haha we are the same person! two years of required french pretty much shot me in the foot!

Best of luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:47 am

mickeyD wrote:Sadly there has not been a single documented case of this "splitter-love" phenomenon at HLS this cycle. :? (traditional splitters)


haha well arent you a ray of sunshine! :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:48 am

Take Two wrote:
thelong wrote:
Take Two wrote:
thelong wrote:I just submitted my app! I wish I was saying this in September!

!


If its any consolation we are more or less in the same boat numbers wise (Below 25th gpa and at or in your case above! :D :D 75th LSAT) and I was passed over despite applying much earlier. Seems they have been targeting high GPAs the first half of the cycle. My hope hope is that they will go after some splitters once they see how the drop in applicants shakes out. Course I have a vested interest in that being true so take it as you will haha :D


Exactly, haha. I can't help but be a little angry at my younger self. Then again, if I had my eye on law school back then I probably would have had more of a motivation to keep my GPA up. Of course, being awful at French didn't help net 4.0s.

I just have to keep my hopes down as I understand that it's going to be really tough with a 3.5. I don't think I'm special-snowflake enough to really put the odds in my favor so, like you, I'm hoping we get some splitter love due to a decrease in applicants and LSAT takers this cycle.


Haha we are the same person! two years of required french pretty much shot me in the foot!

Best of luck!


Oh man. I took it as a cognate requirement (minor) outside of the college or arts and letters. If I stayed for one more semester I would have had a degree in French as well. Ugghhhhh poor choices. A whole six semesters of an average 3.0 in French.

Oh well!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:49 am

Take Two wrote:
mickeyD wrote:Sadly there has not been a single documented case of this "splitter-love" phenomenon at HLS this cycle. :? (traditional splitters)


haha well arent you a ray of sunshine! :mrgreen:


Haha. Fortunately for you all, that sort of thing would likely come later in the cycle, no? The fact that it hasn't happened yet isn't necessarily a bad sign.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby caminante » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:07 am

So, is it just me or is waiting for a possible KB2 after having a KB1 almost as painful as waiting for the LSAT score release? I have been pretty relaxed waiting for decisions up until now... I'm totally distracted at this point.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mickeyD » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:19 am

snehpets wrote:
Take Two wrote:
mickeyD wrote:Sadly there has not been a single documented case of this "splitter-love" phenomenon at HLS this cycle. :? (traditional splitters)


haha well arent you a ray of sunshine! :mrgreen:


Haha. Fortunately for you all, that sort of thing would likely come later in the cycle, no? The fact that it hasn't happened yet isn't necessarily a bad sign.


No, you're totally right. Even for URMs it has only been high LSATs. As a URM splitter who has lived on LSN, the data is pretty clear in showing that H takes a handful of URM splitters each year, but not a single one has been admitted on TLS/LSN. So it's a good possibility that they're waiting for the pool to finish shaking out before they let us (or any non-URM) splitters in. To be honest its probably a more encouraging sign that they haven't taken any (that we know of), because it lends a little support to this theory. The most I can hope for is a hold next week and that the LSAT pool shakes out to be weaker than they expected (though thelong surely isn't helping :lol: Jk)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby freestallion » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:26 am

caminante wrote:So, is it just me or is waiting for a possible KB2 after having a KB1 almost as painful as waiting for the LSAT score release? I have been pretty relaxed waiting for decisions up until now... I'm totally distracted at this point.

+1 I was completely useless after my KB1. I got passed over and kept looking at all the statistics and past threads for people who got a KB1 but no KB2, kept replaying my interview in my head (and each time it sounded more horrible, lol). But don't worry! I know it's not much consolation right now, but with your numbers, you will get in :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:34 am

Complete e-mail today. Was UR 12/20. Praying for a KB1.. does anyone have a guess as to how long it would take for me to find out if i'm getting one? Thanks!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MissElphaba » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:38 am

nametaken wrote:Complete e-mail today. Was UR 12/20. Praying for a KB1.. does anyone have a guess as to how long it would take for me to find out if i'm getting one? Thanks!


Same here!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:30 pm

MissElphaba wrote:
nametaken wrote:Complete e-mail today. Was UR 12/20. Praying for a KB1.. does anyone have a guess as to how long it would take for me to find out if i'm getting one? Thanks!


Same here!


Same here as well. Fingers are crossed!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby caminante » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 pm

freestallion wrote:
caminante wrote:So, is it just me or is waiting for a possible KB2 after having a KB1 almost as painful as waiting for the LSAT score release? I have been pretty relaxed waiting for decisions up until now... I'm totally distracted at this point.

+1 I was completely useless after my KB1. I got passed over and kept looking at all the statistics and past threads for people who got a KB1 but no KB2, kept replaying my interview in my head (and each time it sounded more horrible, lol). But don't worry! I know it's not much consolation right now, but with your numbers, you will get in :D


Thanks, freestallion! I keep looking at the stats as well, which I realize is pointless and I should just be productive, but that just doesn't seem to be possible! :wink:

nametaken wrote:Complete e-mail today. Was UR 12/20. Praying for a KB1.. does anyone have a guess as to how long it would take for me to find out if i'm getting one? Thanks!


For me it was a little less than 2 weeks from the complete email until the KB1 email... I have no idea what the average timeline is. From glancing at last year's data on LSN it seems like people who submitted mid to late- November (like me) had an average of a 2 month wait between submitting and getting a final decision.

Not that any of this info helps with the waiting! haha

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:39 pm

caminante wrote:
freestallion wrote:
caminante wrote:So, is it just me or is waiting for a possible KB2 after having a KB1 almost as painful as waiting for the LSAT score release? I have been pretty relaxed waiting for decisions up until now... I'm totally distracted at this point.

+1 I was completely useless after my KB1. I got passed over and kept looking at all the statistics and past threads for people who got a KB1 but no KB2, kept replaying my interview in my head (and each time it sounded more horrible, lol). But don't worry! I know it's not much consolation right now, but with your numbers, you will get in :D


Thanks, freestallion! I keep looking at the stats as well, which I realize is pointless and I should just be productive, but that just doesn't seem to be possible! :wink:

nametaken wrote:Complete e-mail today. Was UR 12/20. Praying for a KB1.. does anyone have a guess as to how long it would take for me to find out if i'm getting one? Thanks!


For me it was a little less than 2 weeks from the complete email until the KB1 email... I have no idea what the average timeline is. From glancing at last year's data on LSN it seems like people who submitted mid to late- November (like me) had an average of a 2 month wait between submitting and getting a final decision.

Not that any of this info helps with the waiting! haha


Haha true, but thank you! Good to know :) I will continue refreshing my e-mail every 10 minutes and crossing my fingers!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Tom in Ohio » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:51 pm

caminante wrote:
freestallion wrote:
caminante wrote:So, is it just me or is waiting for a possible KB2 after having a KB1 almost as painful as waiting for the LSAT score release? I have been pretty relaxed waiting for decisions up until now... I'm totally distracted at this point.

+1 I was completely useless after my KB1. I got passed over and kept looking at all the statistics and past threads for people who got a KB1 but no KB2, kept replaying my interview in my head (and each time it sounded more horrible, lol). But don't worry! I know it's not much consolation right now, but with your numbers, you will get in :D


Thanks, freestallion! I keep looking at the stats as well, which I realize is pointless and I should just be productive, but that just doesn't seem to be possible! :wink:

nametaken wrote:Complete e-mail today. Was UR 12/20. Praying for a KB1.. does anyone have a guess as to how long it would take for me to find out if i'm getting one? Thanks!


For me it was a little less than 2 weeks from the complete email until the KB1 email... I have no idea what the average timeline is. From glancing at last year's data on LSN it seems like people who submitted mid to late- November (like me) had an average of a 2 month wait between submitting and getting a final decision.

Not that any of this info helps with the waiting! haha


My (very limited) personal experience is that there is no typical time frame with HLS admissions. I was complete for well over a month before I received my KB1 yet received my KB2 the following day (best Christmas present ever!). Also, if the data on LSN were 100% predictive, I'd be waiting for a KB1 for eternity.

In other words, I am living proof that HLS is not completely numbers driven, and there is hope for everyone. Hang in there!




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