Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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icedflames
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby icedflames » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:13 pm

That early?
When will the first interviews generally be held?

Also, if you are not invited to an interview for the first round, does that mean that you are (most likely) a rejection?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:34 pm

icedflames wrote:That early?
When will the first interviews generally be held?

Also, if you are not invited to an interview for the first round, does that mean that you are (most likely) a rejection?


No, it only means you are not an auto-admit, they will wait until they see the rest of the applicant pool until they make a final decision about you.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sea15 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:09 pm

Under review. That is scary to see!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:10 pm

Had a KB event earlier. She seemed really nice.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nids333 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:36 pm

sea15 wrote:Under review. That is scary to see!


Me too! I think a waitlist will still count as success in my eyes.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kulshan » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:27 pm

Curious1 wrote:Had a KB event earlier. She seemed really nice.


Go on...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby basilseal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:06 am

Hold onto your butts... submitted.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:32 am

One bit of meaningless speculation:

Did anyone notice this bit about application status check:

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Does this mean, for this year, we will not get a separate application complete e-mail / status update?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:39 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:One bit of meaningless speculation:

Did anyone notice this bit about application status check:

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Does this mean, for this year, we will not get a separate application complete e-mail / status update?


I would assume the next communication once "under review" will be a JR1 invite or "other" decision at some point (hold, WL,rejection, etc). I don't expect another email about being complete and having received one thus far after being complete for a month so....

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:54 am

That would be different from last year then. Last year, people received e-mails and corresponding status updates about their applications being complete, but seemingly at random times, sometimes after a JR1 invite. That is what I meant.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:22 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:That would be different from last year then. Last year, people received e-mails and corresponding status updates about their applications being complete, but seemingly at random times, sometimes after a JR1 invite. That is what I meant.



Well I hope they change it, because you all know we'll be jumping out of our skin to get an email from them. What a let down for it to just say, you're complete.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby annyong » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:24 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:That would be different from last year then. Last year, people received e-mails and corresponding status updates about their applications being complete, but seemingly at random times, sometimes after a JR1 invite. That is what I meant.

I noticed that bit, so I just assumed we wouldn't be updated about being complete.

In the past, have JR1 (or KB1) emails gone out corresponding to the order of apps submitted or just in one big batch to potential auto-admits (who seem to be the ones to get theirs first)? I don't want to start meaninglessly speculating over my chances of admission, but when these emails do start to come out, I'd like some indication about whether its date submitted app or just how much they like you...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby RonnyDworkin » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:26 pm

So nervous!!!

Just checked my status checker and my application is under review.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pineappledazzler » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:32 pm

Under review as well.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Kimberly » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:32 pm

under review.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:38 pm

Checking in . . . nervous as hell for that Oct. LSAT score.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sfreuden » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:16 pm

annyong wrote:I noticed that bit, so I just assumed we wouldn't be updated about being complete.

In the past, have JR1 (or KB1) emails gone out corresponding to the order of apps submitted or just in one big batch to potential auto-admits (who seem to be the ones to get theirs first)? I don't want to start meaninglessly speculating over my chances of admission, but when these emails do start to come out, I'd like some indication about whether its date submitted app or just how much they like you...


From last year's thread, it seems like the emails go out in batches, roughly in order of applications submitted - at least for the pre-Thanksgiving group.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby jim-green » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:06 pm

HLS interviews around 1200 candidates, and extends offers to around 800. That means one will have to do pretty badly to mess up an interview. I mean it's not like job interviews, in which 7 candidates may be interviewed for 1 job.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:09 pm

jim-green wrote:HLS interviews around 1200 candidates, and extends offers to around 800. That means one will have to do pretty badly to mess up an interview. I mean it's not like job interviews, in which 7 candidates may be interviewed for 1 job.


In retrospect, I'm mildly suspicious that the decisions were almost already pre-decided before some of the pre-Thanksgiving phone calls were even made. I was told at the end of the interview to expect to hear back in mid-November...when only admits ever hear back in mid-November. (They didn't do holds until January I think). I don't necessarily think that most who got the JR1, then no JR2, necessarily screwed up, either.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:09 am

acrossthelake wrote:
jim-green wrote:HLS interviews around 1200 candidates, and extends offers to around 800. That means one will have to do pretty badly to mess up an interview. I mean it's not like job interviews, in which 7 candidates may be interviewed for 1 job.


In retrospect, I'm mildly suspicious that the decisions were almost already pre-decided before some of the pre-Thanksgiving phone calls were even made. I was told at the end of the interview to expect to hear back in mid-November...when only admits ever hear back in mid-November. (They didn't do holds until January I think). I don't necessarily think that most who got the JR1, then no JR2, necessarily screwed up, either.


Yeah KB came to my school and pretty much said--it's already mostly pre-determined. if you're in before the interview, then you need to not screw up. If you were going to be waitlisted anyway, then you need to wow her. The interview itself usually doesn't become the deciding factor.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby jim-green » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:27 am

Curious1 wrote:if you're in before the interview, then you need to not screw up. If you were going to be waitlisted anyway, then you need to wow her. The interview itself usually doesn't become the deciding factor.
That means it is a factor.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mjitbswyd » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:44 am

maybe we can see some jr1 emails today. this is going to be fun.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:49 am

mjitbswyd wrote:maybe we can see some jr1 emails today. this is going to be fun.


:( I have midterms! I can't be checking my email every 45 seconds

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Kimberly » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:45 am

mjitbswyd wrote:maybe we can see some jr1 emails today. this is going to be fun.


7:43am... no email yet... 14 hours before bed time (I know, I am a light-weight)...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kulshan » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:35 pm

I may also hear back (via email) today about whether I passed my comps paper. So, yeah, email vigilance.




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