Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nelson » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:15 pm

snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:17 pm

Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.


yeah. we'll see if i get held or dinged for a more definitive answer :) i'm a K-JD

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:17 pm

held today, 170 3.9+, submitted early october..

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby KaleidoscopeEyes » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:17 pm

Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.

I have ~3 years of work experience plus a hard science degree if it helps.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AmandaPB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Held

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sach1282 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Held today also. Was expecting a rejection, so, hooray I guess?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby crooked » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:20 pm

Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.


That would make sense. I'll have two years' V10 WE when I start school.

Also, for anyone wondering, my status checker still says under review, but it's updated to 1/9/2012.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby poe » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:21 pm

Held. Stats are in profile.

Not sure what to think of this... Basically a soft reject?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AmandaPB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:22 pm

poe wrote:Held. Stats are in profile.

Not sure what to think of this... Basically a soft reject?

I’m not sure. I think a waitlist would be more appropriate for a “soft rejection.” I have no idea, though. Is anyone going to send them more info?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lionelmessi » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:22 pm

Held. 164/169/3.78. I'm non-traditional with tons of WE, VE, and kids. WOW. Big surprise.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nids333 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:23 pm

Not held nor rejected yet but am in the 10/13 group. 170 and 4.05. I'm getting nervous that a rejection is in my future...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby 46nyc » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:24 pm

Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.


I'm K-JD and got held instead of denied. Numbers are lower than many denied last week, so I don't really know what's making the difference.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:25 pm

46nyc wrote:
Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.


I'm K-JD and got held instead of denied. Numbers are lower than many denied last week, so I don't really know what's making the difference.


any cool softs?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nelson » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:25 pm

poe wrote:Held. Stats are in profile.

Not sure what to think of this... Basically a soft reject?

People with your stats got in last cycle after being held (some after being WLd too). Your relative chances probably depend on what that 3.8 is.

46nyc wrote:I'm K-JD and got held instead of denied. Numbers are lower than many denied last week, so I don't really know what's making the difference.


Hard science major or HYP undergrad? Just guessing at other things that have seemed to help people's H cycles in the past.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AmandaPB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:28 pm

46nyc wrote:
Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Surprised at the numbers of the people getting held as compared to those rejected last week. Happy for you guys of course! But I do wonder what the reasoning was.

It seemed like a lot of K-JDs got dinged last week? So maybe WE making a difference? That's the only thing I can think of besides a generic "must have been softs" answer. Especially since my softs are mediocre at best. I'll take it either way.


I'm K-JD and got held instead of denied. Numbers are lower than many denied last week, so I don't really know what's making the difference.

Me, too. Hard science major and decently good softs (I think) for someone still in undergrad. I’m guessing softs are the difference!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby poe » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:28 pm

Nelson wrote:
poe wrote:Held. Stats are in profile.

Not sure what to think of this... Basically a soft reject?

People with your stats got in last cycle after being held (some after being WLd too). Your relative chances probably depend on what that 3.8 is.


You mean what I majored in? Or what my non-rounded GPA is?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby madvillain » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:30 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby 46nyc » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:31 pm

To nelson and snehpets, neither cool softs nor hard undergrad. I interned for a senator who went to HLS but he didn't write an LOR or anything. My app as a whole was pretty standard but I think it was strong for someone in undergrad... whatever, im happy to not be rejected!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sn20 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:32 pm

Held with 170 mid 3.8. Submitted 9/30

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:36 pm

Had my KB1 today.. am I the only one?

Sorry to everyone who got held :(.. but at least it wasn't a rejection.. there is still hope!!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:37 pm

As of now I have been neither held nor rejected. Submitted just before Halloween, complete email 11/10. I feel like some kind of news must be coming soon, right?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:38 pm

So I went through last year's held thread out of curiosity. About 10 of the posters who were held eventually got JR1s, about half of those eventually got in. Others seem to have been waitlisted. So not necessarily a soft reject.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:40 pm

amc987 wrote:As of now I have been neither held nor rejected. Submitted just before Halloween, complete email 11/10. I feel like some kind of news must be coming soon, right?



the holds seem to be in submission order...i dont't think they have gotten to those who submitted at the end of Oct. And also no hold or rejection could be mean KB1 :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby 46nyc » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:40 pm

snehpets wrote:So I went through last year's held thread out of curiosity. About 10 of the posters who were held eventually got JR1s, about half of those eventually got in. Others seem to have been waitlisted. So not necessarily a soft reject.


Thanks for the info and for going through it. Hoping you hear something soon!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:43 pm

46nyc wrote:
snehpets wrote:So I went through last year's held thread out of curiosity. About 10 of the posters who were held eventually got JR1s, about half of those eventually got in. Others seem to have been waitlisted. So not necessarily a soft reject.


Thanks for the info and for going through it. Hoping you hear something soon!


Haha, I think I'm headed for a reject. Average softs, still in undergrad. Maybe a waitlist since I'm at both medians. I'm pretty cool with heading to NYC either way :)

but thanks!




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