Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lawschool899 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:58 am

I didnt get held and went UR 11/28. However, I did not receive the complete email until 12/8. Was anybody who was held similar to this situation?

i want my hold..

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Byzantine wrote:Alright who's feeling some kb1s today?


Not me, except maybe for some recent-ish applicants. Why go to the trouble of holding applicants if you're going to start up KB1s right away? I'm thinking a week or two at least before there's much movement.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:06 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:
Byzantine wrote:Alright who's feeling some kb1s today?


Not me, except maybe for some recent-ish applicants. Why go to the trouble of holding applicants if you're going to start up KB1s right away? I'm thinking a week or two at least before there's much movement.


I'm a "recentish" applicant. I'm assuming from your statement that you've been held?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:07 pm

Byzantine wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
Byzantine wrote:Alright who's feeling some kb1s today?


Not me, except maybe for some recent-ish applicants. Why go to the trouble of holding applicants if you're going to start up KB1s right away? I'm thinking a week or two at least before there's much movement.


I'm a "recentish" applicant. I'm assuming from your statement that you've been held?



Yessir

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:41 pm

lawschool899 wrote:I didnt get held and went UR 11/28. However, I did not receive the complete email until 12/8. Was anybody who was held similar to this situation?

i want my hold..


I have the exact same dates as you! No hold here either, splitter.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:19 am

It's all quiet on the western front.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:35 am

Seaman on USS Arizona, 07 December 1941 @ 0600 wrote:It's all quiet on the western front.


We all know how that ended.

Tomorrow, Barack Obama wrote:Yesterday, January 19, 2012—a date which will live in infamy—the HLS applicants were suddenly and deliberately attacked by admissions forces of the Harvard University.

The applicants were at peace with that university, and, at the solicitation of LSAC, was still in conversation with its admissions office and its dean looking toward the possible admission into said University. Indeed, two weeks before Harvard admissions officers had commenced dinging in the American forum of TLS, the Harvard admissions officer and her colleagues delivered to their blog sites a formal announcement regarding holds in reply to a recent student inquiry. While this blog post stated that it seemed almost useless to continue the existing admissions negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or ding attack.

It will be recorded that the duration from first ding to yesterday makes it obvious that the recent dings were deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Harvard admissions office has deliberately sought to deceive the students by false statements and expressions of hope for continued admissions chances.

The dings yesterday on the TLS forums have caused severe damage to HLS applicants' morale. I regret to tell you that very many applicants have been dinged. In addition, HLS applicants have been reported dinged on the internet tubes between TLS and LSN.

Yesterday the Harvard admissions office also dinged many splitters.

Last night the Harvard admissions office also dinged many international students.

Last night the Harvard admissions office also dinged many Rhodes scholars.

Last night the Harvard admissions office also dinged many legacy applicants.

Last night the Harvard admissions office also dinged many URMs.

And this morning Harvard admissions office revoked the acceptance of some already accepted applicants.

Harvard has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the TLS area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The HLS applicants have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our applications.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole forum remember the character of the onslaught against us. . .

...
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:50 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:
Seaman on USS Arizona, 07 December 1941 @ 0600 wrote:It's all quiet on the western front.


Tomorrow, Barack Obama wrote:Yesterday, January 19, 2012—a date which will live in infamy—the HLS applicants were suddenly and deliberately attacked by admissions forces of the Harvard University.
...


Or if you're more of an optimist:

IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 6, 1945

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Through past few months TLS airplanes have been dropping applications on HLS Admissions, an important HLS base. Those applications had more power than 20,000 tons of T.N.T. They had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British "Grand Slam" which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare.

HLS began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With these applications we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces. In their present form these applications are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development.

It is an atomic application. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war from the North East.

Beginning in 1940, before Pearl Harbor, scientific knowledge useful in war was pooled between the TLS and LSN, and many priceless helps to our victories have come from that arrangement. Under that general policy the research on the atomic application was begun. With American and British scientists working together we entered the race of discovery against the Germans Admissions committees.
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:53 am

Strike through is just rude, you didn't even wait for the full version.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:58 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:Strike through is just rude, you didn't even wait for the full version.


I should have waited, it was masterpiece. I just wanted to give something from the optimistic side of things.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:09 am

Aha!

"Complete Email" just Received!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby boosk » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:25 am

This thread is worse than the Pearl Harbor movie

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:48 pm

Held

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Held

KB1 in mid November
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:51 pm

Wow, more holds today?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:55 pm

cerealdan wrote:Wow, more holds today?


I would get my hopes up for one, but the common thread seems to be having had a KB1, a camp I have regrettably not yet found myself in.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:56 pm

Didn't even realize you could get held after having had a kb1.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby alevin » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:04 pm

That masterful speech "Barack" mentioned revoking admittance. Just wondering if that's actually ever happened without grounds?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kingofspain » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:07 pm

Under review yesterday after submitting 1/9! Someone read my fortune from this meager and probably irrelevant bit of information!

(I'm freaking out a little bit.)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:10 pm

kingofspain wrote:Under review yesterday after submitting 1/9! Someone read my fortune from this meager and probably irrelevant bit of information!

(I'm freaking out a little bit.)


Did you get the UR email or was it just via status checker?

Because, apparently, you go UR on status checker about 6-10 days before you get an "Application Complete" email. Once you get the "Application Complete" email, you could hear back as soon as the same day regarding KB1 (see last year's thread).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby tamereth » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:18 pm

Held. KB1 early December.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JosephusMyer » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:19 pm

kingofspain wrote:Under review yesterday after submitting 1/9! Someone read my fortune from this meager and probably irrelevant bit of information!

(I'm freaking out a little bit.)


Submitted 1/2, still reads "Application Received" here. But I'm true international, so I wonder if people like me get dealt with together, given that it's probably a bit difficult to compare people without GPAs to people with.

I'm 178/foreign-superior, for what it's worth, but still in undergrad with only internships and extracurriculars - no W/E.

[EDIT: I forgot to add - also a little bit odd in that my undergrad degree is actually a foreign law degree.]

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:24 pm

kingofspain wrote:Under review yesterday after submitting 1/9! Someone read my fortune from this meager and probably irrelevant bit of information!

(I'm freaking out a little bit.)


It really depends which side of 3.8 you are. If you're 3.75-3.79, I would imagine - barring crazy softs - that your application coming in so late will damn you. If you are 3.8-3.84, you will have a small chance.

This cycle hasn't been kind to the people who scored below 176 with below 3.85s. Applying late will almost certainly hurt you, I would imagine quite a bit. I'm not trying to be negative here, it's just that Harvard is very frontloaded -- you should try your luck this cycle, but is there any chance you could apply next year? I think it would dramatically improve your shot.

Good luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Dani.B » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:29 pm

Held just now, no KB1

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:40 pm

For those who have been held: Does your status checker update at all? If so -- how long after the email is sent?




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