Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Byzantine
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:48 am

avd90 wrote:how quickly after going UR have most people received their KB1s?


It seems to vary quite a bit. Did you get your "Complete" Email?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Just went complete :D

I'm assuming KB1s aren't cold calls?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:10 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:Just went complete :D

I'm assuming KB1s aren't cold calls?


Yeah, you get an email and you schedule the call. I don't know exactly what it looks like.

Good luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby captainwasabi09 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:22 pm

Byzantine wrote:Alright I think we might get some KB1s today!


WANT.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby poultry » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:34 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:38 pm

poultry wrote:I have a tough call to make ever since my app was held. I would really enjoying hearing your guys' opinion. Say I am an Harvard alumna and recently participated in a series of alumni event, in which I made presentations to current students about my research in the organizaiton I am currently working for, as well as potential job opportunities for them. Do you guys recommend asking a letter from a professor who also participated in those events? It will talk about my performance in those events and his general impression about me, since I never took class with him. Will it help, or harm my chance? I had two letters in my file so far. Any advice is welcome!


Honestly, I don't see how that letter would help you. Unless the professor knows you in an academic context or has had extended interaction with you in a professional context, a letter saying "she is good at making presentations" is unlikely to have much effect on your application.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby avd90 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:38 pm

Byzantine wrote:
avd90 wrote:how quickly after going UR have most people received their KB1s?


It seems to vary quite a bit. Did you get your "Complete" Email?


I haven't received the email yet, but I've been UR since 1/23. I'm a lower LSAT splitter, but a URM so I don't know if that changes the process/standards. We'll see, I suppose.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby caminante » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:09 pm

avd90 wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
avd90 wrote:how quickly after going UR have most people received their KB1s?


It seems to vary quite a bit. Did you get your "Complete" Email?


I haven't received the email yet, but I've been UR since 1/23. I'm a lower LSAT splitter, but a URM so I don't know if that changes the process/standards. We'll see, I suppose.


I don't know how quickly the process is going now, but around the time I applies (11/22) The timeline I saw most frequently looked something like Apply- UR a couple days later- complete email about a month after UR- KB1 about a week after complete

That was just the timeline I saw most often for people who got KB1s in the first round of their "batch." There were many people who got KB1s much later than a week after the complete email.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:44 pm

caminante wrote:
avd90 wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
avd90 wrote:how quickly after going UR have most people received their KB1s?


It seems to vary quite a bit. Did you get your "Complete" Email?


I haven't received the email yet, but I've been UR since 1/23. I'm a lower LSAT splitter, but a URM so I don't know if that changes the process/standards. We'll see, I suppose.


I don't know how quickly the process is going now, but around the time I applies (11/22) The timeline I saw most frequently looked something like Apply- UR a couple days later- complete email about a month after UR- KB1 about a week after complete

That was just the timeline I saw most often for people who got KB1s in the first round of their "batch." There were many people who got KB1s much later than a week after the complete email.


I applied 11/22 as well, and haven't heard a peep from H since my 12/22 complete email. :?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:29 pm

avd90 wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
avd90 wrote:how quickly after going UR have most people received their KB1s?


It seems to vary quite a bit. Did you get your "Complete" Email?


I haven't received the email yet, but I've been UR since 1/23. I'm a lower LSAT splitter, but a URM so I don't know if that changes the process/standards. We'll see, I suppose.


You should get your complete email within a week. After that, all bets are off. You could hear back as soon as a couple of days after your first complete email, or as long as 2 months.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:40 pm

Byzantine wrote:
avd90 wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
avd90 wrote:how quickly after going UR have most people received their KB1s?


It seems to vary quite a bit. Did you get your "Complete" Email?


I haven't received the email yet, but I've been UR since 1/23. I'm a lower LSAT splitter, but a URM so I don't know if that changes the process/standards. We'll see, I suppose.


You should get your complete email within a week. After that, all bets are off. You could hear back as soon as a couple of days after your first complete email, or as long as 2 months.


Or 3. 01/27 is the end of 3rd month after my complete e-mail.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
Or 3. 01/27 is the end of 3rd month after my complete e-mail.


Dang. Have you called them? b/c they say anything longer than 2 months is held, right?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:15 pm

Byzantine wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:
Or 3. 01/27 is the end of 3rd month after my complete e-mail.


Dang. Have you called them? b/c they say anything longer than 2 months is held, right?


Nope, they say they aim to reach a decision by the end of 2nd month but it is not guaranteed.

ETA: On that note, today seems over as well. I really hope for some movement tomorrow, like KB1s for next week, rejection for me, something.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wannagetinsomewhere » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:56 pm

Did anyone have their name, address, and other info centered on the status check page?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:03 pm

wannagetinsomewhere wrote:Did anyone have their name, address, and other info centered on the status check page?

yais

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wannagetinsomewhere » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:06 pm

MikeTheWilliams wrote:
wannagetinsomewhere wrote:Did anyone have their name, address, and other info centered on the status check page?

yais


Is it significant or has it happened to everyone?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:11 pm

wannagetinsomewhere wrote:
MikeTheWilliams wrote:
wannagetinsomewhere wrote:Did anyone have their name, address, and other info centered on the status check page?

yais


Is it significant or has it happened to everyone?


Didn't center for me.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wphr » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:14 pm

mine centered a month ago or so. didn't think it was significant. lol.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby carne.asada » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:Or 3. 01/27 is the end of 3rd month after my complete e-mail.




Ditto. Hello, month 4. I know of another person too with an October complete date who still hasn't heard anything.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:42 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:
Or 3. 01/27 is the end of 3rd month after my complete e-mail.


Dang. Have you called them? b/c they say anything longer than 2 months is held, right?


Nope, they say they aim to reach a decision by the end of 2nd month but it is not guaranteed.

ETA: On that note, today seems over as well. I really hope for some movement tomorrow, like KB1s for next week, rejection for me, something.


I'm really surprised, especially given your stats. You are kind of in auto admit territory.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lawhaus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:38 pm

Just to correct myself,
after you received a complete status update, you're suppose to get an email asking about scheduling interviews?
Is this only for ED?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:40 pm

lawhaus wrote:Just to correct myself,
after you received a complete status update, you're suppose to get an email asking about scheduling interviews?
Is this only for ED?

uh..no.

1) HLS doesnt have ED

2) Only some (around 15%) of applicants get scheduled for an interview (KB1)...if you don't get one, you're screwed

3) Out of those with a KB1, 2/3 will get accepted.

Basically, only if HLS "likes" you will you get an interview...w/o an interview, you will not get accepted

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lawhaus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:44 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
lawhaus wrote:Just to correct myself,
after you received a complete status update, you're suppose to get an email asking about scheduling interviews?
Is this only for ED?

uh..no.

1) HLS doesnt have ED

2) Only some (around 15%) of applicants get scheduled for an interview (KB1)...if you don't get one, you're screwed

3) Out of those with a KB1, 2/3 will get accepted.

Basically, only if HLS "likes" you will you get an interview...w/o an interview, you will not get accepted



thanks, was reading around the forums and then realized something wasn't right.
one school down :roll:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FryBreadPower » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:39 am

Anyone want to theorize how much longer this silence continues? What could Harvard possibly be doing at this point.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Gizmo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:12 am

FryBreadPower wrote:Anyone want to theorize how much longer this silence continues? What could Harvard possibly be doing at this point.

Reading our personal statements and laughing at us.




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