Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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chucklesmcgee
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:33 pm

JosephusMyer wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Sooooo no news? I'm about to file a missing report for Karen B. There is no other reason for why there has been silence for 3 weeks.


Probably waiting for the app deadline at the end of the month before making more decisions?


They did a huge batch of holds/dings on the 13th. I think they'd wait for the deadline before making more big decisions.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:05 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:dinged. obviously expected this one


What?? Today?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Syme » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:07 pm

Lurker, checking in. Late-ish submission to HLS. Received on 1/18. No complete yet. #'s in profile. GL everyone.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby masked kavana » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:08 pm

Completely flabbergasted.. On hold at Harvard via email today.

2.52/167

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:10 pm

masked kavana wrote:Completely flabbergasted.. On hold at Harvard via email today.

2.52/167


Are you URM?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby masked kavana » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:11 pm

Non-URM Hispanic

Salvadoran to be exact

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby aekea » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Held today. 178 and 3.6 non-URM so not surprised. Glad it's not a rejection. Submitted early November, Complete email 12/08.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:18 pm

Lol K.B my filing a missing report was meant to lea to more KB1s not holds but I'm happy for those held and that you are alive.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:24 pm

aekea wrote:
backwards54 wrote:
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


Really? I'm sorry if this is obvious, I have applied to HLS but I have a feeling I won't get in (my LSAT is only 168) so I haven't paid as much attention to their admission process as to the other schools I am applying. I was seriously sure that they admitted a lot of applicants without interviews! So basically if you don't receive a KB1 you're sure not to get in?

They admit some people without KB1s but they are the exception and usually auto-admits. The only person I know, personally, that got into HLS without a KB1 also got into YLS and SLS. I think they might also take people off the waitlist without KB1s but that's probably not the ideal way to get in.


Ooooh I see. I'll start hoping for a KB1s as well then!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vodkashot » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:26 pm

So there appears to be a fresh new round of holds today?

If so.....why u no reply to my application, Harvard? Anyone get a KB1 email recently?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:26 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:
masked kavana wrote:Completely flabbergasted.. On hold at Harvard via email today.

2.52/167


Are you URM?


I think 2.52 is too low for them even if you're an URM... unless you have something major like sickness who could explain it

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Killingly » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:30 pm

backwards54 wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
masked kavana wrote:Completely flabbergasted.. On hold at Harvard via email today.

2.52/167


Are you URM?


I think 2.52 is too low for them even if you're an URM... unless you have something major like sickness who could explain it


Why rain on their parade? Let them enjoy the moment.

Says another held auto-reject.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ricsllscir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:31 pm

Killingly wrote:
backwards54 wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
masked kavana wrote:Completely flabbergasted.. On hold at Harvard via email today.

2.52/167


Are you URM?


I think 2.52 is too low for them even if you're an URM... unless you have something major like sickness who could explain it


Why rain on their parade? Let them enjoy the moment.

Says another held auto-reject.


seconded!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Shooter » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:03 pm

Question: Does your status checker say "held" when you're held, or does it stay at "under review"?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby aekea » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:04 pm

Shooter wrote:Question: Does your status checker say "held" when you're held, or does it stay at "under review"?

It says under review but the status date should update to the day you get the hold email.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Shooter » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:14 pm

Oh, I see. Thanks. Anyone from the 12/22 batch hear back yet, or are we still waiting?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby zworykin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:42 pm

aekea wrote:Held today. 178 and 3.6 non-URM so not surprised. Glad it's not a rejection. Submitted early November, Complete email 12/08.


176 and 3.66, but otherwise this.

But hey, a hold for me is way better than last year, when I had already been rejected by this point! :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby alevin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:10 pm

My status checker says app complete and then the day I got the email. It never said under review, it went from received to complete.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:23 pm

zworykin wrote:
aekea wrote:Held today. 178 and 3.6 non-URM so not surprised. Glad it's not a rejection. Submitted early November, Complete email 12/08.


176 and 3.66, but otherwise this.

But hey, a hold for me is way better than last year, when I had already been rejected by this point! :mrgreen:



The tea leaves say that there's a much smaller weaker pool this year. Good for all of us.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ScoutFinch » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Shooter wrote:Oh, I see. Thanks. Anyone from the 12/22 batch hear back yet, or are we still waiting?


Nothing here...I thought I would certainly be auto-rejected by now :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby captainwasabi09 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:11 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:

The tea leaves say that there's a much smaller weaker pool this year. Good for all of us.


Where do these tea leaves come from?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby yepyepyep » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:21 pm

When does Harvard accept it's last applications?

This is my hypothesis: they're keeping some people in limbo waiting for the end of the cycle of applications. When that comes, then they will email out a bunch of KB1s to the people who haven't been held yet. But they're waiting just in case they get a bunch of 4.0/180 people before the end of the cycle.

At the same time, they are still considering people for holds that haven't gone past the 2 month wait, and it seems like the people that completed in Nov have been through the hold process. So they're probably determining hold/KB1/"unofficial hold until the cycle ends" status for people that completed after that (for the record, I URed 12/5, so I think I'm in this still-considering group).

This is all conjecture on my part, but it seems logical, especially if the submissions are fewer and weaker than in previous years. They don't want to give out KB1s to people before everyone has submitted, but they aren't going to hold them either if they think they want to give them KB1s.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby alevin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:33 pm

yepyepyep wrote:When does Harvard accept it's last applications?

This is my hypothesis: they're keeping some people in limbo waiting for the end of the cycle of applications. When that comes, then they will email out a bunch of KB1s to the people who haven't been held yet. But they're waiting just in case they get a bunch of 4.0/180 people before the end of the cycle.

At the same time, they are still considering people for holds that haven't gone past the 2 month wait, and it seems like the people that completed in Nov have been through the hold process. So they're probably determining hold/KB1/"unofficial hold until the cycle ends" status for people that completed after that (for the record, I URed 12/5, so I think I'm in this still-considering group).

This is all conjecture on my part, but it seems logical, especially if the submissions are fewer and weaker than in previous years. They don't want to give out KB1s to people before everyone has submitted, but they aren't going to hold them either if they think they want to give them KB1s.



I would tend to agree, but what about people that otherwise would consider themselves auto-rejects?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Harvard did something similar last year, the only difference was that they didn't have a 3 week break. Two weeks after the deadline, they had a larger batch of KB1s. It looked like they had a schedule of Monday-kb2s, Wednesday-kb1s, Friday-rej/holds.

And honestly i think every school does this in some form, they hold on to some people to see the whole app pool...they may not send out a hold email like Harvard but they do the same thing

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby yepyepyep » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:10 pm

alevin wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:When does Harvard accept it's last applications?

This is my hypothesis: they're keeping some people in limbo waiting for the end of the cycle of applications. When that comes, then they will email out a bunch of KB1s to the people who haven't been held yet. But they're waiting just in case they get a bunch of 4.0/180 people before the end of the cycle.

At the same time, they are still considering people for holds that haven't gone past the 2 month wait, and it seems like the people that completed in Nov have been through the hold process. So they're probably determining hold/KB1/"unofficial hold until the cycle ends" status for people that completed after that (for the record, I URed 12/5, so I think I'm in this still-considering group).

This is all conjecture on my part, but it seems logical, especially if the submissions are fewer and weaker than in previous years. They don't want to give out KB1s to people before everyone has submitted, but they aren't going to hold them either if they think they want to give them KB1s.



I would tend to agree, but what about people that otherwise would consider themselves auto-rejects?


Maybe because of the smaller pool, more people are in play this year/Harvard's waiting to see before making a decision. Also seems like soft factors have been in play more, like work experience. Might be the "classic" autorejects fill those priorities? Not sure. Every time I hear someone that saw tea leaves about a smaller pool, though, it makes me smile.




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