Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:49 pm

tempur_three wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:tempur_three's avatar serves him well


I just don't like when people are jerks or condescending in a trite way.


Often repeat offenders whom which lurk the TLS forums, 1000+ posts and rolling. The more I use TLS the more I've had run-ins with them. Several people simply make a habit of "1-uping" each-other with desperate pleas of being witty at the expense of others honest inquiries and sometimes desperate enough to pick through post history to make a point about an admissions process that they actually know little about.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:08 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
tempur_three wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:tempur_three's avatar serves him well


I just don't like when people are jerks or condescending in a trite way.


Often repeat offenders whom which lurk the TLS forums, 1000+ posts and rolling. The more I use TLS the more I've had run-ins with them. Several people simply make a habit of "1-uping" each-other with desperate pleas of being witty at the expense of others honest inquiries and sometimes desperate enough to pick through post history to make a point about an admissions process that they actually know little about.

lets be honest here...some humor is needed in this thread...what nulli said was pretty funny imho and even if he wasnt joking...it was a legitimate answer to the question and the asnwer didnt have any douchy-ness to it.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby countercouper » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:16 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
chapmaco wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:
chapmaco wrote:ETA: Even on your status checker page, it says the decision can take up to 2 months after the complete date (which is optimistic btw, been more than 3 months for me). So, ok, do not read the thread, but what makes you think your hopes may need severe downward adjustment a month before the stated deadline?


Well, I guess the decisions date chart and I feel like I've read people talking about mostly getting KB1's shortly after or around the time of complete date. But you know, it was still a question, just phrased pessimistically.


Just like Yale and pretty much every other school I guess, Harvard chooses some people as auto-admits and races to schedule an interview with them as soon after their applications are received as humanely possible. Not hearing within a few weeks means you are not in this category IF your application date is at the latest early November. After this date, Harvard starts piling all applications together until the application deadline and when the entirety of the applicant pool is known, starts rendering decisions regarding these people. So, not hearing anything with a late December UR is not only normal but also expected (going UR some days before Christmas). There may still be people hearing news during this period, and you should assume they co-authored the article explaining the cure for cancer currently being peer-reviewed and therefore should not dwell on it.


This is the most encouraging thing anyone's posted in a while. Now I just wish someone else would substantiate it. :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:27 pm

So I just prayed for some kB1 movement...hopefully the Big Guy up there listens

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:32 pm

sharktankdean wrote:So I just prayed for some kB1 movement...hopefully the Big Guy up there listens


KB hears all, knows all and loves all her applicants.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JosephusMyer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:38 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:So I just prayed for some kB1 movement...hopefully the Big Guy up there listens


KB hears all, knows all and loves all her applicants.


... and probably browses this thread :shock:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby captainwasabi09 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:40 pm

JosephusMyer wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:So I just prayed for some kB1 movement...hopefully the Big Guy up there listens


KB hears all, knows all and loves all her applicants.


... and probably browses this thread :shock:


She doesn't have to browse the thread. See bolded.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JosephusMyer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:46 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:
JosephusMyer wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:So I just prayed for some kB1 movement...hopefully the Big Guy up there listens


KB hears all, knows all and loves all her applicants.


... and probably browses this thread :shock:


She doesn't have to browse the thread. See bolded.


Indeed. But she probably still reads the thread for the humor value.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kuddlykoala » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:52 pm

I don't understand how people can be getting rejected, when my fee waiver email said: "Because we prefer to thoroughly review all files and ensure that each applicant has a fair opportunity to have his or her file reviewed in comparison with all other files, we will not deny or wait list applicants until late April."

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:07 pm

kuddlykoala wrote:I don't understand how people can be getting rejected, when my fee waiver email said: "Because we prefer to thoroughly review all files and ensure that each applicant has a fair opportunity to have his or her file reviewed in comparison with all other files, we will not deny or wait list applicants until late April."


What? really? I didn't even knew HLS had a fee waiver.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby goldeneye » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:35 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:12 pm

So the app deadline is finally upon us..im guessing they might give some kb1s this week or wait a while to review the late submitters this week and get back to us next week or the week after....i really hate the fact that they put our apps on hold for the late comers...whats the point of us registering for the lsat early and working hard on my app to get it in by Sept/Oct/Nov if we still don't get the slight advantage of turning our apps early.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby captainwasabi09 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:36 pm

backwards54 wrote:
kuddlykoala wrote:I don't understand how people can be getting rejected, when my fee waiver email said: "Because we prefer to thoroughly review all files and ensure that each applicant has a fair opportunity to have his or her file reviewed in comparison with all other files, we will not deny or wait list applicants until late April."


What? really? I didn't even knew HLS had a fee waiver.


My understanding is that HLS doesn't give merit-based fee waivers, but they give need-based waivers like all the other law schools.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:37 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:
backwards54 wrote:
kuddlykoala wrote:I don't understand how people can be getting rejected, when my fee waiver email said: "Because we prefer to thoroughly review all files and ensure that each applicant has a fair opportunity to have his or her file reviewed in comparison with all other files, we will not deny or wait list applicants until late April."


What? really? I didn't even knew HLS had a fee waiver.


My understanding is that HLS doesn't give merit-based fee waivers, but they give need-based waivers like all the other law schools.


Oh yeah that's true, sorry for one moment I forgot about those and thought only in terms of merit-based

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:59 pm

New month starting tomorrow. Let's get this KB1 boat moving again!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:07 am

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:New month starting tomorrow. Let's get this KB1 boat moving again!


Can we please!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby brown822015 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:28 am

It could be possible that the reason there has been an extended delay in the admissions process (especially in terms of sending out KB1s) is that they've hired a new dean. Remember, KB is simply the director of admissions acting as dean until a new one is found. If they've hired someone new, it would be necessary to train that person and get him/her caught up on the status of this cycle. Once that was completed, the cycle would pick back up. Just a thought...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:33 am

brown822015 wrote:It could be possible that the reason there has been an extended delay in the admissions process (especially in terms of sending out KB1s) is that they've hired a new dean. Remember, KB is simply the director of admissions acting as dean until a new one is found. If they've hired someone new, it would be necessary to train that person and get him/her caught up on the status of this cycle. Once that was completed, the cycle would pick back up. Just a thought...


I really don' think they will hire a new dean in the middle of the app cycle. but with harvard u never know

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby brown822015 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:50 am

sharktankdean wrote:
brown822015 wrote:It could be possible that the reason there has been an extended delay in the admissions process (especially in terms of sending out KB1s) is that they've hired a new dean. Remember, KB is simply the director of admissions acting as dean until a new one is found. If they've hired someone new, it would be necessary to train that person and get him/her caught up on the status of this cycle. Once that was completed, the cycle would pick back up. Just a thought...


I really don' think they will hire a new dean in the middle of the app cycle. but with harvard u never know



They've done it before...KB took over for Toby Stock in the middle of a cycle a few years ago.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby boosk » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:13 am

tempur_three wrote:
boosk wrote:man, this internet stuff is serious business


It sure is ;)


can't stop laughing at that pic... it really made my day better haha

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:40 am

PopTorts13 wrote:
tempur_three wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:tempur_three's avatar serves him well


I just don't like when people are jerks or condescending in a trite way.


Often repeat offenders whom which lurk the TLS forums, 1000+ posts and rolling. The more I use TLS the more I've had run-ins with them. Several people simply make a habit of "1-uping" each-other with desperate pleas of being witty at the expense of others honest inquiries and sometimes desperate enough to pick through post history to make a point about an admissions process that they actually know little about.


Huh, sorry, almost didnt recognize you without your numbers there.

ETA: It is especially funny that I explain the situation to the person I was being a "jerk or condescending in a trite way" to and yet people still try to use me in their generalizations about their experiences with forum trolls.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby jetissent » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:13 am

I think the silence has been a test to see if we'd all go crazy enough to turn on each other. Dear KB, your evil plan was a roaring success now please start making class again so we actually have something to talk about in this thread again.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby epetkova » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 am

Does anyone else live abroad (not Canada)? How have you been contacted-phone, email?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:56 am

brown822015 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
brown822015 wrote:It could be possible that the reason there has been an extended delay in the admissions process (especially in terms of sending out KB1s) is that they've hired a new dean. Remember, KB is simply the director of admissions acting as dean until a new one is found. If they've hired someone new, it would be necessary to train that person and get him/her caught up on the status of this cycle. Once that was completed, the cycle would pick back up. Just a thought...


I really don' think they will hire a new dean in the middle of the app cycle. but with harvard u never know



They've done it before...KB took over for Toby Stock in the middle of a cycle a few years ago.


That was a different situation, though - Toby Stock was leaving, not starting... I really think that they're just waiting until today's deadline passes by.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lilhmoney » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:01 am

Wait what's today's deadline?




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