Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Elendil
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:04 am

hannahmontana wrote:Wait what's today's deadline?


Today is the application deadline...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lilhmoney » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:15 am

That is awesome news.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:39 am

Harvard in the spirit of Black History Month its time for you to fulfill my DREAM of getting a KB1 and a KB2.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby planeride » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:42 am

sharktankdean wrote:Harvard in the spirit of Black History Month its time for you to fulfill my DREAM of getting a KB1 and a KB2.


It's also American Heart Month. My chest is feeling kind of tight today. KB1+2 please

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wannagetinsomewhere » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:55 pm

Looks like a couple of JR1s were sent Friday Feb 4th last year and some JR2 calls made the following Monday

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr8bZ25uo1U

Characters:

KB - Mel Gibson
Clueless cavalry - Us

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:01 pm

If we have to wait till Friday. Then we would have officially gone a month without kb1s.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:12 pm

sharktankdean wrote:If we have to wait till Friday. Then we would have officially gone a month without kb1s.


I think this close to the admissions deadline it just makes more sense to wait until KB has all of the apps in and reviewed before moving on people. No sense interviewing a person you wouldn't admit if someone better came along, right?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby goldeneye » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:29 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:02 pm

goldeneye wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:If we have to wait till Friday. Then we would have officially gone a month without kb1s.


I think this close to the admissions deadline it just makes more sense to wait until KB has all of the apps in and reviewed before moving on people. No sense interviewing a person you wouldn't admit if someone better came along, right?


then why rolling admissions?


It gives you more time to review applicants, schedule interviews and strategically make admissions offers which minimize acceptance rate and maximize yield and 25-75th percentiles. You can act pretty quickly to ding auto-rejects and schedule KB1s with very strong candidates that apply early in the cycle. A number of accepted will withdraw their application or accept before the application deadline, letting you better gauge the number you'll need to admit out of your remaining second tier pool.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:29 am

Just got the complete e-mail. I forgot that they do that and figured it was a ding at first.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:37 am

thelong wrote:Just got the complete e-mail. I forgot that they do that and figured it was a ding at first.


+1

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby wannagetinsomewhere » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:46 am

avd90 wrote:
thelong wrote:Just got the complete e-mail. I forgot that they do that and figured it was a ding at first.


+1

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JosephusMyer » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:30 pm

wannagetinsomewhere wrote:
avd90 wrote:
thelong wrote:Just got the complete e-mail. I forgot that they do that and figured it was a ding at first.


+1


Likewise. Submitted 1/3, UR 1/20. Expecting a ding in a couple of weeks' time.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:01 pm

thelong wrote:Just got the complete e-mail. I forgot that they do that and figured it was a ding at first.



Don't be silly, TL...they waaaaant you!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby planeride » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:22 pm

Surprised there's no been no discussion of this morning's blog post announcing the new Chief Admissions Officer...

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... tant-dean/

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:23 pm

planeride wrote:Surprised there's no been no discussion of this morning's blog post announcing the new Chief Admissions Officer...

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... tant-dean/


So the thing we are officially waiting for is a JS1 now. Ok, closer to what I started with (JR1) so I am fine with that.

I, for one, welcome our new JS overlords.

EDIT: Zomg, Bain! Gogo sneak to a Romney rally and have Romney sign you a LoR whilst thinking he is giving you an autograph.

In addition to this, she also says she will start working / reading applications / interviewing people next week. Bawww.
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby brown822015 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 pm

Elendil wrote:
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.


...I told you so...

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... tant-dean/

New dean of admissions at HLS...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:29 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
planeride wrote:Surprised there's no been no discussion of this morning's blog post announcing the new Chief Admissions Officer...

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... tant-dean/


So the thing we are officially waiting for is a JS1 now. Ok, closer to what I started with (JR1) so I am fine with that.

I, for one, welcome our new JS overlords.

EDIT: Zomg, Bain! Gogo sneak to a Romney rally and have Romney sign you a LoR whilst thinking he is giving you an autograph.


Does that mean that some people may end up with a JS2 after having received a KB1?

Weird...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pupshaw » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:31 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
planeride wrote:Surprised there's no been no discussion of this morning's blog post announcing the new Chief Admissions Officer...

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... tant-dean/


So the thing we are officially waiting for is a JS1 now. Ok, closer to what I started with (JR1) so I am fine with that.

I, for one, welcome our new JS overlords.

EDIT: Zomg, Bain! Gogo sneak to a Romney rally and have Romney sign you a LoR whilst thinking he is giving you an autograph.

In addition to this, she also says she will start working / reading applications / interviewing people next week. Bawww.


Wow. So I wonder if we're now in for at least a few more weeks of waiting while JS gets caught up on all the pending files.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:32 pm

Here's hoping her thought process is something along the lines of: "Well KB, you sure did a great job snagging those high GPAs, but I think what we really need is a heap of high-LSAT mediocre GPA admits. TheLong! You're in!"

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:37 pm

thelong wrote:Here's hoping her thought process is something along the lines of: "Well KB, you sure did a great job snagging those high GPAs, but I think what we really need is a heap of high-LSAT mediocre GPA admits. TheLong! You're in!"


Or maybe,

Yo, KB! Ima let you finish but you made internationals hella sad this cycle, internationals are the best applicants ever!

ETA: JR trolled us by leaving right when the cycle was starting and KB trolled us further by recruiting someone else in the middle of it. If only they knew how more paranoid we get with each passing day, I bet they would just do these things in summer.
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pupshaw » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:38 pm

thelong wrote:Here's hoping her thought process is something along the lines of: "Well KB, you sure did a great job snagging those high GPAs, but I think what we really need is a heap of high-LSAT mediocre GPA admits. TheLong! You're in!"


+1

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby tempur_three » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:46 pm

If this means she will be conducting the interviews, this might not be the best news. I feel bad for the first applicants who get her because her training as a consulting recruiter and a consultant (and a gunner Harvard graduate who had to go through some heavy competition within Harvard undergrad recruiting to get the job at Bain) might make her treat the first interviews like a Bain interview. That means you have to prepare for this interview, and I wouldn't doubt if she were severely disappointed with the first interviews. For the consulting world it's all about having your stories straight and eloquently stated, so the whole "tell me why you want to go to law school"" might be a bit more scrutinized by her.

Maybe I'm freaking out too much, and I'm sure people within Harvard admissions will let her know that these interviews are different from consulting interviews. Anyway, I would hate to be her first interview.

Edited: Realized she has an HLS degree, so it makes me feel better.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mikeylikesit » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:52 pm

When KB took over mid-cycle, did she start doing the interviews? Or did they finish with TS?




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