Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
Nulli Secundus
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:19 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:32 pm

Applied 09/21, haven't heard anything.

maxpower430
Posts: 410
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:16 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby maxpower430 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:04 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
snehpets wrote:
masked kavana wrote:Do you think a larger number of URMs were held this cycle to account for the drop in applicants?

I am a non-URM Latino and was held with really low stats...


I think they held almost everyone (or said nothing to them) that submitted after a certain date. People with really awesome numbers were held and people with really low numbers were held. It doesn't seem to mean much.


Yea, I really think the November applications for some reason hit them at a bad time and they just basically held people across the board. Maybe with the application reviews, plus KS1+2 already scheduled, plus rejections that they just had to hold a big batch of applications.


I'd amend that to say everyone who wasn't an autoadmit was held, b/c a bunch of november and I think even a few december submitters heard, but for most of us it's been either a hold or silence.

User avatar
StrictlyBusiness
Posts: 246
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:26 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:00 pm

Anyone who applied relatively late (last week of January-ish) go UR yet?

Syme
Posts: 73
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:52 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Syme » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:45 pm

Applied on 1/18, Application Received in status checker since 1/18. No UR. Hoping that is normal.

kmh504
Posts: 141
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:02 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kmh504 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:52 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Anyone who applied relatively late (last week of January-ish) go UR yet?


Not that late - I applied Jan. 9th - went UR Jan. 26th

User avatar
hypothalamus
Posts: 745
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:11 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:09 pm

So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!

User avatar
FryBreadPower
Posts: 908
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:46 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:15 pm

hypothalamus wrote:So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!


So would you be referring to KB/JS2's or to rejections?

User avatar
Lovely Ludwig Van
Posts: 370
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:16 pm

hypothalamus wrote:So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!


Where ya getting that from sis? Do share.

User avatar
hypothalamus
Posts: 745
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:11 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:30 am

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!


Where ya getting that from sis? Do share.


I went to LSN and sorted the applicants by decision date. The prominent decisions dates, such as Jan 19, Jan 12, Dec 22 and others, all seem to fall on Thursdays. This is not to say decisions don't ever come out on other days... but A LOT of them have come out (or have been registered as having come out) on Thursdays. :)

User avatar
Doorkeeper
Posts: 4872
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:25 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:31 am

hypothalamus wrote:
Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!


Where ya getting that from sis? Do share.


I went to LSN and sorted the applicants by decision date. The prominent decisions dates, such as Jan 19, Jan 12, Dec 22 and others, all seem to fall on Thursdays. This is not to say decisions don't ever come out on other days... but A LOT of them have come out (or have been registered as having come out) on Thursdays. :)


Has this trend stayed constant as the director of admissions has changed? Maybe KB liked to do it Thursdays, but JS will like another date. I think the new director throws most procedural stuff out of the window.

User avatar
hypothalamus
Posts: 745
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:11 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:33 am

Doorkeeper wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!


Where ya getting that from sis? Do share.


I went to LSN and sorted the applicants by decision date. The prominent decisions dates, such as Jan 19, Jan 12, Dec 22 and others, all seem to fall on Thursdays. This is not to say decisions don't ever come out on other days... but A LOT of them have come out (or have been registered as having come out) on Thursdays. :)


Has this trend stayed constant as the director of admissions has changed? Maybe KB liked to do it Thursdays, but JS will like another date. I think the new director throws most procedural stuff out of the window.


Well, she just started two days ago :D I doubt she would change the administrative processes in the admissions office...

But I thought about it a little, and it kind of makes sense. NYU, for example, sends confirmation emails on Tuesdays - obviously this is just an analogy, but it might be more efficient to release decisions on a certain day of week, which serves as an (arbitrary) deadline every week.

Or I might just be imagining the trend :D

User avatar
Doorkeeper
Posts: 4872
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:25 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:38 am

hypothalamus wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:So I just made an important discovery (that thousands have probably made and discussed before me)... Harvard releases the majority of its decisions on Thursdays!


I went to LSN and sorted the applicants by decision date. The prominent decisions dates, such as Jan 19, Jan 12, Dec 22 and others, all seem to fall on Thursdays. This is not to say decisions don't ever come out on other days... but A LOT of them have come out (or have been registered as having come out) on Thursdays. :)


Has this trend stayed constant as the director of admissions has changed? Maybe KB liked to do it Thursdays, but JS will like another date. I think the new director throws most procedural stuff out of the window.


Well, she just started two days ago :D I doubt she would change the administrative processes in the admissions office...

But I thought about it a little, and it kind of makes sense. NYU, for example, sends confirmation emails on Tuesdays - obviously this is just an analogy, but it might be more efficient to release decisions on a certain day of week, which serves as an (arbitrary) deadline every week.

Or I might just be imagining the trend :D


Haha. We're all hoping for some rationality in the face of uncertainty. I wonder if this was the case in 2009-2010, and/or 2010-2011..I'm too lazy to look it up.

User avatar
sharktankdean
Posts: 663
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:50 am

Looking at past years it seems like they released some jr2s on Thursday. But when the spring time hit they started to release jr1s on Wedenesdays, holds and rejections on Friday and jr2s on Monday. But since they haven't released decisions in over a month I feel like when they do start they will have to move faster to make up for lost time.

User avatar
Elendil
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:45 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:01 am

sharktankdean wrote:Looking at past years it seems like they released some jr2s on Thursday. But when the spring time hit they started to release jr1s on Wedenesdays, holds and rejections on Friday and jr2s on Monday. But since they haven't released decisions in over a month I feel like when they do start they will have to move faster to make up for lost time.


+1, I can only imagine that they've fallen pretty far behind...

User avatar
Nulli Secundus
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:19 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:53 am

My sources say the rest of the applicants will be dinged outright on Thursday, since JS does not want the students admitted by KB and by her to be in same class, as the success of Class of 2015, or lack thereof, will ultimately reflect on the assistant dean that admitted them.

User avatar
Byzantine
Posts: 276
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:02 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:02 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:My sources say the rest of the applicants will be dinged outright on Thursday, since JS does not want the students admitted by KB and by her to be in same class, as the success of Class of 2015, or lack thereof, will ultimately reflect on the assistant dean that admitted them.


Is this like those unnamed "sources" that ESPN uses when it unveils totally unfounded stories?

User avatar
Nulli Secundus
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:19 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:03 am

Byzantine wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:My sources say the rest of the applicants will be dinged outright on Thursday, since JS does not want the students admitted by KB and by her to be in same class, as the success of Class of 2015, or lack thereof, will ultimately reflect on the assistant dean that admitted them.


Is this like those unnamed "sources" that ESPN uses when it unveils totally unfounded stories?


Just trolling out of boredom.

User avatar
Byzantine
Posts: 276
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:02 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:06 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:My sources say the rest of the applicants will be dinged outright on Thursday, since JS does not want the students admitted by KB and by her to be in same class, as the success of Class of 2015, or lack thereof, will ultimately reflect on the assistant dean that admitted them.


Is this like those unnamed "sources" that ESPN uses when it unveils totally unfounded stories?


Just trolling out of boredom.


If HLS does have people reading blogs like TLS, it's probably just so they can sort out the trolls :P

User avatar
Elendil
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:45 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:20 am

This wait is KILLING me. Really hoping for some movement today...

User avatar
Byzantine
Posts: 276
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:02 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:26 am

Elendil wrote:This wait is KILLING me. Really hoping for some movement today...


Based on this statement, my professional diagnosis would be severe constipation.

User avatar
Elendil
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:45 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:27 am

Byzantine wrote:
Elendil wrote:This wait is KILLING me. Really hoping for some movement today...


Based on this statement, my professional diagnosis would be severe constipation.


hahaha well played.

User avatar
instantwonton
Posts: 76
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:30 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby instantwonton » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 pm

sharktankdean wrote:Looking at past years it seems like they released some jr2s on Thursday. But when the spring time hit they started to release jr1s on Wedenesdays, holds and rejections on Friday and jr2s on Monday. But since they haven't released decisions in over a month I feel like when they do start they will have to move faster to make up for lost time.


I think the days of the week are not planned. I had my KB2 on a Monday (11/21) and I'm pretty sure my KB1 was on a Wednesday. They definitely seem to announce a bunch of decisions on one day (as opposed to doing a few here and a few there scattered throughout the week), but I don't think it's planned like, "Let's do acceptances on Thursdays and KB1's on Tuesdays" or anything like that.

Good luck to everyone still waiting, though! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you!

me!0712
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby me!0712 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:29 pm

Dear Harvard,

I realllllllllllllllyyyy realllllly want you to let me in. I know you are out of my league but I really really love you. You have been my dream since I was 5. That is all....

User avatar
Nulli Secundus
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:19 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:50 pm

Held 13:48 EST. (Signed KB)

(Since this thread wasn't updated, idly clicking on your e-mail tab and seeing "Harvard Law School - Application Status Update" is a massive WTF moment)
Last edited by Nulli Secundus on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Elendil
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:45 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:51 pm

And so the Office of Admissions wakes from its long slumber. Out of pure curiosity, who was the email signed by?




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”