Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby abba12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:39 pm

I've benefited so much from this forum that I figured I'd finally create a profile and post.

For those of you who haven't heard *anything* for months: There's still hope! I got my "complete" email on 12/22 and only just heard back yesterday (no hold or anything in the meantime), when I was offered a JS1 interview. I had the call today, which didn't have any major hiccups but left me a bit flustered simply because it was so short. We'll see what happens from here.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:41 pm

abba12 wrote:I've benefited so much from this forum that I figured I'd finally create a profile and post.

For those of you who haven't heard *anything* for months: There's still hope! I got my "complete" email on 12/22 and only just heard back yesterday (no hold or anything in the meantime), when I was offered a JS1 interview. I had the call today, which didn't have any major hiccups but left me a bit flustered simply because it was so short. We'll see what happens from here.


Wow, congrats! From what I'm hearing, short interviews are pretty much the norm, so there's nothing to worry about.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby BaseballT » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:42 pm

abba12 wrote:I've benefited so much from this forum that I figured I'd finally create a profile and post.

For those of you who haven't heard *anything* for months: There's still hope! I got my "complete" email on 12/22 and only just heard back yesterday (no hold or anything in the meantime), when I was offered a JS1 interview. I had the call today, which didn't have any major hiccups but left me a bit flustered simply because it was so short. We'll see what happens from here.



Hmm, interesting...this seems to show they're going through the "forgotten" pile before (if) they get to more holds...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ACROOS170 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:52 pm

abba12 wrote:I've benefited so much from this forum that I figured I'd finally create a profile and post.

For those of you who haven't heard *anything* for months: There's still hope! I got my "complete" email on 12/22 and only just heard back yesterday (no hold or anything in the meantime), when I was offered a JS1 interview. I had the call today, which didn't have any major hiccups but left me a bit flustered simply because it was so short. We'll see what happens from here.


Do you mind sharing when you submitted your application? I applied late in the cycle so I kinda wonder if they have even looked at my application yet.

Thanks and good luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lawguy2015 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:56 pm

Held yesterday. UR email early January, JS1 late February. URM... Not sure what this means :(.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:59 pm

lawguy2015 wrote:Held yesterday. UR email early January, JS1 late February. URM... Not sure what this means :(.


Welcome, brother.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MichelFoucault » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:56 pm

vincanity1 wrote:
lawguy2015 wrote:Held yesterday. UR email early January, JS1 late February. URM... Not sure what this means :(.


Welcome, brother.


There is a contingent of post JS1 holds?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mikeylikesit » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:36 pm

MichelFoucault wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
lawguy2015 wrote:Held yesterday. UR email early January, JS1 late February. URM... Not sure what this means :(.


Welcome, brother.


There is a contingent of post JS1 holds?


Myself and Elliott were held almost immediately post-JS1 too. I have no idea what it means. (I'm also URM).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:43 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?


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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:48 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?


This guy right here. Though I did have an underwhelming JS1 experience.


Damn you make me nervous. Numbers twin. How's the rest of your cycle gone? Anything you think about your app that would've made you underperform?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ScratchableItch » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:50 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?


I'm one other. I was held in January, submitted in October...

...waiting, waiting, waiting!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:51 pm

ScratchableItch wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?


I'm one other. I was held in January, submitted in October...

...waiting, waiting, waiting!


In this thread, I learn not to ask questions I don't want to hear the answer to.

How'd the rest of your cycle go?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ScratchableItch » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:02 pm

In this thread, I learn not to ask questions I don't want to hear the answer to.

How'd the rest of your cycle go?


I got in at C, C and N so definitely not having a cycle to complain about. How about you?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:03 pm

ScratchableItch wrote:
In this thread, I learn not to ask questions I don't want to hear the answer to.

How'd the rest of your cycle go?


I got in at C, C and N so definitely not having a cycle to complain about. How about you?


Congrats! I'm actually applying next cycle. Just thought I'd pop my head in this thread and see how things are going. I took my LSAT in February and am a junior in UG now.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sn20 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:08 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
ScratchableItch wrote:
In this thread, I learn not to ask questions I don't want to hear the answer to.

How'd the rest of your cycle go?


I got in at C, C and N so definitely not having a cycle to complain about. How about you?


Congrats! I'm actually applying next cycle. Just thought I'd pop my head in this thread and see how things are going. I took my LSAT in February and am a junior in UG now.


GTFO. Just kidding....but really.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:11 pm

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AtticusJimbo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:05 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?


This guy right here. Though I did have an underwhelming JS1 experience.


Damn you make me nervous. Numbers twin. How's the rest of your cycle gone? Anything you think about your app that would've made you underperform?


I am a rarity in the fact that my numbers have got me into only two top six programs and waitlisted at every other place I applied to accept for the two straight rejections from schools I applied to for deferred admission.


I'm beginning to have a strong suspicion as to why your art degree isn't being respected

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:13 pm

:roll: Dude, it's an Internet forum.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:14 pm

curiouscat wrote::roll: Dude, it's an Internet forum.


+ it's late--people are tired.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:15 pm

curiouscat wrote::roll: Dude, it's an Internet forum.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:17 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Are there many people this year above both medians (so 174+ and 3.9+) who haven't received admission?


This guy right here. Though I did have an underwhelming JS1 experience.


That's because you've been panicking from the get-go. Relax, really. It's not that serious. I really wish you the best of luck but you've got to relax. Just breathe. You'll be fine.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby abba12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:21 pm

ACROOS170 wrote:
Do you mind sharing when you submitted your application? I applied late in the cycle so I kinda wonder if they have even looked at my application yet.

Thanks and good luck!


Sure—I submitted in late November. I honestly have no idea where they are in the process right now, though.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby justicefishywishy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:39 pm

sallymae89 wrote:
justicefishywishy wrote:I got the email for a JS1! Super excited!

I'm thinking about taking some time off before law school (Teach for America). Should I mention that in the interview or avoiding talking about deferring law school for 2 years?


Would you mind sharing your numbers, when you went on hold, if you're a URM, etc.?


PM me for my numbers. But I submitted 1/8. Went complete 2/9. Never got put on hold. Didn't hear anything until the JS1 email.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby swingstate2012 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:40 pm

Long time lurker, first time poster. Held, below both medians. Wait is killing me, especially since I know people with my numbers don't get into Harvard.

Is anyone else below both medians wondering if Harvard held them just to prove that they're not REALLY the numbers whore everyone makes them out to be (especially when compared to Yale and Stanford)? Maybe they had a few sacrificial lambs earlier in the process with high numbers that they axed just to prove a point, when really they're only going to take the high numbers off the held pile anyway ? It just doesn't make sense to me that I was held, especially since Harvard is pretty predictable and really doesn't seem to care as much about soft factors like Stanford does.




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