Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:08 pm

metaphobe wrote:
instantwonton wrote:
amc987 wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:Went UR today, submitted 10/30. Anyone have thoughts on how long until late October submissions will start hearing about KB1's? My guess would be 2-3 weeks?


I'm wondering this too. I applied on 10/28 and went UR 11/2, but I am definitely not getting my hopes up. It seems like the people on TLS who have gotten KB1 invites are above both medians, are above the 75th GPA/25th-median LSAT (4.0/172-3, say), or are above the 75th LSAT/ 25th-median GPA (177+, 3.8X). In other words, they're taking the people they want the most and interviewing/admitting them before Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I think everyone else might be in for a long wait. Here's hoping I'm wrong, though...



I'm at/below both medians... It's eithr random or they're picking early applicants with overall profiles they just like for some reason or another... I'm still scratching my head as to how I got one alongside all these other amazing and strong applicants :)


same here. probably at this point application-season fatigue hasn't set in yet and they're responding more generously to personal statements/interesting softs they like?


Yea I think that's def an advantage of applying early in the cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mickeyD » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:16 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:App under review today. Never got a complete email. Submitted 10/30


+1. Submitted 10/31.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:19 pm

Well, UVA is clearly just cherry-picking applicants they like for their enormous scholarships and passing over other applicants they will (presumably) admit later. Perhaps Harvard is just cherry-picking applicants for early interviews, before going back for a more careful and systematic look at some point later this cycle.

Also, why am I being quoted as writing something I didn't write? I went UR a few weeks back.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby oregon000 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:23 pm

My feeling is that they just have a big pile to sift through and are just picking people as they go. Would explain the seemingly random order.

This is my hope as I am >75th GPA and Median LSAT. Hoping we all get our KB1s soon

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mjitbswyd » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:15 pm

Did anyone in this pile submit the application before 10\2(which is the latest submittion date of the first kb1 pile)? If the answer is nobody then I guess it is by time submitted.

Also if I remembered correctly nobody in the first pile went UR after oct13. So it could be by UR, too.

Either way it is not good news. Hope you guys are right, though. I am so not cool that I want to release my 4th recommendation right now although I know I probably should not..

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:17 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:Also, why am I being quoted as writing something I didn't write? I went UR a few weeks back.


Sorry about that. The quoting feature sometimes fails me. I'm not sure if it's a site glitch or human error. I meant to quote seanPtheB.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ignatiusr » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:55 pm

mjitbswyd wrote:Did anyone in this pile submit the application before 10\2(which is the latest submittion date of the first kb1 pile)? If the answer is nobody then I guess it is by time submitted.

Also if I remembered correctly nobody in the first pile went UR after oct13. So it could be by UR, too.

I was part of the first KB1 pile, and I didn't submit until 10/8. I also went UR after 10/13

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mjitbswyd » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:05 pm

ignatiusr wrote:
mjitbswyd wrote:Did anyone in this pile submit the application before 10\2(which is the latest submittion date of the first kb1 pile)? If the answer is nobody then I guess it is by time submitted.

Also if I remembered correctly nobody in the first pile went UR after oct13. So it could be by UR, too.

I was part of the first KB1 pile, and I didn't submit until 10/8. I also went UR after 10/13


this is great. I was going to kill my self with the edge of a 20 dollar bill before seeing your post.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:17 pm

mjitbswyd wrote:
this is great. I was going to kill my self with the edge of a 20 dollar bill before seeing your post.


hahahaha, I LOLd!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:23 pm

Day 3...still nothing...but I think KB is giving a presentation somewhere so I guess I'm not TOO sad...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ShulmanSR » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:36 pm

Question.

If your application just went under review yesterday or today did you miss the first "round" of interviews? Or should you be worried if you haven't received an interview email?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snailio » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:49 pm

ShulmanSR wrote:Question.

If your application just went under review yesterday or today did you miss the first "round" of interviews? Or should you be worried if you haven't received an interview email?


Odds are if this year holds as previous years, yes. In your case I would think this will be irrelevant. Possibly you'll hear in the second week of Dec.

GL

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mustapha.Mond » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:03 pm

For those people who interview(ed) this week, is the general consensus that acceptance calls are to be expected the week of Thanksgiving (11/21 - 11/23)? I know that last year's acceptance calls were made during that week, but since first interviews were made later this year, I was curious to see if any of you thought that the first acceptance calls this year would be made after Thanksgiving. I'm not sure when they were made in years prior to last. Any thoughts?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snailio » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:18 pm

Mustapha.Mond wrote:For those people who interview(ed) this week, is the general consensus that acceptance calls are to be expected the week of Thanksgiving (11/21 - 11/23)? I know that last year's acceptance calls were made during that week, but since first interviews were made later this year, I was curious to see if any of you thought that the first acceptance calls this year would be made after Thanksgiving. I'm not sure when they were made in years prior to last. Any thoughts?



Harvard loves to give people something to talk about over Thanksgiving dinner, and why shouldn't they? It's great marketing. Expect the calls, although conditions on the ground can change so nothing is absolute.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Schola » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:49 pm

So had my interview this morning. It went okay, although not as well as it did in my head as I was preparing. KB was very nice, standard questions.

I have a question though: Should I read too much into the fact that she didn't say I will hear at the end of the month? I didn't ask when we would hear, but I gather she told other people... Or am I just overanalyzing everything?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:57 pm

Curious1 wrote:Day 3...still nothing...but I think KB is giving a presentation somewhere so I guess I'm not TOO sad...


+1. Still waiting.... and hoping.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby LaCumparsita » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:30 pm

No Schola, you should not read into it. From what I gather, she didn't tell any of us when we should expect to hear... all she said to me was "thanks for talking to me" or something along those lines. Hawkeyepierce, you have solid numbers, I'm sure you'll get one soon.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ShulmanSR » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:55 pm

snailio wrote:
ShulmanSR wrote:Question.

If your application just went under review yesterday or today did you miss the first "round" of interviews? Or should you be worried if you haven't received an interview email?


Odds are if this year holds as previous years, yes. In your case I would think this will be irrelevant. Possibly you'll hear in the second week of Dec.

GL


Do all admitted students have a phone interviews? Why would it be irrelevant? Thanks.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:08 pm

Shulman, pretty sure he means he thinks you did miss the first round but that it really shouldn't matter, considering you didn't apply in the earliest round of applicants

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby annyong » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:08 pm

I'm hoping acceptances will still be given before Thanksgiving, even though there was a delay in interviews. Though, I also have a job interview just before Thanksgiving, so I'm going to need some deep meditation techniques that week or something - or maybe I'll just freak out around my family and eat an entire turkey from stress :shock:

Anyways, do those of you who've had your interviews already have any advice for those of us who will have ours this week and next? I know the questions are pretty standard, but any collected wisdom would be much appreciated!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby spek » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:09 pm

annyong wrote:Anyways, do those of you who've had your interviews already have any advice for those of us who will have ours this week and next? I know the questions are pretty standard, but any collected wisdom would be much appreciated!


+1!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby tomwatts » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:30 pm

spek wrote:
annyong wrote:Anyways, do those of you who've had your interviews already have any advice for those of us who will have ours this week and next? I know the questions are pretty standard, but any collected wisdom would be much appreciated!


+1!

I think the main thing to do is to have answers to the handful of standard questions. Even if you stumble over them a little during the interview, so does everyone else.

One thing that may not be obvious is that if you're admitted early, the entire rest of the recruiting process can be influenced by what you say your interests are in your interview. I mentioned being interested in education law/policy in my JR1 last year, and maybe being interested in cross-registering a bit at the Kennedy School, and at the end of February, out of blue, I got an email from a JD/MPP student focusing on education law and policy. In late March, I think, I got a package from HLS, opened it up, and discovered that it was the Dean's most recent book (with a handwritten, personalized note) on education law.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:35 pm

tomwatts wrote:
spek wrote:
annyong wrote:Anyways, do those of you who've had your interviews already have any advice for those of us who will have ours this week and next? I know the questions are pretty standard, but any collected wisdom would be much appreciated!


+1!

I think the main thing to do is to have answers to the handful of standard questions. Even if you stumble over them a little during the interview, so does everyone else.

One thing that may not be obvious is that if you're admitted early, the entire rest of the recruiting process can be influenced by what you say your interests are in your interview. I mentioned being interested in education law/policy in my JR1 last year, and maybe being interested in cross-registering a bit at the Kennedy School, and at the end of February, out of blue, I got an email from a JD/MPP student focusing on education law and policy. In late March, I think, I got a package from HLS, opened it up, and discovered that it was the Dean's most recent book (with a handwritten, personalized note) on education law.


Funny, this is one of my interests too!

I want a book!

I'm such a dork. That got me way too excited.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bok92 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:46 pm

what kind of answers do you guys come up with for "why law"?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kulshan » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:51 pm

annyong wrote:Anyways, do those of you who've had your interviews already have any advice for those of us who will have ours this week and next? I know the questions are pretty standard, but any collected wisdom would be much appreciated!


I would say just give some genuine thought to the questions she's been asking, find a relatively quiet place to wait for the call, and be yourself!




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