In at Harvard

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Which ASW are you going to attend?

March 3-5
37
31%
April 14-16
36
30%
None, I hate fun
30
25%
Both (is this even possible?)
8
7%
The obligatory other
9
8%
 
Total votes: 120

yoiav
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby yoiav » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:52 am

checking in. still cant believe it!

n4elise
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby n4elise » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:15 am

hi all!!

re: age, i'm still 20 (eeps!) and will be 21 when i enroll. so another baby over here :P who else is coming straight from undergrad? i wonder how low the percentage will be this cycle, it seems to creep downwards every year...

and, coming from undergrad here, i can say that Cambridge is SUCH a nice place to live. that's at least one edge of H over Y for me. not that i'm likely to be faced with that decision, but i'm sure some people here will be!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:18 am

UnamSanctam wrote:
Except if everybody does this then we have double the threads in an already hectic forum. Keep the clutter in its respective thread instead of cluttering up the entire forum.


Actually, it's pretty traditional on TLS for schools to have a thread for applicants, those who have been accepted(but haven't committed), and for those who have committed. It was true for the cycles prior to mine, as well as my own.

Congrats to everyone who got in, and enjoy your Thanksgiving. :)

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:49 am

Has anyone started the withdrawal process at other schools now? I read through some threads where people sent emails, but I feel a little awkward withdrawing via email giving the nice packets and efforts they've gone to when notifying us. I was thinking of just writing a snail mail letter, but maybe its easier for them to have things done electronically.....I just want to get on it since people are still waiting to hear and I don't want to delay their decisions.

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annyong
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby annyong » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:58 am

MumofCad wrote:Has anyone started the withdrawal process at other schools now? I read through some threads where people sent emails, but I feel a little awkward withdrawing via email giving the nice packets and efforts they've gone to when notifying us. I was thinking of just writing a snail mail letter, but maybe its easier for them to have things done electronically.....I just want to get on it since people are still waiting to hear and I don't want to delay their decisions.

I think given the volume of applicants adcomms have to go through, an email is the fastest process, though it could be a thoughtful and polite one, of course.

Are you withdrawing from all schools or just one's you know you won't be attending now that you have H as an option?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:02 am

annyong wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Has anyone started the withdrawal process at other schools now? I read through some threads where people sent emails, but I feel a little awkward withdrawing via email giving the nice packets and efforts they've gone to when notifying us. I was thinking of just writing a snail mail letter, but maybe its easier for them to have things done electronically.....I just want to get on it since people are still waiting to hear and I don't want to delay their decisions.

I think given the volume of applicants adcomms have to go through, an email is the fastest process, though it could be a thoughtful and polite one, of course.

Are you withdrawing from all schools or just one's you know you won't be attending now that you have H as an option?


Just 1 school, I know I won't be attending. I found this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24987

I thought it was outdated in terms of email vs. snail mail, but turns out that it re-picks up midway down and that by 2010 almost all schools accepted email as a legitimate withdrawal options (except apparently Harvard, should it come up, which as of 2010 still required a snail mail).

This was the format they had used:

Quote:
To: Law Admissions
Subject: Decline of Admission

Dear Admissions Committee,

I am honored that you have given me the opportunity to join your
prestigious law community. However, I have decided to consider other
options more heavily and will not be enrolling in your 2010 incoming
class.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Name
LSAC #

ETA; Not sure I like this one, but I guess its one option. Some seemed to write more thoughtful and personalized ones to show their appreciation (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28779):

Quote:
To (potential contact person) and the Admissions Staff at Law School:

After careful consideration I have decided to withdraw from admission to Law School.

I am honored to be one of the applicants accepted to your law school. I appreciate the time and consideration you have given my application, as well as the subsequent materials you have sent to help me make an informed decision. If applicable: To turn down such an amazing scholarship is a remarkably difficult decision, but one I feel is best for me. While I am certain I would receive an excellent legal education from Law School, I am weighing several offers more heavily at this time. To be fair to other applicants, as well as your staff, I believe now is an appropriate time to withdraw my admission.

If there is a formal procedure (a letter or form), please let me know and I will do so immediately. I wish you the best of luck in finding excellent candidates for Law School.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,"

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby annyong » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:58 pm

spek wrote:Well I feel like a baby. I'll still be 21 when I start.

Just wanted to chime in and say that while I'll be older than 21, I'm also short and am often confused for being as much as 4 years younger than I really am - so everyone feel free to hang out with me and you'll all be grandmas in comparison!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby spek » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:05 pm

aperfectmap wrote:
spek wrote:Well I feel like a baby. I'll still be 21 when I start.


Could be worse. Babies are cute, right?


Haha yes they are, I guess I have that going for me :).

annyong wrote:
spek wrote:Well I feel like a baby. I'll still be 21 when I start.

Just wanted to chime in and say that while I'll be older than 21, I'm also short and am often confused for being as much as 4 years younger than I really am - so everyone feel free to hang out with me and you'll all be grandmas in comparison!


Lol sounds like a plan!


Can I just say, it's day 2 and I still can't really believe this happened...

yoiav
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby yoiav » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:49 pm

will be 27...looks like ill be an oldie

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:14 pm

spek wrote:
Can I just say, it's day 2 and I still can't really believe this happened...


It's been 8 months since and some days it still hits me over the head ;)

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby defrutamadre » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:36 pm

BlakcMajikc wrote:
spek wrote:
Can I just say, it's day 2 and I still can't really believe this happened...


It's been 8 months since and some days it still hits me over the head ;)


Haha I keep rereading the email and refreshing the status checker just to make sure, for the upteenth time, I'm not dreaming :)

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby instantwonton » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:21 pm

MumofCad wrote:
annyong wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Has anyone started the withdrawal process at other schools now? I read through some threads where people sent emails, but I feel a little awkward withdrawing via email giving the nice packets and efforts they've gone to when notifying us. I was thinking of just writing a snail mail letter, but maybe its easier for them to have things done electronically.....I just want to get on it since people are still waiting to hear and I don't want to delay their decisions.

I think given the volume of applicants adcomms have to go through, an email is the fastest process, though it could be a thoughtful and polite one, of course.

Are you withdrawing from all schools or just one's you know you won't be attending now that you have H as an option?


Just 1 school, I know I won't be attending. I found this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24987

I thought it was outdated in terms of email vs. snail mail, but turns out that it re-picks up midway down and that by 2010 almost all schools accepted email as a legitimate withdrawal options (except apparently Harvard, should it come up, which as of 2010 still required a snail mail).

This was the format they had used:

Quote:
To: Law Admissions
Subject: Decline of Admission

Dear Admissions Committee,

I am honored that you have given me the opportunity to join your
prestigious law community. However, I have decided to consider other
options more heavily and will not be enrolling in your 2010 incoming
class.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Name
LSAC #

ETA; Not sure I like this one, but I guess its one option. Some seemed to write more thoughtful and personalized ones to show their appreciation (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28779):

Quote:
To (potential contact person) and the Admissions Staff at Law School:

After careful consideration I have decided to withdraw from admission to Law School.

I am honored to be one of the applicants accepted to your law school. I appreciate the time and consideration you have given my application, as well as the subsequent materials you have sent to help me make an informed decision. If applicable: To turn down such an amazing scholarship is a remarkably difficult decision, but one I feel is best for me. While I am certain I would receive an excellent legal education from Law School, I am weighing several offers more heavily at this time. To be fair to other applicants, as well as your staff, I believe now is an appropriate time to withdraw my admission.

If there is a formal procedure (a letter or form), please let me know and I will do so immediately. I wish you the best of luck in finding excellent candidates for Law School.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,"



I sent out some withdrawals myself tonight, but all three were still pending: UVA, BU, and Cornell. Too bad I paid full application price for BU and Cornell :lol:

Kinda scary though....I know I got the call and all and it's in my status checker that I got sent the admittance package, but it still just doesn't feel real yet!

Does anyone know when we get the log-in info for the admitted students' website? Will that be in the package that we receive?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby MumofCad » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:08 am

instantwonton wrote:

I sent out some withdrawals myself tonight, but all three were still pending: UVA, BU, and Cornell. Too bad I paid full application price for BU and Cornell :lol:

Kinda scary though....I know I got the call and all and it's in my status checker that I got sent the admittance package, but it still just doesn't feel real yet!

Does anyone know when we get the log-in info for the admitted students' website? Will that be in the package that we receive?


I think it will be in the package.

My withdrawal processed almost immediately, so hopefully yours will be as painless (well they still feel sorta crummy even though I know they don't care - like I'm giving up the opportunity to go to a great law school and all the potential activities at the school that crept into my head over the months despite my best attempts to resist). I think it will be more real when we get our packets! I'm going house-hunting with my husband next weekend in Boston too and visiting some of my friends' classes, so that should settle it in!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sdwhodat » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:42 pm

Checking in! I will be 24 by the time next fall comes around. Was kinda worried about being older than everyone! Glad that's not going to be a problem, lol.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:20 pm

I just got in! checking in to this thread as well. thanks for all the support guys when i was feelin down n out when i didnt get the call on monday!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby MumofCad » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:23 pm

thederangedwang wrote:I just got in! checking in to this thread as well. thanks for all the support guys when i was feelin down n out when i didnt get the call on monday!


THAT IS GREAT! Hopefully AP will follow too! Did they give you an explanation as to why it was a few days late? I thought I was punished for being neurotic because I was the last EST call. You deserve a medal!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:24 pm

MumofCad wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:I just got in! checking in to this thread as well. thanks for all the support guys when i was feelin down n out when i didnt get the call on monday!


THAT IS GREAT! Hopefully AP will follow too! Did they give you an explanation as to why it was a few days late? I thought I was punished for being neurotic because I was the last EST call. You deserve a medal!


nah, i was too excited to ask her..forgot to....im hopeful that AP is in too..i certainly hope so!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby metaphobe » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:30 pm

If you look at your status checker now, there should be a @jd15.law.harvard.edu email address they set up for you. Ahhhh so excited!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby MumofCad » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:33 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:I just got in! checking in to this thread as well. thanks for all the support guys when i was feelin down n out when i didnt get the call on monday!


THAT IS GREAT! Hopefully AP will follow too! Did they give you an explanation as to why it was a few days late? I thought I was punished for being neurotic because I was the last EST call. You deserve a medal!


nah, i was too excited to ask her..forgot to....im hopeful that AP is in too..i certainly hope so!


Hahha- Yeah, I guess you didn't want to say, "hey! According to TLS, I should have got this call 2 days ago. What's the deal?" I thought maybe she just offered up that your application had fallen off someone's desk or something. Sounds like they are probably just trying to stick to their usual schedule and playing a little catch-up. They probably hadn't quite finished going through processing all the "yes" apps, but didn't want to break with the Monday before Thanksgiving ramp up. Or someone sadistically wanted to torture you (probably the former ;) )

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:38 pm

MumofCad wrote:Has anyone started the withdrawal process at other schools now? I read through some threads where people sent emails, but I feel a little awkward withdrawing via email giving the nice packets and efforts they've gone to when notifying us. I was thinking of just writing a snail mail letter, but maybe its easier for them to have things done electronically.....I just want to get on it since people are still waiting to hear and I don't want to delay their decisions.

Email is considered the proper form of withdrawal. It's not a break-up

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kulshan » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:23 pm

MumofCad wrote:
instantwonton wrote:

I sent out some withdrawals myself tonight, but all three were still pending: UVA, BU, and Cornell. Too bad I paid full application price for BU and Cornell :lol:

Kinda scary though....I know I got the call and all and it's in my status checker that I got sent the admittance package, but it still just doesn't feel real yet!

Does anyone know when we get the log-in info for the admitted students' website? Will that be in the package that we receive?


I think it will be in the package.

My withdrawal processed almost immediately, so hopefully yours will be as painless (well they still feel sorta crummy even though I know they don't care - like I'm giving up the opportunity to go to a great law school and all the potential activities at the school that crept into my head over the months despite my best attempts to resist). I think it will be more real when we get our packets! I'm going house-hunting with my husband next weekend in Boston too and visiting some of my friends' classes, so that should settle it in!


Let us know how the visit goes! It's very tempting to just start planning a life in Cambridge, but I'm trying to make myself wait before getting too attached. I may defer a year anyway if I decide on HYS.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:55 am

does anybody know when we will get the package?

KB said something in my kb2, but i was too excited to pay attn to her

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kulshan » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:16 pm

thederangedwang wrote:does anybody know when we will get the package?

KB said something in my kb2, but i was too excited to pay attn to her


On the status checker, it says it was mailed 11/21 (for me, presumably 11/23 for you?). I'm hoping to get it Friday.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:30 pm

kulshan wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:does anybody know when we will get the package?

KB said something in my kb2, but i was too excited to pay attn to her


On the status checker, it says it was mailed 11/21 (for me, presumably 11/23 for you?). I'm hoping to get it Friday.


nope, nothing for me yet..so looks like no joy until next week

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby annyong » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:51 pm

kulshan wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
instantwonton wrote:

I sent out some withdrawals myself tonight, but all three were still pending: UVA, BU, and Cornell. Too bad I paid full application price for BU and Cornell :lol:

Kinda scary though....I know I got the call and all and it's in my status checker that I got sent the admittance package, but it still just doesn't feel real yet!

Does anyone know when we get the log-in info for the admitted students' website? Will that be in the package that we receive?


I think it will be in the package.

My withdrawal processed almost immediately, so hopefully yours will be as painless (well they still feel sorta crummy even though I know they don't care - like I'm giving up the opportunity to go to a great law school and all the potential activities at the school that crept into my head over the months despite my best attempts to resist). I think it will be more real when we get our packets! I'm going house-hunting with my husband next weekend in Boston too and visiting some of my friends' classes, so that should settle it in!


Let us know how the visit goes! It's very tempting to just start planning a life in Cambridge, but I'm trying to make myself wait before getting too attached. I may defer a year anyway if I decide on HYS.

Yes, please let us know how the visit is! I'm excited to visit but may have to wait for ASW. I'm also very much starting to plan a move to Cambridge, even though its still so early in the cycle...it's just so freakin' attractive!




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