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

snehpets
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby snehpets » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:15 am

applesauce2012 wrote:Hey everyone, just checking in :)

Got in off the WL and just received my admissions packet today. It seems like there are supposed to be two envelopes included...one in case you want to enroll and one in case you want to withdraw. My packet didn't come with any envelopes and the Admissions Office didn't answer my phone calls today. Has anyone else encountered this problem? (I suppose I could wait until Monday and call again, but I'm feeling very impatient and I want to send in my deposit ASAP).


They don't answer the phone a lot, you'd probably be better off emailing.

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Justdoingmybest
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Justdoingmybest » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:13 pm

applesauce2012 wrote:Hey everyone, just checking in :)

Got in off the WL and just received my admissions packet today. It seems like there are supposed to be two envelopes included...one in case you want to enroll and one in case you want to withdraw. My packet didn't come with any envelopes and the Admissions Office didn't answer my phone calls today. Has anyone else encountered this problem? (I suppose I could wait until Monday and call again, but I'm feeling very impatient and I want to send in my deposit ASAP).


Got my admissions packet today and it had both envelopes..you should definitely call on Monday.

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curiouscat
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby curiouscat » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:17 pm

Just withdrew. This was a tough one. I was actually crying the entire time I was writing the withdrawal email. Getting into HLS was a dream come true, but when I tried to withdraw from Chicago (I had deposited there), they offered to increase my scholarship to a Rubenstein. I just couldn't justify turning that down. So I won't be joining you guys next year - but I wish everyone all the best at HLS next year!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:26 pm

curiouscat wrote:Just withdrew. This was a tough one. I was actually crying the entire time I was writing the withdrawal email. Getting into HLS was a dream come true, but when I tried to withdraw from Chicago (I had deposited there), they offered to increase my scholarship to a Rubenstein. I just couldn't justify turning that down. So I won't be joining you guys next year - but I wish everyone all the best at HLS next year!

you know what you have to do now right? wait for HLS to reply with their version of a ruby, then withdraw from UChi

deluxe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby deluxe » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:39 am

curiouscat wrote:Just withdrew. This was a tough one. I was actually crying the entire time I was writing the withdrawal email. Getting into HLS was a dream come true, but when I tried to withdraw from Chicago (I had deposited there), they offered to increase my scholarship to a Rubenstein. I just couldn't justify turning that down. So I won't be joining you guys next year - but I wish everyone all the best at HLS next year!

I have so many friends in UofC and wish you a good life there!

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bk641
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby bk641 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:26 am

curiouscat wrote:Just withdrew. This was a tough one. I was actually crying the entire time I was writing the withdrawal email. Getting into HLS was a dream come true, but when I tried to withdraw from Chicago (I had deposited there), they offered to increase my scholarship to a Rubenstein. I just couldn't justify turning that down. So I won't be joining you guys next year - but I wish everyone all the best at HLS next year!


this can be done this late in the cycle? i know curiouscat is amazing and all so it might be just an outlier, but do you think nyu would offer to upgrade my scholarship (75k) if i told them about the harvard acceptance now...?

congrats CC, because a full ride at uchi is awesome, even moreso than harvard.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:06 pm

curiouscat wrote:Just withdrew. This was a tough one. I was actually crying the entire time I was writing the withdrawal email. Getting into HLS was a dream come true, but when I tried to withdraw from Chicago (I had deposited there), they offered to increase my scholarship to a Rubenstein. I just couldn't justify turning that down. So I won't be joining you guys next year - but I wish everyone all the best at HLS next year!


Amazing. So so amazing. I sent a withdrawal email to Chicago (I had been offered $90k there also), and the response I got was "Hello xxx - Your application has been withdrawn."

Ha, bit of a contrast there - I don't have any idea how I'd have reacted if they'd suddenly thrown a Ruby at me to convince me to stay on board. I really don't think I'd be able to turn that down, but clearly enough that's not a decision I'll ever have to make. In any case, somebody on the HLS waitlist is going to end up being very happy that Chicago threw that extra $$$ at you.

Congrats!

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curiouscat
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby curiouscat » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:44 pm

Thanks, guys! That makes me feel so much better. :)

I was shocked about the Ruby - I also had no idea they still gave that out so late in the cycle. I'm not really sure why I got offered one. Maybe I was already in some backup list for the Ruby (or backup of the backup). Also, I was sincerely impressed by Chicago when I visited and could really see myself being happy there - something that might have gotten across in the withdrawal email I sent them. So while I didn't actually attempt to negotiate the scholarship or anything, they might have gotten the sense that I'd be the sort to give staying at Chicago some serious consideration.

bk641, I don't know whether NYU would agree to negotiate the scholarship now, but I think that if you feel like right now you'd choose HLS over NYU, it's worth giving it a shot before you withdraw. What's there to lose?

Mista Bojangles
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:18 pm

Room assignment today! This definitely makes it feel a lot more real.

ETA: still no admission packet yet though. Have people been starting to receive these?

gameday12
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby gameday12 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:46 pm

mines came saturday via UPS

Aqua
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Aqua » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:45 pm

Interviewed on Friday and was just accepted!!! Got the acceptance by voicemail, so no idea when my deposit deadline is...any guesses? I want to come visit the school this upcoming weekend. Would that be silly given that it's summer recess? I visited once before, but I would like to visit one more time.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Wonk » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:11 pm

Aqua wrote:Interviewed on Friday and was just accepted!!! Got the acceptance by voicemail, so no idea when my deposit deadline is...any guesses? I want to come visit the school this upcoming weekend. Would that be silly given that it's summer recess? I visited once before, but I would like to visit one more time.


I got in on Friday and my deadline is July 10th so I would assume yours is similar if not exactly the same.

deluxe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby deluxe » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:20 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:I have 12 documents to fill out for FA.


fmlfmlfml.

wow so many!
I have only two forms to fill out and they can be finished in a breeze~~

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bk641
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby bk641 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:01 am

looks like all of the HUH housing options are taken, i can't see anything when i go into the currently available apartments section. "find" button on the filter also greyed out.

private for me too, then.

anyone know a broker/whatever who has experience dealing with non-us kids like myself?

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sharktankdean
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:24 am

anyone know how long it takes for the fin aid docs to change to changed to 'received'

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby potl » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:20 am

sharktankdean wrote:anyone know how long it takes for the fin aid docs to change to changed to 'received'


At the end of filling out the forms, I got a note mentioning that it might take between 24-48 hours to process (and therefore change to "received"). This window was accurate for me, but it may vary depending upon which forms you're asked to submit.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:34 pm

bk641 wrote:looks like all of the HUH housing options are taken, i can't see anything when i go into the currently available apartments section. "find" button on the filter also greyed out.

private for me too, then.

anyone know a broker/whatever who has experience dealing with non-us kids like myself?


was lucky to get the last huh apartment i think. im in one of the two bedroom efficiencies on mass ave.

also have like 6 FA documents to fill out. this process is intense!!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:06 pm

Is there anyone in the June 14th acceptance pile who has yet to receive their admissions packet? I worry cuz im leaving the country tommorrow and I havent received it yet. Is there a way to pay the deposit online?

deluxe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby deluxe » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:09 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:Is there anyone in the June 14th acceptance pile who has yet to receive their admissions packet? I worry cuz im leaving the country tommorrow and I havent received it yet. Is there a way to pay the deposit online?

We three in China haven't receive our packet yet.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby curiouscat » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:39 am

:oops:
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sharktankdean
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:52 am

:D
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curiouscat
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby curiouscat » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:41 pm

Oh... oops. Oh my. I meant to PM that to fingerscrossed. Curiouscat + technology is never a good combination. :oops:
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gameday12
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby gameday12 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:54 pm

Is there a deadline to send in the college certification form and immunization forms?

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sharktankdean
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:59 pm

I hope this is not too dumb ...but the college certification letter is the thing you are mean to hand to the dean, right?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:01 pm

curiouscat wrote:Oh... oops. Oh my. I meant to PM that to fingerscrossed. Curiouscat + technology is never a good combination. :oops:

But - yes, I've gotten a chance to reconsider. Working on it (and so excited)! (I can talk about it over PM.)



lol. I think you should work it out with no pressure from us...but if you need help we are always ready to help!




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