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

neuropol
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby neuropol » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:11 pm

Thanks! I chose IMAP... am I doomed?

Also, is there an easy way to use gmail but send from hls? it's easy from desktop, not so much on iphone.

snehpets
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby snehpets » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:33 pm

neuropol wrote:Thanks! I chose IMAP... am I doomed?

Also, is there an easy way to use gmail but send from hls? it's easy from desktop, not so much on iphone.


Maybe that's what I picked too? Idk it was trial and error and only one worked. Not sure which, haha. When composing, click the from box and you should get a menu of all your synced emails to choose from.

Oh wait I'm dumb you mean from safari on your phone? No idea, I basically never actually go to the gmail site.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby snehpets » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:49 pm

Need based aid=0. OMG DEBT.

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avd90
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby avd90 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:18 pm

snehpets wrote:Need based aid=0. OMG DEBT.

woof. I'm sorry! Did you get need-based at other schools? because Harvard gave me significantly more (read: double) what most other schools ponied up for grant money alone (not merit)
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deluxe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby deluxe » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:41 pm

Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k

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fingerscrossedxx
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:20 am

deluxe wrote:Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k


Just got mine 31,100 as well! :)))

potl
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby potl » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:00 am

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
deluxe wrote:Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k


Just got mine 31,100 as well! :)))


Are you guys receiving actual letters in the mail?

deluxe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby deluxe » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:11 am

potl wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:
deluxe wrote:Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k


Just got mine 31,100 as well! :)))


Are you guys receiving actual letters in the mail?

No. It's an email directing you to the financial aid website. You'll see a new "award" tab added after you log in.

potl
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby potl » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:22 am

deluxe wrote:
potl wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:
deluxe wrote:Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k


Just got mine 31,100 as well! :)))


Are you guys receiving actual letters in the mail?

No. It's an email directing you to the financial aid website. You'll see a new "award" tab added after you log in.


Oh okay. Thanks.

snehpets
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby snehpets » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:52 am

avd90 wrote:
snehpets wrote:Need based aid=0. OMG DEBT.

woof. I'm sorry! Did you get need-based at other schools? because Harvard gave me significantly more (read: double) what most other schools ponied up for grant money alone (not merit)


Nah just merit. Parents =\

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fingerscrossedxx
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:13 am

snehpets wrote:
avd90 wrote:
snehpets wrote:Need based aid=0. OMG DEBT.

woof. I'm sorry! Did you get need-based at other schools? because Harvard gave me significantly more (read: double) what most other schools ponied up for grant money alone (not merit)


Nah just merit. Parents =\


Ooof. On the upside, just finished doing all my loan applications, they're pretty straightforward! Took me about 20min to do them all. Of course it might be slightly different for non-internationals.

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rotaxkarter
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby rotaxkarter » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:49 pm

Congrats guys! I didn't get quite as much but am happy! I sent in my deposit yesterday, can't wait to meet all of you in 2 months :)

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pupshaw
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby pupshaw » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:11 pm

Deposit received, lease in Cambridge signed. This is really happening. :shock:

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:13 am

cerealdan wrote:Deposit received, lease in Cambridge signed. This is really happening. :shock:

You got a lease already? I'm jealous. I'm in broker hell.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:55 am

cerealdan wrote:Deposit received, lease in Cambridge signed. This is really happening. :shock:


Crazy right!

06132012
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby 06132012 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:46 am

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
deluxe wrote:Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k


Just got mine 31,100 as well! :)))


per year or total?

deluxe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby deluxe » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:16 pm

06132012 wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:
deluxe wrote:Just got the award letter today. Grant=31,100, very good, much better than Columbia's 10k


Just got mine 31,100 as well! :)))


per year or total?

The first year. The renewal of the need-based grant requires an annual application since they will take the large sum of summer internship earning into calculation next year. 31,100 basically means zero parent contribution.

06132012
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby 06132012 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:40 pm

Ahhh thanks. That just means aid can really only go down-especially for people who choose to go the firm route. Is 31k just about the most they will give for the first year?

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fingerscrossedxx
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:33 pm

06132012 wrote:Ahhh thanks. That just means aid can really only go down-especially for people who choose to go the firm route. Is 31k just about the most they will give for the first year?


31k is the maximum you can get, cuz for me thats 0 student and 0 parent contributions. Next year will be interesting.

On another front I have to get like 7 immunization shots to update my records. Haha, I'm so excited :p

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:01 pm

For those who got in pre-WL, did u receive anything in the mail after u got the admission packet? Or is the packet all they send?

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:18 pm

For fellow WL admits, are the immunization and transcript stuff still due soon? I think on the 15th?

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sharktankdean
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:33 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:For fellow WL admits, are the immunization and transcript stuff still due soon? I think on the 15th?



Immunization stuff ? Didn't see any forms in the admit package.

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pupshaw
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby pupshaw » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:37 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:For fellow WL admits, are the immunization and transcript stuff still due soon? I think on the 15th?


I asked about this and they said just get them in as soon as possible, and they'll follow up if they don't have what they need from you.

Actually, don't know about immunization stuff--I was just asking about Dean's Certs and transcripts.

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curiouscat
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby curiouscat » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:05 pm

The immunization forms are on the Admitted Student Site. Under the Admitted Student Checklist, there's the a link to Health and Immunization Forms.

And, by the way, I'm back! I just sent in my deposit, so it's official this time. :) I had sent in a withdrawal email a little while ago, but I must have sounded so brokenhearted that Dean Soban called me up and, essentially, gave me a chance to reconsider. She was super sweet about the matter, and gave me some additional information and put me in touch with a number of people at HLS to help me make an informed decision. After taking some time to properly agonize over my options and torture anyone who'd listen to me in the process, I finally made a decision that I'm confident is the best one for me. So much happier about this now. :)

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:31 am

curiouscat wrote:The immunization forms are on the Admitted Student Site. Under the Admitted Student Checklist, there's the a link to Health and Immunization Forms.

And, by the way, I'm back! I just sent in my deposit, so it's official this time. :) I had sent in a withdrawal email a little while ago, but I must have sounded so brokenhearted that Dean Soban called me up and, essentially, gave me a chance to reconsider. She was super sweet about the matter, and gave me some additional information and put me in touch with a number of people at HLS to help me make an informed decision. After taking some time to properly agonize over my options and torture anyone who'd listen to me in the process, I finally made a decision that I'm confident is the best one for me. So much happier about this now. :)

Well you faced an enviable, but quite difficult, situation that basically had no "wrong" answer. It's just good you were able to make a decision and be happy with it!




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