HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

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fingerscrossedxx
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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:01 pm

crooked wrote:Welcome new holds! Sorry to the holds who didn't want to be holds and congrats to the holds who didn't think they had a chance to be holds.


haha, i think this accurately sums up the hold situation.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Shooter » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:05 pm

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be in such good company. Got the held e-mail this afternoon.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby skipy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:08 pm

Welcome new holds! Sorry to the holds who didn't want to be holds and congrats to the holds who didn't think they had a chance to be holds.


haha, i think this accurately sums up the hold situation.


+1. Count me in the latter group.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:10 pm

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby va323 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:22 pm

also held this morning....can anyone tell me what JS1 KB1 KB2 etc. means

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby cactuarX3 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:42 pm

Also got the email and checking into Purgatory. I'm actually surprised I didn't get dinged right away with my #s. Maybe they just want to laugh at my file some more before tossing it into the fire...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:46 pm

va323 wrote:also held this morning....can anyone tell me what JS1 KB1 KB2 etc. means

The Harvard process includes a phone interview for prospective admits. Approximately 900-1200 per year supposedly. All admits receive a second acceptance call. Folks around here use the initials of the current admissions dean +1 or 2 to signify the two calls and the email scheduling the first. Thus, JS1 now or KB1 earlier in the cycle.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby va323 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:13 pm

Interesting...Thanks

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby amc987 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:39 pm

Does anyone have any idea when some of the held candidates could see some movement? I was held in mid-January. I'm not getting my hopes up, but I am just wondering when they might re-evaluate/ make final decisions on us...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby seahawk32 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:43 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:is there anything we should be doing while we're on hold? how do we go about writing a LOCI?


Also interested.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nelson » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:52 pm

amc987 wrote:Does anyone have any idea when some of the held candidates could see some movement? I was held in mid-January. I'm not getting my hopes up, but I am just wondering when they might re-evaluate/ make final decisions on us...

April.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby curiouscat » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:56 pm

No, many people who are held hear before then - at least that's how it's worked in previous cycles.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby abccc » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:19 am

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Elendil » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:21 am

curiouscat wrote:No, many people who are held hear before then - at least that's how it's worked in previous cycles.


Agreed! The email actually says that you should hear before April...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Killingly » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:23 am

Elendil wrote:
curiouscat wrote:No, many people who are held hear before then - at least that's how it's worked in previous cycles.


Agreed! The email actually says that you should hear before April...


My email definitely does not say that.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Elendil » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:40 am

Killingly wrote:
Elendil wrote:
curiouscat wrote:No, many people who are held hear before then - at least that's how it's worked in previous cycles.


Agreed! The email actually says that you should hear before April...


My email definitely does not say that.


Alright maybe stated that incorrectly... I went back and checked my email and it says that if you don't hear before April, you should reserve a seat at another school... to me, that kind of implies that we should have a decision before then and assume the worst if we don't.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby amc987 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:46 am

Killingly wrote:
Elendil wrote:
curiouscat wrote:No, many people who are held hear before then - at least that's how it's worked in previous cycles.


Agreed! The email actually says that you should hear before April...


My email definitely does not say that.


My email says that they will try to make final decisions as soon as possible. However, it also contains the caveat that if I haven't heard from Harvard by mid-April, I might want to reserve a spot at another law school.

I was just trying to gain some insight into how this works for people who have been held in past cycles. It seems like March/April would be likely, but I don't know how things are working this year. If they held way more people than usual, maybe it could be earlier...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby SpoonForkSpork » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:37 am

Put another LOR in the mail today. :? Hopefully I can submit it before I get a verdict I don't want.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby curiouscat » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:39 am

In previous cycles, some people started getting post-hold interviews something like a couple of weeks later, although most people heard back later. With the delays in decisions this year, it might be taking a little longer, but I expect that at least a few people who got held will start hearing back (one way or another) pretty soon.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby otnemem » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:31 am

Held as well, although with my numbers I can't really be disappointed.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby maycomb » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:53 pm

I'm interested in comparing with others who were held with low numbers. I am <170, <3.8, non-URM. PM me if you'd like to waste some time brainstorming about why we might have been held rather than rejected!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby seahawk32 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:41 pm

Sorry. Edit
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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby curiouscat » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:39 pm

seahawk32 wrote:I'm interested in comparing with others who were held with high numbers. I am 170>, 3.8>, non-URM. PM me if you'd like to waste some time brainstorming about why we might have been held rather than accepted!

:D High numbers, low numbers, everyone in between, let's keep the brainstorming in this thread. It needs as much wild, baseless speculation as it can get to keep it alive. It's been all crickets here for the past couple of weeks.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Since Jeremy Lin is famous now, would it show poor judgment if I sent a LOCI to Harvard saying I think Harvard is right for me because it has better placement to the NBA Knicks than its peer schools?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby pupshaw » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:01 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Since Jeremy Lin is famous now, would it show poor judgment if I sent a LOCI to Harvard saying I think Harvard is right for me because it has better placement to the NBA Knicks than its peer schools?


Maybe not to the Knicks, but Stanford has FAR better NBA placement than Harvard.




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