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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Killingly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Oh, I love betting!

2/20 just because I'm optimistic!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:36 pm

amc987 wrote:I think it'll be the end of next week (2/24 ish) or the beginning of the week after (2/27 or 2/28). Last year a few people who were held got accepted in early March. So I guess they would have to have interviewed a week or so before then. But everything has been happening late this cycle, so who really knows?




Lol if you are playing the game u can only pick one date.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby amc987 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:36 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
amc987 wrote:I think it'll be the end of next week (2/24 ish) or the beginning of the week after (2/27 or 2/28). Last year a few people who were held got accepted in early March. So I guess they would have to have interviewed a week or so before then. But everything has been happening late this cycle, so who really knows?




Lol if you are playing the game u can only pick one date.


Haha, fine. 2/28 it is.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:38 pm

I just read a blog post on Harvard's website that said if held applicants withdraw their applications then reapply in the same cycle they are very likely to be admitted. I just withdrew, you all should too!















Disclaimer: I am joking, but also feeling desperate.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:07 pm

Bumped this from page 3 to keep hope alive.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Genki » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:10 pm

Yeah. It might be next week or the week after....it might even be Friday ( you can smell my desperation). But seriously anyone wanna predict when the first held person on tls gets a js1...like a game or a bet.


I'm putting my bet on WhiteGuy getting the js1 email on March 2nd.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby adam1 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:16 pm

sharktankdean wrote:Bumped this from page 3 to keep hope alive.


I'm glad someone did. Anyone have speculation on why this year's hold group won't be like last year's? I skimmed last year's thread recently, and I've been depressed ever since.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 pm

Genki wrote:redacted

Now, now, no jinxing.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:30 pm

adam1 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Bumped this from page 3 to keep hope alive.


I'm glad someone did. Anyone have speculation on why this year's hold group won't be like last year's? I skimmed last year's thread recently, and I've been depressed ever since.


The Only reason people think this yr is gonna be different is because of the 3 week holiday the admissions office decided to take in January. Because there was silence for that long we may hear later than we would have. But I'm almost sure that we will hear soon though. Hopefully b4 march.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby adam1 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:32 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
adam1 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Bumped this from page 3 to keep hope alive.


I'm glad someone did. Anyone have speculation on why this year's hold group won't be like last year's? I skimmed last year's thread recently, and I've been depressed ever since.


The Only reason people think this yr is gonna be different is because of the 3 week holiday the admissions office decided to take in January. Because there was silence for that long we may hear later than we would have. But I'm almost sure that we will hear soon though. Hopefully b4 march.



Oh I see. Can I ask why you're almost sure we'll hear before March? If it's just hope, I'm okay with that... just curious.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:36 pm

adam1 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
adam1 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Bumped this from page 3 to keep hope alive.


I'm glad someone did. Anyone have speculation on why this year's hold group won't be like last year's? I skimmed last year's thread recently, and I've been depressed ever since.


The Only reason people think this yr is gonna be different is because of the 3 week holiday the admissions office decided to take in January. Because there was silence for that long we may hear later than we would have. But I'm almost sure that we will hear soon though. Hopefully b4 march.



Oh I see. Can I ask why you're almost sure we'll hear before March? If it's just hope, I'm okay with that... just curious.

Some held people last year heard in late February. Not a lot, but a few. No reason to think a few of the holds this year wouldn't hear in February (especially the ones with strong numbers).
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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:38 pm

adam1 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
adam1 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Bumped this from page 3 to keep hope alive.


I'm glad someone did. Anyone have speculation on why this year's hold group won't be like last year's? I skimmed last year's thread recently, and I've been depressed ever since.


The Only reason people think this yr is gonna be different is because of the 3 week holiday the admissions office decided to take in January. Because there was silence for that long we may hear later than we would have. But I'm almost sure that we will hear soon though. Hopefully b4 march.



Oh I see. Can I ask why you're almost sure we'll hear before March? If it's just hope, I'm okay with that... just curious.




It's all hope,prayer and desperation.....the perfect. Combination.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sfreuden » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:11 pm

Ah, I really hope we all hear soon. It would be nice to know before the seat deposits are due for UVa (4/6). Even if we are lucky enough to receive a JS1 in late February/early March - how long will we have to wait before a (potential) JS2?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby poultry » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:15 pm

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Killingly » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:18 pm

poultry wrote:According to some source, Harvard is holding 2000 applicants so far. The chance of getting in is comparable to emerging from Berkeley's faculty review purge...


What source?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:20 pm

sfreuden wrote:Ah, I really hope we all hear soon. It would be nice to know before the seat deposits are due for UVa (4/6). Even if we are lucky enough to receive a JS1 in late February/early March - how long will we have to wait before a (potential) JS2?


Looking at last year the js1-js2 gap ranged from a couple of days to weeks. So it's hard to predict. I have always thought that they had set dates when they wanted to release js2's...so the farther your js1 interview is from that day the longer you wait.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sfreuden » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:25 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
sfreuden wrote:Ah, I really hope we all hear soon. It would be nice to know before the seat deposits are due for UVa (4/6). Even if we are lucky enough to receive a JS1 in late February/early March - how long will we have to wait before a (potential) JS2?


Looking at last year the js1-js2 gap ranged from a couple of days to weeks. So it's hard to predict. I have always thought that they had set dates when they wanted to release js2's...so the farther your js1 interview is from that day the longer you wait.


That makes sense, thanks. I know I will be lucky just to get a JS1 interview, so I would love to be in that situation (waiting for a possible JS2) right now.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EvelynS » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:53 pm

poultry wrote:According to some source, Harvard is holding 2000 applicants so far. The chance of getting in is comparable to emerging from Berkeley's faculty review purge...


Do they always hold so many applicants or is this year very unusual?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:58 pm

EvelynS wrote:
poultry wrote:According to some source, Harvard is holding 2000 applicants so far. The chance of getting in is comparable to emerging from Berkeley's faculty review purge...


Do they always hold so many applicants or is this year very unusual?


2000 applicants? jeez...that's almost a third of the applicant pool applying to Harvard. I remember someone saying they put everyone who they had not made a decision on on hold while they made the KB --> JS switch. Makes sense.

Edit: Not that I believe the unnamed source.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:00 pm

Not sure why this is a shock. Harvard has always held a lot of candidates and a lot of people get in after being held. But the people who get in have Harvard numbers. Harvard is very predictable.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:03 pm

Nelson wrote:Not sure why this is a shock. Harvard has always held a lot of candidates and a lot of people get in after being held. But the people who get in have Harvard numbers. Harvard is very predictable.


But do they always hold 2000+ candidates?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby seahawk32 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:51 pm

Nelson wrote:Not sure why this is a shock. Harvard has always held a lot of candidates and a lot of people get in after being held. But the people who get in have Harvard numbers. Harvard is very predictable.


Talk more about these "Harvard numbers."

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:57 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Nelson wrote:Not sure why this is a shock. Harvard has always held a lot of candidates and a lot of people get in after being held. But the people who get in have Harvard numbers. Harvard is very predictable.


But do they always hold 2000+ candidates?


Yeah that's a bit absurd. Maybe I'm a pessimist but I can't imagine all 2000 of us would really require immense amounts of time to make a decision on.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby seahawk32 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:06 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Yeah that's a bit absurd. Maybe I'm a pessimist but I can't imagine all 2000 of us would really require immense amounts of time to make a decision on.


Maybe it's just me, but Harvard seems disorganized this cycle, what with large stretches of silence and a questionably high amount of holds.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Elendil » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:57 pm

Just want to insert an overly optimistic prediction that tomorrow will be filled with JS2's and a few JS1's for those of us held in limbo... :wink:




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