EMZE wrote:Agreed, and no offense to you Nelson, but that sounds like a little bit too much of the standard TLS kool-aid. BUT, if you had to create a general rule about where to feel comfortable numerically applying to Harvard, those would be the numbers. That someone is held with those numbers means something different than for someone with my numbers, probably.
Yeah, I didn't think that my original post was that controversial. Lots of people get in after being held, but they are usually people with Harvard profiles to being with. This means that people with Harvard numbers who were held (jetissent, Elendil, etc.) should still feel pretty good about their chances. For the rest of us, getting held doesn't mean we're any better off than we were. You're obviously not your average TLS candidate so YMMV.