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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:05 pm

So the three week lag time was over on friday...this should have given JS enough time to make up for the three weeks of silence...now if no held person gets a JS1 this week then it can be officially said that Jessica Soban and her crew are slacking big time.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby FryBreadPower » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:16 am

Just started thinking about a LOCI now that I have been Held for three or four weeks now. Is it weird to submit an LOCI after being held for a substantial period of time (relative to sending one right after being held?)

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby chapmaco » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:35 am

Just checking in..

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby astaris » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:54 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Just started thinking about a LOCI now that I have been Held for three or four weeks now. Is it weird to submit an LOCI after being held for a substantial period of time (relative to sending one right after being held?)


I didn't send a LOCI after being held (also a few weeks ago), and was going to wait until I had something interesting I could write along with it. Otherwise I'm of the mind that it'd be awkward.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Q: Held for X weeks, should I send a LOCI?

A: IMHO, not yet. They haven't started evaluating held applicants yet, still going through January submits, therefore, not hearing anything as a held applicant is normal. Sending a LOCI (although I maintain it would still have no effect) after people from held pile starts getting news, but you are not among the ones that do, makes more sense.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:Q: Held for X weeks, should I send a LOCI?

A: IMHO, not yet. They haven't started evaluating held applicants yet, still going through January submits, therefore, not hearing anything as a held applicant is normal. Sending a LOCI (although I maintain it would still have no effect) after people from held pile starts getting news, but you are not among the ones that do, makes more sense.


the prob with this is that no one knows when they will start evaluating held applicants thats why people send in their LOCIs ASAP. If they start tomorrow and you have something that could have pushed you into the js1 pile and you waited until the first held person heard back you might run the risk of your app being read and decided upon already. So even if they haven't touched the held pile yet...its best to have it in early rather than late.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EMZE » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:22 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:Q: Held for X weeks, should I send a LOCI?

A: IMHO, not yet. They haven't started evaluating held applicants yet, still going through January submits, therefore, not hearing anything as a held applicant is normal. Sending a LOCI (although I maintain it would still have no effect) after people from held pile starts getting news, but you are not among the ones that do, makes more sense.


the prob with this is that no one knows when they will start evaluating held applicants thats why people send in their LOCIs ASAP. If they start tomorrow and you have something that could have pushed you into the js1 pile and you waited until the first held person heard back you might run the risk of your app being read and decided upon already. So even if they haven't touched the held pile yet...its best to have it in early rather than late.


Again, IMHO, I think if you have something worth saying in an LOCI, it can do no harm. If you do not, and your LOCI does nothing to strengthen your application, then you should probably hold off no matter what. While an LOCI at other schools might demonstrate sincere interest for applicants where interest is something a school is using a hold/WL for gauging, HLS can safely assume that you are in fact very interested in attending.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:45 pm

So are we emailing LOCIs as attachments or snail mailing it?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:47 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:So are we emailing LOCIs as attachments or snail mailing it?


For harvard snail mail only....for other schools email with attachment

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:48 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:So are we emailing LOCIs as attachments or snail mailing it?


For harvard snail mail only....for other schools email with attachment


Thanks brah!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby MachineLemon » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:57 am

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:So are we emailing LOCIs as attachments or snail mailing it?


For harvard snail mail only....for other schools email with attachment


Thanks brah!


Who are you guys addressing the letters to? My hold email came from KB, so that's who I addressed mine to. Not yet mailed though.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby EvelynS » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:58 pm

MachineLemon wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:So are we emailing LOCIs as attachments or snail mailing it?


For harvard snail mail only....for other schools email with attachment


Thanks brah!


Who are you guys addressing the letters to? My hold email came from KB, so that's who I addressed mine to. Not yet mailed though.


Mine was from JS, so I addressed it to her and mailed my LOCi via FedEx today.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby quaker10 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:28 pm

MachineLemon wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:So are we emailing LOCIs as attachments or snail mailing it?


For harvard snail mail only....for other schools email with attachment


Thanks brah!


Who are you guys addressing the letters to? My hold email came from KB, so that's who I addressed mine to. Not yet mailed though.


I think you're better off going with JS - shows you're paying attention

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby MachineLemon » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:41 pm

quaker10 wrote:I think you're better off going with JS - shows you're paying attention


Cool, thanks. Changed and overnighted. Come on letter don't let me down.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Elliott_Smith » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:09 pm

So what is the scoop on LOCIs? Only if you have some significant news?

I'm in the JS1>held pile

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby mikeylikesit » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:So what is the scoop on LOCIs? Only if you have some significant news?

I'm in the JS1>held pile


I overnighted one today. The hold email specifically says "if you have a special interest in attending..." so I think they are open to a bit more than just transcript/resume updates.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby MachineLemon » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:43 pm

mikeylikesit wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:So what is the scoop on LOCIs? Only if you have some significant news?

I'm in the JS1>held pile


I overnighted one today. The hold email specifically says "if you have a special interest in attending..." so I think they are open to a bit more than just transcript/resume updates.


I wrote about their concurrent degree program and told them about another admittance at a school in the area.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:35 pm

MachineLemon wrote:I wrote about their concurrent degree program and told them about another admittance at a school in the area.


I'm writing about how I've always wanted to be part of the 1% and Harvard would pretty much guarantee that.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sfreuden » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:54 am

Bumping this up to the first page. There was movement today for JS2s, so hopefully the Held pile will see some communications in the near future...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:26 am

I'm not expecting anything today but its March...i can confidently say that someone from the held pile is going to get in this month

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby edits » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:02 am

Let's hope!

On a side note, what are everyone's thoughts about visiting campus while on hold? Something one should do? Explicitly shouldn't do?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Byzantine » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:04 am

Elliott_Smith wrote:So what is the scoop on LOCIs? Only if you have some significant news?

I'm in the JS1>held pile


I have feeling I might be joining the group today.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:24 pm

edits wrote:Let's hope!

On a side note, what are everyone's thoughts about visiting campus while on hold? Something one should do? Explicitly shouldn't do?


TCR if you also creep on the admissions committee through the window while it is dark outside.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby rotaxkarter » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:30 pm

This held thread has been insanely weak...we need to get some news soon!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby kindaklueless » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:32 pm

In the past, has movement in held pool mirrored the dates of the held emails? First held, first to hear back?




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