HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby TammyG » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:06 pm

Dani.B wrote:posted in the other thread, but i was held in the first round and just received a KB1 today


Congrats!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby wphr » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:37 pm

me too KB1 email today. so holds don't lose hope!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Chiller303 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:02 pm

TammyG wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
TammyG wrote:I'm still shaking but I just got an email for the KB1 :shock:

I sent in a LOCI last Friday...I haven't even gotten the postcard saying they got it...


You were held two weeks ago and got a KB1 email today? :)


yeah...i don't even know what to think...I did just check the mail and they got my loci on the 3rd.


Mind sharing stats and submit dates?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby poe » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:58 pm

Did anyone get a KB1 without sending an LOCI? Beginning to think I made a mistake in not sending one...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby ru1ess » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:32 pm

poe wrote:Did anyone get a KB1 without sending an LOCI? Beginning to think I made a mistake in not sending one...


lol-- then send one and FedEx it over night.. WTF, it's Harvard bro.. how bad you want it?!

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby poe » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:48 pm

ru1ess wrote:
poe wrote:Did anyone get a KB1 without sending an LOCI? Beginning to think I made a mistake in not sending one...


lol-- then send one and FedEx it over night.. WTF, it's Harvard bro.. how bad you want it?!


The fact that it's Harvard is why I didn't send one. A generic "yes, I still want to go to Harvard" letter didn't seem like it would hold much weight (and that sentiment was echoed by several people in this thread).

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby ru1ess » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:19 pm

poe wrote:
ru1ess wrote:
poe wrote:Did anyone get a KB1 without sending an LOCI? Beginning to think I made a mistake in not sending one...


lol-- then send one and FedEx it over night.. WTF, it's Harvard bro.. how bad you want it?!


The fact that it's Harvard is why I didn't send one. A generic "yes, I still want to go to Harvard" letter didn't seem like it would hold much weight (and that sentiment was echoed by several people in this thread).


Be specific and don't ever follow the pack.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby TammyG » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:26 pm

Chiller303 wrote:
TammyG wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
TammyG wrote:I'm still shaking but I just got an email for the KB1 :shock:

I sent in a LOCI last Friday...I haven't even gotten the postcard saying they got it...


You were held two weeks ago and got a KB1 email today? :)


yeah...i don't even know what to think...I did just check the mail and they got my loci on the 3rd.


Mind sharing stats and submit dates?


URM, low 160s LSAT, 3.7+ GPA.
Submitted: 12/29
Complete: 1/19
Held: 3/23
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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Elric » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:22 pm

Kicking myself for not sending in my LoCI last week...but it needs a lot of editing to be Harvard worthy.

:mrgreen: Here's hoping I get it in this week, they read it, love it, and I get a KB1 and 2 all before May 1.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Geneva » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:29 pm

Elric wrote:Kicking myself for not sending in my LoCI last week...but it needs a lot of editing to be Harvard worthy.

:mrgreen: Here's hoping I get it in this week, they read it, love it, and I get a KB1 and 2 all before May 1.


If that happens, will we still have a May 1 deposit deadline? At this point I'd almost rather get in later to have more time to decide between schools. Even if Harvard magically accepts me, I do not have another free weekend in April to visit. The rest of my month=ASW, ASW, business trip...

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby kindaklueless » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:55 pm

Have people not gotten decisions before deposit deadline in the past? I figured everyone they haven't decided on by then would just get a waitlist decision. And then if you get a decision off the waitlist, you'd have only a few days to accept.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Geneva » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:13 pm

kindaklueless wrote:Have people not gotten decisions before deposit deadline in the past? I figured everyone they haven't decided on by then would just get a waitlist decision. And then if you get a decision off the waitlist, you'd have only a few days to accept.

ideally, i'd get a decision as close as possible to the deposit deadline so that i could have a few weeks to mull over my options...
i didn't really think i had a shot at hys until i got into stanford a little over a week ago

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Dani.B » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:35 pm

Geneva wrote:
Elric wrote:Kicking myself for not sending in my LoCI last week...but it needs a lot of editing to be Harvard worthy.

:mrgreen: Here's hoping I get it in this week, they read it, love it, and I get a KB1 and 2 all before May 1.


If that happens, will we still have a May 1 deposit deadline? At this point I'd almost rather get in later to have more time to decide between schools. Even if Harvard magically accepts me, I do not have another free weekend in April to visit. The rest of my month=ASW, ASW, business trip...


But even if Harvard extends your deadline you still have to consider stanford etc. deadline which is May 1st as well.

My interview is Tuesday and I was seriously considering taking a trip to see harvard next weekend even if I haven't heard yet

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Geneva » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:59 pm

Dani.B wrote:
Geneva wrote:
Elric wrote:Kicking myself for not sending in my LoCI last week...but it needs a lot of editing to be Harvard worthy.

:mrgreen: Here's hoping I get it in this week, they read it, love it, and I get a KB1 and 2 all before May 1.


If that happens, will we still have a May 1 deposit deadline? At this point I'd almost rather get in later to have more time to decide between schools. Even if Harvard magically accepts me, I do not have another free weekend in April to visit. The rest of my month=ASW, ASW, business trip...


But even if Harvard extends your deadline you still have to consider stanford etc. deadline which is May 1st as well.

My interview is Tuesday and I was seriously considering taking a trip to see harvard next weekend even if I haven't heard yet


Haha yeah. I was planning to withdraw from Stanford if I get into Harvard later and end up liking HLS better, but I guess that's a lot of money to pay for a bit of extra time. I already have my plane ticket to go to Berkeley's ASW next weekend or I would do the same. I would have visited earlier, but I really didn't think I had a shot at these schools...good problem to have, I suppose:)

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:31 pm

Figured I'd join in on the fun as I was held with the group last Wednesday.

What have people included with their LOCIs if basically nothing has changed in your app. I told them I'll be sending in my grades to the LSAC today, but I can't seem to come up with anything else.

I'm also trying to include something along the lines of "Harvard is the most highly ranked school to which I applied and I'll attend if your office chooses to admit me." Does this accomplish my goal of letting them know I'm a great yield decision without YS in the running or does it just come across as desperate?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Geneva » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:33 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Figured I'd join in on the fun as I was held with the group last Wednesday.

What have people included with their LOCIs if basically nothing has changed in your app. I told them I'll be sending in my grades to the LSAC today, but I can't seem to come up with anything else.

I'm also trying to include something along the lines of "Harvard is the most highly ranked school to which I applied and I'll attend if your office chooses to admit me." Does this accomplish my goal of letting them know I'm a great yield decision without YS in the running or does it just come across as desperate?

i wouldnt mention the part about the rank

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nelson » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:33 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Figured I'd join in on the fun as I was held with the group last Wednesday.

What have people included with their LOCIs if basically nothing has changed in your app. I told them I'll be sending in my grades to the LSAC today, but I can't seem to come up with anything else.

I'm also trying to include something along the lines of "Harvard is the most highly ranked school to which I applied and I'll attend if your office chooses to admit me." Does this accomplish my goal of letting them know I'm a great yield decision without YS in the running or does it just come across as desperate?

I intend to send something along those lines when I inevitably get WLed, though I would leave out the ranked part. Just say, "Harvard is my top choice and I will attend if admitted."
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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby kindaklueless » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:34 pm

I think saying it's the highest ranked school you applied to is a mistake. You have to show them your reasons for wanting to attend are more meaningful than that.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:37 pm

kindaklueless wrote:I think saying it's the highest ranked school you applied to is a mistake. You have to show them your reasons for wanting to attend are more meaningful than that.


Thanks, after re-reading I think you're right.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:47 pm

Also who has everyone addressed them to? I have:

Director Admissions Karen Buttenbaum,

And that looks stupid to me. I should have paid more attention to writing letters stuff in 5th grade.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Geneva » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:49 pm

ARGH. What address did u guys use when u sent in the LOCI?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:50 pm

Geneva wrote:ARGH. What address did u guys use when u sent in the LOCI?


I'm going with this, just what I took from "Contact Us" on their website.


J.D. Admissions Office
Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Nelson » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:51 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Also who has everyone addressed them to? I have:

Director Admissions Karen Buttenbaum,

And that looks stupid to me. I should have paid more attention to writing letters stuff in 5th grade.

"Director Buttenbaum" would be what I would use. Or "Ms. Buttenbaum." Some people like to use "Dear _____." I would use a person if you have one. She used her name on the hold emails, so I'd address them to her. Send/CC to the general admissions email though. Forgot that Harvard is hardcopy only. Then definitely use her name.

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby Elliott_Smith » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:20 pm

So we're getting down to the line..I'm assuming if we don't hear by the end of April, we're heading for the waitlist?

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Re: HELD @ HARVARD 2012 style

Postby amc987 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:35 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:So we're getting down to the line..I'm assuming if we don't hear by the end of April, we're heading for the waitlist?


I mean, I'm trying to keep hope alive, but I would say that unless people hear from KB in the next 10 days, they're probably headed for WLs/dings. I just can't imagine why Harvard would want to admit a significant number of people after their ASW. Maybe they don't care if we go, but from what I hear, they do try to put on a good show when admitted students come to Cambridge. What would be the point of letting in a bunch of people whom they'd have a difficult time wooing so late in the cycle?? I'm not including myself in this-- I'd jump at a Harvard acceptance at any time between now and mid-August, but I don't know/assume that everyone is as desperate as I am.
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