Harvard Waitlist 2012

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby poe » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:08 pm

cerealdan wrote:I took the SAT before the third section was added. I guess I'm super old. :|


Same here. I think I took it the last year before it changed.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:34 pm

snehpets wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
soj wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:Well, on a positive note, I aced the SAT verbal back in the day. Today, this is my source of pride :D :D

#dontletthethreaddie

I was all about the new writing section. The only time I was rewarded for being a grammar nazi.

I fucking hated that section. Near perfect on the other two, but that section threw my score out of whack (relatively speaking).


I kind of sucked at all three (relatively speaking). I kind of wish I'd studied or taken a class or something, but it's also weird to think of going to a different undergrad, so maybe not.


I'm with you..i hated studying for that test...and that was before i discovered coffee.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby hypothalamus » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:15 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
I'm with you..i hated studying for that test...and that was before i discovered coffee.


My first LSAT score speaks for itself :D :D

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby weathervane » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:18 am

For people who got off of the waitlist in that big wave, what do you see on your status check? Do you have check marks for your "all official final transcripts received" and "all college certifications received" lines yet?
Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby masked kavana » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:46 am

2nd deposit due date gone by..

Maybe we'll see a couple of new admits in the next couple of weeks?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby noggo10 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:11 am

I'm thinking there probably will be a few more WL-admits since there was such a large initial WL-admit wave. Maybe just wishful thinking.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Elendil » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:37 am

noggo10 wrote:I'm thinking there probably will be a few more WL-admits since there was such a large initial WL-admit wave. Maybe just wishful thinking.


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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:33 pm

Elendil wrote:
noggo10 wrote:I'm thinking there probably will be a few more WL-admits since there was such a large initial WL-admit wave. Maybe just wishful thinking.


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Hahahaha Elendil! :D :D

But, it is done.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby krushktk » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:35 am

Till the bitter end...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Elendil » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:52 am

The latest admissions office blog post is about starting the process for next cycle... it's over. I think the bloodbath will either come this week or next. To be honest, I'll just be happy to get some closure. :)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Mista Bojangles » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:12 pm

Elendil wrote:The latest admissions office blog post is about starting the process for next cycle... it's over. I think the bloodbath will either come this week or next. To be honest, I'll just be happy to get some closure. :)


Hrmmm... obviously my consolation isn't really of any help to you, but don't you have killer stats (on my phone and don't feel like poking in your history to find it), like a 174 and 4+? I'm shocked they haven't taken you, especially since they seemed to me to have dipped a little lower than usual stat-wise for many WL admits this cycle. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that H is struggling to maintain its medians this year, which would suggest that somebody above both of them would be in an even better position than usual.

Assuming H doesnt work out, are you ending up somewhere you're happy with? You definitely committed to attending this fall or is reapplying an option? Second time did the trick for me, just FWIW.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:26 pm

Elendil wrote:The latest admissions office blog post is about starting the process for next cycle... it's over. I think the bloodbath will either come this week or next. To be honest, I'll just be happy to get some closure. :)

Yea, I think you guys are going to have to wait to see if people don't show up to orientation, or if someone leaves early in the year. I've heard of people being pulled in September. Good news though is that people with the best stats won't be culled. They have to keep a few people.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby adam1 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:03 pm

Elendil wrote:The latest admissions office blog post is about starting the process for next cycle... it's over. I think the bloodbath will either come this week or next. To be honest, I'll just be happy to get some closure. :)


I believe you're referring to the one that occurred before the WL->Accept wave. That's the last one by the Assistant Dean. Not saying it's not over. Just fighting inevitable.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby poe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:06 pm

I'm surprised there hasn't been a single acceptance after the final deposit deadline. I guess it really is over. Maybe they slightly overfilled the class with the last wave?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:35 pm

poe wrote:I'm surprised there hasn't been a single acceptance after the final deposit deadline. I guess it really is over. Maybe they slightly overfilled the class with the last wave?

Or they gave out extra acceptances knowing a few always decline?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:18 pm

poe wrote:I'm surprised there hasn't been a single acceptance after the final deposit deadline. I guess it really is over. Maybe they slightly overfilled the class with the last wave?


:(

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby masked kavana » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:01 pm

Perhaps the awesomeness of the applications still around is too much to take?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Take Two » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:25 pm

and so it falls to us to wait for the great doom of our time

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby krushktk » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:59 am

Transfers got in on Monday. We might already be looking at the bitter end, but fight on comrades.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:50 am

No transfers got in on Monday that were reported on TLS. Last Monday, yes.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby JDflowergirl » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:40 am

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188&p=5709226#p5709226

When you click the link scroll down to the bottom of the page. It looks like someone recently got off the wait list.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby adam1 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:00 am

JDflowergirl wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141188&p=5709226#p5709226

When you click the link scroll down to the bottom of the page. It looks like someone recently got off the wait list.


Is it bad that when I read this my thoughts go like this: In at Stanford, off the Harvard WL, HAH! she can't go to both. WIN!?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby krushktk » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:52 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:No transfers got in on Monday that were reported on TLS. Last Monday, yes.



Rephrase: I know a transfer applicant who got in on Monday.
This shouldn't be too unbelievable, since not every law school applicant is a TLSer.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby likeaBäh5ę » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:17 am

well seeing as no more acceptances seem to be going out. I think it's time for the fat lady to sing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Elendil » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:37 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:
Elendil wrote:The latest admissions office blog post is about starting the process for next cycle... it's over. I think the bloodbath will either come this week or next. To be honest, I'll just be happy to get some closure. :)


Hrmmm... obviously my consolation isn't really of any help to you, but don't you have killer stats (on my phone and don't feel like poking in your history to find it), like a 174 and 4+? I'm shocked they haven't taken you, especially since they seemed to me to have dipped a little lower than usual stat-wise for many WL admits this cycle. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that H is struggling to maintain its medians this year, which would suggest that somebody above both of them would be in an even better position than usual.

Assuming H doesnt work out, are you ending up somewhere you're happy with? You definitely committed to attending this fall or is reapplying an option? Second time did the trick for me, just FWIW.


Sorry I missed this! I've been off TLS lately... and yeah I guess I have stats that are definitely on the higher end (174 and ~4.0). I have a theory about why HLS isn't very keen on accepting me this cycle, but it's nothing with my application or background that I could have changed. I'm thrilled with where I'm ending up next year (Columbia) and while I would love to hear from the HLS admissions office, I'm happily moving on with my life until then! :)

Oh, and the blog post that I was referring to was posted just last week (July 12th): http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/2012/07/12/hls-hill-info-session/



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