Harvard Waitlist 2012

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Mon May 21, 2012 3:30 pm

hypothalamus wrote:I take it today is not the day, but this week might be the week...


I can feel it in my plums.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby StarLightSpectre » Mon May 21, 2012 3:37 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:I take it today is not the day, but this week might be the week...


I can feel it in my plums.


At least you got plums.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby yepyepyep » Mon May 21, 2012 3:53 pm

sharktankdean wrote:When is says "Harvard accepts about 800 applicants for a class of 500 or so.." that 800 includes those admitted of the WL, right? Just wondering.


I always assumed so, since the WL people are technically accepted.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Mon May 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Someone please mail a calculator to their office since they are finding it difficult to calculate their yield.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby adika86 » Mon May 21, 2012 5:12 pm

When I said the 14th, I meant the 22nd. Tomorrow!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon May 21, 2012 5:26 pm

adika86 wrote:When I said the 14th, I meant the 22nd. Tomorrow!

I totally had my money on last week, or this week. I hope my(our) prediction comes to fruition!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby yepyepyep » Mon May 21, 2012 6:26 pm

sharktankdean wrote:Someone please mail a calculator to their office since they are finding it difficult to calculate their yield.


hahahahaha

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue May 22, 2012 10:00 am

yepyepyep wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:Someone please mail a calculator to their office since they are finding it difficult to calculate their yield.


hahahahaha


haha i know right! how long does it take Harvard??

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Elendil » Tue May 22, 2012 12:25 pm

This is getting painful... :(

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Tue May 22, 2012 12:25 pm

What time of the day do we usually give up hope 12? 3? 4? Because having hope till 5pm is exhausting.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Tue May 22, 2012 12:25 pm

yepyepyep wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:When is says "Harvard accepts about 800 applicants for a class of 500 or so.." that 800 includes those admitted of the WL, right? Just wondering.


I always assumed so, since the WL people are technically accepted.


thanks!

So lets say the class size is 550...does Harvard initially admit 550 people to fill the class and then admit from the WL. Essentially I'm asking does one withdrawal mean that they will have to to pull from the WL to fill that spot. Or do they admit more than the class size (pre-WL)?
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue May 22, 2012 12:43 pm

Elendil wrote:This is getting painful... :(

Agreed. So much agreed.


sharktankdean wrote:What time of the day do we usually give up hope 12? 3? 4? Because having hope till 5pm is exhausting.

First batch of KB1s went out at 3:45pm last year, so basically we need to be on our toes at all times before 5pm.

It's fun.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby hypothalamus » Tue May 22, 2012 12:50 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:When is says "Harvard accepts about 800 applicants for a class of 500 or so.." that 800 includes those admitted of the WL, right? Just wondering.


I always assumed so, since the WL people are technically accepted.


thanks!

So lets say the class size is 550...does Harvard initially admit 550 people to fill the class and then admit from the WL. Essentially I'm asking does one withdrawal mean that they will have to to pull from the WL to fill that spot. Or do they admit more than the class size (pre-WL)?


They have an estimate of what percentage of people will accept their offer of admission - let's say 70% - so they will admit a number of people so that their class will be filled with 70% of those people. They're probably more conservative and admit fewer people than their estimate tells them, so they don't over-enroll. If more people decline than expected (and/or their estimate was conservative), they have to admit some people from the waitlist. Waitlist acceptances are also likely to be more targeted in terms of applicant profile if they see that they don't have enough of a certain diversity category in the class as it is.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Tue May 22, 2012 1:01 pm

I told my cousin I was still waiting for Harvard and the bastard sent me this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyFVG4VfPmg

At first i was pissed but now i find it funny

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Tue May 22, 2012 1:02 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:When is says "Harvard accepts about 800 applicants for a class of 500 or so.." that 800 includes those admitted of the WL, right? Just wondering.


I always assumed so, since the WL people are technically accepted.


thanks!

So lets say the class size is 550...does Harvard initially admit 550 people to fill the class and then admit from the WL. Essentially I'm asking does one withdrawal mean that they will have to to pull from the WL to fill that spot. Or do they admit more than the class size (pre-WL)?


They have an estimate of what percentage of people will accept their offer of admission - let's say 70% - so they will admit a number of people so that their class will be filled with 70% of those people. They're probably more conservative and admit fewer people than their estimate tells them, so they don't over-enroll. If more people decline than expected (and/or their estimate was conservative), they have to admit some people from the waitlist. Waitlist acceptances are also likely to be more targeted in terms of applicant profile if they see that they don't have enough of a certain diversity category in the class as it is.


thanks!! now i just need my doppelganger to go to Y or S.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue May 22, 2012 1:21 pm

sharktankdean wrote:I told my cousin I was still waiting for Harvard and the bastard sent me this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyFVG4VfPmg

At first i was pissed but now i find it funny


haha love it!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby hypothalamus » Tue May 22, 2012 1:47 pm

120 minutes of doom.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby yepyepyep » Tue May 22, 2012 2:38 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:When is says "Harvard accepts about 800 applicants for a class of 500 or so.." that 800 includes those admitted of the WL, right? Just wondering.


I always assumed so, since the WL people are technically accepted.


thanks!

So lets say the class size is 550...does Harvard initially admit 550 people to fill the class and then admit from the WL. Essentially I'm asking does one withdrawal mean that they will have to to pull from the WL to fill that spot. Or do they admit more than the class size (pre-WL)?


They have an estimate of what percentage of people will accept their offer of admission - let's say 70% - so they will admit a number of people so that their class will be filled with 70% of those people. They're probably more conservative and admit fewer people than their estimate tells them, so they don't over-enroll. If more people decline than expected (and/or their estimate was conservative), they have to admit some people from the waitlist. Waitlist acceptances are also likely to be more targeted in terms of applicant profile if they see that they don't have enough of a certain diversity category in the class as it is.


I agree. I'm guessing since their matriculation rate is 67%, they admit on the first wave with the assumption that about 65% will accept (since the percentage will go up when accepting WL people that automatically come). So in that case, I guess they've sent out about 700-750 acceptances, 65% will accept to give a class of around 490. Then they'll accept another 50ish on the WL, giving them a percentage matriculation where they want it (high 60s to 70s). But if their matriculation on the first go around is high, then they dont need to accept more people based on their estimate. So I think they do accept more people than spots the first go around.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue May 22, 2012 2:44 pm

I'm done with the guesses. I just want to know what's going on over there.

Please?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby Elendil » Tue May 22, 2012 2:50 pm

Just realized that HLS commencement exercises are on Thursday... sort of doubting that we will see anything before the end of the week.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby hypothalamus » Tue May 22, 2012 2:50 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:I'm done with the guesses. I just want to know what's going on over there.

Please?


You poor unfortunate soul!... :D

I'm going to buy myself a cupcake, so I can kill the last hour before we know if today is the day.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Tue May 22, 2012 2:57 pm

Elendil wrote:Just realized that HLS commencement exercises are on Thursday... sort of doubting that we will see anything before the end of the week.



If Harvard was in a hurry to fill their class we would have heard some time ago. I don't think commencement is going to hold them back. I think they are taking their time.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby yepyepyep » Tue May 22, 2012 3:00 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Elendil wrote:Just realized that HLS commencement exercises are on Thursday... sort of doubting that we will see anything before the end of the week.



If Harvard was in a hurry to fill their class we would have heard some time ago. I don't think commencement is going to hold them back. I think they are taking their time.


Yeah... The whole cycle has been slow...so why speed up now :)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby sharktankdean » Tue May 22, 2012 3:47 pm

even a random email or blog post would be appreciated at this point

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2012

Postby adika86 » Tue May 22, 2012 3:49 pm

sharktankdean wrote:even a random email or blog post would be appreciated at this point


+1000




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