Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby aloyshakaramazov » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:10 pm

ScratchableItch wrote:I really hope that those of us interviewed Tuesday hear back before these next two weeks of interviews, but realistically I agree that it probably won't be till the end of December...


I think that there's a good shot that some (hopefully all!) Tuesday interviewees will get JS2s early next week. Two years ago--that was the case, and JS said somewhere that this cycle would, in timing, resemble two years ago.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby yarsten » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:17 pm

ScratchableItch wrote:
zdamico wrote:What have been done about wearing headphones when skype interviewing? I prefer to, it helps me hear them better, but I'm not sure what' kosher.

I probably wouldn't do this, as you want your interview to be as professional as possible. Being over Skype I wanted to make especially sure that it was as normal as possible since talking over video is awkward enough. But that's just my opinion!

spicyyoda17 wrote:Well they most likely won't be doing JS2s the week of 12/10 when they are doing a bunch of interviews. It makes more sense that they would wait and do the JS2s after the 2 straight weeks of interviewing.

Also, 12/17 fits in line with last year's timeline in terms of December admits.

I really hope that those of us interviewed Tuesday hear back before these next two weeks of interviews, but realistically I agree that it probably won't be till the end of December...


So I was planning on using my headset (earbuds with mic) for better sound quality on both sides (and since they recommended an external microphone)- do you think this is unprofessional? Would it be better to just use built in equipment?

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ScratchableItch » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:23 pm

yarsten wrote:So I was planning on using my headset (earbuds with mic) for better sound quality on both sides (and since they recommended an external microphone)- do you think this is unprofessional? Would it be better to just use built in equipment?

I did just fine in my interview without an external microphone, and without headphones. But I do have a newer computer, and I tested it out beforehand to make sure that would work.

Maybe it's not quite unprofessional, and this is just my opinion, but I just think it would look better without headphones. Maybe I'm wrong though and it won't matter. The most important thing to worry about is just being confident and personable in your interview, whatever that takes for you individually.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Small JS0 rant here, but this sucks. The (1) that pops up next to "Inbox" has never meant so much to me. I'm disappointed 20+ times a day.

End rant. Sorry it wasn't a poem.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:53 pm

+1 brother

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Cherries2013 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:55 pm

me too Helix me too....

does it seem to you that they still haven't gone below 174 for non-URMs/non-trad?

Maybe we're just at the cusp of JS1's? (I'm low 170s - but hoepfully the rest of my app makes up for it!)
I mean how long can they keep getting people above the median LSAT?
The whole idea of the median is that 50% of people are below it...

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby one_by_one » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:02 pm

helix23 wrote:Small JS0 rant here, but this sucks. The (1) that pops up next to "Inbox" has never meant so much to me. I'm disappointed 20+ times a day.

End rant. Sorry it wasn't a poem.


Hopefully we get those JS1 emails soon... I'm esp rooting for you, helix, since we're practically numbers twins but also because your avatar is fantastic

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:19 pm

Cherries2013 wrote:me too Helix me too....

does it seem to you that they still haven't gone below 174 for non-URMs/non-trad?

Maybe we're just at the cusp of JS1's? (I'm low 170s - but hoepfully the rest of my app makes up for it!)
I mean how long can they keep getting people above the median LSAT?
The whole idea of the median is that 50% of people are below it...


It is foolish to get discouraged this early. It's still November. A lot of us are probably in for the long haul. Just gotta keep things in perspective.

It's hard to tell how long they can get people with at or above median. I am sure if they start having to dip below LSAT median they'll start grabbing above median GPAs to make up for the -1 or -2 to the LSAT. We'll just have to wait to see what happens.

Kinda sketchy for me being below both lol.

one_by_one wrote:Hopefully we get those JS1 emails soon... I'm esp rooting for you, helix, since we're practically numbers twins but also because your avatar is fantastic


haha thanks. best of luck to you too.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ns2675 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:25 pm

Got a JS1 invite today. Complete via status checker on Monday (11/26), complete e-mail today at 7:30 am (PST), JS1 e-mail at 10:30 am. Pretty excited! Numbers are 174/4.0+. Good luck to everyone waiting!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sinfiery » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:27 pm

ns2675 wrote:Got a JS1 invite today. Complete via status checker on Monday (11/26), complete e-mail today at 7:30 am (PST), JS1 e-mail at 10:30 am. Pretty excited! Numbers are 174/4.0+. Good luck to everyone waiting!

Gratz!




After looking at your LSN:


I wonder if the proper statistical entry to look at is Date application sent/received --> JS1 or Date application complete --> JS1

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby efresh88 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:59 pm

What are people's thoughts on the fact that the interview process has changed this year from interviews lasting only 5ish minutes to now close to 15 and the fact that they say they are inviting more people to interview?

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Wittgensteinian » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:07 pm

So application complete 11/26, email today - No JS1, though. Should I be concerned that I didn't make the cut for today, or can I reasonably still be offered one? Male non-URM; LSAT 177 / GPA 3.89.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sinfiery » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:17 pm

Wittgensteinian wrote:So application complete 11/26, email today - No JS1, though. Should I be concerned that I didn't make the cut for today, or can I reasonably still be offered one? Male non-URM; LSAT 177 / GPA 3.89.

When did you submit?

So far everyone I've seen with a JS1 a few days (1-3?) after their app went complete sent it in at the beginning of November

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Eichörnchen » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:23 pm

helix23 wrote:
Cherries2013 wrote:me too Helix me too....

does it seem to you that they still haven't gone below 174 for non-URMs/non-trad?

Maybe we're just at the cusp of JS1's? (I'm low 170s - but hoepfully the rest of my app makes up for it!)
I mean how long can they keep getting people above the median LSAT?
The whole idea of the median is that 50% of people are below it...


It is foolish to get discouraged this early. It's still November. A lot of us are probably in for the long haul. Just gotta keep things in perspective.

It's hard to tell how long they can get people with at or above median. I am sure if they start having to dip below LSAT median they'll start grabbing above median GPAs to make up for the -1 or -2 to the LSAT. We'll just have to wait to see what happens.

Kinda sketchy for me being below both lol.

one_by_one wrote:Hopefully we get those JS1 emails soon... I'm esp rooting for you, helix, since we're practically numbers twins but also because your avatar is fantastic


haha thanks. best of luck to you too.

I came on here to ask if I should give up hope because I submitted early Oct and haven't heard anything. Thanks for cheering me up. :wink:

Though I know that I have no hope anyways

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Wittgensteinian » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:25 pm

sinfiery wrote:
Wittgensteinian wrote:So application complete 11/26, email today - No JS1, though. Should I be concerned that I didn't make the cut for today, or can I reasonably still be offered one? Male non-URM; LSAT 177 / GPA 3.89.

When did you submit?

So far everyone I've seen with a JS1 a few days (1-3?) after their app went complete sent it in at the beginning of November


Submitted on the 16th. Kind of freaking out, only b/c I assumed I was at least gonna make the JS1 cut; not entirely sure how the system works; if you're not invited when your chronologically similar group is, does that mean you've been held/rejected? Or are they less predictable than that?

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sinfiery » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Wittgensteinian wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
Wittgensteinian wrote:So application complete 11/26, email today - No JS1, though. Should I be concerned that I didn't make the cut for today, or can I reasonably still be offered one? Male non-URM; LSAT 177 / GPA 3.89.

When did you submit?

So far everyone I've seen with a JS1 a few days (1-3?) after their app went complete sent it in at the beginning of November


Submitted on the 16th. Kind of freaking out, only b/c I assumed I was at least gonna make the JS1 cut; not entirely sure how the system works; if you're not invited when your chronologically similar group is, does that mean you've been held/rejected? Or are they less predictable than that?


I submitted the 16th too. Status changed the 28th, complete today via email.

No one I know of within our submission date has gotten a JS1 yet. We are next on the chopping block, but our time has not yet come. :)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Wittgensteinian » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:30 pm

sinfiery wrote:
Wittgensteinian wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
Wittgensteinian wrote:So application complete 11/26, email today - No JS1, though. Should I be concerned that I didn't make the cut for today, or can I reasonably still be offered one? Male non-URM; LSAT 177 / GPA 3.89.

When did you submit?

So far everyone I've seen with a JS1 a few days (1-3?) after their app went complete sent it in at the beginning of November


Submitted on the 16th. Kind of freaking out, only b/c I assumed I was at least gonna make the JS1 cut; not entirely sure how the system works; if you're not invited when your chronologically similar group is, does that mean you've been held/rejected? Or are they less predictable than that?


I submitted the 16th too. Status changed the 28th, complete today via email.

No one I know of within our submission date has gotten a JS1 yet. We are next on the chopping block, but our time has not yet come. :)


Thanks, I was definitely freaking the eff out a little bit. Best of luck!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sinfiery » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:35 pm

Wittgensteinian wrote:Best of luck!

likewise

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wisteria » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:37 pm

submitted on the 16th too. Haven't even been "complete" yet. I'm getting a little anxious.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Pittpanther » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:55 pm

JS1 at 1:47 today.
Complete 11/19
174/4.1/non-URM

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:09 pm

Congrats everyone who got JS1s today, and good luck in your interviews!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Cicero76 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:27 pm

Wittgensteinian wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
Wittgensteinian wrote:So application complete 11/26, email today - No JS1, though. Should I be concerned that I didn't make the cut for today, or can I reasonably still be offered one? Male non-URM; LSAT 177 / GPA 3.89.

When did you submit?

So far everyone I've seen with a JS1 a few days (1-3?) after their app went complete sent it in at the beginning of November


Submitted on the 16th. Kind of freaking out, only b/c I assumed I was at least gonna make the JS1 cut; not entirely sure how the system works; if you're not invited when your chronologically similar group is, does that mean you've been held/rejected? Or are they less predictable than that?


I submitted on the 12th (complete 11/20) and haven't gotten a JS1 yet either, so we can be holdouts together.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby digifly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:28 pm

I submitted the 9th, went complete the 18th, and received the "complete" email today. Is it safe to assume that if I were lucky enough to nab a JS1, it would have to come within the next few workdays?

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:37 pm

digifly wrote:I submitted the 9th, went complete the 18th, and received the "complete" email today. Is it safe to assume that if I were lucky enough to nab a JS1, it would have to come within the next few workdays?

No. A bunch of people who got JS1s these past few days submitted back in September and went complete on 10/10. They were then passed over in the first three batches of JS1s, even while people with later complete dates received invites. It's just that there are too many good applicants to be able to invite all of them as their apps go complete.

Be patient, and if your app is competitive, your time will come.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby digifly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:44 pm

Lavitz wrote:
digifly wrote:I submitted the 9th, went complete the 18th, and received the "complete" email today. Is it safe to assume that if I were lucky enough to nab a JS1, it would have to come within the next few workdays?

No. A bunch of people who got JS1s these past few days submitted back in September and went complete on 10/10. They were then passed over in the first three batches of JS1s, even while people with later complete dates received invites. It's just that there are too many good applicants to be able to invite all of them as their apps go complete.

Be patient, and if your app is competitive, your time will come.


Will do! I'm not too on-edge about it, just wanted to get a general idea of the timeline. I appreciate the help, Lavitz.




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