Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:02 pm

Chickensoup wrote:
Kionaltski wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Officially decided not to apply ED to Columbia. Is there any reason for me to apply to Harvard with 174/3.64? Or am I just throwing away $80? Be brutally honest, I'm not holding my breath for Harvard lol. Thanks!


According to lsn, you don't stand a great chance of getting in http://mylsn.info/dispresults.php Personally, I think that if you 1)have incredible softs 2)went to HYPS or 3) had a very hard major, then you stand a decent chance. If not, then you might want to reconsider

Then again, I might just apply for the heck of it. With falling medians, who knows what happens?


Please don't put S in the same category as HYP for undergraduate. It's not.


East Coast bias.

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

Postby roflmaozedong » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:23 pm

I briefly mentioned a concurrent application to a non-law program (think Peace Corps, TFA) and I'm starting to stress out because I'm thinking it will hurt my chances since they know I'm likely to defer an acceptance. I really don't want to reapply in two years :/ Do y'all think this will be a huge issue? My numbers are pretty good and I'm hoping that this doesn't screw me over.

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:12 am

roflmaozedong wrote:I briefly mentioned a concurrent application to a non-law program (think Peace Corps, TFA) and I'm starting to stress out because I'm thinking it will hurt my chances since they know I'm likely to defer an acceptance. I really don't want to reapply in two years :/ Do y'all think this will be a huge issue? My numbers are pretty good and I'm hoping that this doesn't screw me over.

You've probably read this, but here's their deferral policy:
We believe that prospective students benefit from experiences outside of a college or university setting and thus encourage you to take time off before going to law school. You may want to take time off before applying because your experience during that time off may inform your decision to attend graduate school; also, you may be able to put together a more complete application because you have had additional opportunities to write about (and from which to obtain recommendations). You may want to apply and then defer after you are accepted. That is okay, too. We rarely turn down a request for a deferral if it is made in a timely manner and if the prospective student explains why they are taking time off. Generally we grant one-year deferrals, but we also grant two-year deferrals for certain types of activities (e.g., Teach For America, Peace Corps, 2-year analyst programs at banks and consulting firms, etc.). We also grant extensions to deferrals when necessary.

Based on that, I would say it probably won't be a big deal. Any potential cons should be offset by the fact that they like applicants with those types of experiences.

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

Postby RSterling » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:47 pm

Application went complete today. App was received 9/18

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

Postby yarsten » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:51 pm

RSterling wrote:Application went complete today. App was received 9/18


Ditto.

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

Postby Yukos » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:00 pm

yarsten wrote:
RSterling wrote:Application went complete today. App was received 9/18


Ditto.


Mine too, received about a week after yours Yarsten. No email confirmation but I guess that's normal for HLS.

Hopefully this means we'll be in the first round of decisions. Yes or no it would be great knowing HLS early to get that off my back.

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

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:23 pm

I don't want to be THAT kid that rushes things and gets ahead of himself (really I don't), BUT at what point do we start speculating about when interview invites will occur? I know last year they were in full speculation mode at this point, but that's because the previous year saw interviews in October. Sounds like this year will model last year in terms of timeline.

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

Postby RSterling » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:30 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:I don't want to be THAT kid that rushes things and gets ahead of himself (really I don't), BUT at what point do we start speculating about when interview invites will occur? I know last year they were in full speculation mode at this point, but that's because the previous year saw interviews in October. Sounds like this year will model last year in terms of timeline.


You sorta answered your own question. I'm thinking we'll see them in a couple weeks. For someone with my numbers (169/4.0), I think I may be in it for the long haul, so I'm not expecting to be in the first round of interviews, if at all.

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

Postby Texasxxxes » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:58 pm

Just received an email about this interview with the dean of admissions at HLS - HOORAY SPAM TO DELETE

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:08 pm

Also complete. I wonder if they'll be sending a "complete" e-mail like in the past or if the status will just stealthily go under review.

Texasxxxes wrote:Just received an email about this interview with the dean of admissions at HLS - HOORAY SPAM TO DELETE

Nice try.

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

Postby Kionaltski » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Just went complete too. As to interview email speculation, I bet that we won't see anything until the first week of November.

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

Postby kfischm1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:27 pm

Just went complete as well. Submitted on 09/16. Not expecting to be in the first round of interviews either (169/4.14). If I get in it will probably be late in the cycle, but I guess it doesn't hurt to hope for an early answer. :-)

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

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:29 pm

Just to confirm: Everyone who gets in must do a phone interview at some point?! I am great at real interviews but am absolutely horrible at phone interviews.

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

Postby Kionaltski » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:46 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Just to confirm: Everyone who gets in must do a phone interview at some point?! I am great at real interviews but am absolutely horrible at phone interviews.

Yep, everyone that gets in has to do a phone interview. But don't worry, from what I've heard they usually have their mind made up before the interview, so just be prepared to answer questions intelligently and you'll do fine :D

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

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:47 pm

Kionaltski wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Just to confirm: Everyone who gets in must do a phone interview at some point?! I am great at real interviews but am absolutely horrible at phone interviews.

Yep, everyone that gets in has to do a phone interview. But don't worry, from what I've heard they usually have their mind made up before the interview, so just be prepared to answer questions intelligently and you'll do fine :D


Very nice. If I get a phone interview I'll prepare for it like my life depends on it (because, in a sense, it does).

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

Postby leebs2 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:14 pm

Complete as well; submitted on 9/15.

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

Postby Chickensoup » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:30 am

You may be the biggest douchebag on this entire site. That's actually quite an achievement, so congratulations.

Douchebag.


Somebody went to Stanford. Peasant.

Pheasant.

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

Postby Yukos » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:38 am

On LSN it looks like the first round of completes was a first days after ours last year (October 13), and the KB1 invites went out November 3. So we can all chill for a while :)

ETA: complete email earlier this morning.

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

Postby one_by_one » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:57 am

New blog post: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... 0/waiting/. Looks like there's no 'Under Review' status this year.

Also, just got the 'application complete' email.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:43 am

VasaVasori wrote:
one_by_one wrote:New blog post: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... 0/waiting/. Looks like there's no 'Under Review' status this year.

Also, just got the 'application complete' email.

Good find - they posted another, today, too. Looks like interviews are going to be over Skype now instead of phone. Also, apparently more people will be interviewed... so it looks like it's not quite going to be an auto-in like it used to be.

Damn. Looks like I have to buy a suit for a skype interview (I hope I end up needing one, anyway! :) )

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... g-process/


Yikes...this makes me nervous.

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

Postby one_by_one » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:00 am

WhiteyCakes wrote:
VasaVasori wrote:
one_by_one wrote:New blog post: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... 0/waiting/. Looks like there's no 'Under Review' status this year.

Also, just got the 'application complete' email.

Good find - they posted another, today, too. Looks like interviews are going to be over Skype now instead of phone. Also, apparently more people will be interviewed... so it looks like it's not quite going to be an auto-in like it used to be.

Damn. Looks like I have to buy a suit for a skype interview (I hope I end up needing one, anyway! :) )

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... g-process/


Yikes...this makes me nervous.


+1 The longer interview will be a little anxiety-inducing. But, since I don't have a webcam at work, in the .01% chance that I get an interview, maybe I could still do it over the phone...

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:05 am

one_by_one wrote:+1 The longer interview will be a little anxiety-inducing. But, since I don't have a webcam at work, in the .01% chance that I get an interview, maybe I could still do it over the phone...


Or do it at home?

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

Postby masked kavana » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:27 am

Can't do it in my pjs :(

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

Postby spicyyoda17 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:37 pm

I'm going to guess that wearing a suit and tie may be a little overboard unless that is what you are wearing already b/c of being at work.




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