Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
sinfiery
Posts: 3308
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:55 am

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

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:43 am

rehsalt wrote:
nextstep222 wrote:
WIll they tell us explicitly if we've been held, or will we know just based on their radio silence?

They'll let you know alright. They will send some sort of email saying that they haven't reached a decision and are holding the application. It's not very pretty from that point forward.

:(


These next few days shall be rather interesting.

User avatar
domino
Posts: 323
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:51 pm

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

Postby domino » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:17 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Strategy Question:

Last semester I got all As, which bumped my GPA from 3.5 on the nose to 3.5x. Should I send an updated transcript or should I wait until I'm waitlisted or held to send it as an LOCI?

Also, why doesn't Harvard love me?


my thought is to send it now becuase it might help you avoid a rejection (sounds pretty unlikely but just in case). however this comes from a place of no knowledge.

and congrats on doing awesome!

shakespeare
Posts: 174
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:13 pm

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

Postby shakespeare » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:25 pm

A little off topic, but if we haven't seen any date changes in our Status Checker (I applied in early Nov.), I'm guessing it's a rejection, right? Did admitted students see date changes/updates in their Status Checker?

curious66
Posts: 381
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:34 pm

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

Postby curious66 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:30 pm

shakespeare wrote:A little off topic, but if we haven't seen any date changes in our Status Checker (I applied in early Nov.), I'm guessing it's a rejection, right? Did admitted students see date changes/updates in their Status Checker?

that's my thinking.. auto ding list. time to move on

shakespeare
Posts: 174
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:13 pm

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

Postby shakespeare » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:37 pm

I'm with you. Been moving on. had a flash of hope this morning...but no... :/ Oh, well!

User avatar
callmemaybe84
Posts: 147
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:04 pm

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

Postby callmemaybe84 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:40 pm

Wormfather wrote:Just to be clear, the only way to figure out who you're interviewing with is through iCal? I dont have a mac and use gmail and dont have an option to add it to any schedule so I'm gonna have to go blind right?


Better to go in blind than to over-think it, in my opinion. Just relax, for some reason I think you're going to be fine in your interview...

User avatar
djwjddl
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:50 pm

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

Postby djwjddl » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:41 pm

lulz wrote:Exeter '07


Image

User avatar
carboncopyx
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am

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

Postby carboncopyx » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:46 pm

Checking in. Submitted yesterday and got an e-mail saying it was received today. Congrats to all the JS1s!! From what it seems, Harvard has a pretty quick turnaround. Are JS1 invitation waves every two weeks/one month or so?

User avatar
kingsfield69
Posts: 344
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:52 pm

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:50 pm

lulz wrote:
domino wrote:
lulz wrote:In today via phone call. No JS1. 178/3.72. 3rd generation Exeter>P>HLS, probably explains why I didn't have an interview. Good luck to everyone else.


i get that this is not real but was still mildly depressing



I don't really get worried about skepticism over the internet. I'm guessing it's the lack of an interview that's suspect here. I realize the point of this forum is to give people an idea of what to expect etc., and I can give everyone my anonymous internet assurance that I'm not lying/have nothing to gain from doing so etc., but people will take that as they will.

If anyone cares, I know of three other people admitted without interviews. All of them were HLS legacy. An Exeter classmate of mine was admitted this cycle, sans interview, with a 172.

Obviously it's difficult to believe that anyone in my situation exists, let alone posts on TLS.

But, really, do what you can to take your mind off things. Sorry, I guess.


Congrats!

User avatar
danitt
Posts: 1984
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:40 pm

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

Postby danitt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:53 pm

curious66 wrote:
shakespeare wrote:A little off topic, but if we haven't seen any date changes in our Status Checker (I applied in early Nov.), I'm guessing it's a rejection, right? Did admitted students see date changes/updates in their Status Checker?

that's my thinking.. auto ding list. time to move on

I wish they'd reject people sooner rather than later. If they know you're an auto ding just pull the trigger so I can stop fantasizing about a miracle.

User avatar
helix23
Posts: 1807
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:18 pm

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:54 pm

danitt wrote:I wish they'd reject people sooner rather than later. If they know you're an auto ding just pull the trigger so I can stop fantasizing about a miracle.


+1

User avatar
tyler.durden
Posts: 287
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm

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

Postby tyler.durden » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:56 pm

helix23 wrote:
danitt wrote:I wish they'd reject people sooner rather than later. If they know you're an auto ding just pull the trigger so I can stop fantasizing about a miracle.


+1

+2

User avatar
broadstreet11
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:34 pm

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

Postby broadstreet11 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:19 pm

Lavitz wrote:I don't think you have anything to be terrified about, my newly-promoted numbers twin who probably has better softs than me :wink:


NUMBERS TWINS! It's an honor Lavitz, fo real.

User avatar
tekumamba
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:53 pm

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

Postby tekumamba » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:57 pm

so do autodings just never see movement from complete and get something in the mail? i'm still sitting complete 12/10 so i guess that means next week i'll be denied. just asking what to expect. thanks!

User avatar
Mr. Elshal
Posts: 611
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:30 pm

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:58 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:Just to be clear, the only way to figure out who you're interviewing with is through iCal? I dont have a mac and use gmail and dont have an option to add it to any schedule so I'm gonna have to go blind right?


Better to go in blind than to over-think it, in my opinion. Just relax, for some reason I think you're going to be fine in your interview...


I'm gonna agree with this for the very good reason that on the day I interviewed, everyone got the opposite person. Better off just going in blind and being prepared for all situations. I got caught off guard when I was expecting KB and suddenly JS pops up on-screen

User avatar
sabanist
Posts: 573
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:48 pm

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

Postby sabanist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:58 pm

Wormfather wrote:Just to be clear, the only way to figure out who you're interviewing with is through iCal? I dont have a mac and use gmail and dont have an option to add it to any schedule so I'm gonna have to go blind right?

I tried everything since I'm a PC prole too, and the blackberry calendar option sends an email that includes the interviewer. FWIW, several people ended up interviewing with KB when they thought they had JS and vice versa earlier in the cycle.

User avatar
sinfiery
Posts: 3308
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:55 am

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

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:59 pm

tyler.durden wrote:
helix23 wrote:
danitt wrote:I wish they'd reject people sooner rather than later. If they know you're an auto ding just pull the trigger so I can stop fantasizing about a miracle.


+1

+2

You'll ride the waitlist until August, lose out on two seat-deposits and four phone numbers (At least 717s)from ASW , have to get an apartment 20 minutes from campus, sell your dog to strangers on craigslist because all the pet-friendly apartments are booked, return the brand new car your parents got you for Lawlschool, and take out 200k in debt. And dammit, you'll have a smile on your face because you're going to Harvard!

User avatar
danitt
Posts: 1984
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:40 pm

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

Postby danitt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:02 pm

sinfiery wrote:
tyler.durden wrote:
helix23 wrote:
danitt wrote:I wish they'd reject people sooner rather than later. If they know you're an auto ding just pull the trigger so I can stop fantasizing about a miracle.


+1

+2

You'll ride the waitlist until August, lose out on two seat-deposits and four phone numbers (At least 717s)from ASW , have to get an apartment 20 minutes from campus, sell your dog to strangers on craigslist because all the pet-friendly apartments are booked, return the brand new car your parents got you for Lawlschool, and take out 200k in debt. And dammit, you'll have a smile on your face because you're going to Harvard!

Hopefully this isn't the case because I have to fit in return to Motherland for new visa in there somewhere.

User avatar
tyler.durden
Posts: 287
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:12 pm

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

Postby tyler.durden » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:05 pm

sinfiery wrote:
tyler.durden wrote:
helix23 wrote:
danitt wrote:I wish they'd reject people sooner rather than later. If they know you're an auto ding just pull the trigger so I can stop fantasizing about a miracle.


+1

+2

You'll ride the waitlist until August, lose out on two seat-deposits and four phone numbers (At least 717s)from ASW , have to get an apartment 20 minutes from campus, sell your dog to strangers on craigslist because all the pet-friendly apartments are booked, return the brand new car your parents got you for Lawlschool, and take out 200k in debt. And dammit, you'll have a smile on your face because you're going to Harvard!


Damn straight! I'd take that.

az21833
Posts: 1403
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:57 pm

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

Postby az21833 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:42 pm

application received.

how long for it to go complete? duke went complete simultaneously..

User avatar
bluecouch
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:53 pm

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

Postby bluecouch » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:48 pm

az21833 wrote:application received.

how long for it to go complete? duke went complete simultaneously..


It took a month for mine to go complete... With my numbers, I figured that Harvard saw no reason to rush!

User avatar
bob loblaw11
Posts: 212
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:14 am

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

Postby bob loblaw11 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:08 pm

az21833 wrote:application received.

how long for it to go complete? duke went complete simultaneously..


I submitted a little on the later side as well. Application sent 12/14; complete today. Good luck!

User avatar
broadstreet11
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:34 pm

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

Postby broadstreet11 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:44 pm

shakespeare wrote:A little off topic, but if we haven't seen any date changes in our Status Checker (I applied in early Nov.), I'm guessing it's a rejection, right? Did admitted students see date changes/updates in their Status Checker?


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the status checker never really changes, does it? Could someone who got a JS-1 answer this? Did your status change with the JS-1?

UMich11
Posts: 409
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:34 pm

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

Postby UMich11 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:46 pm

bob loblaw11 wrote:
az21833 wrote:application received.

how long for it to go complete? duke went complete simultaneously..


I submitted a little on the later side as well. Application sent 12/14; complete today. Good luck!


Depends. Some saw a month-1.5 months whereas i submitted 12/2-12/3 and went complete 12/12-12/13.

edit: which was surprising mine was so quick with others waiting a month+ with no holidays since i'm an auto reject.
Last edited by UMich11 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
lsatprepguy
Posts: 163
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:04 am

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:47 pm

soooo these rejections never came today... i've been waiting :?




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”