Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby masked kavana » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:10 pm

Reapplying. Was Waitlisted last time :(

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

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:14 pm

Checking in! Won't get in but will apply anyways. :mrgreen:

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

Postby Shooter » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:44 pm

Just checking in to say good luck to everyone! I was a re-taker, a re-applicant and a waitlist rider so there is hope for all of you! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about what to expect during the application cycle.

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

Postby spicyyoda17 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:56 pm

Shooter wrote:Just checking in to say good luck to everyone! I was a re-taker, a re-applicant and a waitlist rider so there is hope for all of you! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about what to expect during the application cycle.


Did you write an LSAT addendum and/or did this come up in your interview?

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:35 pm

outlookingin wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
outlookingin wrote:Checking in, but yeah I think this is out of my reach... my 3.75/175 is good, but perhaps not Harvard good!! If I get in, I bet it will reeeeeaaaaaal late in the game.


Anything is possible this cycle. But yeah, I predict many of us with above-median LSAT and below-median GPA will get held until after the February deadline when they can evaluate the entire applicant pool. They probably wouldn't want to dip below their traditional 3.8 GPA floor unless they have to in order to maintain their LSAT median. But since it appears they did it last cycle, I'm pretty sure they'll do it again. So there's definitely hope.

I think you guys have a good shot! I'm at 25th percentile LSAT and a bit above 50th for GPA...not so good. :|



Word thanks for the hope... and Eich, with your farm experience, the sky is the limit.

Haha true! I imagine this in the admissions office: "OK, we have two nobel laureates, someone who cured cancer, and a guy who saved orphans from a burning building the same day he scored his 180 - but what we really need is a woman who can carry a full crate of squash by herself and is a very fast kale picker. These are the essential skills we seek.
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby honeybadger12 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Haha true! I imagine this in the admissions office: "OK, we have two nobel laureates, someone who cured cancer, and a guy who saved orphans from a burning building the same day he scored his 180 - but what we really need is a woman who can carry a full crate of squash by herself and is a very fast kale picker. These are the essential skills we seek.
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Kale - that tastes like chicken right? Heard someone say this today haha

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:56 pm

giuseppes12 wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Haha true! I imagine this in the admissions office: "OK, we have two nobel laureates, someone who cured cancer, and a guy who saved orphans from a burning building the same day he scored his 180 - but what we really need is a woman who can carry a full crate of squash by herself and is a very fast kale picker. These are the essential skills we seek.
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Kale - that tastes like chicken right? Heard someone say this today haha

I mean it kinda - wait, no. Not at all. :P It tastes like a stronger, slightly more bitter spinach.

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

Postby Shooter » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:26 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
Shooter wrote:Just checking in to say good luck to everyone! I was a re-taker, a re-applicant and a waitlist rider so there is hope for all of you! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about what to expect during the application cycle.


Did you write an LSAT addendum and/or did this come up in your interview?


I wrote an LSAT addendum the first time, but not the second time. It did not come up in my interview.

Feel free to follow up via PM because I don't want to clutter up the thread too much.

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

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:43 pm

Checking in for the ride. Pretty much zero chance, but hey...it's just $85 to MAKE SURE I'm not Harvard material...

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

Postby deluxe » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:57 pm

BuckeyeGirl wrote:Checking in for the ride. Pretty much zero chance, but hey...it's just $85 to MAKE SURE I'm not Harvard material...

You can try asking for a fee waiver then.

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

Postby filmoreslice » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:09 pm

I'm checking in as well, but my October retake will determine everything. At least it's motivation to study. I doubt I have any chance at all, but you never know the way things have been going lately. Better to know for sure instead of wondering forever.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:18 pm

The only place I want to be.

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:42 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Convenient since I'm sure you'll have no problem getting in. :)

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:22 am

outlookingin wrote:Checking in, but yeah I think this is out of my reach... my 3.75/175 is good, but perhaps not Harvard good!! If I get in, I bet it will reeeeeaaaaaal late in the game.

From personal experience, I can tell you that you're in the ballpark. You just have to have very good softs to get over the hump. Expect at least a WL.

If anyone has questions, I'm attending HLS in the fall and I got in with sub-25% GPA and above median LSAT. Harvard definitely looks at your softs if you're on the borderline.

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

Postby outlookingin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:28 am

Doorkeeper wrote:
outlookingin wrote:Checking in, but yeah I think this is out of my reach... my 3.75/175 is good, but perhaps not Harvard good!! If I get in, I bet it will reeeeeaaaaaal late in the game.

From personal experience, I can tell you that you're in the ballpark. You just have to have very good softs to get over the hump. Expect at least a WL.

If anyone has questions, I'm attending HLS in the fall and I got in with sub-25% GPA and above median LSAT. Harvard definitely looks at your softs if you're on the borderline.


Yeah I'm gonna send you a PM.

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

Postby outlookingin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:31 am

Lavitz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Convenient since I'm sure you'll have no problem getting in. :)


Yeah come on man, you're in! I remember seeing you in the Dec or February LSAT forums... we've been at this a long time, haha

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:41 am

outlookingin wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Convenient since I'm sure you'll have no problem getting in. :)


Yeah come on man, you're in! I remember seeing you in the Dec or February LSAT forums... we've been at this a long time, haha


Fingers crossed. It's always easier to tell someone else they will get in than to actually believe that you will, though, if you know what I mean.

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:57 am

bernaldiaz wrote:
outlookingin wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Convenient since I'm sure you'll have no problem getting in. :)


Yeah come on man, you're in! I remember seeing you in the Dec or February LSAT forums... we've been at this a long time, haha


Fingers crossed. It's always easier to tell someone else they will get in than to actually believe that you will, though, if you know what I mean.

+1, numbers twin. Knowing our chances are good actually makes me more nervous cuz I'll be so pissed if I screw it up..

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

Postby Emmie » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:37 pm

Checking in! Scared but fingers crossed and praying :D

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:55 pm

Emmie wrote:Checking in! Scared but fingers crossed and praying :D


This was me this time last year haha. After a long cycle of hold - waitlist - accept though it happened! Good luck to all of you and I will throw my name in there for anyone who has any questions, esp as a URM applicant :)

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

Postby Wonk » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
outlookingin wrote:Checking in, but yeah I think this is out of my reach... my 3.75/175 is good, but perhaps not Harvard good!! If I get in, I bet it will reeeeeaaaaaal late in the game.

From personal experience, I can tell you that you're in the ballpark. You just have to have very good softs to get over the hump. Expect at least a WL.

If anyone has questions, I'm attending HLS in the fall and I got in with sub-25% GPA and above median LSAT. Harvard definitely looks at your softs if you're on the borderline.


+1 on this, happy to answer any questions in a PM as well.

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

Postby snehpets » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:32 am

bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Are you not interested in YS?

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00 am

snehpets wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Are you not interested in YS?


A bit, obviously, but I have my sights zeroed in on Harvard. Whether that's because I think they're the one that I have the best shot at is hard to say.

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:01 pm

LargeNinCharge wrote:I'll post this again as this thread develops but to begin - any other retakers out there?


Retaker here. Fourteen point increase. Still debating whether to write an addendum. Hoping for the best - (and not to be hot by Hurricane Isaac!) edit: *hit

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:24 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
snehpets wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:The only place I want to be.


Are you not interested in YS?


A bit, obviously, but I have my sights zeroed in on Harvard. Whether that's because I think they're the one that I have the best shot at is hard to say.

+1. hard to be set on a school that has no problem denying 180/4.0s




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