Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby bertrussell » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:12 am

Do JS1's start going out after the status checker changes to "complete", or are they only sent after "under review"? I just went complete recently and want to know whether I should start compulsively checking my email in the hope that an invite appears.

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

Postby bdeebs » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:14 am

GeneralMuffin wrote:For those scheduling interviews, how long did it take for you to receive a confirmation of your interview time? I received an email acknowledging my appointment request on Monday, but have not yet received any other confirmation email.


It took about a day for me.

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

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:14 am

bertrussell wrote:Do JS1's start going out after the status checker changes to "complete", or are they only sent after "under review"? I just went complete recently and want to know whether I should start compulsively checking my email in the hope that an invite appears.


Compulsively checking your email will drive you nuts pretty quick -- I know that from personal experience.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:30 am

We go under review at Harvard?? I was under the impression that it stayed at "complete". Great. Another thing to check. Is this correct?

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

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:33 am

Teflon_Don wrote:We go under review at Harvard?? I was under the impression that it stayed at "complete". Great. Another thing to check. Is this correct?


No I'm totally wrong. Complete is the last step before the decision. My bad.

ETA: My previous point was correct though, you can receive a JS1 within a week of going complete, but I was complete for three months before receiving mine.
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Teflon_Don » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:53 am

Yukos wrote:
Teflon_Don wrote:We go under review at Harvard?? I was under the impression that it stayed at "complete". Great. Another thing to check. Is this correct?


No I'm totally wrong. Complete is the last step before the decision. My bad.


It's cool thanks for clarifying!

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

Postby tonton » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:45 am

Does anyone know if HLS has stopped using NeedAccess from 2013?

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

Postby snowflake12345 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:43 am

So if you went complete 10/22 and haven't heard anything, how would you read that? I'm taking it as negative.

Numbers were 170 3.79 gpa + masters + TFA

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

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:09 am

Pointless speculation: a couple JS2s go out today, at least for the people who interviewed last week.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:11 am

snowflake12345 wrote:So if you went complete 10/22 and haven't heard anything, how would you read that? I'm taking it as negative.

Numbers were 170 3.79 gpa + masters + TFA
Sorry bud, looks like Harvard was a big reach for you anyway.

At least you haven't been denied yet though. They are probably waiting to see who applies with October/December scores.

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

Postby ph5354a » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:14 am

Apologies if this has been answered already, but I haven't found it yet. If you are destined for the waitlist, will you still get a JS1, and then get waitlisted, or do they waitlist people and then do interviews as they have space for them?

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

Postby danitt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:15 am

ph5354a wrote:Apologies if this has been answered already, but I haven't found it yet. If you are destined for the waitlist, will you still get a JS1, and then get waitlisted, or do they waitlist people and then do interviews as they have space for them?

Both.

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

Postby ph5354a » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:17 am

danitt wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Apologies if this has been answered already, but I haven't found it yet. If you are destined for the waitlist, will you still get a JS1, and then get waitlisted, or do they waitlist people and then do interviews as they have space for them?

Both.

Thanks! I know with my 3.6 I'm below their GPA floor, so my only hope is to claw my way in off the wait list.

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

Postby rehsalt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:18 am

TripTrip wrote:
snowflake12345 wrote:So if you went complete 10/22 and haven't heard anything, how would you read that? I'm taking it as negative.

Numbers were 170 3.79 gpa + masters + TFA
Sorry bud, looks like Harvard was a big reach for you anyway.

At least you haven't been denied yet though. They are probably waiting to see who applies with October/December scores.
Hey, no need to be so harsh at this point. Nobody really knows how it's going to work since this is the first complete cycle with JS as dean. By the way, they haven't started sending any rejections yet, so that's not much of a comfort.

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

Postby danitt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:19 am

ph5354a wrote:
danitt wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Apologies if this has been answered already, but I haven't found it yet. If you are destined for the waitlist, will you still get a JS1, and then get waitlisted, or do they waitlist people and then do interviews as they have space for them?

Both.

Thanks! I know with my 3.6 I'm below their GPA floor, so my only hope is to claw my way in off the wait list.

I already plan to have anyone in my way on the waitlist disposed of.

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

Postby permapress » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:22 pm

how important is your js1... is it possible to do horribly and still get accepted? :oops: :cry:

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:28 pm

rehsalt wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
snowflake12345 wrote:So if you went complete 10/22 and haven't heard anything, how would you read that? I'm taking it as negative.

Numbers were 170 3.79 gpa + masters + TFA
Sorry bud, looks like Harvard was a big reach for you anyway.

At least you haven't been denied yet though. They are probably waiting to see who applies with October/December scores.
Hey, no need to be so harsh at this point. Nobody really knows how it's going to work since this is the first complete cycle with JS as dean. By the way, they haven't started sending any rejections yet, so that's not much of a comfort.


I wouldn't get completely discouraged yet w/ those numbers and softs. HLS has in the past rejected many with higher numbers, but they have also unexpectedly admitted some with much lower numbers. It's not a great sign that you're still waiting to see movement, but it's not over yet either. They're probably waiting to see how you stack up with the full(er) applicant pool.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:29 pm

permapress wrote:how important is your js1... is it possible to do horribly and still get accepted? :oops: :cry:

You couldn't have done that bad. It's mostly a matter of being natural!

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

Postby questcertainty » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:30 pm

permapress wrote:how important is your js1... is it possible to do horribly and still get accepted? :oops: :cry:


I think it varies a lot by case, or that’s the impression I’ve gotten. It seems like some interviews are more perfunctory, just going through the motions, and others – like mine, I think – are really important for figuring out a candidate, whether law school and Harvard make sense, so on. So, my guess is that it would depend: yes, for some a bad interview could ruin their chances, for others it might just be shrugged off as a bad day.

Anyway, I doubt you or anybody here is going to have a truly horrible interview, unless you happen to start speaking in tongues or something.

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:30 pm

permapress wrote:how important is your js1... is it possible to do horribly and still get accepted? :oops: :cry:


There have been people in this cycle who felt like you feel right now and gotten JS2s. I'm sure you didn't do nearly as bad as you think. Hang in there! Every day post-JS1 is an assault on the psyche. I recommend a strict alcohol regimen to keep your mind limber.

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:32 pm

danitt wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
danitt wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Apologies if this has been answered already, but I haven't found it yet. If you are destined for the waitlist, will you still get a JS1, and then get waitlisted, or do they waitlist people and then do interviews as they have space for them?

Both.

Thanks! I know with my 3.6 I'm below their GPA floor, so my only hope is to claw my way in off the wait list.

I already plan to have anyone in my way on the waitlist disposed of.


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

Postby sitwaitwish » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:33 pm

JS2s today??? Might be dreaming, but right now that's all I got!

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

Postby permapress » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:37 pm

it was honestly fetal position bad... but thank you guys, this board has become my only form of sanity these past few weeks

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:39 pm

permapress wrote: fetal position bad...


If this sense of humor was in evidence, you will be just fine indeed.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:43 pm

Do we know how many (IF any) below 25th % GPA above median LSAT people have gotten JS1s?

Or are they just waiting to ding us?




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