Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby trojandave » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:23 pm

cc91 wrote:Did people who have received JS1 invites apply first day app opened or close to it? Maybe they are sending interviews in order of receiving app


I don't think when you apply has all that much to do with it - at least not while we're still so early in the cycle. I'd imagine they slot new applicants into the queue based on their numbers, and some early applicants might not get a JS1 for weeks. But if you have relatively competitive numbers you'll probably get one eventually. I wouldn't sweat it too much. I want one just as much as everyone else but until we get later into the cycle I don't think its panic time yet
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:58 pm

Congrats to all the new JS1s!

No surprises here, although I was wondering what was taking them so long to invite you all :)

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

Postby haveahat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:38 pm

Saw an overlooked Harvard email in my inbox from yesterday and my heart stopped for a second... but, alas, it was just about an infosession they are having nearby.... This is stressful.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:54 pm

Lavitz wrote:Congrats to all the new JS1s!

No surprises here, although I was wondering what was taking them so long to invite you all :)


Any idea about the amount of time between a JS1 and a (possible) JS2?

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:13 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Any idea about the amount of time between a JS1 and a (possible) JS2?

I would say a few weeks. For the last three cycles, the first acceptances have come out the Monday before Thanksgiving.

Edit: upon further research, changed "two" to "three"
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Kionaltski » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:22 pm

Congrats all!

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

Postby Shooter » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Hey, everyone! HLS 1L here. Just wanted to say good luck to all the JS1's and all the applicants still waiting.

I had a very, very long gap between my horrible JS1 and my JS2. So try not to worry if a significant amount of time passes. Everything will work out in the end.

The absolute most important thing to remember is to be yourself. Sounds stupid, but mistakes happen when you try to sound like someone you are not. None of us has any idea what JS is looking for, so don't try to guess!

PM me if y'all need anything!

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

Postby hopeful16 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:27 pm

congrats to everyone who got a JS1! it looks like four more days of interviews were added for a total of six.

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:28 pm

Went complete 10/25; no email yet - should I be concerned?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:32 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:Went complete 10/25; no email yet - should I be concerned?


You are fine with those numbers. I went complete 10/10 and nothing

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

Postby facile princeps » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:41 pm

Seeing some of you getting JS1s is making me jelly lol. Congrats.

At least i don't have to keep checking my email because i don't expect one. I'll be waiting patiently for what seat you guys may leave unfilled. Maybe then they'll reconsider me after looking me over a dozen times.

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:08 pm

hopeful16 wrote:congrats to everyone who got a JS1! it looks like four more days of interviews were added for a total of six.

You're right. Still no weekend options, but I'll gladly be late for work for this.

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

Postby MengqiJD » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:09 am

Got js1~ good luck everyone

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:46 am

MengqiJD wrote:Got js1~ good luck everyone


Arghhh! Want one too. Congrats and good luck :)

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

Postby bruwinning24 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:11 am

3.98, 171, top 25 undergrad. Went complete on 10/10. Chances of JS1?

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

Postby hellohi » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:19 am

How many JS1's do they usually give out?

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:38 am

bruwinning24 wrote:3.98, 171, top 25 undergrad. Went complete on 10/10. Chances of JS1?


It depends on the rest of your application (LORs, personnal statement, etc.) but with your numbers I'd say you have very good chances of being in the next batches

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:42 am

hellohi wrote:How many JS1's do they usually give out?


It's hard to say it depends on thr number of applications they received. The previous years, they were interviewing a little number of applicants that were almost all accepted, but this year they will interview more applicants... If you go at ths HLS admissions blog you can read about this, it's in the recent posts.

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

Postby zidane13 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:08 pm

Just finished Paper Chase. LSAT above above last year's median, GPA below it. Damn you all and your glorious JS1s. Checking in.

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

Postby helix23 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:09 pm

hellohi wrote:How many JS1's do they usually give out?


word on the streetz is about 1000 JS1s and out of that 800 admits.

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

Postby whatisthewhat » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:20 pm

sorry if this has been discussed already. do you guys know how long they interview for (just this month, or through dec/jan etc.)?

i will not be able to submit my applications until one of my recommenders finishes his letter next week, or maybe even later, as he can be somewhat disorganized, though he is awesome--i am worried it is getting late.

also whoa--are all accepted applicants interviewed? i thought i was seeing that on page 1 but didn't know that before.

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

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:25 pm

whatisthewhat wrote:sorry if this has been discussed already. do you guys know how long they interview for (just this month, or through dec/jan etc.)?

i will not be able to submit my applications until one of my recommenders finishes his letter next week, or maybe even later, as he can be somewhat disorganized, though he is awesome--i am worried it is getting late.

also whoa--are all accepted applicants interviewed? i thought i was seeing that on page 1 but didn't know that before.


This should be pretty helpful for you:

https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admission ... g-process/

To answer your two questions, though, it seems like they'll be doing interviews on a rolling basis right on through the end, and any accepted applicants will do an interview.

Good luck!

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

Postby cc91 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:37 am

trojandave wrote:
cc91 wrote:Did people who have received JS1 invites apply first day app opened or close to it? Maybe they are sending interviews in order of receiving app


I don't think when you apply has all that much to do with it - at least not while we're still so early in the cycle. I'd imagine they slot new applicants into the queue based on their numbers, and some early applicants might not get a JS1 for weeks. But if you have relatively competitive numbers you'll probably get one eventually. I wouldn't sweat it too much. I want one just as much as everyone else but until we get later into the cycle I don't think its panic time yet


Don't think it's related completely to numbers, I'm above both 75 percentiles and went complete 10/10..fingers crossed there isn't something wrong with another part of app- Here's to hoping for early this week!

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

Postby trojandave » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:10 am

cc91 wrote:Don't think it's related completely to numbers, I'm above both 75 percentiles and went complete 10/10..fingers crossed there isn't something wrong with another part of app- Here's to hoping for early this week!


Yeah I'm sure there's more than just numbers at play (but since we all know they're important, it sounds like you're in great shape.) What I was getting at earlier actually goes along with what you're saying - I think they slot people into the interview list by a lot of factors that go beyond simply the application complete date. In other words, it's not worth worrying "I went complete before that guy but didn't get an interview - does that mean I'm rejected?" Of course not, maybe that guy has interesting work experience, a unique degree, or is from a part of the country that is underrepresented... Maybe JS wants to break up the monotony of numbers-based interviews with people who have really unique backgrounds. It could be anything.

But there's so much time left, and with only two small batches of JS1s released so far and way more of us qualified TLSers than there are spots, some people have to be left out. This should all even out over the next few weeks though as they release more JS1s, so I think worrying about your status based solely on your complete date right now is a waste of energy. Come March we'll all be in anyway! :)

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

Postby JedBartlett » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:54 pm

Nevermind!
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