Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:03 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:
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


LOL. Since when does Harvard routinely deny 180/4.0's? I was WL'd (and remain so) with numbers above both medians, but I'm even an exception, I would say.

If you have numbers like that, you're getting into Harvard... unless you have some egregious application mistake or C&F issue.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 pm

Elendil wrote:
LOL. Since when does Harvard routinely deny 180/4.0's? I was WL'd (and remain so) with numbers above both medians, but I'm even an exception, I would say.

If you have numbers like that, you're getting into Harvard... unless you have some egregious application mistake or C&F issue.


Yeah he was obviously talking about YS, not Harvard. Do you have any idea why you didn't get in? Something like what you mentioned above?

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:45 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
Elendil wrote:
LOL. Since when does Harvard routinely deny 180/4.0's? I was WL'd (and remain so) with numbers above both medians, but I'm even an exception, I would say.

If you have numbers like that, you're getting into Harvard... unless you have some egregious application mistake or C&F issue.


Yeah he was obviously talking about YS, not Harvard. Do you have any idea why you didn't get in? Something like what you mentioned above?


Neither of those... I have an alternate theory about what happened to me. PM me if you're that interested.

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

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:13 pm

The moment you decided that if you're going to dream you may as well dream big. The most they can say is no, but I won't even get a response if I don't apply so I'm checking in for Harvard.

FML.

ETA: Is it that many people don't apply to Harvard, or do they just not admit to applying. I've noticed so many schools ahead of it in terms of numbers of apps on LSN.

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

Postby twenty » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:31 pm

danitt wrote:ETA: Is it that many people don't apply to Harvard, or do they just not admit to applying. I've noticed so many schools ahead of it in terms of numbers of apps on LSN.


I wouldn't apply to Harvard is I had anything less than a 3.7 (non-URM, of course), but I'd definitely still apply to CCN.

Also, checking in.

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

Postby SYoshi11 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:44 pm

Just checking in

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

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

Postby 312ldn » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:31 pm

danitt wrote:The moment you decided that if you're going to dream you may as well dream big. The most they can say is no, but I won't even get a response if I don't apply so I'm checking in for Harvard.


So true!

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

Postby pandamonium13 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:21 pm

Tentatively checking in

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

Postby ksd2138 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:32 pm

Checking in, good luck everyone!

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

Postby gianna » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:27 am

checking in!

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

Postby astrodoggy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:12 am

312ldn wrote:
danitt wrote:The moment you decided that if you're going to dream you may as well dream big. The most they can say is no, but I won't even get a response if I don't apply so I'm checking in for Harvard.


So true!

My sentiments exactly.

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

Postby tonton » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:45 pm

deep breath

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

Postby june3buggy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:34 pm

checking in!! good luck everyone!!

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

Postby brownpride » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:06 pm

Admitted last year and deferred to start in 2013. Good luck to all, and feel free to PM me with questions!

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:00 am

Application is now open on LSAC, and can be submitted on the 15th.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:17 am

Lavitz wrote:Application is now open on LSAC, and can be submitted on the 15th.


Nice. Will aim to have everything tidied up by then.

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

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:14 am

Lavitz wrote:Application is now open on LSAC, and can be submitted on the 15th.


Awesome, thanks!

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

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:26 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.

I did not know this. I may have querstions.

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

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:52 am

Wow, that is a generous C&F deal they have there.

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

Postby UtilityMonster » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:02 pm

Anyone a little confused by the writing section on the application?

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

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:16 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:Anyone a little confused by the writing section on the application?

Yeah, same here. I wrote a lot of papers in undergrad...

I'll come back to it later. I'm in no rush with HYS apps. If anyone has any insight, feel free to share with the thread. Thanks!

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

Postby leebs2 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:00 pm

shntn wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:Anyone a little confused by the writing section on the application?

Yeah, same here. I wrote a lot of papers in undergrad...

I'll come back to it later. I'm in no rush with HYS apps. If anyone has any insight, feel free to share with the thread. Thanks!


It sounds like their looking for a unique paper not just any "undergrad paper". Something that showcased your research/writing abilities.

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:57 pm

leebs2 wrote:
shntn wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:Anyone a little confused by the writing section on the application?

Yeah, same here. I wrote a lot of papers in undergrad...

I'll come back to it later. I'm in no rush with HYS apps. If anyone has any insight, feel free to share with the thread. Thanks!


It sounds like their looking for a unique paper not just any "undergrad paper". Something that showcased your research/writing abilities.


I agree. You can pretty much tell that they expect something on the level of a thesis or publication -- not something like a 2-page sonnet explication. If you've ever done writing of this sort, this question should be pretty fairly straightforward.

For the unsure, these are just my thoughts: the way they phrased it reminds me of the "influenced" question on the Cornell app. There seems to be enough ambiguity where you would probably be fine discussing something like an important paper assignment for class (research papers especially) -- as long as the professor reviewed one or two drafts and met with you to discuss it before handing in the final version. It might not be exactly what they were looking for, but if it meets the "multiple revisions" and "academic adviser" criteria, I can't imagine the adcomms would hold it against you. It's probably better than leaving it blank and suggesting that you've never done any substantial writing.

There's also a short thread on this in the admissions forum here

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:52 pm

perhaps joining you all. not sure if I have a chance, as I am k-JD.. but will probably put the app out there.




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