Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:56 am

Lesterizer wrote:Do dings come in the form of emails?


yes - and status checker says that a decision has been rendered upon you, whilst accepted peoples' say admitted

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

Postby Lesterizer » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:03 am

Thanks! went complete mid-jan and haven't heard anything yet.

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

Postby MartinoJ » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:49 am

Are we to expect any movement today? Complete early January - JSO, have heard nothing since complete.

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

Postby txdude45 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:58 am

I had a dream I was wait listed. I woke up, still in the halo of in-dream certainty, checked my email and realized I've only just begun to suffer.

The saddest part is that I'm not even dreaming of being accepted. That how little a chance my subconscious thinks I have.

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

Postby wannabelawstudent » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:23 am

Hey anyone who's already gotten a JS2 have an extra WUSTL admit they can throw my way? Please?

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

Postby az21833 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:48 am

ready for my waitlist!! im actually pumped for the challenge.

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:11 pm

lol az, what happened to, "im held and refuse to have my hopes dashed by objective fact"

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

Postby rehsalt » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:53 pm

az21833 wrote:ready for my waitlist!! im actually pumped for the challenge.
az, are you planning to ride out the waitlist?

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

Postby sd1234 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:56 pm

are JS1s expected for today? i forget if its usually tuesdays or thursdays...or is it just totally random?

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

Postby ashBgrove » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:05 pm

js1 2/1. all hope has waned. did get to peer into the soul of admissions this weekend though

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:22 pm

Hey I've been out of this thread forever but I just wanted to say congrats to all the new accepts, especially the regulars! Reading the acceptance letter with "Harvard Law School" letterhead was one of the most bizarre and awesome moments of my life.

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:11 pm

Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?

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

Postby sabanist » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?

I was in the same situation after my JS1. I know it's really discouraging now, but there's no reason to panic yet. Getting away from TLS for a little bit helped. The JS1->JS2 wait seems to be getting longer and longer, which really sucks, but there isn't much to do about it besides try to relax.

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

Postby wert3813 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:23 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?


Try not to think about it? This goes for everyone who has asked when to expect XYZ questions so far:

Harvard has been more and more off their own pattern lately. Anyone who ventures a guess is just that, guessing. My guess is that there will be some JS1s later this week for interviews next week. My guess is a fair amount of hold/dings Friday. My guess is a few amount of holds see some movement soon. My guess is no JS2s this week.

So basically none of this will happen.

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

Postby wert3813 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:24 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?


Also FWIW at least one person in your JS1 wave has been held and one dinged so they didn't hate you so much as to get rid of you already.

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

Postby wert3813 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:27 pm

az21833 wrote:ready for my waitlist!! im actually pumped for the challenge.


In at Stanford. Full rides at Duke and UVA. Half ride at Penn.

Determined to get into Harvard.

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

Postby TrustInMusic » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:28 pm

Just finished my interview.

The internet connection was misbehaving, and we tried multiple times to get in touch with one another. In the end, we resorted to conducting the interview via phone. I think the total time we spent talking was less than 10 minutes, and I tried to keep my responses short, because time was definitely working against me at that point. I really hope I did enough :(

I spent all of yesterday making sure the internet connection was going to be perfect and stable... and this happens :(

Praying for good results :|

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

Postby gcd0224 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:29 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?


I had my KB1 on the same day as you, and I happen to think it was one of my personal bests. I was mildly horrified when I wasn't part of last week's wave, but then I realized I was being completely ridiculous since it had barely been a week. I asked KB in the interview about the next stage of the process, and she said since a bunch of people had to look over everyone's application it was completely unpredictable when we would be hearing back

point of the story--I think we don't have reason to panic yet...just keep dodging those dings and holds!

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:33 pm

gcd0224 wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?


I had my KB1 on the same day as you, and I happen to think it was one of my personal bests. I was mildly horrified when I wasn't part of last week's wave, but then I realized I was being completely ridiculous since it had barely been a week. I asked KB in the interview about the next stage of the process, and she said since a bunch of people had to look over everyone's application it was completely unpredictable when we would be hearing back

point of the story--I think we don't have reason to panic yet...just keep dodging those dings and holds!


Nice to find someone to wait it out with. *e-fist*

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:35 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?

There was a JS2 wave that included those with JS1s on the day before and day after me, and that just caused me to freak out. And then there were the JS2 calls where it was for my same JS1 date and then it moved onto those with later JS1 dates. The point being that there is no discernible rhyme or reason to the timeline, as far as I can tell. I would view every Friday without a hold/ding as a small victory. In retrospect, I really wish I had just forgotten about it completely. Too much stress, man, too much stress.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:40 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:Hey guys so I was wondering if you could help me set some expectations. I had my KB1 on 2/22 but lets just say there is reason to believe it did not go so well. I could be making a big deal about nothing but I've definitely accepted the fact that it wasn't my best interview. I missed the big day of JS2s on Friday which was mostly people who had been waiting a while but I noticed there were a few people who got in who had KB1s the same week as me so it was a little disappointing. Should I view every Friday that comes and goes without a hold/ding email as a small victory? What is the best means for post JS1 sanity?

There was a JS2 wave that included those with JS1s on the day before and day after me, and that just caused me to freak out. And then there were the JS2 calls where it was for my same JS1 date and then it moved onto those with later JS1 dates. The point being that there is no discernible rhyme or reason to the timeline, as far as I can tell. I would view every Friday without a hold/ding as a small victory. In retrospect, I really wish I had just forgotten about it completely. Too much stress, man, too much stress.


Yeah, but everyone knew that your acceptance was a foregone conclusion (ahem, YLS).

But honestly, she is correct. I wouldn't worry too much. KB has a very different process than JS, and we have too small of a sample size from which to draw and super meaningful conclusions. Given that other KB1s from your week got in, they might have been the ones that KB was like, "definitely getting in," whereas you could be in the "probably getting in, but since I am KB and I like seeing applicants in groups of 50, I'm going to wait for some more to compare with."

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:53 pm

Sounds good. Thanks for all the responses!

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

Postby arrggg » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:08 pm

TrustInMusic wrote:Just finished my interview.

The internet connection was misbehaving, and we tried multiple times to get in touch with one another. In the end, we resorted to conducting the interview via phone. I think the total time we spent talking was less than 10 minutes, and I tried to keep my responses short, because time was definitely working against me at that point. I really hope I did enough :(

I spent all of yesterday making sure the internet connection was going to be perfect and stable... and this happens :(

Praying for good results :|


I think as long as you conducted yourself in a professional manner, technical difficulties won't really be held against you. It might even secretly help, since they get to see how you react to "adversity".

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

Postby jubee » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:11 pm

Is it a nono to submit any type of new material that isn't a resume/award type of update? I never submitted a diversity statement with my original app and now that i'm sitting as a forgotten i'm contemplating the idea of sending additional material (and I do have something to speak about in it). My GPA sucks (for Harvard, 3.6x) so i'm borderline autoding but have missed out on all dings, holds, JS1s so far. complete 1/7. I'm not too optimistic about my chances so if new material isn't highly discouraged I was thinking of going for it?




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