Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby MacB » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:17 pm

applemaroon wrote:So Harvard sends a confirmation email the day before your JS1? Should we call/email to confirm if we don't get such reminder?


Yes. And I would say yes.

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

Postby Searchparty » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:20 pm

applemaroon wrote:So Harvard sends a confirmation email the day before your JS1? Should we call/email to confirm if we don't get such reminder?


I had two interviews (eye roll) set up, this is how the email structure worked for me

Schedule 1/31 (got immediate email)
Confirmed by HLS 2/5
Reminder 2/13
Interview fake out 2/14

Re-Schedule 2/14 (no immediate email)
Confirmed by HLS 2/15
Reminder 2/15
Interview 2/19


If you haven't received confirmation by the day before, I'd call

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

Postby Lar-ties » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:44 pm

I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.

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

Postby applemaroon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:50 pm

Lar-ties wrote:I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.



Ouch. Too harsh.

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

Postby MacB » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:53 pm

Lar-ties wrote:I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.


Stereotyping is bad, mmkay?

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

Postby Lar-ties » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:52 pm

MacB wrote:
Lar-ties wrote:I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.


Stereotyping is bad, mmkay?


I don't get it. Is there a stereotype about UChicago that aligns with my comment?

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

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:04 pm

Lar-ties wrote:
MacB wrote:
Lar-ties wrote:I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.


Stereotyping is bad, mmkay?


I don't get it. Is there a stereotype about UChicago that aligns with my comment?


Chicago Law- "Where the fun comes to die."

I have heard that more than once on these forums from others.

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

Postby applemaroon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:11 pm

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:12 pm

After talking to Cornell, I have some new conventional wisdom for TLS: never, EVER let on that you were homeschooled.

Evidently 175/4.0 is overshadowed by the negative stereotype of homeschooling. :?

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:13 pm

TripTrip wrote:After talking to Cornell, I have some new conventional wisdom for TLS: never, EVER let on that you were homeschooled.

Evidently 175/4.0 is overshadowed by the negative stereotype of homeschooling. :?


whoooaaaa....didn't see that coming. Seems pretty narrow-minded.

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

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:15 pm

I thought it applied to the whole university. My undergrad adviser, who received a doctorate from Chicago, said it was "a soulless institution."

Disclaimer: Not my personal opinion. It seems like a cool school.
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:16 pm

Wow, that is stunning Trip

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

Postby ph5354a » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Not to go on a rant....but if HS is supposed to prepare you for college, and you got a 4.0 then a) your home schooling was obviously up to snuff and b) your HS should be moot given that your performance at the undergraduate level, which is what actually matters. That annoys me.

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

Postby Lar-ties » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:19 pm

So someone just posted an accept to LSN like 10 minutes ago....didn't include the date....

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

Postby siredwrdross » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:20 pm

TripTrip wrote:After talking to Cornell, I have some new conventional wisdom for TLS: never, EVER let on that you were homeschooled.

Evidently 175/4.0 is overshadowed by the negative stereotype of homeschooling. :?


1. Mega props on the stats.

2. Not sure if this is entirely true, though. First, because it's impossible to avoid letting on since some applications want specifics about your high school that I found impossible to provide without spilling the beans. Second, because I actually mentioned this in my PS and have had a reasonably successful cycle. Now, my background, including the homeschooling stereotype, became a central feature of my JS1, so it may end up being a problem as far as HLS is concerned. It doesn't seem to be an all-out negative across the board.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:22 pm

ph5354a wrote:Not to go on a rant....but if HS is supposed to prepare you for college, and you got a 4.0 then a) your home schooling was obviously up to snuff and b) your HS should be moot given that your performance at the undergraduate level, which is what actually matters. That annoys me.


This. And that 175? smh

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

Postby bluecouch » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:24 pm

applemaroon wrote:
Lar-ties wrote:I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.



Ouch. Too harsh.


Oh, give us folks in the Chicago thread a break. We don't have the luxury of constant JS2 speculation since decisions come in batches, nor the total resigned hopelessness that leads to humor in the SLS thread. We're just doing the best we can over there!

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

Postby bosmer88 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:26 pm

ph5354a wrote:Not to go on a rant....but if HS is supposed to prepare you for college, and you got a 4.0 then a) your home schooling was obviously up to snuff and b) your HS should be moot given that your performance at the undergraduate level, which is what actually matters. That annoys me.


I totally agree.

bluecouch wrote:Oh, give us folks in the Chicago thread a break. We don't have the luxury of constant JS2 speculation since decisions come in batches, nor the total resigned hopelessness that leads to humor in the SLS thread. We're just doing the best we can over there!


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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:27 pm

siredwrdross wrote:2. Not sure if this is entirely true, though. First, because it's impossible to avoid letting on since some applications want specifics about your high school that I found impossible to provide without spilling the beans. Second, because I actually mentioned this in my PS and have had a reasonably successful cycle. Now, my background, including the homeschooling stereotype, became a central feature of my JS1, so it may end up being a problem as far as HLS is concerned. It doesn't seem to be an all-out negative across the board.

No, it's not universal. I have had mixed success, a la full rides at UMN and UCLA.

But that's the point; it's mixed, which makes it risky. Obviously it hasn't worked out for me everywhere (2Q of the WL at Berk, held at H, etc.). I talked about it briefly in my PS, but perhaps I should have talked more about how it helped me become independent in my educational experience.

ph5354a wrote:Not to go on a rant....but if HS is supposed to prepare you for college, and you got a 4.0 then a) your home schooling was obviously up to snuff and b) your HS should be moot given that your performance at the undergraduate level, which is what actually matters. That annoys me.

I think, for my personal application, this may have been the other side of the issue. I was asked why, if I was so academically inclined, I was a Criminal Justice major at a lowly state university. I had a good answer for the interview, but that obviously was not clear in my application.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:29 pm

bluecouch wrote:
applemaroon wrote:
Lar-ties wrote:I just spent some time in Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants....

Sort of alarming - much less humor, much more......I'm not even sure what to call it.

Yikes.



Ouch. Too harsh.


Oh, give us folks in the Chicago thread a break. We don't have the luxury of constant JS2 speculation since decisions come in batches, nor the total resigned hopelessness that leads to humor in the SLS thread. We're just doing the best we can over there!


If you want to see a Chicago thread that had some fun, check out the Chicago admitted students thread from c/o 2014.

224 pages...

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

Postby MacB » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Trip, I would kill for a look at the PDF of your app. Yours is such an interesting case.

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

Postby siredwrdross » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:36 pm

TripTrip wrote:No, it's not universal. I have had mixed success, a la full rides at UMN and UCLA.

But that's the point; it's mixed, which makes it risky. Obviously it hasn't worked out for me everywhere (2Q of the WL at Berk, held at H, etc.). I talked about it briefly in my PS, but perhaps I should have talked more about how it helped me become independent in my educational experience.


That's fair. I chose to go ahead and highlight it because I felt like I couldn't complete many of my applications without tacitly admitting it. It is a conundrum, though. As others have noted, it's especially irritating that it should serve as an impediment to people, like yourself, who are obviously very intelligent and successful in "traditional" classroom settings.

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

Postby sc-123 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:42 pm

Team, would I be accurate in saying: at least as reflected on Law School Numbers graphs, Harvard, Stanford and Yale have not sent out many decisions at all?

Harvard - http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213
Stanford - http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213
Yale - http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213

Compare especially to Columbia (http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213) and NYU (http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213). Part of this is attributable to YHS lower number of applications, but would I be totally off-base to conclude that YHS still has a good number of decisions to make? FWIW I'm a NYU/Columbia/UVa/Penn hopeful, perhaps overly optimistically thinking that as YHS gives out more acceptances, spots will open up lower in the T14.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:46 pm

sc-123 wrote:Team, would I be accurate in saying: at least as reflected on Law School Numbers graphs, Harvard, Stanford and Yale have not sent out many decisions at all?

Harvard - http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213
Stanford - http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213
Yale - http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213

Compare especially to Columbia (http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213) and NYU (http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213). Part of this is attributable to YHS lower number of applications, but would I be totally off-base to conclude that YHS still has a good number of decisions to make? FWIW I'm a NYU/Columbia/UVa/Penn hopeful, perhaps overly optimistically thinking that as YHS gives out more acceptances, spots will open up lower in the T14.


Not really... look at kappycaft1' spreadsheet about how many usually go out on LSN, the %s, and how many have gone out this year.

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

Postby Lar-ties » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:54 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
sc-123 wrote:Team, would I be accurate in saying: at least as reflected on Law School Numbers graphs, Harvard, Stanford and Yale have not sent out many decisions at all?

Harvard - http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213
Stanford - http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213
Yale - http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213

Compare especially to Columbia (http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213) and NYU (http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1213). Part of this is attributable to YHS lower number of applications, but would I be totally off-base to conclude that YHS still has a good number of decisions to make? FWIW I'm a NYU/Columbia/UVa/Penn hopeful, perhaps overly optimistically thinking that as YHS gives out more acceptances, spots will open up lower in the T14.


Not really... look at kappycaft1' spreadsheet about how many usually go out on LSN, the %s, and how many have gone out this year.


kappycaft1 is a boss.




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