Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby efin12 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:25 pm

ph5354a wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Just got dinged. Was held 3/14/2013. Balls.


+1

Good luck to everyone still waiting.


Sorryyyy. This is terrible, terrible news :(

Are all these dings post-holds?? Wondering if I'm safe for now since I haven't been held yet.

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

Postby toothbrush » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:26 pm

efin12 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Just got dinged. Was held 3/14/2013. Balls.


+1

Good luck to everyone still waiting.


Sorryyyy. This is terrible, terrible news :(

Are all these dings post-holds?? Wondering if I'm safe for now since I haven't been held yet.

looks like it..

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

Postby lak90 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:27 pm

Ding

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

Postby lak90 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:30 pm

lak90 wrote:Ding


Mine was was post hold (held 1/11).

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:35 pm

Sheesh, it's been a bloodbath today... sorry for those dinged!

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

Postby wert3813 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:39 pm

Friday was the end of the middle and today was the beginning of the end.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:40 pm

wert3813 wrote:Friday was the end of the middle and today was the beginning of the end.


truer words have not been written ITT in the past hour.

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

Postby 04102014 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:40 pm

I bid you all a fond farewell. I miss you already. I'm always just a PM away.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:41 pm

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

Postby applemaroon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:48 pm

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

Postby liupang » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:53 pm

My UG use a 100 point system, and LSAC converts 90-100=4.0 80-90=3.0 etc. The problem is almost no professor use standarized variance curve.

So in one certain Organic Chemistry class of 100+ students , there was one single student who scored 98, and the next highest score was 79.

(And that SOB Mr. 98 was an international chemistry olympiad gold medalist to begin with)


arrggg wrote:
Simplicity wrote:Maybe. But the TLS consensus seems to be that the admissions process is highly driven by the USWNR rankings, which is probably overblown, to an extent. Still, I doubt schools take all of that info into account as much as they should.

The fact that I have a grad degree is irrelevant. However, I was taking courses with these students while in undergrad (we get admitted to the program before our junior year and take most courses with one another after that), which definitely had an effect on my undergraduate GPA

And this doesn't have anything to do with Harvard, specifically. It's just a general complaint that seemed applicable to the discussion in this thread. I sound like a whiny bitch, though. :D


I don't know if this is true for your major, but I think for my major, the grad courses' "curves" were very lenient. Whereas a UG course might hand out 20% As, the corresponding grad course might hand out 50% or more. That might make up for the presumably higher caliber students in the grad courses.
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:56 pm

depressed to see the news about pobre and ph. was really hoping to go to school with you guys. def let us know where you end up (nyu?) and stay in touch

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

Postby liupang » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Like it. Name of that comic?
applemaroon wrote:How I feel.......

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:57 pm

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

Postby az21833 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:58 pm

jbagelboy wrote:trying to develop a ding bar post, but I don't really have anything negative to say about Harvard quite yet. pain still too fresh. I'll have to come back to it.


somehow missed your news bagel. now im even more upset

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

Postby applemaroon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:58 pm

liupang wrote:Like it. Name of that comic?
applemaroon wrote:How I feel.......


Pearls Before Swine

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:09 pm

az21833 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:trying to develop a ding bar post, but I don't really have anything negative to say about Harvard quite yet. pain still too fresh. I'll have to come back to it.


somehow missed your news bagel. now im even more upset


sentiment much appreciated -- your long predicted flush of half us remaining Held's just hit this afternoon. you made it out right in time :)

you may mourn the dead, but do not weep for us: it is simply part of the cycle of life. We do not choose our fate.


this is getting too meta I'm going to go do actual work

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

Postby MacB » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:11 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Just got dinged. Was held 3/14/2013. Balls.


Shit. I'm really sorry, dude. :(

Even though you've had a rough few days, you have a really awesome "plan B" that a lot of people would kill for. Keep your head up, man.

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ph5354a wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Just got dinged. Was held 3/14/2013. Balls.


+1

Good luck to everyone still waiting.


Geez, I was so shocked by ohpo's ding that I didn't even see your post!! I'm really sorry, T. :cry: I know you wanted this, but hopefully you also see it as making your decision to attend another freakin' great law school a little easier. Hang in there!

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

Postby ph5354a » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:16 pm

az21833 wrote:depressed to see the news about pobre and ph. was really hoping to go to school with you guys. def let us know where you end up (nyu?) and stay in touch


Thanks, az. You're going to take Cambridge by storm.

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

Postby ph5354a » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:19 pm

MacB wrote:
Geez, I was so shocked by ohpo's ding that I didn't even see your post!! I'm really sorry, T. :cry: I know you wanted this, but hopefully you also see it as making your decision to attend another freakin' great law school a little easier. Hang in there!


Thanks, Mac! To be fair, I did wish for a ding from H so as to not further complicate my decision. :D

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

Postby facile princeps » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:33 pm

TripTrip wrote:I know I'm a little late to this party, but fwiw I never took the SAT or the ACT. I started at a community college at 16 20 and just finished UG wherever the credits transferred easily. That ended up being a no-name somewhat decent state university. Didn't really know I had law school potential until I took the LSAT and came to TLS.

FTFM

ETA: sorry about the dings; haven't been following the thread lately

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:42 pm

Wave of high GPA acceptances followed by wave of low(ish) GPA dings. Now begins the seemingly endless march off the proverbial cliff for all the middle of the pack'ers and a chilling reminder of what I likely have to look forward to a year from now.

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:48 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Wave of high GPA acceptances followed by wave of low(ish) GPA dings. Now begins the seemingly endless march off the proverbial cliff for all the middle of the pack'ers and a chilling reminder of what I likely have to look forward to a year from now.


+1

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:51 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Wave of high GPA acceptances followed by wave of low(ish) GPA dings. Now begins the seemingly endless march off the proverbial cliff for all the middle of the pack'ers and a chilling reminder of what I likely have to look forward to a year from now.


+1


If your GPA is accurate in your profile you should be fine with that 3.9. It's the 3.77ish to 3.87ish area that seems to not gotten any love in the last 3 to 4 months.

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

Postby applemaroon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:53 pm

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