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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:41 pm

If it goes according to last year, we have the pleasure of waiting until April to be rejected.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby lak90 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:44 pm

ph5354a wrote:If it goes according to last year, we have the pleasure of waiting until April to be rejected.


joy

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:53 pm

Checking in to the 10th circle of hell

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby eyfl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:00 pm

Checking in, late Jan complete. I hope this is just a bumpy road on the way to greatness :P

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:05 pm

Welcome, new holds!

Is it off-topic to propose that we discuss where we will all end up if/when JS doesn't pick our number? I think it could be therapeutic.

I'll be at NYU, as long as I don't get any money from CLS or a $200,000 scholarship from Cornell.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:10 pm

ph5354a wrote:Welcome, new holds!

Is it off-topic to propose that we discuss where we will all end up if/when JS doesn't pick our number? I think it could be therapeutic.

I'll be at NYU, as long as I don't get any money from CLS or a $200,000 scholarship from Cornell.


Definitely therapeutic.

Probably CLS here - NYU didn't give me much, and I probably won't get into my alma mater (Chicago) as my GPA sucks, and they seem to value that more than LSAT. If I did get in and money was equalish, I'd probably pick Chicago - NYC was too much for me after the initial wonder wore off. I also have a great apartment and NYC rent scares the fuck out of me.

Are you wanting to do PI? What's your reasoning for NYU over CLS? Those are the two main ones on my radar, so I'm quite curious to hear more reasons for/against each.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby tonton » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:15 pm

Probably CLS. Welcome new holds :) its really not so bad here.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:17 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Welcome, new holds!

Is it off-topic to propose that we discuss where we will all end up if/when JS doesn't pick our number? I think it could be therapeutic.

I'll be at NYU, as long as I don't get any money from CLS or a $200,000 scholarship from Cornell.


Definitely therapeutic.

Probably CLS here - NYU didn't give me much, and I probably won't get into my alma mater (Chicago) as my GPA sucks, and they seem to value that more than LSAT. If I did get in and money was equalish, I'd probably pick Chicago - NYC was too much for me after the initial wonder wore off. I also have a great apartment and NYC rent scares the fuck out of me.

Are you wanting to do PI? What's your reasoning for NYU over CLS? Those are the two main ones on my radar, so I'm quite curious to hear more reasons for/against each.


NYU gave me a decent (for my numbers) scholarship ($15k), and I'm not expecting anything from CLS, but definitely reserving judgment on that. I'm not entirely PI-focused but I want to keep my options open and the intangibles at NYU seem much more my style. I don't want to turn this into a NYU vs. CLS thread (lord knows there are enough of them), but my view is that if money is equal, then personal fit is more important than any other difference between the two schools. Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about it some more!
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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby matrim » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:18 pm

ph5354a wrote:Welcome, new holds!

Is it off-topic to propose that we discuss where we will all end up if/when JS doesn't pick our number? I think it could be therapeutic.

I'll be at NYU, as long as I don't get any money from CLS or a $200,000 scholarship from Cornell.


Consider starting a thread called "If not HLS -> ?" -- that way when people see posts in Held@HLS thread we can check it knowing we will see posts that pertain to movement or legit questions....just an idea.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby eyfl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:34 pm

What's the consensus on LOCI here? I don't have anything substantial to add & it seems redundant to show continued interest in Harvard (of course everyone is continuously interested, till they get the ding at least).

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby spyder11 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:46 pm

Just got Held today. Any idea how many people get Held total?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Lots

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jsjd1989 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:49 pm

andddd HELD today! under both medians/urm

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:01 pm

Anyone know what time Harvard's admissions office closes? Is it 5:30?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jubee » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:26 pm

eyfl wrote:What's the consensus on LOCI here? I don't have anything substantial to add & it seems redundant to show continued interest in Harvard (of course everyone is continuously interested, till they get the ding at least).



Got the hold today too...I'm actually happy because I figured it was getting late enough that they wouldn't bother holding any more people, just reject and JS1s. Wasn't confident about getting a JS1. Bumping the question about LOCIs

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:31 pm

welcome all welcome all.

LOCI is matter of personal preference. I would not write one just to reiterate love for HLS. However, I would write one if I had a substantial update to my life since my app - which I did.

as a general matter, its important to keep expectations low. LOCI or not has not really shown to make much of an impact - numerically almost all of us get waitlisted. maybe save your LOCI for then

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jym_dawg » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:35 pm

For the newly held, below is the link to the Held Google doc. Please fill it out so we have a better idea what our chances are! If you want to remain anonymous, just use anonymous as your name and sign out of Google docs before editing. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 2LXc#gid=0

eyfl wrote:What's the consensus on LOCI here? I don't have anything substantial to add & it seems redundant to show continued interest in Harvard (of course everyone is continuously interested, till they get the ding at least).


LOCI is kind of a misnomer for what Harvard wants. Like you say, everyone is interested and HLS understands that. They expressly said in the hold email they have enough information to make a decision on your app, they are just waiting to see how the rest of the pool and the yield rates shake out. If you send a letter, it should probs be an update on a recent accomplishment/award/promotion, not just the "I like Harvard because of XYZ".

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:39 pm

Looks like some pretty monster numbers getting held

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby txdude45 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:44 pm

helix23 wrote:Looks like some pretty monster numbers getting held


Does Harvard just not WL anyone until way later, so the Hold is a placeholder even for people with beast numbers?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:50 pm

txdude45 wrote:
helix23 wrote:Looks like some pretty monster numbers getting held


Does Harvard just not WL anyone until way later, so the Hold is a placeholder even for people with beast numbers?


That seems to be the case. Last years graph http://i.imgur.com/CMYhm.jpg shows no WLs coming out until late April. (also added decision graph to OP)

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jubee » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:08 pm

helix23 wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
helix23 wrote:Looks like some pretty monster numbers getting held


Does Harvard just not WL anyone until way later, so the Hold is a placeholder even for people with beast numbers?


That seems to be the case. Last years graph http://i.imgur.com/CMYhm.jpg shows no WLs coming out until late April. (also added decision graph to OP)


Does that mean the WL is entirely made of people who were held or do some people go straight to WL? If so why bother holding anyone at all...

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:12 pm

helix23 wrote:Looks like some pretty monster numbers getting held

Yup.

Hi guys! I'm officially joining this thread.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:16 pm

jubee wrote:
helix23 wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
helix23 wrote:Looks like some pretty monster numbers getting held


Does Harvard just not WL anyone until way later, so the Hold is a placeholder even for people with beast numbers?


That seems to be the case. Last years graph http://i.imgur.com/CMYhm.jpg shows no WLs coming out until late April. (also added decision graph to OP)


Does that mean the WL is entirely made of people who were held or do some people go straight to WL? If so why bother holding anyone at all...


I don't know the answer to either of these. I've actually thought about the latter a few times. I still don't think I've come up with a good rationale for holding people (as opposed to waitlisting them). Maybe they think applicants find getting waitlisted more disheartening than getting held, so less people withdraw?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:27 pm

for all intents and purposes, at HLS, you should think of Held and Waitlist as essentially the same. really just depends on what month you are looking. pretty soon (in about a month) it'll switch over.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby one_by_one » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:09 pm

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