Held @ Harvard 2013 style

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby Lavitz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:52 pm

txdude45 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Hey, if I'm gonna forgo H to rot in manhattan for three years, I would expect to see some cash.


I can't stand NYC, but it's the best option thus far (unless Chicago happens b/c I'd have $0 CoL). I'm positioning myself for maximum flexibility. The thought of living in NYC for 3 years really grosses me out. I spent a summer there and the streets literally smell like crap.

Lol, this is credited.

Looking forward to getting out of the city for a bit.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:32 pm

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:35 pm

or you can just hold off on signing a lease if you think you have a good shot - HLS usually shows very significant waitlist movement and the NYC housing market is extremely liquid/efficient

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby MacB » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:28 am

jbagelboy wrote:
ph5354a wrote:There's no reason not to. If a miracle happens in mid-July, I doubt I would want to entirely change my plans since I'll have a new apartment, etc. by then, but it's a great bargaining chip for more $$ at wherever I end up.


would give up an apartment lease and "ect." for Harvard in July here. just sayin.


If JS gives me the wink and the gun, all I have to do is renew my lease. In fact, I'm really counting on HLS to keep me from having to move all my furniture in August.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:24 am

jbagelboy wrote:
ph5354a wrote:There's no reason not to. If a miracle happens in mid-July, I doubt I would want to entirely change my plans since I'll have a new apartment, etc. by then, but it's a great bargaining chip for more $$ at wherever I end up.


would give up an apartment lease and "ect." for Harvard in July here. just sayin.


Yeah, I mean I have no idea how I'll actually feel until it happens, but let's just say I'm not counting on having to make that decision :lol:

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:28 am

I guess the nice thing is that for us pre-JS1 holds, we'll have to have a JS1 to get in off the WL so we'll know a little earlier if we even have a shot and can start making adjustments accordingly.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jym_dawg » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:20 am

ph5354a wrote:I guess the nice thing is that for us pre-JS1 holds, we'll have to have a JS1 to get in off the WL so we'll know a little earlier if we even have a shot and can start making adjustments accordingly.


I think I read somewhere that JS1 -> Js2 wait becomes shorter as we get closer to classes. So that the people who get JS1'd in July might hear back in a day or two. Which is good in of itself, but I wouldn't count on having much time to plan once we get into summer

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby clouded.memory » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:10 am

az21833 wrote:Are you guys going to stay on hls WL after depositing at cls uva penn etc

Lavitz wrote:Yes.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby switchis32 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:08 am

so, this just may be me being too nervous about this, but in both google docs (this and last year's) urms made up about ten percent of the people on hold. thoughts?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby TripTrip » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:13 am

switchis32 wrote:so, this just may be me being too nervous about this, but in both google docs (this and last year's) urms made up about ten percent of the people on hold. thoughts?

URMs make up more than 10% of matriculates, so good for those on hold for making the short list.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby tonton » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:15 am

Its really nice to know that there are others out there who took the held email to mean you are to put your lives on hold. or just take tentative steps at life until that email/call

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby TripTrip » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:16 am

Ignorance was bliss, until I got held.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:19 am

tonton wrote:Its really nice to know that there are others out there who took the held email to mean you are to put your lives on hold. or just take tentative steps at life until that email/call


i think its fine to do this but also mentally need to accept that most of us will not get in at any point unfortunately

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby tonton » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:29 am

az21833 wrote:
tonton wrote:Its really nice to know that there are others out there who took the held email to mean you are to put your lives on hold. or just take tentative steps at life until that email/call


i think its fine to do this but also mentally need to accept that most of us will not get in at any point unfortunately


The infamous az shatters the dreams of little children once again! haha but you're right life after that email/call could be bliss again or not..

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:53 am

hahaha sorry just wanted to balance stuff out after all my breaking-lease-for-hls-in-july speak earlier -- only a select few of us will be lucky enough to experience this. but gotta believe before anythin happens. just ask FGCU

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby switchis32 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:44 am

TripTrip wrote:
switchis32 wrote:so, this just may be me being too nervous about this, but in both google docs (this and last year's) urms made up about ten percent of the people on hold. thoughts?

URMs make up more than 10% of matriculates, so good for those on hold for making the short list.


Thats what I am holding on to haha I hope this pulls us through. I am assuming that urms do better on the hold list? does anyone know that answer to this?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby TripTrip » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:51 am

switchis32 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
switchis32 wrote:so, this just may be me being too nervous about this, but in both google docs (this and last year's) urms made up about ten percent of the people on hold. thoughts?

URMs make up more than 10% of matriculates, so good for those on hold for making the short list.


Thats what I am holding on to haha I hope this pulls us through. I am assuming that urms do better on the hold list? does anyone know that answer to this?

It just depends on how well the URMs already admitted do at Yale and Stanford and with Hamiltons and Rubensteins. The sample sizes for that are so tiny as to be impossible to predict.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:25 am

anecdotally, there are entire "URM waves" of admits off HLS wait list each year, so i think they tend to do better

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:09 pm

guys i think two post js1 holds got in today from the main thread

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby Lavitz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:12 pm

That's right, they interviewed the same time as me and got held at the same time.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby kuddlykoala » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Lavitz wrote:That's right, they interviewed the same time as me and got held at the same time.


so how does this hold for the rest of us post j1 holds? did we miss our opp? do you think it's the last big batch of j2s before waitlist?

so many questions :roll:

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:15 pm

good sign that it exists

bad sign that we werent included lol

could they perhaps be going through the holds in chron. order? wishful, selfish thinking

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby kuddlykoala » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:17 pm

hmm, that could be true! im down for some optimism at the end of this long day.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:18 pm

Gonna totally swipe the good feels and speculate that this somehow means a huge wave of post-hold JS1s are coming. yee.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:34 pm

helix23 wrote:Gonna totally swipe the good feels and speculate that this somehow means a huge wave of post-hold JS1s are coming. yee.


I agree. Considering they are likely caught up on all of the previously untouched apps, I would imagine they will revisit holds this week and issue a small batch of JS1s soon.




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