In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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rocktower3
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby rocktower3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:44 pm

read2465 wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:It's time to start talking about the important things. ie, where are the TLSers meeting up for drinks on the Saturday of ASW?

Grendel's Den is supposed to be pretty fun, but might be packed on a Saturday.


I love Grendel's--if I'm remembering correctly, all the food is half off after 8 or 9. I don't know if I can make it to the weekend, but it's a great meeting place if you don't mind some noise.


Grendel's is great! It might be a bit crowded, but is right in the square so we could easily move elsewhere if necessary.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:01 pm

Boo, hiss. Oh well, there will be plenty of room at the bar if April is just going to be me and honeybadger 8)

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:10 pm

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:10 am

Has anybody's status checker not been updating? I sent in my college certification, final transcript, and seat deposit. I called and they said they had received my college cert. A week later, my status check hasn't updated at all.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby o0o0o0o » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:43 pm

Anyone know if it's possible to register for Admitted Students Weekend via email/phone call? I really want to attend the first ASW but haven't received my HLS email yet so can't register on the website. (Admitted 2/5). Seems like it takes a few weeks for people to receive their HLS email after admission, from what I've read in the threads.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:47 pm

o0o0o0o wrote:Anyone know if it's possible to register for Admitted Students Weekend via email/phone call? I really want to attend the first ASW but haven't received my HLS email yet so can't register on the website. (Admitted 2/5). Seems like it takes a few weeks for people to receive their HLS email after admission, from what I've read in the threads.


I emailed about this over the weekend. I'll let you know what happens

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby o0o0o0o » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:50 pm

Thanks @trojandave

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:27 pm

when does hls usually get pack to kids with aid packages? is it just fafsa and need thats required?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:33 pm

az21833 wrote:when does hls usually get pack to kids with aid packages? is it just fafsa and need thats required?

If only. Their need form is pretty detailed, and you also have to submit your parents' W2 forms and signed copies of their 1040s. There seems to be a simpler form for people who know that they won't get grants, though.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:13 pm

Didn't realize until just now that both parents' information is required even if they're divorced. It's bad enough trying to get my mom to do her taxes before April, and she's the responsible one. The nightmare begins :(

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:34 pm

sabanist wrote:Didn't realize until just now that both parents' information is required even if they're divorced. It's bad enough trying to get my mom to do her taxes before April, and she's the responsible one. The nightmare begins :(


My divorced parents are equally disorganized -- they both usually file in August...

If combined parental income is $200k+ there's no point in me filling out Need Access whatever they need in addition to the FAFSA right?
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:41 pm

Does HLS even require NeedAccess?? I didn't see them on the list of schools

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:49 pm

trojandave wrote:Does HLS require NeedAccess?? I didn't see them on the list of schools


Might not, haven't looked too deep into their specific requirements, just assumed they did since that's what Stanford needs. Edited my post to clarify.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vividviolin » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:50 pm

When I talked to Harvard's financial office in January, they said they are doing their own system this year, so no need access. This is the page to go to: https://myfaid.law.harvard.edu/NetPartnerStudent/logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fnetpartnerstudent%2fPgHome.aspx

N'thing the pain of corralling divorced parents to do their taxes early. Bleh.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:52 pm

has anybody gone through the process yet and can share some insight? assume you get your HLS email and pin emailed to you shortly after admission?

full disclosure, im still a js1 waiter here haha im just trying to get all my documents in a line bc id like to hear back on need $ (in the event i get in) prior to early april scholly deadlines at other schools.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby yarsten » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:01 pm

az21833 wrote:has anybody gone through the process yet and can share some insight? assume you get your HLS email and pin emailed to you shortly after admission?

full disclosure, im still a js1 waiter here haha im just trying to get all my documents in a line bc id like to hear back on need $ (in the event i get in) prior to early april scholly deadlines at other schools.


I went through the whole thing last week. You fill out a preliminary form and your answers to that form determine what other forms you fill out. I already had all the info I needed b/c of Need Access (terrible, btw). Basically know everything about yourself and your parents (income, home price/payment, cars, retirement plan, and tax forms). Like I said, a lot of it overlaps with Need Access. Let me know if you have any other specific questions.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:20 pm

yarsten wrote:
az21833 wrote:has anybody gone through the process yet and can share some insight? assume you get your HLS email and pin emailed to you shortly after admission?

full disclosure, im still a js1 waiter here haha im just trying to get all my documents in a line bc id like to hear back on need $ (in the event i get in) prior to early april scholly deadlines at other schools.


I went through the whole thing last week. You fill out a preliminary form and your answers to that form determine what other forms you fill out. I already had all the info I needed b/c of Need Access (terrible, btw). Basically know everything about yourself and your parents (income, home price/payment, cars, retirement plan, and tax forms). Like I said, a lot of it overlaps with Need Access. Let me know if you have any other specific questions.


doesnt sound too bad. do they require we send in signed 1040s or w2s or anything. im still waiting on my parents to file 2012 so iv been sending 2011 to places

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby yarsten » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:23 pm

az21833 wrote:doesnt sound too bad. do they require we send in signed 1040s or w2s or anything. im still waiting on my parents to file 2012 so iv been sending 2011 to places


They do require your parents' signed 1040s and w2s. The best way to do this is electronically through their secure upload system. They don't ask for your tax forms at all (kinda weird, but they explain by saying they base it off of your summer income and other things...).

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:12 pm

yarsten wrote:
az21833 wrote:doesnt sound too bad. do they require we send in signed 1040s or w2s or anything. im still waiting on my parents to file 2012 so iv been sending 2011 to places


They do require your parents' signed 1040s and w2s. The best way to do this is electronically through their secure upload system. They don't ask for your tax forms at all (kinda weird, but they explain by saying they base it off of your summer income and other things...).

Any more about the secure upload? Is that like the FAFSA where you pull the info directly from the online record of their filing?
That would make my life so much easier, haha.

The thing that really sucks is that my parents are so broke that it will be worth the effort for the probable grants, but this is going to be the thorn in my side over the next few months.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:17 pm

sabanist wrote:
yarsten wrote:
az21833 wrote:doesnt sound too bad. do they require we send in signed 1040s or w2s or anything. im still waiting on my parents to file 2012 so iv been sending 2011 to places


They do require your parents' signed 1040s and w2s. The best way to do this is electronically through their secure upload system. They don't ask for your tax forms at all (kinda weird, but they explain by saying they base it off of your summer income and other things...).

Any more about the secure upload? Is that like the FAFSA where you pull the info directly from the online record of their filing?
That would make my life so much easier, haha.

Nope--you upload them as PDFs. Your parents will have to print out, sign, and scan their tax forms, anyways.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:40 pm

dcg2120 wrote:Nope--you upload them as PDFs. Your parents will have to print out, sign, and scan their tax forms, anyways.

Not what I wanted to hear, but I appreciate it, haha.
So what do I do in lieu of a W-2 for a parent who owns a business? Was there any information on that? I couldn't find anything when I looked.
Never mind. Skimmed over this the first time but found it this time:
If your parents' do not have W2s we will remove this as a required document once we receive the Federal Tax Return (1040) and verify there is no amount reported for "Income Earned from Work".

Nice apostrophe error there :lol:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby anela00 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:01 pm

Got my HLS luggage tag in the mail today. Made me smile :)

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby hopeful16 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:32 pm

anela00 wrote:Got my HLS luggage tag in the mail today. Made me smile :)

I did as well! I filled it out immediately :)

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:26 pm

Mine too! I've been waving it around and squealing. Mr. Sabanist called me a dweeb :lol:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:55 pm

anela00 wrote:Got my HLS luggage tag in the mail today. Made me smile :)

Huh. My girlfriend declared it an "atrocity" and made me throw it out.




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