In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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vzapana
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:10 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Is there any swag bag for HLS' ASW?


nope - t-shirt, folder and this weird "unofficial guide to harvard" book that is nonetheless being distributed at the official asw

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:18 pm

vzapana wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Is there any swag bag for HLS' ASW?


nope - t-shirt, folder and this weird "unofficial guide to harvard" book that is nonetheless being distributed at the official asw


But to be fair they have an awesome SWAG store and we got a discount. There's some really cool stuff in there

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:03 pm

trojandave wrote:
vzapana wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Is there any swag bag for HLS' ASW?


nope - t-shirt, folder and this weird "unofficial guide to harvard" book that is nonetheless being distributed at the official asw


But to be fair they have an awesome SWAG store and we got a discount. There's some really cool stuff in there


A discount you don't get when you're a student? haha sneaky

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Mista Bojangles » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:50 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
trojandave wrote:
vzapana wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Is there any swag bag for HLS' ASW?


nope - t-shirt, folder and this weird "unofficial guide to harvard" book that is nonetheless being distributed at the official asw


But to be fair they have an awesome SWAG store and we got a discount. There's some really cool stuff in there


A discount you don't get when you're a student? haha sneaky


yeah wtf, we don't get a discount. how much % off did you get?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby domino » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
trojandave wrote:
vzapana wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Is there any swag bag for HLS' ASW?


nope - t-shirt, folder and this weird "unofficial guide to harvard" book that is nonetheless being distributed at the official asw


But to be fair they have an awesome SWAG store and we got a discount. There's some really cool stuff in there


A discount you don't get when you're a student? haha sneaky


I missed this! Would totally have bought that dark gray sweatshirt. So soft.

They really did a great job; I'm feeling the Harvard pride.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:05 am

Mista Bojangles wrote:yeah wtf, we don't get a discount. how much % off did you get?


I think it was 15. They didn't even check my coupon, though. If they don't already recognize you at the coop, just say you're an admit at the April event and it should work.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:19 am

zdamico wrote:What are people's thoughts on how senior year, second semester grades can impact an acceptance? How low would they have to be to lose the offer?


I have no idea and doubt anyone else here does either, but I love the question. Having a rough go of it?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 am

wert3813 wrote:
zdamico wrote:What are people's thoughts on how senior year, second semester grades can impact an acceptance? How low would they have to be to lose the offer?


I have no idea and doubt anyone else here does either, but I love the question. Having a rough go of it?

Definitely in the same boat. I just tell myself to not fail. At this point, one B+ won't do much to your overall GPA, anyway.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:15 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
zdamico wrote:What are people's thoughts on how senior year, second semester grades can impact an acceptance? How low would they have to be to lose the offer?


I have no idea and doubt anyone else here does either, but I love the question. Having a rough go of it?

Definitely in the same boat. I just tell myself to not fail. At this point, one B+ won't do much to your overall GPA, anyway.


I know in the current students answering questions thread, one of the students (acrossthelake IIRC) stated she had a lower GPA in the last semester (how much lower?) but didn't hear anything about it.

Also, couldn't find anything about the acceptance being contingent on satisfactory grades, which I had read other schools did.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:47 pm

My acceptance letter said something to the effect of "We expect you to maintain the same level of academic excellence that got you here," so I don't doubt that they would take back an offer if somebody totally failed every class they took this semester. I would not worry at all about a B here and there, barring evidence to the contrary.

I've been worse than ever this semester about my procrastination and getting better grades than ever. I'm telling myself it's practice preparing for arbitrary exam grades :|

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:54 pm

sabanist wrote:My acceptance letter said something to the effect of "We expect you to maintain the same level of academic excellence that got you here," so I don't doubt that they would take back an offer if somebody totally failed every class they took this semester. I would not worry at all about a B here and there, barring evidence to the contrary.

I've been worse than ever this semester about my procrastination and getting better grades than ever. I'm telling myself it's practice preparing for arbitrary exam grades :|


I would think you have a good cushion before they're going to think about rescinding an offer after you've paid your deposit and possibly arranged housing and whatnot.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:20 pm

The gpa floors for HYS tend to be around 3.3/3.4. As long as you are at that level or above, you should be fine.... (Of course, don't fail anything)

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:51 pm

For those of you who already got it, what time of day did you receive your HLS financial aid award?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:05 pm

Wormfather wrote:
trojandave wrote:For those of you who already got it, what time of day did you receive your HLS financial aid award?


12pm.


Atlantic Standard Time?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:35 pm

Welp, now it's real... This shit's gonna be expensive.

How are you all coping? Trust Funds? Alcohol? I'll take either

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:44 pm

trojandave wrote:Welp, now it's real... This shit's gonna be expensive.

How are you all coping? Trust Funds? Alcohol? I'll take either


You just get your aid info? When did you submit?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:47 pm

Alcohol will be both an effect and a cause of my debt...

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:48 pm

trojandave wrote:Welp, now it's real... This shit's gonna be expensive.

How are you all coping? Trust Funds? Alcohol? I'll take either


poverty?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:52 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
trojandave wrote:Welp, now it's real... This shit's gonna be expensive.

How are you all coping? Trust Funds? Alcohol? I'll take either


You just get your aid info? When did you submit?


Subbed end of Feb and the email actually came on Monday while I was at ASW. Unfortunately my HLS email thought the email from HLS was spam, so I didn't see it until today. (downside to forwarding)

I actually got some decent money too. It just costs So... Much... More...

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby LaMuSayonga » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:13 pm

Yukos wrote:Alcohol will be both an effect and a cause of my debt...


This. Also, I saved enough from working in high school and going to a free UG to cover my cost of living for three years. It'll be tough to watch my life savings flutter away so quickly, though.

On the bright side, I did find out this week that my grandpa had been slowly buying education bonds for me since I was born, so that was a nice way to learn that my first year will be largely covered. 2L and 3L will be all student loan debt, though.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby facile princeps » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:11 pm

trojandave wrote:I actually got some decent money too. It just costs So... Much... More...

Yeah, man. It's way too expensive; it's almost like paying another tuition.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:14 pm

The wait for a JS2 > wait for a JS1 > wait for finaid

I still think all 3 are rough though.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:21 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:The wait for a JS2 > wait for a JS1 > wait for finaid

I still think all 3 are rough though.


For me it's js2 > financial aid >>> JS1

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:23 pm

vzapana wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:The wait for a JS2 > wait for a JS1 > wait for finaid

I still think all 3 are rough though.


For me it's js2 > financial aid >>> JS1


Srs? The JS1 was the worst wait for me... not knowing if they were gonna hate my app or consider accepting my average numbers into their glorified halls of legal education

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:34 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
vzapana wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:The wait for a JS2 > wait for a JS1 > wait for finaid

I still think all 3 are rough though.


For me it's js2 > financial aid >>> JS1


Srs? The JS1 was the worst wait for me... not knowing if they were gonna hate my app or consider accepting my average numbers into their glorified halls of legal education


For me, pre-JS1 period is one in which you really don't know whether you will be offered a spot. With such uncertainty, I didn't really care what happened. Once I got a js1, the offer was within sight, and so the stakes were higher, making me much more invested into the process. Once that happened, anxieties rose. Now I'm anxious because I don't want HLS/SLS to be prohibitively expensive and there's a chance that both will be.




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