In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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zdamico
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby zdamico » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:55 pm

As an accepted student, I'm pretty overloaded with my Senior Thesis in my second semester of Senior year. I originally took a course for fun that I don't need for any credit, but now it's taking up a great deal of time and taking away from my thesis. How would Harvard feel about one WX on my record, considering I don't have any others?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:56 pm

zdamico wrote:As an accepted student, I'm pretty overloaded with my Senior Thesis in my second semester of Senior year. I originally took a course for fun that I don't need for any credit, but now it's taking up a great deal of time and taking away from my thesis. How would Harvard feel about one WX on my record, considering I don't have any others?


send them an email... but i bet they'll be okay with it - they have super lower expectations anyway :P

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:03 pm

vzapana wrote:well drinks please. i can't afford shit with my mountain of debt.

:( Here's that nickel that I owe you...

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby housebro13 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:11 pm

zdamico wrote:As an accepted student, I'm pretty overloaded with my Senior Thesis in my second semester of Senior year. I originally took a course for fun that I don't need for any credit, but now it's taking up a great deal of time and taking away from my thesis. How would Harvard feel about one WX on my record, considering I don't have any others?


Wow! The same thing is happening to me this semester. I'm thinking one W won't be as bad as earning below a B. Plus, the W won't affect your GPA right?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby housebro13 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:14 pm

vzapana wrote:oy. just got my financial aid package. i need hard liquor.


Did it take 10 business days to get it?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:45 pm

housebro13 wrote:
vzapana wrote:oy. just got my financial aid package. i need hard liquor.


Did it take 10 business days to get it?


No 8

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby davee817 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:54 am

HLS took 7 business days on my financial aid package. They are true to their word.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:24 pm

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Pittpanther » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:30 pm

It has been 14 business days and still no word on my financial aid :(

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:04 pm

Pittpanther wrote:It has been 14 business days and still no word on my financial aid :(


Have you tried logging in to check? My email went to the spam folder so I didn't know to look, just happened to and it was online.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Pittpanther » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:48 pm

trojandave wrote:
Pittpanther wrote:It has been 14 business days and still no word on my financial aid :(


Have you tried logging in to check? My email went to the spam folder so I didn't know to look, just happened to and it was online.


Not online either:( I guess I'll give them a few more days before I call. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby aredhello » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 pm

Has anyone else found the sheer volume of financial information required by HLS to be rather challenging to submit?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:57 pm

aredhello wrote:Has anyone else found the sheer volume of financial information required by HLS to be rather challenging to submit?


I don't think it was really that much more than need access required... or maybe you just have a more complicated financial situation then me

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby facile princeps » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:58 pm

aredhello wrote:Has anyone else found the sheer volume of financial information required by HLS to be rather challenging to submit?

Outed as having substantial personal assets and or commercial investments. :lol:

Us po' folks don't have that problem.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby o0o0o0o » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:13 pm

aredhello wrote:Has anyone else found the sheer volume of financial information required by HLS to be rather challenging to submit?


yes

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby honeybadger12 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:25 pm

PM me if you want to split a hotel room for April ASW

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby aredhello » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:43 pm

I didn't think that my parents' financial situation was all that complicated, and though they live comfortably, they are certainly not wealthy (at least not according to President Obama when he was out on the campaign trail last year) -- but every little thing does seem to require a separate form and additional documentation. I'd also be lying if I didn't acknowledge that part of the reason why I am frustrated is because I have been out of college and without my parents' financial support for nearly 7 years now -- but I miss making the age 29 cutoff for parental information by less than a month.

That being said, I am all for thoroughness and fairness in distributing limited financial aid resources, and I am all for need-based aid programs serving those who need it the most, so I don't really have a legitimate bone to pick here. Was just curious if anyone else had found this whole process to be quite tedious (considerably more so than Need Access, in my opinion).

Okay, first world problem griping over. You may return to your posting of photos of cute dogs.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:05 am

aredhello wrote:Okay, first world problem griping over. You may return to your posting of photos of cute dogs.


I just saw this today:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby davee817 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:12 am

Pittpanther wrote:It has been 14 business days and still no word on my financial aid :(


Did you check to see if they've requested additional docs on the financial aid website?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:40 am

davee817 wrote:
Pittpanther wrote:It has been 14 business days and still no word on my financial aid :(


Did you check to see if they've requested additional docs on the financial aid website?


Look at you, always thinking!

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby rocktower3 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:29 pm

Has anyone tried calling about status?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:38 pm

rocktower3 wrote:Has anyone tried calling about status?


How long have you been waiting?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby rocktower3 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:42 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
rocktower3 wrote:Has anyone tried calling about status?


How long have you been waiting?


12 days, so was considering calling on Friday if I haven't heard

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Pittpanther » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:34 pm

davee817 wrote:
Pittpanther wrote:It has been 14 business days and still no word on my financial aid :(


Did you check to see if they've requested additional docs on the financial aid website?


They haven't requested anything new. I've been checking the website to make sure. Maybe they're just very busy this week.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby atlgirl51 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:50 pm

So...I have this theory. I heard that schools can judge an applicant's interest based off of how many times they log into their status checker page. Who's with me??




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