In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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Eli
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Eli » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:20 pm

sabanist wrote:
Searchparty wrote:So glad that worked!

:D thanks again!
I was really upset when I thought I wasn't going to get to go. Can't thank you enough for helping me be able to!


TLS LOVE! So touching.

Do people generally go straight into Boston or does anyone have experience taking Gotobus (for example) from NY? The latter seems a couple hundred bucks cheaper in my case..

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:22 pm

sabanist wrote:
Eli wrote:Ugh. I'm looking at a $150, day-long bus ride if the prices don't drop here too. Not sure I could handle that. Anyone tried a bus trip that long?

Try using Kayak, and make sure you're clearing your cookies or browsing incognito. Someone tipped me off that those sites register cookies to keep you from looking at lower price flights that have come along since you first started looking, and they were right. My price alerts said the cheapest was 500 - searching Kayak in an incognito window pulled up 300.


That's some sneaky shit.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:57 pm

Eli wrote:TLS LOVE! So touching.

Do people generally go straight into Boston or does anyone have experience taking Gotobus (for example) from NY? The latter seems a couple hundred bucks cheaper in my case..

That was suggested to me as an alternative, but it would have been more expensive for me that way.

CyanIdes Of March wrote:That's some sneaky shit.

No kidding! I feel like the price alerts are just taunting me now. "ONLY 450 now! Better buy!"

ETA: will anyone be arriving for ASW early-ish on Friday who might want to split gas/rental car costs to drive to YLS for a self-guided tour?
I figured I might as well cover all the bases if I don't get my ding by then.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:49 pm

actually enjoying the post admission lull before they bombard us with to-dos. catching up on life

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:32 pm

sabanist wrote:ETA: will anyone be arriving for ASW early-ish on Friday who might want to split gas/rental car costs to drive to YLS for a self-guided tour?
I figured I might as well cover all the bases if I don't get my ding by then.

Orrrr you can pretend to be an admitted student since that would be during YLS ASW ;)

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:59 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
sabanist wrote:ETA: will anyone be arriving for ASW early-ish on Friday who might want to split gas/rental car costs to drive to YLS for a self-guided tour?
I figured I might as well cover all the bases if I don't get my ding by then.

Orrrr you can pretend to be an admitted student since that would be during YLS ASW ;)

Really? Weird!
I'd give myself away if I tried to fake it. Hahaha. Definitely something to keep in mind though!

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:12 pm

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby chickpea » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:35 pm

would anyone be willing in reading over my LOCI? i didn't think i'd still be in the game at this point but since i am i figure i might as well give it my best :D thanks, i would really appreciate it.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ledbyfaithnotsight06 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:49 pm

Sooo I'm attempting to fill out the online FinAid app and see that Macs aren't supported?? Anybody have any experience with completing it with a Mac or am I supposed to find a random PC somewhere?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby liupang » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:15 am

ledbyfaithnotsight06 wrote:Sooo I'm attempting to fill out the online FinAid app and see that Macs aren't supported?? Anybody have any experience with completing it with a Mac or am I supposed to find a random PC somewhere?


you can use VMware to run windows on a Mac.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby BalanceCare » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:03 am

Small chance I did the finaid app at work on a pc but I'm pretty sure I did it at home on a Mac without any problems.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:11 am

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby housebro13 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:33 am

read2465 wrote:
Alassio wrote:
read2465 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:
Monday. But everything was complete a week before that except for one stupid W2 that I didn't notice hadn't uploaded.


Ah, okay. I've been complete a couple weeks, so I think I'll shoot an email sometime in the middle of next week if nothing comes up soon. Thanks!


did you end up contacting them? I've been complete for 3 weeks now, but I feel awkward calling


I emailed to make sure they didn't need anything else from me, and they said they were majorly backed up and would email me when they had something to report. Nothing yet!


+1
I've been complete for 2.5 weeks and I emailed. They said my file is currently going through the 2nd read and I will hear back soon. So I'm guessing they read each file at least twice before they render a decision--just like the admissions office.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ledbyfaithnotsight06 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:44 am

Thanks guys! :)

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby andreskicdo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:04 pm

Has anybody received any info about clubs, activities, etc. I have gotten zero correspondence so was wondering.....

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:00 pm

Has anyone successfully leveraged another school's finaid package and gotten HLS to match? I have a feeling my package from HLS will be significantly less than what I just got from YLS...

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:07 pm

Y'all March ASWers said they weren't too terribly strict about the 10 day deadline for travel subsidy requests, right?
I totally forgot to mail mine out yesterday, which would have been the deadline.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby callmemaybe84 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:10 pm

sabanist wrote:Y'all March ASWers said they weren't too terribly strict about the 10 day deadline for travel subsidy requests, right?
I totally forgot to mail mine out yesterday, which would have been the deadline.


You're fine. I was late and turned it in and was approved (though I still haven't gotten reimbursed, but I expected a couple month delay).

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:37 pm

andreskicdo wrote:Has anybody received any info about clubs, activities, etc. I have gotten zero correspondence so was wondering.....


Did you fill out the Admitted Students Survey? Mine came like two-three weeks after I submitted it.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby TrustInMusic » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Do you get an email once all your financial aid documents are received to signify that the app is complete and sent to review? All my docs are received, but I didn't get an email (which the website said would happen). Did I do something wrong?


Also how much are they giving for the stipend this year? And can I submit the receipts at AsW? I booked my flight tickets but not my accommodations

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:59 pm

has anybody seen any information TLS on what % choose H vs. S? Imagine someone has done this data dump from LSN somewhere. And Y vs. H and Y vs. S if available

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:30 pm

TrustInMusic wrote:Do you get an email once all your financial aid documents are received to signify that the app is complete and sent to review? All my docs are received, but I didn't get an email (which the website said would happen). Did I do something wrong?

I did get an e-mail saying that my finaid application was ready for review. Might just be a delay, though.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby TrustInMusic » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:57 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
TrustInMusic wrote:Do you get an email once all your financial aid documents are received to signify that the app is complete and sent to review? All my docs are received, but I didn't get an email (which the website said would happen). Did I do something wrong?

I did get an e-mail saying that my finaid application was ready for review. Might just be a delay, though.


Thanks. Just sent them an email to follow up

Been looking at housing arrangements, and I think Hastings is my favourite. Can't decide between the 1-BR or 2-BR suites though.
I don't mind the 2-BR suites, since the common rooms look pretty huge, and being social is always a nice thing. It's also cheaper. But then again, 1-BRs are probably more convenient and privacy is always good too. What is everyone else thinking?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:05 pm

TrustInMusic wrote:Been looking at housing arrangements, and I think Hastings is my favourite. Can't decide between the 1-BR or 2-BR suites though.
I don't mind the 2-BR suites, since the common rooms look pretty huge, and being social is always a nice thing. It's also cheaper. But then again, 1-BRs are probably more convenient and privacy is always good too. What is everyone else thinking?


Groupius for me. I'm honestly excited - I've had roommates for four years and I'm just super pumped about finally having my own space, however small it may be. I stayed there over ASW (I took pictures of the room if anyone wants to see it) and it is small, but I can definitely live with it (perks of being a K-JD, I still have all of my dorm storage bins and such). I wish I had the option of having my own kitchen (I stress bake/cook...), but that isn't an option in Hastings or North, so might as well take the cheaper option.




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