Harvard Waitlist 2013

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Azariel
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Azariel » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:17 pm

PrentissJames wrote:...But I still don't understand how people would say 'Yes' on their JS1b's and then not accept admission. A lot of us (myself included) would accept it even if they gave us a 1-hour deadline.


Just wanted to provide some insight to this as someone who got a JS1b and subsequent JS2, even though I'm going to HLS. I think one of the major reasons that a lot of people would have genuinely changed their minds is that some schools have been willing to change aid packages after the applicant has been accepted to Harvard and contacts the school to withdraw. While, for many people, HLS may be an obvious choice over, say, CCN for the same price, the choice between HLS at/near sticker and CCN at full tuition/$$$ may be a lot more complicated. Obviously, I chose Harvard, but I want to do PI; for someone interested in Biglaw, especially in New York, I could see how the money (if offered) could be a very attractive option. (Personally, I did not receive a hard number offer, but it was made clear that they were willing to increase the number. I don't want to go into more detail here, but if anyone has any questions etc I would be happy to discuss via PM.)

Wasn't sure if you all were aware of that - I think people have talked about it happening in previous cycles - but just thought it might be useful to know just in case. And maybe a source of hope, as much as it seems it might be a source of Harvard's frustration! But seriously, good luck guys - we're still rooting for you all!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby testaker » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:50 pm

Anyone still have hope about today?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby lawschooler2be » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:59 pm

Is the admissions office even open for the rest of the week?

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txdude45
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby txdude45 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:22 pm

I think today is a lost cause, as is the rest of this week. My guess: When the sun rises on the 5th day, look to your phones.

testaker
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby testaker » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:26 pm

What do you mean by the 5th day?

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untar614
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby untar614 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:29 pm

lol, this is ridiculous. we almost made it to 100 pages though!

I'm not holding out any hope for anything at this point. My guess is they just pull a person as needed if anyone withdraws, but that's it, and I doubt there will be many of those.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Uncle Lou » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:59 pm

testaker wrote:Anyone still have hope about today?

I have no hope ever.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby txdude45 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:17 pm

testaker wrote:What do you mean by the 5th day?


it was clumsy LOTR reference. i meant monday.

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Vincent
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Vincent » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:43 pm

testaker wrote:What do you mean by the 5th day?


Gandalf, to Theoden: Look to my coming at first light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East. (LOTR:TTT)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:49 am

clearly what this thread was missing was some LOTR

still can't post images, but let's get some game of thrones going too?!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:47 am

So, do we know if they're open today?
Edit: guess not

La.Chocolate
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby La.Chocolate » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:18 am

Applied really late in the game (Jan.), waitlisted, then JS1, and now, silence...

It's becoming quite more unbearable each day...wondering what I've done wrong, what I could have done differently...

I had my hopes up when I had my interview....but now...I'm consumed by sadness...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby LexLeon » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:26 pm

La.Chocolate wrote:Applied really late in the game (Jan.), waitlisted, then JS1, and now, silence...

It's becoming quite more unbearable each day...wondering what I've done wrong, what I could have done differently...

I had my hopes up when I had my interview....but now...I'm consumed by sadness...


Why be consumed by sadness?

If you're good enough to get a JS1, you're good enough to be a member of a considerable number of the best law school classes in the country!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby untar614 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:48 pm

La.Chocolate wrote:Applied really late in the game (Jan.), waitlisted, then JS1, and now, silence...

It's becoming quite more unbearable each day...wondering what I've done wrong, what I could have done differently...

I had my hopes up when I had my interview....but now...I'm consumed by sadness...

why so sad? Please don't tell me Harvard is the only school you applied to. You got some other apps to look at? what are your stats?

eyfl
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:10 am

Can today be the day? Seriously!!

Longtimelurk
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Longtimelurk » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:16 am

Gotta be!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby feelingood » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:25 am

Is there a reason that people think today will be the day? How do we know the class isn't already filled?

nextstep222
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:03 pm

keep the faith alive

does anyone want to call and ask if they are still accepting applicants....?

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untar614
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby untar614 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:30 pm

My prediction stands as some time the first week of september being the day, when they let us know that the full class has matriculated and we are no longer needed.

I'd be happy to be wrong though.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:57 pm

untar614 wrote:My prediction stands as some time the first week of september NEVER being the day when they let us know that the full class has matriculated and we are no longer needed.

I'd be happy to be wrong though.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:13 pm

Alright, really though -- does anyone want to speculate, perhaps based on a reading of the prior threads, inside information, follow-up calls, whatever? I have a good feeling about this week (perhaps Wed/Thurs) because of the holiday the preceding week.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:52 pm

nextstep222 wrote:Alright, really though -- does anyone want to speculate, perhaps based on a reading of the prior threads, inside information, follow-up calls, whatever? I have a good feeling about this week (perhaps Wed/Thurs) because of the holiday the preceding week.

There is no precedent for another "wave" of anything. Perhaps an admit here and there but I do not expect another large group

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:13 pm

nextstep222 wrote:Alright, really though -- does anyone want to speculate, perhaps based on a reading of the prior threads, inside information, follow-up calls, whatever? I have a good feeling about this week (perhaps Wed/Thurs) because of the holiday the preceding week.


FB group is at 580 dawg

nextstep222
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:18 pm

So we're done?

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MyNameIsFlynn!
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:26 pm

nextstep222 wrote:So we're done?


Interpret that number as you may. It probably includes dome deferrals and 2L/3Ls, but still, I'd bet movement happens only as particular seats become available




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