Harvard Waitlist 2013

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:14 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I've noticed a lot of my number twins/extended numbers family seem to have abandoned LSN. A few have trickled in in the last few months, but it kind of sucks that I can't tell if most got in and got so drunk in celebration they erased LSN from their memories or if they are doomed to the eternal waitlist.


I feel like helpful information is long gone.


I'm waiting until next year to apply but I've kept up with this page to brace myself for the crushing disappointment I'm bound to feel 1 year from now.


This is the same reason I've watched this page lol. I was there with you all, through all the excitement and disappointment.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:15 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I've noticed a lot of my number twins/extended numbers family seem to have abandoned LSN. A few have trickled in in the last few months, but it kind of sucks that I can't tell if most got in and got so drunk in celebration they erased LSN from their memories or if they are doomed to the eternal waitlist.


I feel like helpful information is long gone.


I'm waiting until next year to apply but I've kept up with this page to brace myself for the crushing disappointment I'm bound to feel 1 year from now.


This is the same reason I've watched this page lol. I was there with you all, through all the excitement and disappointment.


I'm a little upset that you got the 100 page post... I knew I should have waited for one more!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:17 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:I'm a little upset that you got the 100 page post... I knew I should have waited for one more!


Hopefully it's a sign that I won't have to post in the Harvard Waitlist 2014 thread.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Don't even worry, we got this. I mean, my numbers are mediocre at best, my resume is lackluster, and my writing is pretty crap... but I'm pretty confident.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:00 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Don't even worry, we got this. I mean, my numbers are mediocre at best, my resume is lackluster, and my writing is pretty crap... but I'm pretty confident.


Even if that is the case, which i doubt, apparently our chances are some of the best they can be with the decline in qualified applicants everyone keeps talking about. I'll see you in the waiting thread lol.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby txdude45 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:11 pm

I'm not off this thread for a full f-ing day and the 100 pg mark is broken.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:30 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Don't even worry, we got this. I mean, my numbers are mediocre at best, my resume is lackluster, and my writing is pretty crap... but I'm pretty confident.


Even if that is the case, which i doubt, apparently our chances are some of the best they can be with the decline in qualified applicants everyone keeps talking about. I'll see you in the waiting thread lol.


I've thought about that, hoping that moves the 'acceptable' line down just a little bit further. I'm a bit worried about that new Harvard UG Junior app thing, but I don't think that comes into play until the cycle after next?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:33 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Don't even worry, we got this. I mean, my numbers are mediocre at best, my resume is lackluster, and my writing is pretty crap... but I'm pretty confident.


Even if that is the case, which i doubt, apparently our chances are some of the best they can be with the decline in qualified applicants everyone keeps talking about. I'll see you in the waiting thread lol.


I've thought about that, hoping that moves the 'acceptable' line down just a little bit further. I'm a bit worried about that new Harvard UG Junior app thing, but I don't think that comes into play until the cycle after next?


Yes, it won't matter for us because the program requires them to work for 2 years before going to law school.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:47 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Don't even worry, we got this. I mean, my numbers are mediocre at best, my resume is lackluster, and my writing is pretty crap... but I'm pretty confident.


Even if that is the case, which i doubt, apparently our chances are some of the best they can be with the decline in qualified applicants everyone keeps talking about. I'll see you in the waiting thread lol.


I've thought about that, hoping that moves the 'acceptable' line down just a little bit further. I'm a bit worried about that new Harvard UG Junior app thing, but I don't think that comes into play until the cycle after next?


Yes, it won't matter for us because the program requires them to work for 2 years before going to law school.


Well then, may we (me?) be the lucky few that slip in due to fortuitous circumstances!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby PrentissJames » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 pm

100 pages, we've finally done it.

We few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers...

...I'm gonna send an update letting them know of this accomplishment

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Vincent » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:12 am

I didn't even make it to the waitlist - I just wanted to see what pushed this thread over 100. Congratulations, guys!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby FlowBro » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:31 pm

Looking pretty bleak...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby txdude45 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:52 pm

FlowBro wrote:Looking pretty bleak...


Dude, it looked bleak a month ago. Now it just looks apocalyptic.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:57 pm

Okay. I hate to revive this thread because I feel just as bleak as the rest of you, but here are some thoughts that have been jumbling around in my head:

softs/URMs
Doesn't anyone think it's suspicious that no super-softs-low-# candidates, or URM candidates, were accepted off the WL? This might -- MIGHT -- mean one more push from the WL before calling it a day and relying on cherrypicked candidates to fill emergency slots/deferrals through August. Maybe a handful. If I were HLS, my priority would be to wait until the state of/numbers for the class have reached highest stability before isolating the top students from that pool to admit. I wouldn't want to do this throughout the summer, again and again, because it creates more work, and because these are the hardest applicants to select -- highly subjective/qualitative, few quantitative metrics to eliminate students. Additionally, the later it gets, the more likely it is that students will start to withdraw from the WL. Withdrawals = less work.

It could also mean they're done. I KNOW. Keep reading.

the friday of doom
last year, the first large wave of rejections went out july 27th.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrkzmpYEyf1qh2o7zo1_500.gif

that's all.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby La.Chocolate » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:23 am

nextstep222 wrote:Okay. I hate to revive this thread because I feel just as bleak as the rest of you, but here are some thoughts that have been jumbling around in my head:

softs/URMs
Doesn't anyone think it's suspicious that no super-softs-low-# candidates, or URM candidates, were accepted off the WL? This might -- MIGHT -- mean one more push from the WL before calling it a day and relying on cherrypicked candidates to fill emergency slots/deferrals through August. Maybe a handful. If I were HLS, my priority would be to wait until the state of/numbers for the class have reached highest stability before isolating the top students from that pool to admit. I wouldn't want to do this throughout the summer, again and again, because it creates more work, and because these are the hardest applicants to select -- highly subjective/qualitative, few quantitative metrics to eliminate students. Additionally, the later it gets, the more likely it is that students will start to withdraw from the WL. Withdrawals = less work.

It could also mean they're done. I KNOW. Keep reading.

the friday of doom
last year, the first large wave of rejections went out july 27th.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrkzmpYEyf1qh2o7zo1_500.gif

that's all.


Very similar to what I was thinking. I applied really late in the game (late Jan.) and also had below average numbers.
My softs are probably the only reason why I was waitlisted, then offered a JS1 shortly thereafter.
But so far...no words...

However, I guess they are kind enough to give many rejections before August so folks could prepare housing for other schools, etc.

So it seems a safe bet to assume that most of us still waiting will know our fate before August...

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TexasAggie13 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:00 pm

Just got the ding. I'm guessing a big wave is going to come out today. Welp, enjoy your time at Columbia/Chicago/NYU/insertT14schoolofchoicehere, folks. It's been real.


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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:15 pm

TexasAggie13 wrote:Just got the ding. I'm guessing a big wave is going to come out today. Welp, enjoy your time at Columbia/Chicago/NYU/insertT14schoolofchoicehere, folks. It's been real.


also, dude, i'm sorry -- because that sucks -- but ya fought the good fight

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:40 pm

Just got the ding as well. At least it's ended now. They also end on a positive note inviting to transfer in (and asking to reply if interested, so that they can give further information).. too bad I'm not going anywhere to make use of this.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby vamopalla » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:14 pm

Dinged. URM. C'est la vie.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby vamopalla » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:19 pm

For future reference. I've been following the HLS fb page and it looks like they accepted 3-5 URMs (based on fb stalking) total this entire WL cycle. One went to Princeton and the rest went to Harvard for undergrad.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Aussiebum » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:21 pm

Dinged as well. It's been real. Your loss, HLS.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:23 pm

Ding. Cyah homies.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby trojandave » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:34 pm

helix23 wrote:Ding. Cyah homies.


:( :x :evil:

http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:35 pm

trojandave wrote:
helix23 wrote:Ding. Cyah homies.


:( :x :evil:

http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/


Less competition for you, mane :wink:




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