Harvard Waitlist 2013

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:46 pm

kuddlykoala wrote:no js1b? What does that mean? i was wondering about our chances being that we had a js1 prior to WL

No second interview for people who went JS-->WL. They've done them in the past but I have no idea if they'll do them again.

On the one hand, it would make sense for them to gauge if we're still interested and ask about our options like they're doing with some others.

On the other hand, since the interviews are over skype this year and also serve as a way to gauge interview skills, it might not seem fair to let us basically redo the interview after figuring out how to improve on our initial performances.

FlowBro wrote:Is a day after receiving the wait list notification too soon to send an loci?

I don't think so.

TripTrip wrote:There was definitely a YP element in my JS1 earlier this week. I wasn't really expecting to have to show that I would take Harvard over a (non-existent) Hamilton.

Interesting. Bodes well for you.

helix23 wrote:What I am curious about is how they go about choosing which WL->JS1 applicant to admit.

Let's say a 3.8/176 decides to deposit elsewhere. Do they just grab the first WL app with similar numbers?

Maybe. Too bad all my numbers twins decided to deposit at Harvard.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:48 pm

Lavitz wrote:
helix23 wrote:What I am curious about is how they go about choosing which WL->JS1 applicant to admit.

Let's say a 3.8/176 decides to deposit elsewhere. Do they just grab the first WL app with similar numbers?

Maybe. Too bad all my numbers twins decided to deposit at Harvard.

I don't think it will have to do with twins, but I'm sure there will be some SFS and RFR going on.

SFS: Splitter for Splitter
RFR: Reverse-splitter for reverse-splitter

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby kuddlykoala » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:53 pm

oh okay gotchya. thanks lavitz.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:06 pm

Jumping onto the discussion. In my js1 I was also asked where I have deposited and why. I said that x school gave me a good package so I deposited there. She then followed up by saying "you know HLS does their FA differently .. is cost that big of a factor for you" which made me feel like she didn't like when I said I chose x school for cost because she was "worried" I would take HLS at cost...

thoughts ? did i commit a faux pas?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:11 pm

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby RSterling » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:11 pm

toothbrush wrote:Jumping onto the discussion. In my js1 I was also asked where I have deposited and why. I said that x school gave me a good package so I deposited there. She then followed up by saying "you know HLS does their FA differently .. is cost that big of a factor for you" which made me feel like she didn't like when I said I chose x school for cost because she was "worried" I would take HLS at cost...

thoughts ? did i commit a faux pas?


You're fine. They probably just wanted to make sure that going to Harvard at sticker wouldn't be an issue. As long as you were clear that you would, I doubt it hurt you.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:14 pm

RSterling wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Jumping onto the discussion. In my js1 I was also asked where I have deposited and why. I said that x school gave me a good package so I deposited there. She then followed up by saying "you know HLS does their FA differently .. is cost that big of a factor for you" which made me feel like she didn't like when I said I chose x school for cost because she was "worried" I would take HLS at cost...

thoughts ? did i commit a faux pas?


You're fine. They probably just wanted to make sure that going to Harvard at sticker wouldn't be an issue. As long as you were clear that you would, I doubt it hurt you.

Yeah, it depends on your followup answer.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:18 pm

cmon bros. fox paws!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:20 pm

helix23 wrote:cmon bros. fox paws!

Oh I get it now.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lagunitan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:20 pm

TripTrip wrote:
cslouisck wrote:
0 people claimed WL--> JS1 --> no JS2, likely because we told them its a foolish thing to say you aren't sure you want to attend during your WL --> JS1

That brings up another point to anyone with a future WL-->JS1 interview. There was definitely a YP element in my JS1 earlier this week. I wasn't really expecting to have to show that I would take Harvard over a (non-existent) Hamilton.


I'm not staying on the WL, but I had my KB1 shortly before the WL invites went out (end of March) and was WL about a week ago. There was definitely this kind of vibe in my interview too - a couple questions that were basically "how sure are you that you want to go to HLS rather than stay in California for law school"? Maybe not 'YP' in the usual sense (and it wouldn't make sense for them to assume I was getting into SLS or something anyway), but they did seem interested in how serious I was about depositing at HLS.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:21 pm

helix23 wrote:cmon bros. fox paws!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZVBTtX92Nc

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:50 pm

Lavitz wrote:
RSterling wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Jumping onto the discussion. In my js1 I was also asked where I have deposited and why. I said that x school gave me a good package so I deposited there. She then followed up by saying "you know HLS does their FA differently .. is cost that big of a factor for you" which made me feel like she didn't like when I said I chose x school for cost because she was "worried" I would take HLS at cost...

thoughts ? did i commit a faux pas?


You're fine. They probably just wanted to make sure that going to Harvard at sticker wouldn't be an issue. As long as you were clear that you would, I doubt it hurt you.

Yeah, it depends on your followup answer.

I basically said it was one factor but I realize that education is an investment in my future and that I thought overall the package was a great fit. However, HLS is also totally worth it etc. She said she liked that I viewed it an investment that pays back over time.

Just felt like it'd be easy for her to say " i think you'll be happy at x thanks for your interest in HLS" from that point.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:57 pm

toothbrush wrote:She said she liked that I viewed it an investment that pays back over time.

Good answer.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:59 pm

toothbrush wrote:Just felt like it'd be easy for her to say " i think you'll be happy at x thanks for your interest in HLS" from that point.

If JS did that at the end of an interview, I'd want to see the replay.


On a completely different note, I'm going to go play through FFVII while I'm waiting for a response. Anyone with me?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:03 pm

TripTrip wrote:On a completely different note, I'm going to go play through FFVII while I'm waiting for a response. Anyone with me?

Started replaying FFX after my JS1 in November. Just finished yesterday. Did too many side-quests. :lol:

Will probably replay FFIX and Legend of Dragoon over the summer.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby masked kavana » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:04 pm

Lavitz wrote:
TripTrip wrote:On a completely different note, I'm going to go play through FFVII while I'm waiting for a response. Anyone with me?

Started replaying FFX after my JS1 in November. Just finished yesterday. Did too many side-quests. :lol:

Will probably replay FFIX and Legend of Dragoon over the summer.



Chrono cross?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:14 pm

Lavitz wrote:
TripTrip wrote:On a completely different note, I'm going to go play through FFVII while I'm waiting for a response. Anyone with me?

Started replaying FFX after my JS1 in November. Just finished yesterday. Did too many side-quests. :lol:

Will probably replay FFIX and Legend of Dragoon over the summer.

I think I tried the first 30 minutes of both of those games and just couldn't get into it. I enjoyed FF8 until I realized you could game the system by only upgrading your GFs; then it got lame.

FF7 always holds a place in my heart, though. I'll name Cloud after you in honor of your OP status. :wink:

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:17 pm

got up to level 50 in candy crush on my phone. come at me.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:25 pm

helix23 wrote:got up to level 50 in candy crush on my phone. come at me.

You can be Zell.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:26 pm

masked kavana wrote:Chrono cross?

Sorry, I've never played it.

TripTrip wrote:I think I tried the first 30 minutes of both of those games and just couldn't get into it. I enjoyed FF8 until I realized you could game the system by only upgrading your GFs; then it got lame.

FF7 always holds a place in my heart, though. I'll name Cloud after you in honor of your OP status. :wink:

I take it you missed the 10 page video game discussion in the Columbia thread. Some of us ranked our favorite FF games.

Related part:
Lavitz wrote:Immediately after being passed over in the first JS2 round, I started replaying FFX and named the main character Lavitz. Then I realized that was a terrible strategy to cheer myself up when you consider how the game ends :lol:

So thanks for naming Cloud after me now. :lol:

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby bosmer88 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:30 pm

On the topic of FF...

Who is going to buy the FFX remake when it hits the shelves? I definitely will! :)

I would also buy a FFVII remake if SE ever made one.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:34 pm

TripTrip wrote:
helix23 wrote:got up to level 50 in candy crush on my phone. come at me.

You can be Zell.


what's a zell?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:34 pm

bosmer88 wrote:On the topic of FF...

Who is going to buy the FFX remake when it hits the shelves? I definitely will! :)

Full-blown video game discussion imminent.

Not me because I don't have a PS3 and I've pretty much retired from gaming.

Also, just went back to the Columbia thread to get the quote where I explained why I stopped gaming, then realized you were the one who asked me about it. :lol:

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby bosmer88 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:38 pm

Lavitz wrote:
bosmer88 wrote:On the topic of FF...

Who is going to buy the FFX remake when it hits the shelves? I definitely will! :)

Full-blown video game discussion imminent.

Not me because I don't have a PS3 and I've pretty much retired from gaming.

Also, just went back to the Columbia thread to get the quote where I explained why I stopped gaming, then realized you were the one who asked me about it. :lol:


LOL, I remember! :) I don't think I will be getting a PS4 anytime soon though. I will wait for it to drop significantly in price beforehand.

I would buy it for the PS3 just because I love this damn game so much! When I first played it, I wasn't struck by the love story so much. Now that I am older, the story of Yuna and Tidus makes me so giddy yet so sad.

Also, I could see helix with a tattoo on the side of his face.




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