Harvard Waitlist 2013

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby kuddlykoala » Mon May 06, 2013 7:30 pm

trojandave wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
GertrudeR wrote:Sorry I haven't really been following this thread so sorry if I missed this happening, but last I had seen no one had gotten a JS1b and we weren't sure they would do them. I just saw though that someone posted on the spreadsheet that they got a JS 1 post WL after already having one pre WL.

So they are doing JS1bs....?

I don't know, it could be an error. Out of all of us pre-WL JS1s, only one gets a JS1b?

I guess we'll never know since the person is a self-described lurker.

I'm sure nobody cares about this anymore, but I found the person on TLS. Profile says WL-->JS1 so I'm changing the spreadsheet to fix the error.


I'll never stop caring. Pinky swear


+1 I care too! Thanks for updating.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon May 06, 2013 8:56 pm

TripTrip wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I don't think they would do JS2s next Monday. Reasoning: some of the original (4/5) JS1 invites may have signed up for JS1 interviews during the week next week (I think it was open then). Thus, that initial group of WL-->JS1s won't be fully vetted until the week of May 20.

ETA: Though it looks like there won't be very many interviews the week of 5/13, so you could be right. They might start then.

That's why I've been predicting they'll wait until the 20th. If they have a very large number of spots to fill, they might do just a few JS2s to get them out of the way while waiting to finish the rest of the JS1s before filling all the rest.

Again, still think it won't be until the 20th. But hey, it's Harvard. They do what they want.

As long as the wave comes before my next deposit deadline at UVA I can't really complain.

+100000. My interview is tomorrow...getting nervous. :shock:

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Mon May 06, 2013 9:03 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:+100000. My interview is tomorrow...getting nervous. :shock:

I'm sure you'll do fine, Eich. Good luck!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby digifly » Tue May 07, 2013 1:16 am

Lavitz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:+100000. My interview is tomorrow...getting nervous. :shock:

I'm sure you'll do fine, Eich. Good luck!


Good luck! UVA is looming over my head, too haha.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby digifly » Tue May 07, 2013 2:45 am

I liked the speculation. KB never asked if I would attend HLS - am I f***ed????????
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue May 07, 2013 5:16 am

digifly wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:+100000. My interview is tomorrow...getting nervous. :shock:

I'm sure you'll do fine, Eich. Good luck!


Good luck! UVA is looming over my head, too haha.

Thanks guys! I went and got a blazer tailored for it so I won't look homeless like I was worried about. :-P (I'm very much abroad for those of you who are wondering why I would look homeless). This cycle is so weird that I have no idea if I should be optimistic or not. Don't break my heart Harvard. Don't do it.

But fellow potential UVA buddies, if this doesn't work out we have low COL and the amazing Charlottesville Whole Foods (where I'd make up for the low COL) to comfort us.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby RSterling » Tue May 07, 2013 11:15 am

JS1s coming today. You heard it here first.

I have no basis for this

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby jsjd1989 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:18 am

Okay, what is everyone's LOCI opinions? I have never sent one before and had my post WL JS1 like 2 weeks ago.... I don't even really know what to say besides, "I really want to go to Harvard..."

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Tue May 07, 2013 11:21 am

jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, what is everyone's LOCI opinions? I have never sent one before and had my post WL JS1 like 2 weeks ago.... I don't even really know what to say besides, "I really want to go to Harvard..."

No post-post-WL-JS1 LOCIs right now unless you have a significant update. There's no point; it's not like they've skipped over your app. In general LOCIs to Harvard aren't necessary unless you actually have something significant with which to update, because Harvard already knows you like Harvard.

If you are still around in August then you might send a LOCI.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby jsjd1989 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:25 am

TripTrip wrote:
jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, what is everyone's LOCI opinions? I have never sent one before and had my post WL JS1 like 2 weeks ago.... I don't even really know what to say besides, "I really want to go to Harvard..."

No post-post-WL-JS1 LOCIs right now unless you have a significant update. There's no point; it's not like they've skipped over your app. In general LOCIs to Harvard aren't necessary unless you actually have something significant with which to update, because Harvard already knows you like Harvard.

If you are still around in August then you might send a LOCI.


Yea, that's kind of what I was thinking.... here's hoping for some JS2s next week

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Tue May 07, 2013 12:19 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:Yea, that's kind of what I was thinking.... here's hoping for some JS2s next this week


FTFY

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Tue May 07, 2013 12:21 pm

eyfl wrote:
jsjd1989 wrote:Yea, that's kind of what I was thinking.... here's hoping for some JS2s next this week


FTFY

don't waste your wishful thinking on this week.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Tue May 07, 2013 1:18 pm

toothbrush wrote:
eyfl wrote:
jsjd1989 wrote:Yea, that's kind of what I was thinking.... here's hoping for some JS2s next this week


FTFY

don't waste your wishful thinking on this week.


y knot

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Tue May 07, 2013 1:49 pm

So groundless hope is now forbidden, huh? :x

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby penguin2011 » Tue May 07, 2013 4:19 pm

Had KB1 today. She said it would be at least a couple weeks, probably several, before they made any decisions.

I would guess the week of the 27th.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby txdude45 » Tue May 07, 2013 4:23 pm

penguin2011 wrote:Had KB1 today. She said it would be at least a couple weeks, probably several, before they made any decisions.

I would guess the week of the 27th.


All I had left was hope for a decision to be near and you've stolen that from me.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Tue May 07, 2013 4:44 pm

penguin2011 wrote:Had KB1 today. She said it would be at least a couple weeks, probably several, before they made any decisions.

I would guess the week of the 27th.

Not to be a debbie downer for KBs, but I bet the post-WL JS admits come back the week before the post-WL KB admits. 8)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Tue May 07, 2013 4:54 pm

TripTrip wrote:
penguin2011 wrote:Had KB1 today. She said it would be at least a couple weeks, probably several, before they made any decisions.

I would guess the week of the 27th.

Not to be a debbie downer for KBs, but I bet the post-WL JS admits come back the week before the post-WL KB admits. 8)


Is this actually a thing? JS moves quicker than KB?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Tue May 07, 2013 5:01 pm

TripTrip wrote:
penguin2011 wrote:Had KB1 today. She said it would be at least a couple weeks, probably several, before they made any decisions.

I would guess the week of the 27th.

Not to be a debbie downer for KBs, but I bet the post-WL JS admits come back the week before the post-WL KB admits. 8)


shut ur dirty pirate mouth!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Tue May 07, 2013 5:09 pm

MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:Is this actually a thing? JS moves quicker than KB?

I think this was a rumor started when a lot of TLSers in one particular wave of JS2s happened to have interviewed with JS. A lot of TLSers who interviewed with KB at the same time weren't accepted until the next wave of JS2s. I think it was a coincidence.

TripTrip wrote:Not to be a debbie downer for KBs, but I bet the post-WL JS admits come back the week before the post-WL KB admits. 8)

And I bet most of the pre-WL KB admits come back the week before the post-WL JS admits. 8)

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Tue May 07, 2013 5:19 pm

helix23 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
penguin2011 wrote:Had KB1 today. She said it would be at least a couple weeks, probably several, before they made any decisions.

I would guess the week of the 27th.

Not to be a debbie downer for KBs, but I bet the post-WL JS admits come back the week before the post-WL KB admits. 8)


shut ur dirty pirate mouth!

George Clooney would make an excellent pirate.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Tue May 07, 2013 5:43 pm

TripTrip wrote:George Clooney would make an excellent pirate.

Pirates of TLS: Curse of the Harvard WL

Starring George Clooney as TripTrip

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby dnptan » Tue May 07, 2013 5:49 pm

Lavitz wrote:
TripTrip wrote:George Clooney would make an excellent pirate.

Pirates of TLS: Curse of the Harvard WL

Starring George Clooney as TripTrip


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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Tue May 07, 2013 6:19 pm

I like everyone in this thread that contributes so I'll ask the question here: (this is not for HLS)

When writing a LOCI -

How long should it be? I'm basically writing the loci to say 1) at this point i'm still interested and would accept off the WL and 2) I graduated with honors blah blah and am working developing x y z skills. Is 2-3 paragraphs acceptable?

Do you send the LOCI in the body of an email or as an attachment? If the latter, do you have to print, sign, scan and attach the LOCI? (I saw someone say they sign it..)

How do you address it? " To whom it may come" " Dear Dean X " ?

How do you close? "sincerely" "warm wishes" "best" "hope to hear from you soon"

Any overall thoughts?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby arrggg » Tue May 07, 2013 6:55 pm

toothbrush wrote:I like everyone in this thread that contributes so I'll ask the question here: (this is not for HLS)

When writing a LOCI -

How long should it be? I'm basically writing the loci to say 1) at this point i'm still interested and would accept off the WL and 2) I graduated with honors blah blah and am working developing x y z skills. Is 2-3 paragraphs acceptable?

Do you send the LOCI in the body of an email or as an attachment? If the latter, do you have to print, sign, scan and attach the LOCI? (I saw someone say they sign it..)

How do you address it? " To whom it may come" " Dear Dean X " ?

How do you close? "sincerely" "warm wishes" "best" "hope to hear from you soon"

Any overall thoughts?


Mine was about a page single spaced at size 11 Times. This included the addresses, salutations, etc. so the actual content was maybe 1/2 a page to 2/3 page. Mine was 4 paragraphs with this structure: 1) I'm still interested in H, and these are programs/clinics/etc I know I'm interested in particular; 2) I know I'll bring x, y, z to Harvard, 3) these are some (minor) updates, and 4) reiterate Harvard #1, say you'd accept off of the waitlist, and wrap things up briefly. I do think my letter probably ran on the long side of the spectrum.

I sent mine as a pdf attachment to an e-mail that basically said "please add this to my file", and I used a digital copy of my signature (ie a picture of my signature that I embedded into the word doc). I addressed it to JS since she sent out the WL email and interviewed me. Obviously, I have no idea if my letter worked, but I felt that it was pretty decent/professional.




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