Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Where are you in the Harvard application process?

I'm applying next year, just reading this thread to prepare
38
12%
Applying this year, I got an extension on my application
1
0%
I applied and haven't gotten a JS1 yet
64
20%
I applied and got a JS1, but haven't had it yet.
7
2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
43
13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
62
19%
Waitlisted
61
19%
Dinged D:
49
15%
 
Total votes: 325

Tela1283
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Tela1283 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:28 pm

Think there'll be more js2's this week?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Gucci Mane » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:37 pm

Maybe they already filled up their whole class and are just going to slowly reject all of us over the next few weeks :D

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:38 pm

Tela1283 wrote:Think there'll be more js2's this week?


I have a feeling there will be.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby theonerd » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:39 pm

Gucci Mane wrote:Maybe they already filled up their whole class and are just going to slowly reject all of us over the next few weeks :D


I thought cruel and unusual punishment was illegal. Don't break the law, Harvard!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby corporatebarbarian » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:41 pm

This is just brutal. :cry:

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby PotenC » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:44 pm

corporatebarbarian wrote:This is just brutal. :cry:


Straight barbaric. Image

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby JWP1022 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:47 pm

What was the latest JS1 that got dinged today?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:49 pm

Early Feb I think.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Red0 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:58 pm

Hi everyone, longtime lurker of this thread - complete 11/8, a member of the no-JS rabble. Today seems to have really been a bloodbath, just wanted to post to offer my condolences to fallen comrades (that >75 ding is especially scary). Hopefully the rest of us will have closure soon as well (albeit with a more pleasant outcome).

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby corporatebarbarian » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:24 pm

Absolut Bloodbath (c)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby a.sleepyhead » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:44 pm

Wow - I'm so sorry furiousduck and everyone else that got bad news today.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jasper09 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:45 pm

Woah. Today's wave doesn't give me good feelings about my prospects. So many condolences to the dings- what a bloodbath.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Ryan11212 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:48 pm

Sorry to all the dings :/

If I still haven't heard anything (went complete mid/late January), is it safe to assume I'm either going to be WL or dinged? Any chance there might be a last batch of JS1s before April??? Eh?!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby esther0123 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:54 pm

Tela1283 wrote:Think there'll be more js2's this week?


One should hope so... and I think there will be some at the end of this week... no real basis though, other than their word of wanting to get things done by April...

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby dreamerchic19 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:09 pm

looks like they're sending them out late business hours.. maybe we can get some morning news soon!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:11 pm

Ryan11212 wrote:Sorry to all the dings :/

If I still haven't heard anything (went complete mid/late January), is it safe to assume I'm either going to be WL or dinged? Any chance there might be a last batch of JS1s before April??? Eh?!

I hope for our sake that there will be a few JS1s this week, but that's not based on anything other than optimism.

I'm confused about the second part though (not from what you said Ryan, just in general). What incentive does HLS have to wait list applicants who haven't received a JS1? They've seen all our applications, and have overlooked those of us still waiting for other applicants that they think are better. I would think they've done more than ~850 interviews so far, which is enough for a new class. So why are they stringing us JS0's along?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm

Regardless of incentives, JS1s off the WL have been fairly common.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby sup_stan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:14 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
Ryan11212 wrote:Sorry to all the dings :/

If I still haven't heard anything (went complete mid/late January), is it safe to assume I'm either going to be WL or dinged? Any chance there might be a last batch of JS1s before April??? Eh?!

I hope for our sake that there will be a few JS1s this week, but that's not based on anything other than optimism.

I'm confused about the second part though (not from what you said Ryan, just in general). What incentive does HLS have to wait list applicants who haven't received a JS1? They've seen all our applications, and have overlooked those of us still waiting for other applicants that they think are better. I would think they've done more than ~850 interviews so far, which is enough for a new class. So why are they stringing us JS0's along?



All the jumping ships to YS/T14 schollies tend to happen after the second ASW in April, hence historically HLS maintained a sizeable WL to pick backups from. It was not rare that JS0 got JS1 while on the WL.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:18 pm

Also, to remind people, don't be so bummed out about facing the WL (assuming you're not deferring). The odds of getting in from there have generally been solid.

I've managed to shift my expectations a bit and it's made things easier.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:18 pm

sup_stan wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:
Ryan11212 wrote:Sorry to all the dings :/

If I still haven't heard anything (went complete mid/late January), is it safe to assume I'm either going to be WL or dinged? Any chance there might be a last batch of JS1s before April??? Eh?!

I hope for our sake that there will be a few JS1s this week, but that's not based on anything other than optimism.

I'm confused about the second part though (not from what you said Ryan, just in general). What incentive does HLS have to wait list applicants who haven't received a JS1? They've seen all our applications, and have overlooked those of us still waiting for other applicants that they think are better. I would think they've done more than ~850 interviews so far, which is enough for a new class. So why are they stringing us JS0's along?


All the jumping ships to YS/T14 schollies tend to happen after the second ASW in April, hence historically HLS maintained a sizeable WL to pick backups from. It was not rare that JS0 got JS1 while on the WL.

Right, but that ~850 accounts for their yield, and that number has historically been pretty consistent. So those who leave for YS/T14 would be included in that 850.

draw is right though, their interests are pretty irrelevant to us. I was just curious :P

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:20 pm

drawstring wrote:Also, to remind people, don't be so bummed out about facing the WL (assuming you're not deferring). The odds of getting in from there have generally been solid.

I've managed to shift my expectations a bit and it's made things easier.

Definitely, this has helped me so much over the past few months.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 pm

:( for everyone with bad news today.

Does anyone know how many js1 dings have already been reported?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:28 pm

nothingtosee wrote::( for everyone with bad news today.

Does anyone know how many js1 dings have already been reported?


I can think of 10 off the top of my head.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby tlsapp2017 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:47 pm

drawstring wrote:Also, to remind people, don't be so bummed out about facing the WL (assuming you're not deferring). The odds of getting in from there have generally been solid.

I've managed to shift my expectations a bit and it's made things easier.


My problem is that, even if I do get lucky and get in off the WL, I'm not 100% sure I would go, and I'd really like to have the opportunity to visit during ASW before I make a final decision (which I obviously wouldn't have if I'm waitlisted)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby sup_stan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:53 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
sup_stan wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:
Ryan11212 wrote:Sorry to all the dings :/

If I still haven't heard anything (went complete mid/late January), is it safe to assume I'm either going to be WL or dinged? Any chance there might be a last batch of JS1s before April??? Eh?!

I hope for our sake that there will be a few JS1s this week, but that's not based on anything other than optimism.

I'm confused about the second part though (not from what you said Ryan, just in general). What incentive does HLS have to wait list applicants who haven't received a JS1? They've seen all our applications, and have overlooked those of us still waiting for other applicants that they think are better. I would think they've done more than ~850 interviews so far, which is enough for a new class. So why are they stringing us JS0's along?


All the jumping ships to YS/T14 schollies tend to happen after the second ASW in April, hence historically HLS maintained a sizeable WL to pick backups from. It was not rare that JS0 got JS1 while on the WL.

Right, but that ~850 accounts for their yield, and that number has historically been pretty consistent. So those who leave for YS/T14 would be included in that 850.

draw is right though, their interests are pretty irrelevant to us. I was just curious :P



I was the one who brought up the WL yield thing initially. I don't think they have made close to 850 offers yet. My initial theory is they make about 600 offers (pretty subjective estimate, depending on the number of people who make up their mind and withdraw prior to the second ASW) pre-April ASW, and let the actual number of people who deferred/went to other schools post-ASW dictate how many more offers they need to make off of the WL (this assumes WL and second ASW are roughly concurrent). FB group size might be an inperfect but approximate indicator of how many offers they have made.




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