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

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

Postby peaches9848 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:00 pm

Hm, about how many JS1s are offered typically? ~1200?

If that's the case, then given by the estimated number of acceptances already made (combined with the number of JS1s who are still waiting for a JS2), I think there are a bunch of people headed for post-WL JS1s. I could be completely wrong, but that's where it seems like a lot of us, especially the super long waiters, still left are heading..

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:01 pm

sup_stan wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:
sup_stan wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote: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.

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.

Just so we're clear, I didn't mean to suggest they have already made 850 offers, just that I think they've done at least 850 interviews.

It makes sense that they wait till post-ASW to accept people off of the WL, but I think they would have already interviewed enough people to fill this potential WL->Accept group.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:03 pm

peaches9848 wrote:Hm, about how many JS1s are offered typically? ~1200?

If that's the case, then given by the estimated number of acceptances already made (combined with the number of JS1s who are still waiting for a JS2), I think there are a bunch of people headed for post-WL JS1s. I could be completely wrong, but that's where it seems like a lot of us, especially the super long waiters, still left are heading..

Yup, I think they've stated they want to conduct roughly 1200 interviews.

I hope you're right! And seems like once you make it to the wait list, it's not that rare either!

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

Postby peaches9848 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:05 pm

When is ASW again?

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:05 pm

April 12-14

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

Postby peaches9848 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:11 pm

drawstring wrote:April 12-14



So would that possibly push the WL to come out after the 15th?

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:42 pm

Sorry to everyone who got dinged today. This wave was brutal. :(

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

Postby zen » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:57 pm

What an action filled day. Sorry for everyone who got dinged. Seeing people with numbers extremely similar to mine (or better) get shown the door makes me think my rejection is coming soon! Yay!

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

Postby liammial » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:40 pm

how is it possible that a >75/>75 person got outright rejected? that's 4.0/176+...mylsn gives such a person close to a 100% shot of getting in...

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

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

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:17 am

Thoughts on tomorrow (or today for the EST folks)?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:23 am

liammial wrote:how is it possible that a >75/>75 person got outright rejected? that's 4.0/176+...mylsn gives such a person close to a 100% shot of getting in...


I've always wondered about this. Obviously admissions aren't about numbers only, but it seems like in many of these cases no major flaws really jump out either.......

peaches9848 wrote:
drawstring wrote:April 12-14
So would that possibly push the WL to come out after the 15th?


I suspect that the WL will come out before that.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:53 am

drawstring wrote:Thoughts on tomorrow (or today for the EST folks)?


JS2s, hopefully. Maybe a few JS1s, too. (warning, I may be an insane optimist)

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

Postby tlsapp2017 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:55 am

a.sleepyhead wrote:
drawstring wrote:Thoughts on tomorrow (or today for the EST folks)?


JS2s, hopefully. Maybe a few JS1s, too. (warning, I may be an insane optimist)


JS2s - lots and lots of JS2s!!

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:46 am

tlsapp2017 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:
drawstring wrote:Thoughts on tomorrow (or today for the EST folks)?


JS2s, hopefully. Maybe a few JS1s, too. (warning, I may be an insane optimist)


JS2s - lots and lots of JS2s!!


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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:28 am

So last year there was a small ding wave on April 2nd and fairly large waves on the 3rd and 4th in which applicants with decent numbers were dinged. It seems like there wave a small wave this Monday (a few on LSN), a large wave yesterday, and now we wait for today...............

Please don't ding me JS :o :D :)

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

Postby potterdam » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:37 am

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

Postby jasper09 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:20 am

potterdam wrote:
drawstring wrote:So last year there was a small ding wave on April 2nd and fairly large waves on the 3rd and 4th in which applicants with decent numbers were dinged. It seems like there wave a small wave this Monday (a few on LSN), a large wave yesterday, and now we wait for today...............

Please don't ding me JS :o :D :)
That seems consistent with what (I think you've) reported before, that this cycle seems to be slightly ahead of last year's both in rejections and acceptances.


Do you recall when the next wave (if any) of JS2s occurred after those ding waves? If not I'll take a look in a bit when I have some time at the office.

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

Postby pinks » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:38 am

jasper09 wrote:
potterdam wrote:
drawstring wrote:So last year there was a small ding wave on April 2nd and fairly large waves on the 3rd and 4th in which applicants with decent numbers were dinged. It seems like there wave a small wave this Monday (a few on LSN), a large wave yesterday, and now we wait for today...............

Please don't ding me JS :o :D :)
That seems consistent with what (I think you've) reported before, that this cycle seems to be slightly ahead of last year's both in rejections and acceptances.


Do you recall when the next wave (if any) of JS2s occurred after those ding waves? If not I'll take a look in a bit when I have some time at the office.


The next action after the April 3rd and 4th dings was a large waitlist wave on the 5th, followed by a JS2 wave on the 8th.

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:32 am

pinks wrote:
The next action after the April 3rd and 4th dings was a large waitlist wave on the 5th, followed by a JS2 wave on the 8th.


I can only hope I escape the waitlist wave, but I have a feeling that's where I'm headed :?

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:48 am

Def. feel like I'm headed for a WL. Kind of sucks that they couldn't just interview me first.

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

Postby wealtheow » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:50 am

verdict for this week:

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