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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

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 fivestarfolds » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:52 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes, it definitely means a lot. And apologies to all others who have fallen.

Who knows, maybe I'll be heading up the Harvard, C/O 2018 Applicants Thread in the near future. :P

The second cycle is easier (and almost always better)! I learned a lot in the last two years. Good luck.

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:56 pm

I had a very realistic dream last night that somebody posted on this thread that they got a JS1 today. (wow, I can't believe I dream about TLS, I have problems) When I woke up I was really excited for a few minutes until I remembered it wasn't real.

Now I'm really hoping it was some kind of premonition.

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:57 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes, it definitely means a lot. And apologies to all others who have fallen.

Who knows, maybe I'll be heading up the Harvard, C/O 2018 Applicants Thread in the near future. :P


There's a curse.

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:59 pm

corporatebarbarian wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes, it definitely means a lot. And apologies to all others who have fallen.

Who knows, maybe I'll be heading up the Harvard, C/O 2018 Applicants Thread in the near future. :P


There's a curse.


Disagree.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:01 pm

wtrc wrote:
corporatebarbarian wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:Thanks to everyone for their kind wishes, it definitely means a lot. And apologies to all others who have fallen.

Who knows, maybe I'll be heading up the Harvard, C/O 2018 Applicants Thread in the near future. :P


There's a curse.


Disagree.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:08 pm

What time did js2's start on tuesday?

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

Postby wealtheow » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:11 pm

Tela1283 wrote:What time did js2's start on tuesday?


first reported one was right before 5 i belieeeeeeeb

*that's pm eastern biddies

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:13 pm

I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:13 pm

drawstring wrote:I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.


There you are.

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:14 pm

drawstring wrote:I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.

How big is the waitlist typically?

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

Postby Carter1901 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:15 pm

Ding.
Timestamped 11:36am EST.
Submitted 11/15, JS1 on 1/17
170/3.78
Disappointed, but with my numbers, not too bummed about it - feel pretty lucky to have been in the running. Best of luck to all you guys! You're all gonna kill it.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:20 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:
drawstring wrote:I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.

How big is the waitlist typically?


It seems like it's a decent size based on past cycles. The link below suggests that last cycle about 27 percent of people waitlisted got in eventually, at least among LSN posters, and over the last 3 cycles Harvard has the highest percentage of overall acceptances coming via the WL.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=225363

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

Postby Gary » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:21 pm

drawstring wrote:I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.


So you said waitlists Friday and JS2s Monday would correspond to last year. Were the people who got accepted on Monday people who had just been waitlisted or other ppl who missed the ding and waitlist waves?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:21 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.


There you are.


Glad to see you hear LS. If we can make it to the WL good things can happen!

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

Postby Marshmallow » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:29 pm

late tomorrow we should get a poll going re: who is still ALIVE

by then, we should have a much smaller group of people left :(

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:30 pm

Gary wrote:
drawstring wrote:I thought this would happen.........absolutely brutal. It corresponds with the last major ding waves last year before the WL came, leading me to believe that if you're still alive you're going to make it there.

So sorry to all my fallen friends.


So you said waitlists Friday and JS2s Monday would correspond to last year. Were the people who got accepted on Monday people who had just been waitlisted or other ppl who missed the ding and waitlist waves?


I think there's a realistic possibility that the WL comes out tomorrow, though if I predicted that it would I take it back; I'm not that confident.

I thought the dings would occur on Fridays over the last few weeks, but after adding the numbers up on LSN it seems like they're a week or so ahead vs. last year, at which point there were dings on 3 straight days throughout the week, with WL action coming right after. Last cycle there were two reported WL acceptances on the fifth (right after the ding wave that appears to correspond to today's) and another on the eighth, but I'm not sure if these people meant to suggest that they were waitlisted on those days but accepted at a later time.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:31 pm

so are we thinking no more straight JS2s? :(

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:32 pm

wealtheow wrote:so are we thinking no more straight JS2s? :(


I'm praying ^ isn't the case...

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:32 pm

wealtheow wrote:so are we thinking no more straight JS2s? :(


Last cycle there were still straight JS2s after the WL came out, even for people that applied fairly early. Realistically, though, I think a number of us are headed to the WL.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:35 pm

Well then, 300th post for good luck.

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

Postby jasper09 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:41 pm

What a stressful and sad week in the Harvard thread :(

On a side note, my chocolate consumption has tripled to cope. I imagine it will increase with each successive wave.

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

Postby tlsapp2017 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:52 pm

Just logged in... so sorry to hear about all the dings :(. I'm sure you all have fantastic options at other schools, and will be happy wherever you end up going!

In other news, looks like I may be headed for the WL at this point?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:59 pm

And I thought I was under performing my numbers. Maybe being 19 is not such a good thing in adcoms' minds?

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Proud2B19

tlsapp2017 wrote:Just logged in... so sorry to hear about all the dings :(. I'm sure you all have fantastic options at other schools, and will be happy wherever you end up going!

In other news, looks like I may be headed for the WL at this point?


I think WL is likely for most of us survivors, but I imagine that there will still be some straight admits.

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

Postby elle.woods8 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:01 pm

drawstring wrote:And I thought I was under performing my numbers. Maybe being 19 is not such a good thing in adcoms' minds?

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Proud2B19

tlsapp2017 wrote:Just logged in... so sorry to hear about all the dings :(. I'm sure you all have fantastic options at other schools, and will be happy wherever you end up going!

In other news, looks like I may be headed for the WL at this point?


I think WL is likely for most of us survivors, but I imagine that there will still be some straight admits.


Any insight for those who only went complete on 21 March?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:05 pm

I think the last non-WL acceptance reported on LSN last year was on April 15th. If the last cycle is anything to go by, I imagine that someone who went complete as late as you did probably won't be a straight admit, though who knows.

From last cycle, the latest complete date to be accepted was March 18th, and that applicant (3.78/177) was accepted ff the WL on April 15th.




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