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 barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:45 am

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:37 am

Crap, I saw an acceptance on LSN and got excited and then noticed it wasn't for today :?

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

Postby sandclock » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:48 am

dreamerchic19 wrote:Crap, I saw an acceptance on LSN and got excited and then noticed it wasn't for today :?


I read the first part of your post and had a mini heart attack too ..... :shock:

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

Postby MA980 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:05 am

Just got Waitlisted.

LSAT >75th percentile. GPA 3.7x. Complete in mid-February. Never had a JS1. Definitely a bummer. Apply early folks!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:06 am

MA980 wrote:Just got Waitlisted.

LSAT >75th percentile. GPA 3.7x. Complete in mid-February. Never had a JS1. Definitely a bummer. Apply early folks!


and so it begins :(

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

Postby jasper09 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:06 am

MA980 wrote:Just got Waitlisted.

LSAT >75th percentile. GPA 3.7x. Complete in mid-February. Never had a JS1. Definitely a bummer. Apply early folks!


and so it begins :shock: were you waiting on a Feb LSAT?

ETA: BOM took the words out of my mouth.

ETA 2: if you went complete in mid-Feb you probably didn't take the Feb LSAT. silly me.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:08 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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

Postby liammial » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:14 am

We expect the waitlists to trickle in throughout the day?

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

Postby wealtheow » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:15 am

instances when i wish the internet didn't exist

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

Postby MA980 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:16 am

jasper09 wrote:
MA980 wrote:Just got Waitlisted.

LSAT >75th percentile. GPA 3.7x. Complete in mid-February. Never had a JS1. Definitely a bummer. Apply early folks!


and so it begins :shock: were you waiting on a Feb LSAT?

ETA: BOM took the words out of my mouth.


Wasn't waiting on a Feb LSAT. Only took it once last October and didn't want to go to law school unless I was sure I could get into a T6 (I'm presently employed, so opportunity cost is a bit higher for me than some). Then I scrambled for recommendations and didn't get my apps in until mid-January.

I'm in at Columbia and presently a NYC resident so I'm excited about that. Best of luck everyone!

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

Postby gma221 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:16 am

MA980 wrote:Just got Waitlisted.

LSAT >75th percentile. GPA 3.7x. Complete in mid-February. Never had a JS1. Definitely a bummer. Apply early folks!


Exact same situation here. The reason I delayed my app, though, is because I was reeeaaally on the fence about whether or not I actually WANTED to go to Harvard, so the most disappointing thing about this is that they broke my acceptance streak. But, I've now heard back from every school, so cycle over - woohoo!

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

Postby rosepond » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:19 am

gma221 wrote:
MA980 wrote:Just got Waitlisted.

LSAT >75th percentile. GPA 3.7x. Complete in mid-February. Never had a JS1. Definitely a bummer. Apply early folks!


Exact same situation here. The reason I delayed my app, though, is because I was reeeaaally on the fence about whether or not I actually WANTED to go to Harvard, so the most disappointing thing about this is that they broke my acceptance streak. But, I've now heard back from every school, so cycle over - woohoo!


did you also not have a JS1?

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

Postby calle_25 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:20 am

Another waitlist, complete last few days in Jan, no JS1.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby GB166 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:23 am

Waitlisted. Above median LSAT, above 75th GPA. Had JS1 in 2013, retook February LSAT.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:23 am

GB166 wrote:Waitlisted. Above median LSAT, above 75th GPA. Had JS1 in 2013, retook February LSAT.


:shock:

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

Postby jk148706 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:24 am

GB166 wrote:Waitlisted. Above median LSAT, above 75th GPA. Had JS1 in 2013, retook February LSAT.


Oh my

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:25 am

Would just like to say, although it may not have been the ideal outcome, congratulations to all the WLed. You should be really proud of your accomplishment and who knows -- anything can happen.

As someone who was dinged back in jan after a JS1, I truly wish I was in your shoes! Best of luck to all - you guys are amazing!

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

Postby MA980 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:25 am

I've asked about this before, but looking at LSN I can't help but feel like I would have been admitted had I applied earlier in the cycle.

At the same time, I don't feel like a shoe-in because my GPA is still slightly below their 25th percentile, even with an LSAT of 175+.

Is it worth sitting out a cycle? Would applying first day next September make me a near guaranteed acceptance? If not, I REALLY don't want to wait another year. I've already been out of school for 2+ years, and want to get my real "career" going.

Ugh, decisions decisions.

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

Postby jasper09 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:25 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
GB166 wrote:Waitlisted. Above median LSAT, above 75th GPA. Had JS1 in 2013, retook February LSAT.


:shock:


:shock: :shock: :shock:

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:26 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:Would just like to say, although it may not have been the ideal outcome, congratulations to all the WLed. You should be really proud of your accomplishment and who knows -- anything can happen.

As someone who was dinged back in jan after a JS1, I truly wish I was in your shoes! Best of luck to all - you guys are amazing!


I'll second the sentiment. Getting waitlisted at Harvard is still a pretty amazing accomplishment. It'd feel cruddy, but I know I would also be quite honored.

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

Postby Fianna13 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:26 am

jasper09 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
GB166 wrote:Waitlisted. Above median LSAT, above 75th GPA. Had JS1 in 2013, retook February LSAT.


:shock:


:shock: :shock: :shock:


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

Postby gma221 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:27 am

rosepond wrote:did you also not have a JS1?


Yup - no JS1. Submitted 2/1, went complete near the end of Feb.

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

Postby jasper09 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:29 am

MA980 wrote:I've asked about this before, but looking at LSN I can't help but feel like I would have been admitted had I applied earlier in the cycle.

At the same time, I don't feel like a shoe-in because my GPA is still slightly below their 25th percentile, even with an LSAT of 175+.

Is it worth sitting out a cycle? Would applying first day next September make me a near guaranteed acceptance? If not, I REALLY don't want to wait another year. I've already been out of school for 2+ years, and want to get my real "career" going.

Ugh, decisions decisions.


I don't think anything is certain, but I think you stand a strong chance if you wait a year. I think you also stand a good chance of getting in off the waitlist. So, I would consider waiting it out if I were you and seeing if you get in this year. And oh, on the waiting piece- I'm applying after being out of college nearly five years. I think 3 years of work experience only makes you an even more competitive candidate.

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:42 am

can wait lists last as far as September close to when classes start?

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

Postby potterdam » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:50 am

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