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 Sourrudedude » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:37 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:Wondering if anyone else is in my boat: applied early Oct. to most of the T-14 and got a JS1 in the first wave. I haven't yet been accepted to anywhere in the top 10, but for a time I let the fact that I got a JS1 lull me into a false sense of security about my chances at other schools. Now I'm starting to freak out because I've heard nothing from schools I feel I am a good fit for (HLS is a reach) and they've already released decisions.

Does anyone else feel a similar sense of foreboding re: the rest of your apps?

I applied early October, got an early JS1, and haven't heard anything outside of Duke PT. I don't think it's quite time to start freaking out yet?

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:44 am

Sourrudedude wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Wondering if anyone else is in my boat: applied early Oct. to most of the T-14 and got a JS1 in the first wave. I haven't yet been accepted to anywhere in the top 10, but for a time I let the fact that I got a JS1 lull me into a false sense of security about my chances at other schools. Now I'm starting to freak out because I've heard nothing from schools I feel I am a good fit for (HLS is a reach) and they've already released decisions.

Does anyone else feel a similar sense of foreboding re: the rest of your apps?

I applied early October, got an early JS1, and haven't heard anything outside of Duke PT. I don't think it's quite time to start freaking out yet?


Yep, same here. I got in at Duke via PT but haven't heard anything from other schools yet.

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:49 am

See the decision timeline page of mylsn.info

Unless you apply ED to CCN, you will not expect a decision for YSCCN before December.

So don't panic.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:58 am

Thanks all -- I appreciate it. Have some friends who have heard back from several already (besides Duke PT) with similar numbers and it was just freaking me out a little.

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

Postby lawbeahs » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:25 am

Any thoughts on the quality/quantity of this HLS applicant pool compared to past cycles? Looking at the spreadsheet, quality seems very high, but that could obvisouly be due to self-selection bias.

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:32 am

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:32 am

No chance for calls today or tomorrow, right?

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:36 am

lawbeahs wrote:Any thoughts on the quality/quantity of this HLS applicant pool compared to past cycles? Looking at the spreadsheet, quality seems very high, but that could obvisouly be due to self-selection bias.


We're a self-selecting sample or a self-selecting sample. These threads have a lot of high numbers applicants every year.

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

Postby mindarmed » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:27 pm

twobitrye wrote:
jingosaur wrote:I told myself that I will only post 2 acceptances on Facebook and there will be no pictures. If someone says "pics or it didn't happen" I will send them the most vulgar picture that I can think of at the time.


I'll probably post two acceptances as well, the first one and the one I plan on accepting (assuming they're different). This seems like a good balance between coming off as braggy and sharing good news.

Unrelated: I got a JS1 with both GPA and LSAT at or below the 25th percentiles. For those of you out there with less impressive numbers but strong softs, it seems like it's still possible to have a horse in this race.


URM?

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:33 pm

CitrusFruit wrote:No chance for calls today or tomorrow, right?

No.
Next Monday will be the day.

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:33 pm

Posting #1000 here to show how much a JS1 will mean to me.

My first post was in the "What are my chances?" subforum where I asked where I can get in with my 169. I was promptly welcomed to TLS by several people telling me to retake and after 2 retakes, I'm waiting anxiously to hear back from Harvard and I feel like I have a really good shot at getting in. A lot's changed in 1000 posts.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:34 pm

jingosaur wrote:Posting #1000 here to show how much a JS1 will mean to me.

My first post was in the "What are my chances?" subforum where I asked where I can get in with my 169. I was promptly welcomed to TLS by several people telling me to retake and after 2 retakes, I'm waiting anxiously to hear back from Harvard and I feel like I have a really good shot at getting in. A lot's changed in 1000 posts.


Bravo bro!!!

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:04 pm

jingosaur wrote:Posting #1000 here to show how much a JS1 will mean to me.

My first post was in the "What are my chances?" subforum where I asked where I can get in with my 169. I was promptly welcomed to TLS by several people telling me to retake and after 2 retakes, I'm waiting anxiously to hear back from Harvard and I feel like I have a really good shot at getting in. A lot's changed in 1000 posts.


I'm JUST above re-take threshold. But I'm betting on a weak applicant pool, and amazing softs.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:29 pm

jingosaur wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Wondering if anyone else is in my boat: applied early Oct. to most of the T-14 and got a JS1 in the first wave. I haven't yet been accepted to anywhere in the top 10, but for a time I let the fact that I got a JS1 lull me into a false sense of security about my chances at other schools. Now I'm starting to freak out because I've heard nothing from schools I feel I am a good fit for (HLS is a reach) and they've already released decisions.

Does anyone else feel a similar sense of foreboding re: the rest of your apps?


http://mylsn.info/datevdate.php

Most schools don't start releasing decisions until early December. If you still haven't heard back by Christmas, I would start worrying, but just sit tight for now.


Omg, what poor soul had a 3.83 and 178 and had to wait until the end of May to get rejected after going complete in early October? D=

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

Postby 04102014 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:40 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Wondering if anyone else is in my boat: applied early Oct. to most of the T-14 and got a JS1 in the first wave. I haven't yet been accepted to anywhere in the top 10, but for a time I let the fact that I got a JS1 lull me into a false sense of security about my chances at other schools. Now I'm starting to freak out because I've heard nothing from schools I feel I am a good fit for (HLS is a reach) and they've already released decisions.

Does anyone else feel a similar sense of foreboding re: the rest of your apps?


http://mylsn.info/datevdate.php

Most schools don't start releasing decisions until early December. If you still haven't heard back by Christmas, I would start worrying, but just sit tight for now.


Omg, what poor soul had a 3.83 and 178 and had to wait until the end of May to get rejected after going complete in early October? D=


Paging Dr. Lavitz.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:45 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Omg, what poor soul had a 3.83 and 178 and had to wait until the end of May to get rejected after going complete in early October? D=


Paging Dr. Lavitz.


Oh no. :(

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

Postby twobitrye » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:56 pm

mindarmed wrote:
twobitrye wrote:
jingosaur wrote:I told myself that I will only post 2 acceptances on Facebook and there will be no pictures. If someone says "pics or it didn't happen" I will send them the most vulgar picture that I can think of at the time.


I'll probably post two acceptances as well, the first one and the one I plan on accepting (assuming they're different). This seems like a good balance between coming off as braggy and sharing good news.

Unrelated: I got a JS1 with both GPA and LSAT at or below the 25th percentiles. For those of you out there with less impressive numbers but strong softs, it seems like it's still possible to have a horse in this race.


URM?


I'm a vet. Does that count as URM?

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

Postby Hat.trick » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:18 pm

twobitrye wrote:
mindarmed wrote:
twobitrye wrote:
jingosaur wrote:I told myself that I will only post 2 acceptances on Facebook and there will be no pictures. If someone says "pics or it didn't happen" I will send them the most vulgar picture that I can think of at the time.


I'll probably post two acceptances as well, the first one and the one I plan on accepting (assuming they're different). This seems like a good balance between coming off as braggy and sharing good news.

Unrelated: I got a JS1 with both GPA and LSAT at or below the 25th percentiles. For those of you out there with less impressive numbers but strong softs, it seems like it's still possible to have a horse in this race.


URM?


I'm a vet. Does that count as URM?


No, a URM is only Mexicans, Native Americans, Blacks, and Puerto Ricans. being a vet is a nice soft though

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

Postby winenot » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Soooo, in an effort to take everyone's minds off the question of JS2s and JS1s (none of us are prophets and the nail-biting waiting and conjecture serve only to kick up our adrenaline levels in vain)...

Anyone watching Catching Fire this week or the next? Anyone watch it at all? It's got high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, but I've always been more of a Battle Royale person and cannot figure out whether I should jump on the Hunger Games bandwagon or not.

edit: As I am mostly a lurker in these forums, do let me know if it's improper of me to ask non-HLS questions. I just thought it'd be a nice break from the seemingly endless waves of stress.

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:56 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Omg, what poor soul had a 3.83 and 178 and had to wait until the end of May to get rejected after going complete in early October? D=


Paging Dr. Lavitz.

You rang?

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:01 pm

winenot wrote:Soooo, in an effort to take everyone's minds off the question of JS2s and JS1s (none of us are prophets and the nail-biting waiting and conjecture serve only to kick up our adrenaline levels in vain)...

Anyone watching Catching Fire this week or the next? Anyone watch it at all? It's got high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, but I've always been more of a Battle Royale person and cannot figure out whether I should jump on the Hunger Games bandwagon or not.

edit: As I am mostly a lurker in these forums, do let me know if it's improper of me to ask non-HLS questions. I just thought it'd be a nice break from the seemingly endless waves of stress.


Have you been to the Lounge?

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

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:02 pm

I've gone through the entire thread, but skimmed very lightly, so I could have totally missed it. But has anyone interviewed with Lauren Gold? And willing to share their experience via PM?

Is there a way to just search the thread? I'm such a noob at this :?

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:15 pm

Lavitz wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Omg, what poor soul had a 3.83 and 178 and had to wait until the end of May to get rejected after going complete in early October? D=


Paging Dr. Lavitz.

You rang?


Do you think it was the interview that messed you up at H? Or bigger application flaws?

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:19 pm

winenot wrote:Soooo, in an effort to take everyone's minds off the question of JS2s and JS1s (none of us are prophets and the nail-biting waiting and conjecture serve only to kick up our adrenaline levels in vain)...

Anyone watching Catching Fire this week or the next? Anyone watch it at all? It's got high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, but I've always been more of a Battle Royale person and cannot figure out whether I should jump on the Hunger Games bandwagon or not.

edit: As I am mostly a lurker in these forums, do let me know if it's improper of me to ask non-HLS questions. I just thought it'd be a nice break from the seemingly endless waves of stress.

i thought the first movie was actually better than the book (she writes her action scenes weird), but i didn't see it in theaters and i don't think i will see this one in theaters either. i have a problem with violence (even when it's just implied) and i know what went down in catching fire :/

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

Postby neprep » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:19 pm

CitrusFruit wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Omg, what poor soul had a 3.83 and 178 and had to wait until the end of May to get rejected after going complete in early October? D=


Paging Dr. Lavitz.

You rang?


Do you think it was the interview that messed you up at H? Or bigger application flaws?


Image

JK.

Lavitz, please oblige…




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