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
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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 The-Specs » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:45 pm

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:07 pm

I have a friend who got in off the waitlist as one of the last ones, literally a couple weeks ago. She was all set in NYU, had moved in already, and packed up overnight and moved to Cambridge.

Waiting is fine... I plan on a bunch of it, I just really hope I'm not waiting come August. I'll be applying around Halloween. You guys planning on applying in 6 days?
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby OVOXO » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:09 pm

Will be applying in January, after my Dec retake score comes through.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:22 pm

I'll be applying the 15th, even though I'm retaking in October. Just want to get it in so I can move on.

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

Postby The-Specs » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:15 pm

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:19 pm

Specs, I'm so impressed by how much you have your application shit together.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:25 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:Specs, I'm so impressed by how much you have your application shit together.


I'm hoping to finish the first draft of my PS by the end of the week. Hoping to go complete by mid-October. I'll concede that you've shown me up :?

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:31 pm

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:17 pm

The-Specs wrote:I will be applying at midnight on the 14th.

wtrcoins3 wrote:I have a friend who got in off the waitlist as one of the last ones, literally a couple weeks ago. She was all set in NYU, had moved in already, and packed up overnight and moved to Cambridge.

Waiting is fine... I plan on a bunch of it, I just really hope I'm not waiting come August. I'll be applying around Halloween, because of October LSAT. You guys planning on applying in 6 days?


I would be happy to get in whenever. Obviously I would rather not wait until next August but I would leave even after classes had started to get into one of the T3.
I've met at least two people here (and apparently there are a few more) who were accepted during orientation week and had been attending Columbia. Columbia was already 2-3 weeks into classes at the time. It definitely happens.

OVOXO wrote:Will be applying in January, after my Dec retake score comes through.
I did this. I don't recommend it.

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

Postby Searchparty » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:38 pm

TripTrip wrote:
The-Specs wrote:I will be applying at midnight on the 14th.

wtrcoins3 wrote:I have a friend who got in off the waitlist as one of the last ones, literally a couple weeks ago. She was all set in NYU, had moved in already, and packed up overnight and moved to Cambridge.

Waiting is fine... I plan on a bunch of it, I just really hope I'm not waiting come August. I'll be applying around Halloween, because of October LSAT. You guys planning on applying in 6 days?


I would be happy to get in whenever. Obviously I would rather not wait until next August but I would leave even after classes had started to get into one of the T3.
I've met at least two people here (and apparently there are a few more) who were accepted during orientation week and had been attending Columbia. Columbia was already 2-3 weeks into classes at the time. It definitely happens.

OVOXO wrote:Will be applying in January, after my Dec retake score comes through.
I did this. I don't recommend it.


I'm gonna second this. I think you'll really hurt your chances applying in January. I applied Dec 20 and got decision March 1. Doesn't seem so bad, but I think January might be a bit too far.

If you already have an LSAT score, submit your application and let them know you're retaking. They're gonna see your current LSAT score anyway, regardless

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:16 pm

Searchparty wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
The-Specs wrote:I will be applying at midnight on the 14th.

wtrcoins3 wrote:I have a friend who got in off the waitlist as one of the last ones, literally a couple weeks ago. She was all set in NYU, had moved in already, and packed up overnight and moved to Cambridge.

Waiting is fine... I plan on a bunch of it, I just really hope I'm not waiting come August. I'll be applying around Halloween, because of October LSAT. You guys planning on applying in 6 days?


I would be happy to get in whenever. Obviously I would rather not wait until next August but I would leave even after classes had started to get into one of the T3.
I've met at least two people here (and apparently there are a few more) who were accepted during orientation week and had been attending Columbia. Columbia was already 2-3 weeks into classes at the time. It definitely happens.

OVOXO wrote:Will be applying in January, after my Dec retake score comes through.
I did this. I don't recommend it.


I'm gonna second this. I think you'll really hurt your chances applying in January. I applied Dec 20 and got decision March 1. Doesn't seem so bad, but I think January might be a bit too far.

If you already have an LSAT score, submit your application and let them know you're retaking. They're gonna see your current LSAT score anyway, regardless


My personal worry with this is that I think I may go straight to the rejected pile with my score of 167. I'm taking October, so I figure getting it in in very early November is okay?

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

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:05 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:
Searchparty wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
OVOXO wrote:Will be applying in January, after my Dec retake score comes through.
I did this. I don't recommend it.


I'm gonna second this. I think you'll really hurt your chances applying in January. I applied Dec 20 and got decision March 1. Doesn't seem so bad, but I think January might be a bit too far.

If you already have an LSAT score, submit your application and let them know you're retaking. They're gonna see your current LSAT score anyway, regardless


My personal worry with this is that I think I may go straight to the rejected pile with my score of 167. I'm taking October, so I figure getting it in in very early November is okay?


I think they were referring to January applications. November is definitely early enough if you look through last year's applicant thread

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:00 pm

So january 1st is considered too late>?




(even 4 URMS)

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:02 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:So january 1st is considered too late>?




(even 4 URMS)


AFAIK URMs don't get much benefit from applying early versus later. They try to accept all their higher number bros early on so they can see how many URM bros they can grab later in the cycle.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:05 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:So january 1st is considered too late>?




(even 4 URMS)


AFAIK URMs don't get much benefit from applying early versus later. They try to accept all their higher number bros early on so they can see how many URM bros they can grab later in the cycle.


ty, ty, brother

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

Postby 062914123 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:34 pm

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

Postby 04102014 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:01 pm

bee wrote:
Searchparty wrote:I'm gonna second this. I think you'll really hurt your chances applying in January. I applied Dec 20 and got decision March 1. Doesn't seem so bad, but I think January might be a bit too far.
If you already have an LSAT score, submit your application and let them know you're retaking. They're gonna see your current LSAT score anyway, regardless

Do the Dec scores come out faster than the other admins? I thought it was ~3 weeks for scores to come out, and was all panicked about having to submit at the very very end of Dec/beginning of Jan if I have to retake.

Any other people who were in this situation last cycle have any advice? Is the general consensus to submit your app first if you're retaking in Dec? TY everyone (:


Lately December scores have been coming out after the new year.

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

Postby 062914123 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:06 pm

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:02 am

Even if the Dec score comes out in December, it's usually right before Christmas and they won't start looking at the new flood of Dec retakers until January anyway.

October is where it's at.

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

Postby 062914123 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:04 am

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:12 pm

bee wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Even if the Dec score comes out in December, it's usually right before Christmas and they won't start looking at the new flood of Dec retakers until January anyway.

October is where it's at.

You mentioned above that you sent out your apps in Jan. Did you take the LSAT in Dec? If so, did you send in your app sans LSAT ahead of time? Or did you send in everything at once?

ETA: And are there reasons you don't rec sending in Jan (besides the obvious diminished chances at admission)?

I wish I would have sent in apps early, but no, I didn't. Decreased chances of admission combined with delayed responses from schools, as well as the huge problem that is most of the scholarships are given out in the fall. You also don't get much choice of where you want to live, you end up paying multiple seat deposits as deadlines pass... The list goes on.

If that didn't scare you enough, check out my cycle on LSN. 175/4.0/army, and I got in off the waitlist partly because of my late app.

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

Postby 062914123 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:17 pm

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

Postby clemenza » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:26 pm

Checking in...applying soon

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

Postby Searchparty » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:06 pm

bee wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I wish I would have sent in apps early, but no, I didn't. Decreased chances of admission combined with delayed responses from schools, as well as the huge problem that is most of the scholarships are given out in the fall. You also don't get much choice of where you want to live, you end up paying multiple seat deposits as deadlines pass... The list goes on.

If that didn't scare you enough, check out my cycle on LSN. 175/4.0/army, and I got in off the waitlist partly because of my late app.

Oh, God :shock: I knew about scholarships etc. but when you put it like that... Just makes me want to buckle down and study nonstop for October. Thanks so much for the advice, it is sincerely appreciated. Really kicked my ass into gear. Would you recommend something as drastic as sitting out the cycle if we decide to retake Dec? Just to get the best chances at money, admission, etc.


Depends where you end up. At HLS, your financial aid will be the same regardless

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:15 pm

anyone else not recommend applying january?




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