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 hcrimson2014 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:43 pm

Dekal2009 wrote:I don't mean to be grim in the mist of people receiving JS1 and JS2's (CONGRATS TO BOTH), but when are the rejections/wait list/held emails coming out...

Time to prepare for the inevitable


Mid December based on past data. See OP for more detail.

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

Postby Lavitz » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:47 pm

hcrimson2014 wrote:
Dekal2009 wrote:I don't mean to be grim in the mist of people receiving JS1 and JS2's (CONGRATS TO BOTH), but when are the rejections/wait list/held emails coming out...

Time to prepare for the inevitable


Mid December Early January based on past data. See OP for more detail.

ETA: The numbers on the bottom refer to weeks.

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

Postby jonesbu » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:52 pm

any chance of friday js2s?

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

Postby applelover » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:43 pm

jonesbu wrote:any chance of friday js2s?

Nope. They're on holiday.

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

Postby Dekal2009 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:21 pm

jonesbu wrote:
Dekal2009 wrote:I don't mean to be grim in the mist of people receiving JS1 and JS2's (CONGRATS TO BOTH), but when are the rejections/wait list/held emails coming out...

Time to prepare for the inevitable


why..did you apply if you found your rejection to be inevitable?



I went complete in early October and no JS1 yet...plus talking to a guy who applied last yr with similar numbers (although very different PS and extracurriculars) who got held then waitlisted. I think it is wise to assume I am out of the running for a JS1 (at least before January).

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

Postby Javert » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:57 am

Got a JS1 yesterday. Any JS1 veterans care to divulge your secrets? I'm pilfering through threads, but I'd love to PM somebody whose had one this cycle. Kind of incredibly excited.

Congrats to those of you who also received JS1s and to those who landed JS2s! We can do this.

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

Postby dlrbfl » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:15 am

Javert wrote:Got a JS1 yesterday. Any JS1 veterans care to divulge your secrets? I'm pilfering through threads, but I'd love to PM somebody whose had one this cycle. Kind of incredibly excited.

Congrats to those of you who also received JS1s and to those who landed JS2s! We can do this.


wow congrats!! when did u go complete?

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

Postby Javert » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:25 am

dlrbfl wrote:wow congrats!! when did u go complete?


Oddly enough, only November 26. Got a JS1 email the next day... I was surprised by the turnaround.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:15 pm

What does the LS22 index tell us?

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:59 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:What does the LS22 index tell us?


It gives you an idea of the overall strength of your numbers according to the formula.

The "LS22" index converts GPA to an LSAT score ( 4.0 = 180, .01 = 120), adds these numbers together, to create one index number. You can compare your person index to the statistics above. Note that we currently have no idea if this is accurate or predicitive in any way, so please take this with a grain of salt :)

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:23 pm

drawstring wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:What does the LS22 index tell us?


It gives you an idea of the overall strength of your numbers according to the formula.

The "LS22" index converts GPA to an LSAT score ( 4.0 = 180, .01 = 120), adds these numbers together, to create one index number. You can compare your person index to the statistics above. Note that we currently have no idea if this is accurate or predicitive in any way, so please take this with a grain of salt :)


Thanks! Where is that coming from? (Or rather, where are the statistics to compare one's self against?)

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:31 pm

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlAHcFNmNuAwdEZHcGVqUDQ0WXBUZUd1QjdRTmk4Vmc&usp=sharing#gid=3

Go to the bottom of the page and click on 'Enter your stats here' to see the indexes of the people who've entered their stats. If you put in your GPA and LSAT you can also see what your index is.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:36 pm

drawstring wrote:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlAHcFNmNuAwdEZHcGVqUDQ0WXBUZUd1QjdRTmk4Vmc&usp=sharing#gid=3

Go to the bottom of the page and click on 'Enter your stats here' to see the indexes of the people who've entered their stats. If you put in your GPA and LSAT you can also see what you index is.


So THAT'S what the scroll button is for!

Thanks again. :)

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

Postby luckystar84 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:05 pm

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:11 pm

luckystar84 wrote:any reason to suspect next monday will be the day? or that 2 mondays won't be?


this^

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

Postby applelover » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:15 pm

CitrusFruit wrote:
luckystar84 wrote:any reason to suspect next monday will be the day? or that 2 mondays won't be?


this^


Last year most of the accepted pre-thanksgiving interviewees also received their decision pre-thanksgiving. I'm guessing many assume there will be more JS2s Monday because not only did they start earlier with interviews and later with JS2s this year, but they also have a lot people who interviewed week(s) before and haven't heard anything yet. The last interview day they gave JS2s to was 11/12.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:47 pm

applelover wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:
luckystar84 wrote:any reason to suspect next monday will be the day? or that 2 mondays won't be?


this^


Last year most of the accepted pre-thanksgiving interviewees also received their decision pre-thanksgiving. I'm guessing many assume there will be more JS2s Monday because not only did they start earlier with interviews and later with JS2s this year, but they also have a lot people who interviewed week(s) before and haven't heard anything yet. The last interview day they gave JS2s to was 11/12.


This

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

Postby applelover » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:04 pm

PSA: As I think about how badly I want a JS2, I turn on my tv and guess what? Legally Blonde is on. Lol

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:34 pm

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

Postby The-Specs » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:29 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:Lol @ how she goes from a 143 to a 179.


I think it is definitely possible but the timeline makes no sense. Her boyfriend is already in before she even starts studying and you find out later that he got in off the waitlist so the LSAT she took must have been the february or June. Harvard doesn't accept the June LSAT (i don't care how good you look in a bikini) and no one can make up 36 points on the LSAT in one month (january-ish to February). So, yeah, in that case LOL @ the 143 to 179 jump.

Lest everyone jump on me for over analyzing this, i understand it is a movie and they are never accurate about the law school admissions process. I'm just saying. It is almost as ridiculous as the Rachel Zane thing...

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

Postby applelover » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:42 pm

The-Specs wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Lol @ how she goes from a 143 to a 179.


I think it is definitely possible but the timeline makes no sense. Her boyfriend is already in before she even starts studying and you find out later that he got in off the waitlist so the LSAT she took must have been the february or June. Harvard doesn't accept the June LSAT (i don't care how good you look in a bikini) and no one can make up 36 points on the LSAT in one month (january-ish to February). So, yeah, in that case LOL @ the 143 to 179 jump.

Lest everyone jump on me for over analyzing this, i understand it is a movie and they are never accurate about the law school admissions process. I'm just saying. It is almost as ridiculous as the Rachel Zane thing...



It's a movie. Don't analyze it. ENJOY IT lol :lol:

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:44 pm

The-Specs wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Lol @ how she goes from a 143 to a 179.


I think it is definitely possible but the timeline makes no sense. Her boyfriend is already in before she even starts studying and you find out later that he got in off the waitlist so the LSAT she took must have been the february or June. Harvard doesn't accept the June LSAT (i don't care how good you look in a bikini) and no one can make up 36 points on the LSAT in one month (january-ish to February). So, yeah, in that case LOL @ the 143 to 179 jump.

Lest everyone jump on me for over analyzing this, i understand it is a movie and they are never accurate about the law school admissions process. I'm just saying. It is almost as ridiculous as the Rachel Zane thing...


I always wonder whether there is a possible reason for Harvard to turn down a 172/4.0/AA/legacy/5 yr w/e in a top firm candidate, maybe she had c/f issues or maybe she went to yale ug and wrote many articles berating Harvard.

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

Postby applelover » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:50 pm

hcrimson2014 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Lol @ how she goes from a 143 to a 179.


I think it is definitely possible but the timeline makes no sense. Her boyfriend is already in before she even starts studying and you find out later that he got in off the waitlist so the LSAT she took must have been the february or June. Harvard doesn't accept the June LSAT (i don't care how good you look in a bikini) and no one can make up 36 points on the LSAT in one month (january-ish to February). So, yeah, in that case LOL @ the 143 to 179 jump.

Lest everyone jump on me for over analyzing this, i understand it is a movie and they are never accurate about the law school admissions process. I'm just saying. It is almost as ridiculous as the Rachel Zane thing...


I always wonder whether there is a possible reason for Harvard to turn down a 172/4.0/AA/legacy/5 yr w/e in a top firm candidate, maybe she had c/f issues or maybe she went to yale ug and wrote many articles berating Harvard.


Who knows. Maybe her father is so evil, he tells the admissions committee to deny her so she can turn to him for help.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:53 pm

applelover wrote:
hcrimson2014 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Lol @ how she goes from a 143 to a 179.


I think it is definitely possible but the timeline makes no sense. Her boyfriend is already in before she even starts studying and you find out later that he got in off the waitlist so the LSAT she took must have been the february or June. Harvard doesn't accept the June LSAT (i don't care how good you look in a bikini) and no one can make up 36 points on the LSAT in one month (january-ish to February). So, yeah, in that case LOL @ the 143 to 179 jump.

Lest everyone jump on me for over analyzing this, i understand it is a movie and they are never accurate about the law school admissions process. I'm just saying. It is almost as ridiculous as the Rachel Zane thing...


I always wonder whether there is a possible reason for Harvard to turn down a 172/4.0/AA/legacy/5 yr w/e in a top firm candidate, maybe she had c/f issues or maybe she went to yale ug and wrote many articles berating Harvard.


Who knows. Maybe her father is so evil, he tells the admissions committee to deny her so she can turn to him for help.


OOPS. Suits spoilers. Well...guess if I wasn't up to date, I didn't care that much.

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

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