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
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 applelover » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:40 pm

Go see Hunger Games Catching Fire!
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Instinctive » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:15 pm

I'm just gonna assume it will be a couple weeks at minimum, and anything before then would be an act of god/amazing surprise.

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

Postby jingosaur » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:51 pm

What do you guys think is the latest JS1 that could still yield a JS2 before the end of the year?

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

Postby applelover » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:11 pm

jingosaur wrote:What do you guys think is the latest JS1 that could still yield a JS2 before the end of the year?


Go through last years thread

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

Postby za51 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:23 pm

What's the deal with font size? I know it says 11 point minimum, but is this a "if you must" kind of deal? Or does everyone generally use 11 point (this question goes for other schools at well)

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:48 pm

za51 wrote:What's the deal with font size? I know it says 11 point minimum, but is this a "if you must" kind of deal? Or does everyone generally use 11 point (this question goes for other schools at well)

I only used size 11 so it would fit in two pages. Doesn't seem like they held it against me.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:57 pm

za51 wrote:What's the deal with font size? I know it says 11 point minimum, but is this a "if you must" kind of deal? Or does everyone generally use 11 point (this question goes for other schools at well)

Don't think too hard about it. I would just do 11 point if you need it to fit and 12 if it doesn't make a difference (for all schools).

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

Postby za51 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:29 pm

Great, thanks both of you.

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

Postby somuchwaiting » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:38 pm

Does getting a JS1 mean that your LSAT/GPA are considered acceptable by HLS? I'm wondering what the chances are of a low LSAT applicant getting a JS2 after having a JS1. Last year it looked like 2/3 of JS1s got JS2s.. should we expect the same this year? It might be too early to tell since it seems as though the addition of interviewers has changed the game, but any info or thoughts would be appreciated.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:57 pm

somuchwaiting wrote:Does getting a JS1 mean that your LSAT/GPA are considered acceptable by HLS? I'm wondering what the chances are of a low LSAT applicant getting a JS2 after having a JS1. Last year it looked like 2/3 of JS1s got JS2s.. should we expect the same this year? It might be too early to tell since it seems as though the addition of interviewers has changed the game, but any info or thoughts would be appreciated.


It's hard to say what it means exactly. It could be a formality for some (above both 75ths), a tie-breaker for others (splitters), or even a "this person is unlikely to get in but seems interesting lets take a gamble" thing as well.

The important thing is that you need an interview to get in and 3,800 applicants will not get said interview. They liked you enough to take it to the next stage, so it's certainly a good thing. If your GPA/LSAT + soft combo were completely out of the question you would not have a JS1, so you certainly have a shot. The thing we can't answer is how "well" you need to do at your JS1 if you're not an auto admit.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:23 am

lawschool22 wrote:
It's hard to say what it means exactly. It could be a formality for some (above both 75ths), a tie-breaker for others (splitters), or even a "this person is unlikely to get in but seems interesting lets take a gamble" thing as well.

The important thing is that you need an interview to get in and 3,800 applicants will not get said interview. They liked you enough to take it to the next stage, so it's certainly a good thing. If your GPA/LSAT + soft combo were completely out of the question you would not have a JS1, so you certainly have a shot. The thing we can't answer is how "well" you need to do at your JS1 if you're not an auto admit.


This.

If you get an interview, it means they are really interested in your app and they want to see if you will fit in in the coming class.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:13 am

BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.

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

Postby phillywc » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:15 am

scoobers wrote:BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.

ded

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

Postby wowhio » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:18 am

EDIT: This whiny comment has been removed by the original poster to ensure a safe, comfortable forum-reading experience for all.

Have a stupendous day.

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

Postby somuchwaiting » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:11 am

crazyrobin wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
It's hard to say what it means exactly. It could be a formality for some (above both 75ths), a tie-breaker for others (splitters), or even a "this person is unlikely to get in but seems interesting lets take a gamble" thing as well.

The important thing is that you need an interview to get in and 3,800 applicants will not get said interview. They liked you enough to take it to the next stage, so it's certainly a good thing. If your GPA/LSAT + soft combo were completely out of the question you would not have a JS1, so you certainly have a shot. The thing we can't answer is how "well" you need to do at your JS1 if you're not an auto admit.


This.

If you get an interview, it means they are really interested in your app and they want to see if you will fit in in the coming class.


Thanks to both of you! This makes me feel hopeful.

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

Postby HorseThief » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:51 pm

za51 wrote:What's the deal with font size? I know it says 11 point minimum, but is this a "if you must" kind of deal? Or does everyone generally use 11 point (this question goes for other schools at well)


For what it's worth, I always use 11pt. It seems more professional than 'high school/college essay' 12pt.

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:08 pm

HorseThief wrote:
za51 wrote:What's the deal with font size? I know it says 11 point minimum, but is this a "if you must" kind of deal? Or does everyone generally use 11 point (this question goes for other schools at well)


For what it's worth, I always use 11pt. It seems more professional than 'high school/college essay' 12pt.


Until you have a boss with poor eyesight...

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

Postby illyria » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:25 pm

jingosaur wrote:What do you guys think is the latest JS1 that could still yield a JS2 before the end of the year?

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

Postby applelover » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:03 pm

scoobers wrote:BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.


What's the acronym?

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

Postby jingosaur » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:05 pm

illyria wrote:
jingosaur wrote:What do you guys think is the latest JS1 that could still yield a JS2 before the end of the year?


Last year, someone with a 12/12 JS1 got their JS2 before the end of the year.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:09 pm

scoobers wrote:BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.


I thought you found me already lol. Was there something else you asked of me?

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:34 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
scoobers wrote:BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.


I thought you found me already lol. Was there something else you asked of me?


r u kjd or close to it?

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:27 pm

scoobers wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
scoobers wrote:BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.


I thought you found me already lol. Was there something else you asked of me?


r u kjd or close to it?


Pretty much. 1 year interim break between law school and ug.

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:30 pm

Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:37 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
scoobers wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
scoobers wrote:BLCKWSL


reveal yourself to me tyia. i have moved on from com it was not meant to be.


I thought you found me already lol. Was there something else you asked of me?


r u kjd or close to it?


Pretty much. 1 year interim break between law school and ug.


i count a 1 year thing (especially because it can be "i needed to wait a cycle") as pretty KJD.

i'm as kjd as you could find :\




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