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 HorseThief » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:34 pm

FYI, looks like Yale and Stanford have the same policy.

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

Postby applelover » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:39 pm

WTRC time for a new poll. Maybe it should be a funny one.

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:41 pm

applelover wrote:WTRC time for a new poll. Maybe it should be a funny one.

+1

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:42 pm

applelover wrote:WTRC time for a new poll. Maybe it should be a funny one.


I will entertain ideas. Or brainstorm as I sit on this subway train.

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

Postby applelover » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:44 pm

wtrc wrote:
applelover wrote:WTRC time for a new poll. Maybe it should be a funny one.


I will entertain ideas. Or brainstorm as I sit on this subway train.

Im not funny at all.

Idea 1.
Why hasn't JS given out more JS2s? a. because she hates apples b. no one delivered her dominos c. she's already accepted too many awesome people.

Idea 2. Who is your favorite Harvard thread participate (you pick the choices)

Idea 3. What is the coolest thing about Cambridge (not funny)

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

Postby crimson34 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:46 pm

Complete since middle of October and still radio silence. Feeling like I probably got dinged. Tough. :|

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:50 pm

HorseThief wrote:FYI, looks like Yale and Stanford have the same policy.


There's been very few times I've been thankful my parents have been unemployed for the last how ever many years/have absolutely no assets. This is one of them.

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

Postby The-Specs » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:55 pm

applelover wrote:
wtrc wrote:
applelover wrote:WTRC time for a new poll. Maybe it should be a funny one.


I will entertain ideas. Or brainstorm as I sit on this subway train.

Im not funny at all.

Idea 1.
Why hasn't JS given out more JS2s? a. because she hates apples b. no one delivered her dominos c. she's already accepted too many awesome people.

Idea 2. Who is your favorite Harvard thread participate (you pick the choices)

Idea 3. What is the coolest thing about Cambridge (not funny)


I like idea 2 though I think Scoobs would run away with it (with wtrc a distant second).

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:57 pm

The-Specs wrote:
applelover wrote:
wtrc wrote:
applelover wrote:WTRC time for a new poll. Maybe it should be a funny one.


I will entertain ideas. Or brainstorm as I sit on this subway train.

Im not funny at all.

Idea 1.
Why hasn't JS given out more JS2s? a. because she hates apples b. no one delivered her dominos c. she's already accepted too many awesome people.

Idea 2. Who is your favorite Harvard thread participate (you pick the choices)

Idea 3. What is the coolest thing about Cambridge (not funny)


I like idea 2 though I think Scoobs would run away with it (with wtrc a distant second).


i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:08 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while


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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:09 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while


tsoexcite.jpg


LS22 you are seriously the only one of us who like deserves that award.

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

Postby neprep » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:13 pm

Wow…favorite poster. This is bringing back memories of Mr. October Waiter.

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

Postby midwest17 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:15 pm

HorseThief wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:
KingMe wrote:If you are 26 or over, do you still need to disclose parent financial information on the need-access applications?

Is there a specific policy regarding this at Harvard/Stanford/Yale?

I would appreciate any guidance anyone could provide in this matter. My father makes a bit of money, though not enough to underwrite any of my education, and I wouldn't ask him to anyhow.


HLS looks at parent information until age 29 according to JS herself at an info session


I find this particularly vexing. I know that it's just how it is everywhere, but I already bled my parents dry in college and there's no way they could afford to help me at all now - nor should they. My sister was married when she started med school and she STILL had to provide parent financial information...crazy.


I've been looking into this a lot, and they do look at parental income until you're 29, though at a gradated scale. The weird part about this, though is

HLS FinAid wrote:Harvard Law School does not assume that parents will actually provide any assistance toward the pursuit of their children's legal education. While we use parent resources as an integral part of the rationing mechanism for grant eligibility, we have no expectations of what any given parent/family will actually do.


So if your folks have money but don't want to help you out, sorry, but you'll just have to take out more loans to cover what you would otherwise get in grants.

More info on their site.
And here's the longer, more detailed version.


This actually makes sense. Suppose you have two 22 year olds, both without any substantial assets in their own name. One of them has rich parents, one of them has poor parents. If they both finance their law school education through loans, which do you think is taking more of a risk? Even if the rich parents aren't going to help you pay for law school, they're going to provide a safety net for extreme situations.

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:19 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while



Aww shucks. Now I have to make something up to answer my coworker's question, "Why are you smiling at work?"

Congrats on that JS1 BTW. I've got mine in 6 days.

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

Postby neprep » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:20 pm

jingosaur wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while



Aww shucks. Now I have to make something up to answer my coworker's question, "Why are you smiling at work?"

Congrats on that JS1 BTW. I've got mine in 6 days.


Jingo you never PW'd, right? Not that I'm suggesting you do it here…but just asking.

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:21 pm

neprep wrote:Wow…favorite poster. This is bringing back memories of Mr. October Waiter.


;) i had success in that one too

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:27 pm

neprep wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while



Aww shucks. Now I have to make something up to answer my coworker's question, "Why are you smiling at work?"

Congrats on that JS1 BTW. I've got mine in 6 days.


Jingo you never PW'd, right? Not that I'm suggesting you do it here…but just asking.


So I was not active at all in the October Waiting Thread until the very last week because I was super super busy the first couple weeks. I PWed a couple of times, but only when lots of other people have PWed. I'm also FB friends, or was at one point, with Philly, Tea, and Armed.

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

Postby koalacity » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:28 pm

jingosaur wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
i also really like nep and bom :) oh, and jingosaur. and scoobs of course. and LS22. all y'all really! and erised - though she hasn't popped up for a while



Aww shucks. Now I have to make something up to answer my coworker's question, "Why are you smiling at work?"

Congrats on that JS1 BTW. I've got mine in 6 days.

I mean, it's not like it would be weird if you responded that you were smiling because an anonymous internet friend named you as one of her (his?) top 6 favorite poasters on TOP(dash)LAW(dash)SCHOOLS(dot)com.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:31 pm

jingosaur wrote:
So I was not active at all in the October Waiting Thread until the very last week because I was super super busy the first couple weeks. I PWed a couple of times, but only when lots of other people have PWed. I'm also FB friends, or was at one point, with Philly, Tea, and Armed.


Wow! You know so many IRL (or as IRL as FB is anyways...)

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:39 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
So I was not active at all in the October Waiting Thread until the very last week because I was super super busy the first couple weeks. I PWed a couple of times, but only when lots of other people have PWed. I'm also FB friends, or was at one point, with Philly, Tea, and Armed.


Wow! You know so many IRL (or as IRL as FB is anyways...)


I missed out on the June Waiters Meatup though (did that even happen?) because I was out of town. I'll hopefully meat many of you at ASWs.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:41 pm

jingosaur wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
So I was not active at all in the October Waiting Thread until the very last week because I was super super busy the first couple weeks. I PWed a couple of times, but only when lots of other people have PWed. I'm also FB friends, or was at one point, with Philly, Tea, and Armed.


Wow! You know so many IRL (or as IRL as FB is anyways...)


I missed out on the June Waiters Meatup though (did that even happen?) because I was out of town. I'll hopefully meat many of you at ASWs.


Ur in NYC right?

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:42 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:Ur in NYC right?


Yup

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:44 pm

jingosaur wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:Ur in NYC right?


Yup


Thought so - i am too

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:54 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
So I was not active at all in the October Waiting Thread until the very last week because I was super super busy the first couple weeks. I PWed a couple of times, but only when lots of other people have PWed. I'm also FB friends, or was at one point, with Philly, Tea, and Armed.


Wow! You know so many IRL (or as IRL as FB is anyways...)


i know more




:wink:

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

Postby OVOXO » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:54 pm

Any idea what the LSAT floor will be this cycle?




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