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 malleus discentium » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:57 am

Okay everybody, MD is about ready to submit but he has one final question for his fellow Harvard aspirants. For the "academic honors and awards, or other recognitions you have received," what sorts of things did you put? I assume at least dean's lists and Latin honors go here. If so, did you put a separate entry for each semester?

And out of curiosity, what things did people put for this other than DL/LH? I'm trying to assess where I stand as an applicant in the softs department.

Finally, in the employment section, how many activities did you list? Did you mostly just reproduce whatever you listed on your résumé? I suspect putting none is a red flag but I don't know if they're expecting two or twelve entries.

:D

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:08 am

malleus discentium wrote:Okay everybody, MD is about ready to submit but he has one final question for his fellow Harvard aspirants. For the "academic honors and awards, or other recognitions you have received," what sorts of things did you put? I assume at least dean's lists and Latin honors go here. If so, did you put a separate entry for each semester?

And out of curiosity, what things did people put for this other than DL/LH? I'm trying to assess where I stand as an applicant in the softs department.

Finally, in the employment section, how many activities did you list? Did you mostly just reproduce whatever you listed on your résumé? I suspect putting none is a red flag but I don't know if they're expecting two or twelve entries.

:D


I put deans list and latin honors there, separated by whether they were annual or quarterly. it was like...

DEAN'S LIST-------Spring 1776-Fall 1780
ANNUAL DEAN'S LIST-----1776-1777, 1777-1778
etc (except with real dates obvi)

i didn't have anything else, but i am an average-to-below-average softs person.

in the employment section, I listed all the jobs I've worked (that were on my resume as well) and all the major school activities i've done. there was more there than on my resume.

good luck :D

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

Postby HorseThief » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:57 am

malleus discentium wrote:Okay everybody, MD is about ready to submit but he has one final question for his fellow Harvard aspirants. For the "academic honors and awards, or other recognitions you have received," what sorts of things did you put? I assume at least dean's lists and Latin honors go here. If so, did you put a separate entry for each semester?

And out of curiosity, what things did people put for this other than DL/LH? I'm trying to assess where I stand as an applicant in the softs department.

Finally, in the employment section, how many activities did you list? Did you mostly just reproduce whatever you listed on your résumé? I suspect putting none is a red flag but I don't know if they're expecting two or twelve entries.

:D


I forgot to put Dean's List down, then added things like latin honors (just societies), scholarships, and other awards won while at school. I tried to keep it short and simple, though, so I only included big things. In total, I had 5 listed, even though my resume lists 8+. They're going to look at both, so I left the smaller ones like cum laude for the resume.

For the jobs, I did reproduce my resume. I didn't want to have conflicting information, so I listed the 4-5 jobs I've had throughout college and after, but had a bit more info about those jobs on my resume, simply because there's more room to include that stuff on the resume.


Edit: You shouldn't follow my advice on the awards stuff though. I don't know why I did that. Definitely list latin societies, distinction, cum laudes, scholarships, awards, dean's lists, etc. Just don't worry about any forgotten awards ruining your app. JS won't go "Hmm, MD didn't get Dean's List? There's no way we can let that sort of character in here."

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

Postby KingMe » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:57 am

I'm very late to the discussion over multiple LSATs, but I was a 3x taker and was admitted in the initial waves at both Stanford and Harvard. I think the only way multiple LSATs hurt is if you're a marginal candidate elsewhere (GPa, softs, character concerns, took a year off to do nothing but study for the test and hang out).

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:28 am

HorseThief wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Okay everybody, MD is about ready to submit but he has one final question for his fellow Harvard aspirants. For the "academic honors and awards, or other recognitions you have received," what sorts of things did you put? I assume at least dean's lists and Latin honors go here. If so, did you put a separate entry for each semester?

And out of curiosity, what things did people put for this other than DL/LH? I'm trying to assess where I stand as an applicant in the softs department.

Finally, in the employment section, how many activities did you list? Did you mostly just reproduce whatever you listed on your résumé? I suspect putting none is a red flag but I don't know if they're expecting two or twelve entries.

:D


I forgot to put Dean's List down, then added things like latin honors (just societies), scholarships, and other awards won while at school. I tried to keep it short and simple, though, so I only included big things. In total, I had 5 listed, even though my resume lists 8+. They're going to look at both, so I left the smaller ones like cum laude for the resume.

For the jobs, I did reproduce my resume. I didn't want to have conflicting information, so I listed the 4-5 jobs I've had throughout college and after, but had a bit more info about those jobs on my resume, simply because there's more room to include that stuff on the resume.


Edit: You shouldn't follow my advice on the awards stuff though. I don't know why I did that. Definitely list latin societies, distinction, cum laudes, scholarships, awards, dean's lists, etc. Just don't worry about any forgotten awards ruining your app. JS won't go "Hmm, MD didn't get Dean's List? There's no way we can let that sort of character in here."


Not to mention, your honors, activities, awards, etc. would presumably be on your resume anyway, so they would hopefully see it there.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:21 am

I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:00 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...


Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.

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

Postby neprep » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:01 am

lawschool22 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...


Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.

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

Postby jingosaur » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:02 am

Being between my JS1 invite and my JS1 interview is really keeping me sane.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:03 am

neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...


Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.


I'm trying to think of how LS22 could possibly owe me anything.
Also, nicely edited nep.

ETA: also, c'mon bro, oxford comma!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:03 am

neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...


Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.


I would be more than happy to provide advice.

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

Postby EzraFitz » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:04 am

IF I get a JS1 it's just going to be crying from happiness.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:05 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...


Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.


I'm trying to think of how LS22 could possibly owe me anything.
Also, nicely edited nep.

ETA: also, c'mon bro, oxford comma!


I love the oxford comma and get so much hate for it.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:06 am

lawschool22 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.


I'm trying to think of how LS22 could possibly owe me anything.
Also, nicely edited nep.

ETA: also, c'mon bro, oxford comma!


I love the oxford comma and get so much hate for it.


You are my new favorite.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:08 am

Lol work. It's only horrific if you're actually doing the required work

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

Postby neprep » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:08 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:I don't know about everyone else, but it has been an absolutely horrific week at work.

I know EXACTLY what would make it all better...


Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.


I'm trying to think of how LS22 could possibly owe me anything.
Also, nicely edited nep.

ETA: also, c'mon bro, oxford comma!


That's not an error; it's a stylistic choice!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:10 am

neprep wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Yep me too - although mine was basically due to my inability to focus. Prepping for and stressing about my JS1 + waiting for the dang call from NYU consumed most of my thoughts at work.


IF I get a JS1, I'm going to PM-storm you for advice LS22. You owe your free counsel to me, Scoobs and BoM.


I'm trying to think of how LS22 could possibly owe me anything.
Also, nicely edited nep.

ETA: also, c'mon bro, oxford comma!


That's not an error; it's a stylistic choice!


Bad stylistic choices = errors. hth.

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

Postby EzraFitz » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:10 am

neprep wrote:
That's not an error; it's a stylistic choice!


Tell that to my basic writing course teacher a couple years back...

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

Postby neprep » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:13 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:That's not an error; it's a stylistic choice!


Bad stylistic choices = errors. hth.


I like people who stand their ground. Brava.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:14 am

jingosaur wrote:Being between my JS1 invite and my JS1 interview is really keeping me sane.


+1

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

Postby neprep » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:15 am

Also LS22 I was just being facetious when I spoke about your owing me/Scoobs/BoM anything. Of course we would humbly request your tutelage. :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:22 am

neprep wrote:Also LS22 I was just being facetious when I spoke about your owing me/Scoobs/BoM anything. Of course we would humbly request your tutelage. :D


I know..but I want you all to have an amazing cycle. If my tutelage can help with that, I will gladly provide it :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:25 am

jingosaur wrote:Being between my JS1 invite and my JS1 interview is really keeping me sane.


I felt the same way. I am now no longer in the category :( Now begins the worst wait of the cycle...

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:26 am

lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:Also LS22 I was just being facetious when I spoke about your owing me/Scoobs/BoM anything. Of course we would humbly request your tutelage. :D


I know..but I want you all to have an amazing cycle. If my tutelage can help with that, I will gladly provide it :D


<3

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:27 am

lawschool22 wrote:
jingosaur wrote:Being between my JS1 invite and my JS1 interview is really keeping me sane.


I felt the same way. I am now no longer in the category :( Now begins the worst wait of the cycle...


did you get external mic for the interview or just used what was on your comp?




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