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

Postby paglababa » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:21 pm

No JS1 yet, complete a few days before thanksgiving :(

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:26 pm

paglababa wrote:No JS1 yet, complete a few days before thanksgiving :(

Complete 11/19, no js1

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

Postby Javert » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:14 pm

Hey gang,

Would any of you be willing to email me specific questions you were asked during your interview? I've gotten a lot of general advice from messages and this thread, and it's been very helpful. It'd put my mind at ease to hear some real questions though.

Thank ya dearly.

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

Postby jaesonko » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:10 pm

Is the 'writing' section on the application meant mostly for theses?

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:11 pm

jaesonko wrote:Is the 'writing' section on the application meant mostly for theses?


i put a brief summary of my thesis there, but i think if you've published anything academic, it could also go there

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

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:13 pm

^^I didn't have a thesis, so I just put some major papers I wrote senior year that had multiple rounds of review

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:27 pm

Yeah, I think any written piece that spent a significant amount of time in draft/revision/edit mode, especially if it was with an adviser or professor, is game for this. I have been told by those who would know that H does not like to see it left blank, so you should feel free to be fairly liberal with what you put there.

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

Postby Pishee77 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:29 pm

Doesn't it specifically state in the app that it's asking about papers which have been written under a professor/professional's supervision (i.e. a thesis, published doc, etc.)?

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:30 pm

We are ending day four of this week
I'm trying to be somewhat meek
BUT JS2's have not reached a peak
Dean Soban it is your phone call that we seek

In other news, I will be sticking to my day job until law school.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:39 pm

Pishee77 wrote:Doesn't it specifically state in the app that it's asking about papers which have been written under a professor/professional's supervision (i.e. a thesis, published doc, etc.)?


I don't recall the exact language, but I believe you can read "under a professors supervision" pretty liberally from what I have been told.

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:39 pm

wtrc wrote:We are ending day four of this week
I'm trying to be somewhat meek
BUT JS2's have not reached a peak
Dean Soban it is your phone call that we seek

In other news, I will be sticking to my day job until law school.


I liked it :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:40 pm

wtrc wrote:We are ending day four of this week
I'm trying to be somewhat meek
BUT JS2's have not reached a peak
Dean Soban it is your phone call that we seek

In other news, I will be sticking to my day job until law school.


This seems like a new way for us to pass the time...HLS cycle poetry. Maybe roll it into a book deal at some point?

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

Postby applelover » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:41 pm

wtrc wrote:We are ending day four of this week
I'm trying to be somewhat meek
BUT JS2's have not reached a peak
Dean Soban it is your phone call that we seek

In other news, I will be sticking to my day job until law school.



I liked this though. JS, why are you torturing us?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:48 pm

haiku:

ice is falling
patience wanes
when no one calls

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:49 pm

harvard completes me
i celebrate many days
now the wait begins

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:56 pm

scoobers wrote:harvard completes me
i celebrate many days
now the wait begins


"i celebrate many days" :D Love it

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

Postby jingosaur » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:03 pm

This will be me after my JS1:

Every day I wait
I will cry or celebrate
Please call soon JS

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

Postby jingosaur » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:05 pm

I post Haikus now
If waiting goes past this month
I will post sonnets

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:05 pm

There is a place called HLS
We think it is the very best

A place where we all want to go
(Though Cambridge is all full of snow)

So call us please - we are your fans!
So call us please, Ms. Jess Soban!

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

Postby tls2175 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:10 pm

my patience is frayed
as my fate is still unknown
ice cream tummy-ache

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

Postby sasquatchsam » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:11 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Pishee77 wrote:Doesn't it specifically state in the app that it's asking about papers which have been written under a professor/professional's supervision (i.e. a thesis, published doc, etc.)?


I don't recall the exact language, but I believe you can read "under a professors supervision" pretty liberally from what I have been told.


Yes, I asked and they are pretty much looking for anything that shows you have experience writing in an academic setting. As an example, I was told that a 25 page research paper I wrote during a senior seminar class should be listed even though it did not undergo multiple revisions with the help of a faculty member.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:14 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:There is a place called HLS
We think it is the very best

A place where we all want to go
(Though Cambridge is all full of snow)

So call us please - we are your fans!
So call us please, Ms. Jess Soban!


For some reason I read this as being chanted by a cheer leading squad lol

Wait - now I just read it like it was a military marching chant

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:15 pm

tls2175 wrote:my patience is frayed
as my fate is still unknown
ice cream tummy-ache


Nice. You definitely nailed the "kiru" aspect of haikus with the ice cream.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:16 pm

I'm now taking suggestions for poast 400

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:17 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I'm now taking suggestions for poast 400


post 3 times in a row again with the 400th being the third post in a row.




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