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
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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 t-14orbust » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:13 pm

rule615 wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
paglababa wrote:How does one get a JS1? It says my app is complete. Do I simply get an email notification informing me about it?


You wait until you get an e-mail. Welcome to the suck.

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:14 pm

HLS (Dean Soban) just sent out an email to all December registered takers that they are extending the deadline to March 1, and accepting Feb scores for first-time takers. Don't think they've done this before.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... nes-oh-my/
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Kimikho » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:14 pm

application deadline has been extended to march 1st and H is now taking Feb lsats.

edit: dammit coins

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

Postby jingosaur » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:20 pm

Wow, that's pretty crazy. It's starting to look like this cycle is going to be better for applicants than the last cycle.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:26 pm

Okay so that has to add some credence to the theory that they are not fully pleased with the current quality of applicants. I can't think of any other reason why they would do this.

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:27 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Okay so that has to add some credence to the theory that they are not fully pleased with the current quality of applicants. I can't think of any other reason why they would do this.


The email said it was because of weather-- that some people couldn't take December because they couldn't get to their test center.

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:28 pm

Alright, back to work for the afternoon. Hoping today holds surprises later.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:28 pm

wtrc wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Okay so that has to add some credence to the theory that they are not fully pleased with the current quality of applicants. I can't think of any other reason why they would do this.


The email said it was because of weather-- that some people couldn't take December because they couldn't get to their test center.


I know, but do you think they would extend it if they already felt they were basically on pace to fill the class in an acceptable fashion (this isn't rhetorical by the way :))? I don't think weather really affected that many people.

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

Postby mellow » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:34 pm

wtrc wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Okay so that has to add some credence to the theory that they are not fully pleased with the current quality of applicants. I can't think of any other reason why they would do this.


The email said it was because of weather-- that some people couldn't take December because they couldn't get to their test center.

I highly suspect when say say weather, they mean "weather." Sounds like they just needed an excuse.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:35 pm

melodygreenleaf wrote:
wtrc wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Okay so that has to add some credence to the theory that they are not fully pleased with the current quality of applicants. I can't think of any other reason why they would do this.


The email said it was because of weather-- that some people couldn't take December because they couldn't get to their test center.

I highly suspect when say say weather, they mean "weather." Sounds like they just needed an excuse.


That's what I'm thinking. But it's probably just wishful thinking on my part. I am biased :)

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

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:47 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
melodygreenleaf wrote:
wtrc wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Okay so that has to add some credence to the theory that they are not fully pleased with the current quality of applicants. I can't think of any other reason why they would do this.


The email said it was because of weather-- that some people couldn't take December because they couldn't get to their test center.

I highly suspect when say say weather, they mean "weather." Sounds like they just needed an excuse.


That's what I'm thinking. But it's probably just wishful thinking on my part. I am biased :)


If that's the case then why only first-time february takers? That makes it seem like they actually are giving people affected by weather a break

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:48 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
If that's the case then why only first-time february takers? That makes it seem like they actually are giving people affected by weather a break


Do they already accept February for people who took earlier tests? So for instance in the past, if you submitted before the Feb 1 deadline and had taken December, but then also said you were going to take February as well, would they have waited to review your app?
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Happy Gilmore » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:50 pm

anyone else confused by JS when she says:

"decided to allow first-time February LSAT scores for use in the application process this year"

and then "So if you are retaking the exam in February but feel comfortable submitting your application now, you should"

The first headline statement makes me think they are only allowing February scores if it was your first time taking the exam. But clearly she didn't mean that by her second statement.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:anyone else confused by JS when she says:

"decided to allow first-time February LSAT scores for use in the application process this year"

and then "So if you are retaking the exam in February but feel comfortable submitting your application now, you should"

The first headline statement makes me think they are only allowing February scores if it was your first time taking the exam. But clearly she didn't mean that by her second statement.


Yeah this would definitely help determine if it's primarily weather-related or if there's something else going on.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Harvard just signed a deal with LSAC and are getting a cut of the LSAT reg fee, obviously

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:04 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:14 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:.

[i had the perfect gif but it's not working :/]


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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:20 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Happy Gilmore wrote:anyone else confused by JS when she says:

"decided to allow first-time February LSAT scores for use in the application process this year"

and then "So if you are retaking the exam in February but feel comfortable submitting your application now, you should"

The first headline statement makes me think they are only allowing February scores if it was your first time taking the exam. But clearly she didn't mean that by her second statement.


Yeah this would definitely help determine if it's primarily weather-related or if there's something else going on.


Well the people who missed because of weather could have been retaking in December when they missed because of the weather. How many people actually missed the LSAT though? The weather excuse is pretty thin though.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:24 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Happy Gilmore wrote:anyone else confused by JS when she says:

"decided to allow first-time February LSAT scores for use in the application process this year"

and then "So if you are retaking the exam in February but feel comfortable submitting your application now, you should"

The first headline statement makes me think they are only allowing February scores if it was your first time taking the exam. But clearly she didn't mean that by her second statement.


Yeah this would definitely help determine if it's primarily weather-related or if there's something else going on.


Well the people who missed because of weather could have been retaking in December when they missed because of the weather. How many people actually missed the LSAT though? The weather excuse is pretty thin though.


I agree. I just don't see an in situation like HLS changing the deadline and actively encouraging people to take the Feb test, and actively encouraging people to submit even if they still plan to take Feb, unless they need apps. There were not that many people affected by weather. And as you point out, even if they were, they will still take a makeup test and be a part of the December administration.

It's just too coincidental that this lines up with the day we get bandwidth data. Not to mention the delayed JS2's, and the fact that 170+ test takers are down again.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:42 pm

argh. now to begin the wait...again.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:46 pm

Does anyone ITT know if HLS has ever extended the deadline in the past?

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:49 pm

drawstring wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:.

[i had the perfect gif but it's not working :/]


Image


hahah thanks drawstring! how did you know?

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:52 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:argh. now to begin the wait...again.


How did it go?

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:54 pm

hahah thanks drawstring! how did you know?


No problem.

I just copied the url when you posted it, it sent me to the site with the picture (your post didn't work because you linked to the site with the picture and not the picture itself), then I copied the picture link into my post.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:54 pm

wtrc wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:argh. now to begin the wait...again.


How did it go?


I think I answered the questions well - I just always feel so uncomfortable looking at the computer camera instead of at the screen. I wish it were possible for them to do the interview IRL :/

Thanks for asking!! :)




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