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 objection_your_honor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:11 pm

wtrc wrote:I had a JS1 a few days before Thanksgiving. 3.8X, 174 on my third try.

I'll be sticking around here of course, but thank you to everyone for your support through this process. I hope I can offer the same.

So much love! <3


You should tell your retake story to this 4.1 considering American at sticker: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=221512

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

Postby brich256 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:11 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:Any JS2s for December JS1s yet?


Yep - jingo just posted one. The first one ITT.

Okay, commence staring at my phone for the next several hours...


+1

+2

This turn of events has left me no choice but to leave the world of lurkers behind and talk to pepole that understand the psychological torture of waiting for a JS2... My concern for tomorrow's final exam just went out the door.

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:13 pm

YES JINGO CONGRATS!!!

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

Postby koalacity » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:25 pm

wtrc wrote:JAY ESS TWO OH MY GOD I AM CRYING THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER

MY DREAM FOR 5 YEARS

OMG WTR SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Congratulations!!!!! :D :D :D

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

Postby koalacity » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:30 pm

jingosaur wrote:JS2

I am so happy right now. JS1 invite on 11/27 and JS1 interview on 12/10. 75th percentile LSAT and 25th percentile GPA.

YAYYYYYY JINGO! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Also, I would like the record to show that I totally called this yesterday 8) .

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Now that there has been a JS2 for a December JS1 concentrating on work has become very difficult...

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

Postby Workingtitle » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Ok so I can't concentrate on anything besides this now, so I think I might as well get a discussion going. Does anyone have any opinion on splitters (like me :)) who have high GPAs but low LSAT scores? It seems to me like the conventional wisdom on here has been that Harvard is going to take a hit on their GPA median due to the lower number of applicants with 173+ LSAT scores. I understand this logic, but it leads to this question: by the same logic, why would Harvard not take a hit on their LSAT median to keep their GPA median up? It seems like this would actually be easier to do...

I guess maybe it's because the LSAT is weighed more heavily? I don't know, I'm just wondering what people's opinion is on prospects of splitters with lower LSATs but higher GPAs.

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

Postby jingosaur » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:33 pm

koalacity wrote:
jingosaur wrote:JS2

I am so happy right now. JS1 invite on 11/27 and JS1 interview on 12/10. 75th percentile LSAT and 25th percentile GPA.

YAYYYYYY JINGO! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Also, I would like the record to show that I totally called this yesterday 8) .


Also let the record show that I said yesterday that you are always right.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:35 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Now that there has been a JS2 for a December JS1 concentrating on work has become very difficult...


I brought my phone with me both to refill my water bottle and to the bathroom....this is getting ridiculous

(also - why would I bring it to the bathroom? hopefully I wouldn't have answered it in there...)

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

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:35 pm

JS1 today
Submitted 12.1
Complete 12.11
LSAT 25th-50th
GPA bit below 25th
Strong softs, I think (although not super unique)

Very excited for the interview. Should be fun.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:36 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Now that there has been a JS2 for a December JS1 concentrating on work has become very difficult...


I brought my phone with me both to refill my water bottle and to the bathroom....this is getting ridiculous

(also - why would I bring it to the bathroom? hopefully I wouldn't have answered it in there...)


You know you would have

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:36 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Now that there has been a JS2 for a December JS1 concentrating on work has become very difficult...


I brought my phone with me both to refill my water bottle and to the bathroom....this is getting ridiculous

(also - why would I bring it to the bathroom? hopefully I wouldn't have answered it in there...)


If it makes you feel better that is what I did for the past few weeks lol. I was fully prepared to answer the call while taking a number 2. No shame :lol:

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

Postby Leo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:36 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Now that there has been a JS2 for a December JS1 concentrating on work has become very difficult...

+∞

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:36 pm

Workingtitle wrote:Ok so I can't concentrate on anything besides this now, so I think I might as well get a discussion going. Does anyone have any opinion on splitters (like me :)) who have high GPAs but low LSAT scores? It seems to me like the conventional wisdom on here has been that Harvard is going to take a hit on their GPA median due to the lower number of applicants with 173+ LSAT scores. I understand this logic, but it leads to this question: by the same logic, why would Harvard not take a hit on their LSAT median to keep their GPA median up? It seems like this would actually be easier to do...

I guess maybe it's because the LSAT is weighed more heavily? I don't know, I'm just wondering what people's opinion is on prospects of splitters with lower LSATs but higher GPAs.


An above median or at median LSAT is much more rare than above or at median GPAs

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

Postby mosessta » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:37 pm

JS2.
JS1 invite 11/8, interview 11/14.
4.16/173.
Looking forward to meeting you all next fall.

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

Postby Workingtitle » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:37 pm

nothingtosee wrote:JS1 today
Submitted 12.1
Complete 12.11
LSAT 25th-50th
GPA bit below 25th
Strong softs, I think (although not super unique)

Very excited for the interview. Should be fun.


Good luck! The interview actually is pretty fun,

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:38 pm

mosessta wrote:JS2.
JS1 invite 11/8, interview 11/14.
4.16/173.
Looking forward to meeting you all next fall.


Congrats!!!

And also, of course you bring your phone to the bathroom. It'd be weird not to

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:42 pm

mosessta wrote:JS2.
JS1 invite 11/8, interview 11/14.
4.16/173.
Looking forward to meeting you all next fall.


dat gpa doh

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

Postby Workingtitle » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:42 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Workingtitle wrote:Ok so I can't concentrate on anything besides this now, so I think I might as well get a discussion going. Does anyone have any opinion on splitters (like me :)) who have high GPAs but low LSAT scores? It seems to me like the conventional wisdom on here has been that Harvard is going to take a hit on their GPA median due to the lower number of applicants with 173+ LSAT scores. I understand this logic, but it leads to this question: by the same logic, why would Harvard not take a hit on their LSAT median to keep their GPA median up? It seems like this would actually be easier to do...

I guess maybe it's because the LSAT is weighed more heavily? I don't know, I'm just wondering what people's opinion is on prospects of splitters with lower LSATs but higher GPAs.


An above median or at median LSAT is much more rare than above or at median GPAs


Right that's why I said it would probably be easier for Harvard to drop a point or two on their LSAT median and keep their GPA median in tact. So why choose to dp the reverse, and drop on the GPA median to keep the LSAT median intact?

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

Postby the_pakalypse » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:42 pm

nothingtosee wrote:JS1 today
Submitted 12.1
Complete 12.11
LSAT 25th-50th
GPA bit below 25th
Strong softs, I think (although not super unique)

Very excited for the interview. Should be fun.


Holy crap. That is a very recent complete. Starting to get my hopes up now :oops:

Let's see a one day turnaround! :)

PS. Congrats!

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

Postby koalacity » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:44 pm

gingerspice wrote:I got a JS2!!

174/3.9, JS1 November 20.

Got it today, to be clear.

mosessta wrote:JS2.
JS1 invite 11/8, interview 11/14.
4.16/173.
Looking forward to meeting you all next fall.

Congratulations to you both!!!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Workingtitle wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Workingtitle wrote:Ok so I can't concentrate on anything besides this now, so I think I might as well get a discussion going. Does anyone have any opinion on splitters (like me :)) who have high GPAs but low LSAT scores? It seems to me like the conventional wisdom on here has been that Harvard is going to take a hit on their GPA median due to the lower number of applicants with 173+ LSAT scores. I understand this logic, but it leads to this question: by the same logic, why would Harvard not take a hit on their LSAT median to keep their GPA median up? It seems like this would actually be easier to do...

I guess maybe it's because the LSAT is weighed more heavily? I don't know, I'm just wondering what people's opinion is on prospects of splitters with lower LSATs but higher GPAs.


An above median or at median LSAT is much more rare than above or at median GPAs


Right that's why I said it would probably be easier for Harvard to drop a point or two on their LSAT median and keep their GPA median in tact. So why choose to dp the reverse, and drop on the GPA median to keep the LSAT median intact?


Because if they let the LSAT median drop by accepting more reverse splitters, then some other school will scoop up those rarer LSATs, and still match Harvard's GPA median since GPAs are so much more common. So in your scenario Harvards LSAT median drops and it's GPA median is maintained, and school B increases its LSAT and still maintains it's GPA.

I think you might be slightly misunderstanding what people are saying. I don't think anyone is guessing that Harvard's GPA median is going to drop, they're saying Harvard may lower it's GPA floor somewhat for top LSATs. This may be reflected in the 25th percentile for the c/o 2017, but we will have to wait and see. So I don't think they need to take a bunch of reverse splitters to keep the GPA median, as I don't think GPA median is the larger concern. There is a much larger dearth of top LSAT scores than top GPAs.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Congrats everyone! Too many names to list!

LS22: can we get some date analytics on the spreadsheet? E.g. Most recent complete to receive JS1, most recent JS1 to receive JS2?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:48 pm

midwest17 wrote:Congrats everyone! Too many names to list!

LS22: can we get some date analytics on the spreadsheet? E.g. Most recent complete to receive JS1, most recent JS1 to receive JS2?


Good suggestion, I'll see what I can do! That'll keep me busy since zero actual work is getting done.

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

Postby phillywc » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:50 pm

CONGRATS WTRC AND JINGO!!!!!!!!!!!



AND LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AS WELL
YOU ALL DESERVE IT YOU SEXY SEXY PEOPLE

and the rest of you will get JS1/2s soon.
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