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 the_pakalypse » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:12 pm

stephenholder wrote:Answered an unlisted number just to be safe, let myself get talked into a cable upgrade.


:lol:

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:15 pm

stephenholder wrote:Answered an unlisted number just to be safe, let myself get talked into a cable upgrade.


Hilarious. I've been freaking out even when people I KNOW call my phone, but I'm usually in a rush to get them off you line. You know, in case my call waiting stops working or something... ::derp::

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

Postby everett2014 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:17 pm

stephenholder wrote:Answered an unlisted number just to be safe, let myself get talked into a cable upgrade.


Ha! I also answered an unlisted number today. I was not very polite to the telemarketer on the line...

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:18 pm

Workingtitle wrote:
drawstring wrote:What are the chances they're still to get to someone who interviewed a month ago? I feel like a waitlist is in my future........


Honestly, I haven't looked at all the data trends like a lot of people have, but it makes sense to me that as the process unfolds Harvard is putting people in admit, maybe, and rejection piles. Once they get through all their definite admits, then they'll go back and look at the maybes. From that group some will be accepted, some rejected, and some waitlisted. This is totally just what I think makes intuitive sense though.

So what I'm saying is just because you haven't gotten a JS2 yet, doesn't mean you won't get one (we all know that logical fallacy).

Plus, we have seen people who interviewed as far back as 11/11 getting JS2 this cycle, so you still may get one before Christmas.


Thanks for the response.

I'm starting to think TLS overstates how the degree to which admissions is just about numbers

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

Postby everett2014 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:20 pm

Stanford is also making calls today. Could you imagine getting a JS2 while on the other line with Faye Deal?? That would be insane.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:31 pm

stephenholder wrote:Answered an unlisted number just to be safe, let myself get talked into a cable upgrade.


Worst things have happened I suppose, :lol:

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:34 pm

My ability to focus on anything other than whether or not my pants are about to start vibrating has dropped to approximately zero now that I know they are into December.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:37 pm

lawschool22 wrote:My ability to focus on anything other than whether or not my pants are about to start vibrating has dropped to approximately zero now that I know they are into December.


It's the worst when they vibrate and it's not a 617 number. Or it is a 617 numbers but it's Environmental Massachusetts

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:38 pm

Please phone me JS (and don't tell me I'm held or rejected) !

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:40 pm

This anxiety has made me a monster. I just got a phone call from a lower-ranked school congratulating me on admission and offering a full ride, and all I can think is: "what if JS tries to call while I'm on the phone?!"

Gah. This needs to end.

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:49 pm

my entire facebook newsfeed is Harvard right now and it makes me SO HAPPY.

congratulations everyone!!!!! i'm sorry if i missed some this morning. i wish i could congratulate you all in person and give you all hugs.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:50 pm

IrishJew wrote:This anxiety has made me a monster. I just got a phone call from a lower-ranked school congratulating me on admission and offering a full ride, and all I can think is: "what if JS tries to call while I'm on the phone?!"

Gah. This needs to end.


I understand the stress, but congrats on that full ride!

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:58 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
IrishJew wrote:This anxiety has made me a monster. I just got a phone call from a lower-ranked school congratulating me on admission and offering a full ride, and all I can think is: "what if JS tries to call while I'm on the phone?!"

Gah. This needs to end.


I understand the stress, but congrats on that full ride!


Thanks. I didn't want my post to sound like "first world problems," haha. I am very excited, and it's a really encouraging sign to know that I'm a sexy candidate. Just annoyed at how waiting for Harvard has taken over my life.

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:01 pm

drawstring wrote:Please phone me JS (and don't tell me I'm held or rejected) !

There will be no holds this year.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:01 pm

IrishJew wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
IrishJew wrote:This anxiety has made me a monster. I just got a phone call from a lower-ranked school congratulating me on admission and offering a full ride, and all I can think is: "what if JS tries to call while I'm on the phone?!"

Gah. This needs to end.


I understand the stress, but congrats on that full ride!


Thanks. I didn't want my post to sound like "first world problems," haha. I am very excited, and it's a really encouraging sign to know that I'm a sexy candidate. Just annoyed at how waiting for Harvard has taken over my life.


I didn't read your post that way at all, just wanted to congratulate you and maybe take your mind off the wait for a few seconds. You're in empathetic company here. :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:02 pm

TripTrip wrote:
drawstring wrote:Please phone me JS (and don't tell me I'm held or rejected) !

There will be no holds this year.


Really?

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:03 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
drawstring wrote:Please phone me JS (and don't tell me I'm held or rejected) !

There will be no holds this year.


Really?

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

Postby everett2014 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:06 pm

TripTrip wrote:
drawstring wrote:Please phone me JS (and don't tell me I'm held or rejected) !

There will be no holds this year.


Source?

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:06 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
IrishJew wrote:This anxiety has made me a monster. I just got a phone call from a lower-ranked school congratulating me on admission and offering a full ride, and all I can think is: "what if JS tries to call while I'm on the phone?!"

Gah. This needs to end.


I understand the stress, but congrats on that full ride!


Thanks. I didn't want my post to sound like "first world problems," haha. I am very excited, and it's a really encouraging sign to know that I'm a sexy candidate. Just annoyed at how waiting for Harvard has taken over my life.


I didn't read your post that way at all, just wanted to congratulate you and maybe take your mind off the wait for a few seconds. You're in empathetic company here. :D


Thanks, partner. You also waiting on tenterhooks for JS2?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:09 pm

This is when most reports of JS2s started coming in yesterday. Hopefully there are calls being made now...

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:12 pm

everett2014 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
drawstring wrote:Please phone me JS (and don't tell me I'm held or rejected) !

There will be no holds this year.


Source?

Can't source it because I didn't get the info online. You'd just have to trust me on it.

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

Postby GreatExpectations » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:17 pm

Checking in! Long time lurker, went complete on 12/5 and still waiting for JS1 :(

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

Postby koalacity » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:22 pm

TripTrip wrote:
everett2014 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:There will be no holds this year.


Source?

Can't source it because I didn't get the info online. You'd just have to trust me on it.

Interesting! Any insight into whether applicants who previously would've been held will just be waitlisted instead or if they simply won't receive a decision of any kind until they receive a final acceptance/rejection?

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

Postby JD1776 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:23 pm

GreatExpectations wrote:Checking in! Long time lurker, went complete on 12/5 and still waiting for JS1 :(


Checking in as well, but went complete on 11/25. Still no JS1 either.

Congrats to all those JS1s & JS2s!!!

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:27 pm

koalacity wrote:Interesting! Any insight into whether applicants who previously would've been held will just be waitlisted instead or if they simply won't receive a decision of any kind until they receive a final acceptance/rejection?

Holds were really confusing last year, because nobody really knew what they meant. I would imagine that applicants who otherwise would have been held probably won't be given a A/R/W until they would have without the hold, but perhaps W will be used earlier. I don't really know.




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