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 Kimikho » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:28 pm

TripTrip wrote:
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.


a hold is just a "we haven't made a decision on your app yet," right? is there any reason schools without ED use holds? why wouldn't they just...wait on giving a decision?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:29 pm

scoobers wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
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.


a hold is just a "we haven't made a decision on your app yet," right? is there any reason schools without ED use holds? why wouldn't they just...wait on giving a decision?


Yeah I've always wondered what the point of a hold was if you didn't have ED.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:32 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
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.


a hold is just a "we haven't made a decision on your app yet," right? is there any reason schools without ED use holds? why wouldn't they just...wait on giving a decision?


Yeah I've always wondered what the point of a hold was if you didn't have ED.


I'd personally like to hear something rather than wrack my brain over what's taking so long. It's kind of a 'hey, we haven't forgotten about you/lost your app. hang in there bud"

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:34 pm

Yeah, it seems like it would be nice to at least get some sort of acknowledgment from admissions. But I can also see them wanting to get rid of it if it resulted in a ton of people calling the office saying "I got held, WHAT DOES IT MEAN"

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:35 pm

midwest17 wrote: "I got held, WHAT DOES IT MEAN"


idk why but that made me lol so hard :lol:

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

Postby TakeABow94 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:36 pm

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

Postby tls2175 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Edit: Removed by request.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:42 pm

Removed quote at request of OP.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:43 pm

Hey guys, I know you're all waiting, but I wasn't that excited for my JS2. I'm fun I promise

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:43 pm

Seems like no more calls today. If I don't get a JS2 tomorrow I'll have visions of waitlists dancing in my head throughout the break.

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:44 pm

Ya, at this point I would be thrilled to be able to worry about how I sounded accepting my JS2.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:44 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Hey guys, I know you're all waiting, but I wasn't that excited for my JS2. I'm fun I promise


:lol:

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

Postby Leo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:45 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Hey guys, I know you're all waiting, but I wasn't that excited for my JS2. I'm fun I promise

edit: jokes

+1

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:45 pm

tomorrow is another day ! JS saved the best for last !

:)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:47 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:tomorrow is another day ! JS saved the best for last !

:)


You're so optimistic, Mort :).

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:49 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:tomorrow is another day ! JS saved the best for last !

:)


Definitely going to agree with this one. :D

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:49 pm

drawstring wrote:Seems like no more calls today. If I don't get a JS2 tomorrow I'll have visions of waitlists dancing in my head throughout the break.


i tried to lay claim to the waitlist thread, but whomever makes it before me: PLEASE have 100+ posts I have the most perfect gif ready.

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

Postby everett2014 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:52 pm

My heart beats so quickly every time the phone rings. This can't be healthy...

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:54 pm

everett2014 wrote:My heart beats so quickly every time the phone rings. This can't be healthy...


I keep getting emails at work at a rapid enough pace that my phone vibrations almost resemble a ring. My blood pressure is not safe right now.

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

Postby CURIOUSABOUTLAW » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:55 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
everett2014 wrote:My heart beats so quickly every time the phone rings. This can't be healthy...


I keep getting emails at work at a rapid enough pace that my phone vibrations almost resemble a ring. My blood pressure is not safe right now.


I want to hide under a rock and not talk to anybody until this waiting game is over.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:56 pm

Edit: Too many awesome plans post-work.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:58 pm

lawschool22 wrote:My plan after work is being awesome


Sounds like a good evening to me. :D

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:00 pm

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

Postby CURIOUSABOUTLAW » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:01 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
everett2014 wrote:My heart beats so quickly every time the phone rings. This can't be healthy...


I keep getting emails at work at a rapid enough pace that my phone vibrations almost resemble a ring. My blood pressure is not safe right now.


If JS2 doesn't happen for some of us tomorrow, there's another wave on the first full week of the new year historically, right?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:04 pm

Well I was bored waiting for JS so I applied to Cornell. They just randomly sent me a fee waiver a few minutes ago so I figured why not (wasn't planning on applying before).




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