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 kitkat288 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:21 am

I am sure this has already been discussed- but what did people say in the portion of the application asking about a paper you have written? 300 characters seems useless...

Do they want your thesis? or type of research or???

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

Postby Instinctive » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:33 am

kitkat288 wrote:I am sure this has already been discussed- but what did people say in the portion of the application asking about a paper you have written? 300 characters seems useless...

Do they want your thesis? or type of research or???


I put both of my theses and the paper getting published in a journal. I just went real quick with titles, nothing more.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:43 am

Instinctive wrote:
kitkat288 wrote:I am sure this has already been discussed- but what did people say in the portion of the application asking about a paper you have written? 300 characters seems useless...

Do they want your thesis? or type of research or???


I put both of my theses and the paper getting published in a journal. I just went real quick with titles, nothing more.


Yep only had room for titles and professors' names.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:16 am

I didn't put anything for that section because my writing hasn't really been supervised, and I haven't done a thesis.

Should I send an email with some of the papers I've done in classes anyway? Would it even matter?

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:24 am

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

Postby wtrc » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:51 am

For that section, I put something like "X page paper on Y during my Junior year. Additionally, an independent study culminating in an X page paper on Y my Senior year." I didn't think names were necessary.

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

Postby kitkat288 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:00 am

wtrc wrote:For that section, I put something like "X page paper on Y during my Junior year. Additionally, an independent study culminating in an X page paper on Y my Senior year." I didn't think names were necessary.



Thanks! I think I will do something along these lines.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:34 am

Mort_the_Tort wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:
Mort_the_Tort wrote:... She's making a JS2 list and checking it twice.
Trying to determine who's been naughty and who's been nice.
She'll write down their names and numbers with care...

And phone them all on Monday, answering drawstring's prayer.
You're in! she'll say, adding that your softs did the trick...


1,000,000+


x1,000,000

:D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:17 pm

If calls don't go out Monday this is going to be a loooong break. At least there will be holiday-related things going on to keep me busy.

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

Postby chneyo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:41 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:44 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


Wonderful. +1,000,000,000,000

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

Postby chneyo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:51 pm

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

Postby Leo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:56 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Transcendent! Merry Christmas and GL!

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

Postby wtrc » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:10 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


This is lovely, I think I might add it to the OP.

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

Postby chneyo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:14 pm

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

Postby koalacity » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:18 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

This is fantastic!

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

Postby akg144 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:22 pm

nuke_engineer wrote:
chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Transcendent! Merry Christmas and GL!


+1 Love!

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:50 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s thread to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


who are you and can we please be bffs

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

Postby applelover » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:35 pm

koalacity wrote:
chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

This is fantastic!

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

Postby kershka » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:44 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s thread to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


Firstly, 180. This is amazing.

Secondly, for the written works sections I put down the titles of papers I wrote for Honors Theses etc. where an entire semester was dedicated to writing that paper under faculty guidance. I then left a quick note to see resume for more details which is where I elaborated a bit more.

Thirdly, good luck to all of you still waiting! Monday has to be the day and I hope to see you all in Cambridge next year. You are all far too awesome not to admit especially LS22 and his amazing spreadsheets.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:48 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s thread to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


Legitimately the best post ITT thus far

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:30 pm

kershka wrote:
chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s thread to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


Firstly, 180. This is amazing.

Secondly, for the written works sections I put down the titles of papers I wrote for Honors Theses etc. where an entire semester was dedicated to writing that paper under faculty guidance. I then left a quick note to see resume for more details which is where I elaborated a bit more.

Thirdly, good luck to all of you still waiting! Monday has to be the day and I hope to see you all in Cambridge next year. You are all far too awesome not to admit especially LS22 and his amazing spreadsheets.


Hope you're right lol :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:34 pm

For those who knew I was going to see a movie yesterday, I ended up seeing "American Hustle" and I highly recommend it. Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence were fabulous in it (even if her accent randomly came and went). It was a very original and unique film. The movie had an interesting balance of comedic elements juxtaposed against tragic ones, and was an engaging, entertaining commentary on ambition, greed and the drive to reinvent yourself. You would all enjoy it!

An added benefit is that it will take your mind off of the wait for a bit :D.

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:38 pm

is the rumor true that JS2's are coming Monday?

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

Postby randytherealist » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:59 pm

are they open on monday?




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