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 Happy Gilmore » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:03 pm

randytherealist wrote:are they open on monday?


Open monday and early day tuesday I assume. They are like most offices I would think.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:03 pm

Hard to say if it's true, especially how wrong we've been so far. It seems like fewer JS2's have gone out since the first wave than usual (at least based on TLS info), there have usually been more days of calling, and they've usually gotten further down the line in interview dates than they have now.

So, I've got a hunch there may be some movement on Monday to bring them closer to where they usually are (assuming the above is true), but it's just a hunch.

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

Postby kershka » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:09 pm

While I hesitate to speculate too wildly, I will say that there have been fewer JS2 days then in previous cycles. Further, it seems like Thursday was a very small batch of admits. I think that you all have a decent chance of hearing something on Monday. In my phone call, JS mentioned that she was trying to admit people before the holidays in order to give us something extra to celebrate so if they are open on Monday, it seems likely that they would try to make at least a few calls.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:30 pm

kershka wrote:While I hesitate to speculate too wildly, I will say that there have been fewer JS2 days then in previous cycles. Further, it seems like Thursday was a very small batch of admits. I think that you all have a decent chance of hearing something on Monday. In my phone call, JS mentioned that she was trying to admit people before the holidays in order to give us something extra to celebrate so if they are open on Monday, it seems likely that they would try to make at least a few calls.


Good to hear. My hopes are up for Monday!

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:04 pm

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas..


Amazing post. :D

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

Postby chneyo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:11 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:20 pm

chneyo wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas..


Amazing post. :D


Anxiety relief. Haha. About to go take up LS22's movie recommendation. Have a good night, all!


Hope you like it! Let me know what you think.

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

Postby jingosaur » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:22 pm

chneyo wrote: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.


I feel like I made a whole lot of people more nervous since I got a JS2 with a 12/10 JS1. FWIW, It looks like a 175+ scorers are hearing back really fast and I think a lot of it had to do with my professional goals, which aren't very standard for an HLS applicant.

I'm sure JS will come back from break with a lot more JS2s for you guys.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:26 pm

jingosaur wrote:
chneyo wrote: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.


I feel like I made a whole lot of people more nervous since I got a JS2 with a 12/10 JS1. FWIW, It looks like a 175+ scorers are hearing back really fast and I think a lot of it had to do with my professional goals, which aren't very standard for an HLS applicant.

I'm sure JS will come back from break with a lot more JS2s for you guys.


jingo, did you apply to Harvard B school too?

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

Postby jingosaur » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:40 pm

scoobers wrote:
jingo, did you apply to Harvard B school too?


Nope. I'm still not sure if it's worth it to pursue both degrees at Harvard, since there's a business specialty track at the law school and they have a lot of classes and resources for people who want to pursue a career in business and I want to practice law immediately out of school. I'm considering applying next year though. It's really a great dilemma to have.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:55 pm

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:09 pm

¿ 2014 ?

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:16 pm

2013 can still bring great news!

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:18 pm

drawstring wrote:2013 can still bring great news!


+1

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

Postby Howl » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:30 am

lastsamurai 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!”


Legitimately the best post ITT thus far


Absolutely wonderful.

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

Postby CURIOUSABOUTLAW » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:21 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!”


OMG so amazing. dying of lols

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:56 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 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!”

Amazing.

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:50 pm

Tomorrow cannot come quickly enough......

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

Postby Leo » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:02 pm

drawstring wrote:Tomorrow cannot come quickly enough......

This. But also I'm dreading tomorrow because every minute that my phone stays silent will be a miserable eternity.

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

Postby 04102014 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:12 pm

chneyo wrote:
In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.


My favorite part :P

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:10 pm

nuke_engineer wrote:
drawstring wrote:Tomorrow cannot come quickly enough......

This. But also I'm dreading tomorrow because every minute that my phone stays silent will be a miserable eternity.


Hopefully it will be a very short series of eternities. Best of luck to everyone hoping for a call tomorrow! :D

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
nuke_engineer wrote:
drawstring wrote:Tomorrow cannot come quickly enough......

This. But also I'm dreading tomorrow because every minute that my phone stays silent will be a miserable eternity.


Hopefully it will be a very short series of eternities. Best of luck to everyone hoping for a call tomorrow! :D


x2!!!

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:44 am

Woke up to a phone call a few minutes ago, I think it is clear that my hopes are a little bit too high right now :(

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:23 am

let me put your minds to ease.

if they didn't send out a JS2 before Friday 12/20, it ain't gonna happen until 2014.

just about every office at Harvard is closed today - library, registrar, you name it. they're on break.

the weather is terrible. no one wants to go in today.

lastly, there is no logistical reason for them to push these out before 2014, given that they've extended the application deadline to March 1, giving them extra time.

not to be a downer, but 2014 is when it'll happen. January is still good, right ? :D

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

Postby everett2014 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:50 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:let me put your minds to ease.

if they didn't send out a JS2 before Friday 12/20, it ain't gonna happen until 2014.

just about every office at Harvard is closed today - library, registrar, you name it. they're on break.

the weather is terrible. no one wants to go in today.

lastly, there is no logistical reason for them to push these out before 2014, given that they've extended the application deadline to March 1, giving them extra time.

not to be a downer, but 2014 is when it'll happen. January is still good, right ? :D


I think you may actually be right, at this point. They'll be taking lunch soon, and I doubt they'll be staying in the office and calling past five, since their break officially starts then.

Even if we just get an afternoon round of calls, she'll only have time to notify a handful of applicants.




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