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
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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 sassybassy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:46 pm

Got the call around 530 PM EST

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

Postby Kimikho » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:47 pm

taffy877 wrote:Ahhh JS2! About 10 minutes ago. :D Such a nice Christmas gift.

JS1: 12/5
LSAT and GPA above 75%

Good luck to everyone waiting! And I echo what the poster above said re: leaving the office for the holidays. I don't think they're making very many more calls today, if at all.


just waiting on the S now, amirite?

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

Postby taffy877 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:53 pm

scoobers wrote:
taffy877 wrote:Ahhh JS2! About 10 minutes ago. :D Such a nice Christmas gift.

JS1: 12/5
LSAT and GPA above 75%

Good luck to everyone waiting! And I echo what the poster above said re: leaving the office for the holidays. I don't think they're making very many more calls today, if at all.


just waiting on the S now, amirite?


omg, that would be an embarrassment of riches. would be nice to stay on the west coast, though :)

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

Postby Kimikho » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:54 pm

taffy877 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
taffy877 wrote:Ahhh JS2! About 10 minutes ago. :D Such a nice Christmas gift.

JS1: 12/5
LSAT and GPA above 75%

Good luck to everyone waiting! And I echo what the poster above said re: leaving the office for the holidays. I don't think they're making very many more calls today, if at all.


just waiting on the S now, amirite?


omg, that would be an embarrassment of riches. would be nice to stay on the west coast, though :)


i'll take one of those T3 acceptances off your hands ;)

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:58 pm

So does anyone know what the process is like for those who applied fairly early but didn't get accepted in the pre-Christmas waves? Does HLS have something like a 'maybe' grouping of applications that they re-read periodically?

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

Postby taffy877 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:59 pm

scoobers wrote:
taffy877 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
taffy877 wrote:Ahhh JS2! About 10 minutes ago. :D Such a nice Christmas gift.

JS1: 12/5
LSAT and GPA above 75%

Good luck to everyone waiting! And I echo what the poster above said re: leaving the office for the holidays. I don't think they're making very many more calls today, if at all.


just waiting on the S now, amirite?


omg, that would be an embarrassment of riches. would be nice to stay on the west coast, though :)


i'll take one of those T3 acceptances off your hands ;)


no problem ;) if you're up to impersonating a small asian girl, i'm sure we can work something out.

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

Postby phillywc » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:00 pm

taffy877 wrote:no problem ;) if you're up to impersonating a small asian girl, i'm sure we can work something out.

Two out of three ain't bad...

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

Postby chneyo » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:02 pm

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

Postby phillywc » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:03 pm

chneyo wrote:Love the pictures, Scoobs. CONGRATS TO ALL THE ADMITS!!!!! For some reason, even though I'm still praying for a JS1, I can't let my phone go. Hahaha. The excitement... it's... well, awesome!

This. Every word. If I get a call from MA soon i might die.

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

Postby Poison » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:11 pm

JS2! By e-mail (I'm overseas). Just received.

Submitted 9/20, Complete 10/10, JS1 invite 11/25, JS1 12/4, JS2 now!

<25 GPA, Median LSAT, strong softs, joint degree w/ MBA (admitted to HBS 12/11)

WOOHOO!!!

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

Postby Gary » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:14 pm

From last years thread, the first js2s in January went out all the way on the 14th. But it looks like there are a lot more December ppl that haven't heard back this year than last so maybe we will hear something earlier in January.... wishful thinking? :?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:27 pm

Poison wrote:JS2! By e-mail (I'm overseas). Just received.

Submitted 9/20, Complete 10/10, JS1 invite 11/25, JS1 12/4, JS2 now!

<25 GPA, Median LSAT, strong softs, joint degree w/ MBA (admitted to HBS 12/11)

WOOHOO!!!


Congrats! This post gives me some hope...

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:41 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Poison wrote:JS2! By e-mail (I'm overseas). Just received.

Submitted 9/20, Complete 10/10, JS1 invite 11/25, JS1 12/4, JS2 now!

<25 GPA, Median LSAT, strong softs, joint degree w/ MBA (admitted to HBS 12/11)

WOOHOO!!!


Congrats! This post gives me some hope...


Was just informed you're not necessarily a "typical" applicant, so my hope is now lower lol :)

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:55 pm

should we all hibernate from now until mid-January ?

what we need is more poetry ! haha

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

Postby koalacity » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:01 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:should we all hibernate from now until mid-January ?

what we need is more poetry ! haha

Paging TLS Poet Laureate chneyo

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:11 pm

koalacity wrote:
Mort_the_Tort wrote:should we all hibernate from now until mid-January ?

what we need is more poetry ! haha

Paging TLS Poet Laureate chneyo


I want a Mort and Chneyo poetry night

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:18 pm

I'd pay for an expedited decision just so I knew one way or the other. It's the suspense that's the worst part! :)

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

Postby gb47 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:31 pm

Got my JS2 this morning!

JS1 12/17

<25% GPA >75%LSAT

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

Postby IrishJew » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:39 pm

gb47 wrote:Got my JS2 this morning!

JS1 12/17

<25% GPA >75%LSAT


Damn, I'm similar and interviewed before you. Now I'm anxious. Who interviewed you? I wonder if some people take longer.

Edit: Congratulations, BTW!

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

Postby dubster101 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:53 pm

Seems like almost everyone who has gotten a JS2 in the last week has been at or above the LSAT median (173+).

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

Postby chneyo » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:00 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:16 pm

dubster101 wrote:Seems like almost everyone who has gotten a JS2 in the last week has been at or above the LSAT median (173+).


Definitely seems like the vast majority of admits were the so-called "locks" or close to it. I'm guessing they're going to withhold judgement on the folks (like me) with borderline stats for a bit until they see how the class shapes up.

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

Postby Workingtitle » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:37 pm

FuriousDuck wrote:
drawstring wrote:I feel like sending in my updated grades (that simply maintain my GPA) just to remind them that I applied.


Me too. It actually dropped by .001, but I'm still >75th and there were a couple of hard classes. :|


I've heard from a couple people this is a good thing to do (as long as your grades didn't drop significantly).

Also, I've seen you two posting a lot about your lack of a JS2, and I want to throw in my 2 cents. First, there could be a ton of reasons why you haven't gotten a decision yet, many of which don't necessarily mean you're less likely to get accepted. Maybe JS calls are sorted by who interviewed you, and she hasn't gotten to your interviewer yet. Or, maybe there IS a maybe pile that you are in, and right now she is calling the definite yeses. Even if this is the case though, this doesn't mean you won't get the call in the future.

Idk. I just know there could be a ton of reasons why you haven't gotten the call, and not all of them are indicative of a future ding. And, really, I think it helps to keep perspective. Odds are if you got an interview with Harvard, you have been accepted to a bunch of other schools (probably with scholarships) that most people in the world can only dream of.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:41 pm

someone mentioned that the order of acceptances are coming in by date of JS1 invite/request

i think it's a combination of high GPA/LSAT (esp. LSAT) and november/early december JS1 invite/request dates

feel free to confirm / argue but from the looks of it, you could have interviewed real late, like mid/late december and if you had good scores AND had an earlier JS1 invite/request (nov/early dec), you got the JS2 before people who even interviewed before you


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

Postby drawstring » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:11 am

Workingtitle wrote:
FuriousDuck wrote:
drawstring wrote:I feel like sending in my updated grades (that simply maintain my GPA) just to remind them that I applied.


Me too. It actually dropped by .001, but I'm still >75th and there were a couple of hard classes. :|


I've heard from a couple people this is a good thing to do (as long as your grades didn't drop significantly).

Also, I've seen you two posting a lot about your lack of a JS2, and I want to throw in my 2 cents. First, there could be a ton of reasons why you haven't gotten a decision yet, many of which don't necessarily mean you're less likely to get accepted. Maybe JS calls are sorted by who interviewed you, and she hasn't gotten to your interviewer yet. Or, maybe there IS a maybe pile that you are in, and right now she is calling the definite yeses. Even if this is the case though, this doesn't mean you won't get the call in the future.

Idk. I just know there could be a ton of reasons why you haven't gotten the call, and not all of them are indicative of a future ding. And, really, I think it helps to keep perspective. Odds are if you got an interview with Harvard, you have been accepted to a bunch of other schools (probably with scholarships) that most people in the world can only dream of.


Ya, I've tried to stop thinking about it so much because as you suggest there are countless potential reasons why I haven't heard back (though I've got some hunches). I know at least one person who had the same interviewer heard back on Wed/Thurs even though they interviewed almost a week later than I did, so as much as I'd like to hear that my interviewer's applicants aren't hearing back yet I don't think it's the case.

I've actually been taking it better lately, and I think some of my initial :shock: :( stemmed from the fact that I was very confident that I'd hear back fairly quickly from one of my dream schools like many people with my numbers have. I'm getting over that now, today was a fairly positive day unlike Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm trying harder to be less of a downer on here :D

Let the new year bring an abundance of JS1s and JS2s for us!




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