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.
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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 Black_Swan » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:28 am

Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.

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

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

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

Postby HorseThief » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:13 am

I also answered the 'other schools question.' I don't see what it would be an issue.

And be sure to attach your essays as rtf or doc files. Pdf will not work. It has something to do with the formatting they do to compile the entire app. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can save your pdf or jpeg files as docs, just be sure to check the formatting after you do.

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

Postby Poison » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:48 am

Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?


Absolutely not. (1) It's none of their business. (2) I want every school to think they're #1 ... it helps avoid any YP issues.

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

Postby Black_Swan » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:52 pm

Poison wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?


Absolutely not. (1) It's none of their business. (2) I want every school to think they're #1 ... it helps avoid any YP issues.


:lol: i was thinking the same

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

Postby Black_Swan » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:53 pm

HorseThief wrote:I also answered the 'other schools question.' I don't see what it would be an issue.

And be sure to attach your essays as rtf or doc files. Pdf will not work. It has something to do with the formatting they do to compile the entire app. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can save your pdf or jpeg files as docs, just be sure to check the formatting after you do.


I am just worried using word will mess up formatting of my resume :?

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

Postby Instinctive » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:35 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
HorseThief wrote:I also answered the 'other schools question.' I don't see what it would be an issue.

And be sure to attach your essays as rtf or doc files. Pdf will not work. It has something to do with the formatting they do to compile the entire app. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can save your pdf or jpeg files as docs, just be sure to check the formatting after you do.


I am just worried using word will mess up formatting of my resume :?


What do you have it in right now? I make mine in word and then always save a pdf copy from that word doc as well. Then I have one I can edit and one that's a pdf if requested.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:42 pm

Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?


EDIT: Blah, blah, blah I looked at the wrong application, :lol:
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby kershka » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?


Somehow I forgot that Harvard asked this question, I actually had to go look at my submitted app to see what I said. I just listed a few peer(ish) schools I had applied to.

Where are you seeing this on the application? I just went back to LSAC and reread my app and I can't find that question. I remember answering it for Chicago but not Harvard. This is really going to bug me :?

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:14 pm

kershka wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?


Somehow I forgot that Harvard asked this question, I actually had to go look at my submitted app to see what I said. I just listed a few peer(ish) schools I had applied to.

Where are you seeing this on the application? I just went back to LSAC and reread my app and I can't find that question. I remember answering it for Chicago but not Harvard. This is really going to bug me :?


You are correct, I just realized I opened the wrong .pdf entirely (to make matters worse it wasn't even the right application year :lol: ). I do not have this question on my app for Harvard this year, so I am unsure of what the above posters are referring to.

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

Postby jdapplicant » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:03 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
HorseThief wrote:I also answered the 'other schools question.' I don't see what it would be an issue.

And be sure to attach your essays as rtf or doc files. Pdf will not work. It has something to do with the formatting they do to compile the entire app. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can save your pdf or jpeg files as docs, just be sure to check the formatting after you do.


I am just worried using word will mess up formatting of my resume :?


When you upload your resume onto LSAC the formatting is not changed. While the formatting on doc files is often changed when uploaded onto other sites or sent via email, this is not the case with LSAC. Just stick with rtf or doc and you will be fine. You can preview your app if you want to make sure.

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:39 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
HorseThief wrote:I also answered the 'other schools question.' I don't see what it would be an issue.

And be sure to attach your essays as rtf or doc files. Pdf will not work. It has something to do with the formatting they do to compile the entire app. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can save your pdf or jpeg files as docs, just be sure to check the formatting after you do.


I am just worried using word will mess up formatting of my resume :?


If you are using Mac OS, definitely preview. I used Microsoft Office on Mac OS, but still the format was messed up, and I had to change to a Windows to adjust the format.

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:40 pm

kershka wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?


Somehow I forgot that Harvard asked this question, I actually had to go look at my submitted app to see what I said. I just listed a few peer(ish) schools I had applied to.

Where are you seeing this on the application? I just went back to LSAC and reread my app and I can't find that question. I remember answering it for Chicago but not Harvard. This is really going to bug me :?


I did not answer the question either, and I got JS2 in the first wave, so I would not worry about this too much. I submitted in mid-September, did they add the question in some time later?

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:42 pm

I don't recall that question on the Harvard app..........

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

Postby HorseThief » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:29 pm

Instinctive wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
HorseThief wrote:I also answered the 'other schools question.' I don't see what it would be an issue.

And be sure to attach your essays as rtf or doc files. Pdf will not work. It has something to do with the formatting they do to compile the entire app. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can save your pdf or jpeg files as docs, just be sure to check the formatting after you do.


I am just worried using word will mess up formatting of my resume :?


What do you have it in right now? I make mine in word and then always save a pdf copy from that word doc as well. Then I have one I can edit and one that's a pdf if requested.


I use LaTex to make my resume (really helps with the formatting), so my files are all outputted as pdf's. I then use Acrobat to save it as a doc file, and I haven't had any trouble with the formatting.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:38 pm

drawstring wrote:I don't recall that question on the Harvard app..........


Neither do I. I definitely remember it being on Chicago's, but not Harvard's.

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

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

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:01 am

Working on the "Employment" section of the application. Do you guys think that an extracurricular/community/leadership activity that you spend <5 hours per week on is worth mentioning at all?

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

Postby Catherinelo365 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:53 am

blackbirdfly wrote:Working on the "Employment" section of the application. Do you guys think that an extracurricular/community/leadership activity that you spend <5 hours per week on is worth mentioning at all?


I mentioned all those because I don't have many >5 h/w things to write about

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:23 am

blackbirdfly wrote:Working on the "Employment" section of the application. Do you guys think that an extracurricular/community/leadership activity that you spend <5 hours per week on is worth mentioning at all?


I can't remember, but isn't there an activities section or something of that nature? I wouldn't put anything in employment that wasn't actually a position I was employed in (in the traditional sense of the word).

But as far as listing activities <5 hours that is perfectly acceptable.

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:52 pm

Thanks for the advice!

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:58 pm

So when's the next wave? 2 weeks from now?




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