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 Nooblarzlarz » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:01 pm

lowdmouse wrote:Bit of a lurker, but hoping for some piece of mind:

From looking around this page it feels like I should have at least had my JS1 invite by now. I know my numbers are borderline at best, so it could just be a ding, but I thought my PS was good enough to at least warrant a JS1. Should I be worried?

Complete 11/4/2013.
LSDAS GPA: 3.68
UGPA: 3.80
LSAT: 171

Thanks

They may just be waiting to see how the rest of the applicant pool turns out before pulling the trigger on throwing you an invite.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:15 pm

from the spreadsheet it looks like you also need to consider "softs"

undergrad institution, URM, Work Exp, etc.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:22 pm

guess next week is the week since Harvard is shutting down today/tmrw

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The snowfall is expected to increase in intensity later today and remain heavy overnight, and the Cambridge/Boston area may receive up to 12 inches. We will continue to closely monitor the forecast. Should weather conditions warrant further schedule changes, we will distribute information through MessageMe and email. Updates will also be posted to the Harvard Emergency page and 866-496-NEWS.

Employees with a Harvard ID card may park for free tomorrow near the Cambridge/Allston campus in either the 52 Oxford Street garage or the Soldiers Field Park garage at 111 Western Avenue.

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

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Yeah, it's pretty intense here in Cambridge.

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

Postby Searchparty » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:34 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Yeah, it's pretty intense here in Cambridge.


Glad I'm in sunny FL until Sunday.
Okay, it's actually pretty rainy. But warm.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:35 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Yeah, it's pretty intense here in Cambridge.


Oh boy...think we just got a ginger storm warning

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:37 pm

Damn you snow, delaying our acceptances....

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

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:38 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Yeah, it's pretty intense here in Cambridge.


Oh boy...think we just got a ginger storm warning


:P

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:43 pm

They weren't coming out this week anyway, snow or no snow.

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:14 pm

When are you guys filling out fafsa and stuff? Hoping to do my tax return and get that in by end of this month.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:29 pm

paglababa wrote:When are you guys filling out fafsa and stuff? Hoping to do my tax return and get that in by end of this month.


I won't do FAFSA until my and my parents are done with the return, which probably will be mid February.

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

Postby HorseThief » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:34 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
paglababa wrote:When are you guys filling out fafsa and stuff? Hoping to do my tax return and get that in by end of this month.


I won't do FAFSA until my and my parents are done with the return, which probably will be mid February.


Keep in mind that you can't apply for finaid until both you and your parents have paid your taxes. At the schools I've looked at (HLS included), the first day you can apply for aid is Feb. 15th, so you may find it helpful to have your taxes done before then if you want an early aid decision.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:37 pm

I'm going to try to get my personal stuff in as soon as I can, my parents who are both self-employed and have not provided financial information to me in over a decade are probably a different story, haha.

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

Postby patfeeney » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:53 pm

What seems to be the average response time, if there even is one? I submitted at the beginning of December (very late, I know) and I'm getting too antsy to wait. Technically I have another two months before I should get worried, but still... having some sort of idea when others are hearing back is good.

Sorry if this has been discussed earlier.

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

Postby the_pakalypse » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:54 pm

patfeeney wrote:What seems to be the average response time, if there even is one? I submitted at the beginning of December (very late, I know) and I'm getting too antsy to wait. Technically I have another two months before I should get worried, but still... having some sort of idea when others are hearing back is good.

Sorry if this has been discussed earlier.



http://mylsn.info/whenwilliknow.php

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:30 pm

HorseThief wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
paglababa wrote:When are you guys filling out fafsa and stuff? Hoping to do my tax return and get that in by end of this month.


I won't do FAFSA until my and my parents are done with the return, which probably will be mid February.


Keep in mind that you can't apply for finaid until both you and your parents have paid your taxes. At the schools I've looked at (HLS included), the first day you can apply for aid is Feb. 15th, so you may find it helpful to have your taxes done before then if you want an early aid decision.


Exactly, which is why I said I'm waiting until we're finalized, which will be about mid-Feb. :)

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

Postby 062914123 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:30 am

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

Postby Vexed » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:33 am

Finally submitted yesterday. Super slim odds, but whatevs.

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:39 am

bee wrote:hey guys :D checking in since dec scores were released today.

congrats to everyone who has been admitted so far!!!


+1.

Hello B :lol:

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:42 am

bee wrote:hey guys :D checking in since dec scores were released today.

congrats to everyone who has been admitted so far!!!

ETA: i went to input my #s in the spreadsheet, but i think the formulas are messed up. didnt want to screw it up further, but just fyi to whoevers maintaining it :D


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:06 am

bee wrote:hey guys :D checking in since dec scores were released today.

congrats to everyone who has been admitted so far!!!

ETA: i went to input my #s in the spreadsheet, but i think the formulas are messed up. didnt want to screw it up further, but just fyi to whoevers maintaining it :D


This is a common occurrence lol. Once I'm at a computer I'll fix it. :)

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

Postby muzzy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:30 am

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:44 am

I've posted here and there, but I'm finally checking in officially.

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

Postby PotenC » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:06 am

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

Postby berndie90 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:35 am

HorseThief wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
paglababa wrote:When are you guys filling out fafsa and stuff? Hoping to do my tax return and get that in by end of this month.


I won't do FAFSA until my and my parents are done with the return, which probably will be mid February.


Keep in mind that you can't apply for finaid until both you and your parents have paid your taxes. At the schools I've looked at (HLS included), the first day you can apply for aid is Feb. 15th, so you may find it helpful to have your taxes done before then if you want an early aid decision.


I didn't think this was true? I was under the impression that you could fill out an estimated FAFSA and Need Access application based on your estimated income and taxes and then adjust if necessary when you filed your taxes. In addition, I've looked at several schools, and some start making financial aid DECISIONS before February. Duke's application, for example, says they will start sending out financial aid notices in late January on a rolling basis.




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