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 paglababa » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:27 am

Any JS2 or rejection waves? Need to see activityyyyyy :)

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:26 pm

bart001 wrote:my app went complete on 11/18 but I have not heard anything since. What do you all think? Is this bad? Thanks...


Too soon to freak out completely.

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

Postby phillywc » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:49 pm

bart001 wrote:my app went complete on 11/18 but I have not heard anything since. What do you all think? Is this bad? Thanks...

You can join the no js1 club. We have tshirts and mousepads.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:02 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
bart001 wrote:my app went complete on 11/18 but I have not heard anything since. What do you all think? Is this bad? Thanks...


Too soon to freak out completely.


I'd agree with this, especially considering the weird timeline this cycle.

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

Postby EzraFitz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:41 pm

phillywc wrote:
bart001 wrote:my app went complete on 11/18 but I have not heard anything since. What do you all think? Is this bad? Thanks...

You can join the no js1 club. We have tshirts and mousepads.

I'm thinking we need flasks and shot glasses next.

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

Postby Kobaine51 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:45 pm

ChuckBass wrote:
phillywc wrote:
bart001 wrote:my app went complete on 11/18 but I have not heard anything since. What do you all think? Is this bad? Thanks...

You can join the no js1 club. We have tshirts and mousepads.

I'm thinking we need flasks and shot glasses next.


Worst. Club. Ever.

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

Postby Gary » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:01 pm

Gonna use my 100th post on Harvard, and hope for a little JS2 luck this week for me and all the other December interviews :)

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:25 pm

thanks for the luck Gary !

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

Postby nmic » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:25 pm

Checking in. Submitted app on 01/02 and got the "app received" email today. Below median LSAT and no GPA (international student), but I hope that my MA, 6 years work experience and extensive volunteering and internships will compensate... What's very annoying is that I can't compare myself to others because I didn't find anyone in a similar situation so I'm very anxious. I wonder if they will only look at the LSAT and reject me from the very beginning... Any thoughts? Thanks and good luck to everyone who is still waiting for js or any other sign from HLS.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chneyo » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:26 pm

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:42 pm

nmic wrote:Checking in. Submitted app on 01/02 and got the "app received" email today. Below median LSAT and no GPA (international student), but I hope that my MA, 6 years work experience and extensive volunteering and internships will compensate... What's very annoying is that I can't compare myself to others because I didn't find anyone in a similar situation so I'm very anxious. I wonder if they will only look at the LSAT and reject me from the very beginning... Any thoughts? Thanks and good luck to everyone who is still waiting for js or any other sign from HLS.


What rating did LSAC give your GPA? It won't impact rankings, but H will still care.

Regardless, you should be prepared to sit out a cycle and retake the LSAT.

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

Postby paglababa » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:44 pm

Theories and predictions on when December JS1s will get their first wave of JS2s?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:50 pm

paglababa wrote:Theories and predictions on when December JS1s will get their first wave of JS2s?


Prediction: Monday, January 13th (last year there was a wave on Monday, January 14th).
ETA: There were some December JS1s with JS2s already..maybe as late as December 10th IIRC?

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

Postby gb47 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:00 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:Theories and predictions on when December JS1s will get their first wave of JS2s?


Prediction: Monday, January 13th (last year there was a wave on Monday, January 14th).
ETA: There were some December JS1s with JS2s already..maybe as late as December 10th IIRC?


I had my JS1 12/18 and my JS2 12/23

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

Postby nmic » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:00 pm

midwest17 wrote:
nmic wrote:Checking in. Submitted app on 01/02 and got the "app received" email today. Below median LSAT and no GPA (international student), but I hope that my MA, 6 years work experience and extensive volunteering and internships will compensate... What's very annoying is that I can't compare myself to others because I didn't find anyone in a similar situation so I'm very anxious. I wonder if they will only look at the LSAT and reject me from the very beginning... Any thoughts? Thanks and good luck to everyone who is still waiting for js or any other sign from HLS.


What rating did LSAC give your GPA? It won't impact rankings, but H will still care.

Regardless, you should be prepared to sit out a cycle and retake the LSAT.


LSAC evaluated both my undergrad and graduate grades and rated them as Above Average.

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

Postby Gary » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:00 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:Theories and predictions on when December JS1s will get their first wave of JS2s?


Prediction: Monday, January 13th (last year there was a wave on Monday, January 14th).
ETA: There were some December JS1s with JS2s already..maybe as late as December 10th IIRC?


But apparently there aren't people with December JS1 invites and JS2s?

eta: nvm looks like gb47 probably had a Dec invite

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:13 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:Theories and predictions on when December JS1s will get their first wave of JS2s?


Prediction: Monday, January 13th (last year there was a wave on Monday, January 14th).
ETA: There were some December JS1s with JS2s already..maybe as late as December 10th IIRC?


we tried to predict this based on last year for December JS1's but it seemed like we were only half right in that JS2's did come out at the end of December right before break, but not very many December JS1's got their JS2 in December.

I've given up.

Instead, I simply write

¿ tomorrow ?

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:22 pm

nmic wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
nmic wrote:Checking in. Submitted app on 01/02 and got the "app received" email today. Below median LSAT and no GPA (international student), but I hope that my MA, 6 years work experience and extensive volunteering and internships will compensate... What's very annoying is that I can't compare myself to others because I didn't find anyone in a similar situation so I'm very anxious. I wonder if they will only look at the LSAT and reject me from the very beginning... Any thoughts? Thanks and good luck to everyone who is still waiting for js or any other sign from HLS.


What rating did LSAC give your GPA? It won't impact rankings, but H will still care.

Regardless, you should be prepared to sit out a cycle and retake the LSAT.


LSAC evaluated both my undergrad and graduate grades and rated them as Above Average.


I'm far from an expert, but common wisdom seems to be that you need Superior to have a good shot at YHS. Below median LSAT probably makes that even more true. See, e.g.: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=172847#p4990109

Not out of the realm of possibility, depending on how far below median you are, and your WE will help.

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:39 pm

I haven't been keeping up with the thread over the holidays, so sorry if this has already been said, but has there been any consensus on when waitlist/rejections will come out?

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

Postby nmic » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:02 pm

midwest17 wrote:
nmic wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
nmic wrote:Checking in. Submitted app on 01/02 and got the "app received" email today. Below median LSAT and no GPA (international student), but I hope that my MA, 6 years work experience and extensive volunteering and internships will compensate... What's very annoying is that I can't compare myself to others because I didn't find anyone in a similar situation so I'm very anxious. I wonder if they will only look at the LSAT and reject me from the very beginning... Any thoughts? Thanks and good luck to everyone who is still waiting for js or any other sign from HLS.


What rating did LSAC give your GPA? It won't impact rankings, but H will still care.

Regardless, you should be prepared to sit out a cycle and retake the LSAT.


LSAC evaluated both my undergrad and graduate grades and rated them as Above Average.


I'm far from an expert, but common wisdom seems to be that you need Superior to have a good shot at YHS. Below median LSAT probably makes that even more true. See, e.g.: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=172847#p4990109

Not out of the realm of possibility, depending on how far below median you are, and your WE will help.


The funny thing is that they give Superior to grades between 9 and 10 and mine was 8.9 so I needed just 0.1 to get Superior... maybe they'll look at this too. Thank you for the link and for your thoughts.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:04 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:I haven't been keeping up with the thread over the holidays, so sorry if this has already been said, but has there been any consensus on when waitlist/rejections will come out?


Hasn't been much talk of that, but apparently the first reported rejection last year was on Friday the 11th.

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

Postby patfeeney » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:04 pm

midwest17 wrote:
nmic wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
nmic wrote:Checking in. Submitted app on 01/02 and got the "app received" email today. Below median LSAT and no GPA (international student), but I hope that my MA, 6 years work experience and extensive volunteering and internships will compensate... What's very annoying is that I can't compare myself to others because I didn't find anyone in a similar situation so I'm very anxious. I wonder if they will only look at the LSAT and reject me from the very beginning... Any thoughts? Thanks and good luck to everyone who is still waiting for js or any other sign from HLS.


What rating did LSAC give your GPA? It won't impact rankings, but H will still care.

Regardless, you should be prepared to sit out a cycle and retake the LSAT.


LSAC evaluated both my undergrad and graduate grades and rated them as Above Average.


I'm far from an expert, but common wisdom seems to be that you need Superior to have a good shot at YHS. Below median LSAT probably makes that even more true. See, e.g.: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=172847#p4990109

Not out of the realm of possibility, depending on how far below median you are, and your WE will help.


I'm missing where on the Academic Summary it lists GPA as "above average" or whatever...

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:09 pm

patfeeney wrote:I'm missing where on the Academic Summary it lists GPA as "above average" or whatever...


It's for international applicants only.

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

Postby patfeeney » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:14 pm

midwest17 wrote:
patfeeney wrote:I'm missing where on the Academic Summary it lists GPA as "above average" or whatever...


It's for international applicants only.


Ooh, good to know.




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