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 edwardt1988 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:39 am

Some activity going on! Nice

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

Postby politics89 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:58 am

Random question, probably already answered but: How do you hear about JS1s? Is it on the status checker or does an email come first?

Because I really should stop obsessively checking my status checker if I don't need to.

Thanks.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:00 pm

politics89 wrote:Random question, probably already answered but: How do you hear about JS1s? Is it on the status checker or does an email come first?

Because I really should stop obsessively checking my status checker if I don't need to.

Thanks.


It'll come via an email first. Then you'll see it noted in the Mailings (or whatever its called) section of the status tracker after that.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:00 pm

politics89 wrote:Random question, probably already answered but: How do you hear about JS1s? Is it on the status checker or does an email come first?

Because I really should stop obsessively checking my status checker if I don't need to.

Thanks.


An email is sent and that email shows up on the status checker at the same time.

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:08 pm

midwest17 wrote:
politics89 wrote:Random question, probably already answered but: How do you hear about JS1s? Is it on the status checker or does an email come first?

Because I really should stop obsessively checking my status checker if I don't need to.

Thanks.


An email is sent and that email shows up on the status checker at the same time.

But there's an extra "0" on the status checker 48 hours before the email comes.




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

Postby koalacity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:09 pm

TripTrip wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
politics89 wrote:Random question, probably already answered but: How do you hear about JS1s? Is it on the status checker or does an email come first?

Because I really should stop obsessively checking my status checker if I don't need to.

Thanks.


An email is sent and that email shows up on the status checker at the same time.

But there's an extra "0" on the status checker 48 hours before the email comes.

Wait, what?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:09 pm

TripTrip wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
politics89 wrote:Random question, probably already answered but: How do you hear about JS1s? Is it on the status checker or does an email come first?

Because I really should stop obsessively checking my status checker if I don't need to.

Thanks.


An email is sent and that email shows up on the status checker at the same time.

But there's an extra "0" on the status checker 48 hours before the email comes.


Huh?

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

Postby koalacity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:12 pm

TripTrip wrote:But there's an extra "0" on the status checker 48 hours before the email comes.


just kidding

Man, we are embarrassingly easy to mess with, especially those of us who are anxiously awaiting a JS1 invite :oops:.

Not that I'm one of those people or anything.

jk I definitely am

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:59 pm

So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:05 pm

Nooblarzlarz wrote:So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?


We would probably need someone who knows what the total number of members were at the end of last cycle.

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

Postby koalacity » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:07 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?


We would probably need someone who knows what the total number of members were at the end of last cycle.

Paging TripTrip

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:12 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?


We would probably need someone who knows what the total number of members were at the end of last cycle.

Currently the 2016 group has 643 members and Harvard had 865 offers. So just shy of 75% of those who received an offer last year have joined the page and continued to be a member. So conservatively, we could say 305 offers so far this year, but that's assuming the same admissions timeline and several other variables as well (most prominently being that several folks could have left the group in the past year).

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:23 pm

koalacity wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?


We would probably need someone who knows what the total number of members were at the end of last cycle.

Paging TripTrip

The c/o 2016 Facebook group has 643 members currently, which is about what it was at the beginning of fall semester. I don't think many current students have left the group, though a few may have joined it.

The reason it's larger than the class is because of staff involvement, rising 2Ls and 3Ls who joined the group, and applicants who ultimately went to another school but didn't leave the HLS group because, in their heart, they know HLS is better than wherever they went.

On a related note, I just realized that I can view group members by join date, which I could use to roughly deduce the acceptance date of everyone in my class. I don't think Harvard intended that!


Update: In looking that the group join dates, it looks like 60-70 students (10%) joined the group during or after orientation week. One of which I definitely peer pressured into getting a facebook account so she would stop missing all the event scheduling.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:26 pm

I would say the just below 75% figure makes sense, but it would be a bit lower for this cycle right now because presumably not everyone has joined yet. You aren't automatically added, you need to click a link in the email to join and request access. A lot of people (myself included) requested access the second we could, but I would guess at least a few people would wait to join until they decide they are going to HLS, no?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:28 pm

Nooblarzlarz wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?


We would probably need someone who knows what the total number of members were at the end of last cycle.

Currently the 2016 group has 643 members and Harvard had 865 offers. So just shy of 75% of those who received an offer last year have joined the page and continued to be a member. So conservatively, we could say 315 offers so far this year, but that's assuming the same admissions timeline and several other variables as well (most prominently being that several folks could have left the group in the past year).


There are probably some people who left last year's group, and also some people this year who have yet to join but who ultimately will. Let's say 30 people left (because I don't think most people leave Facebook groups once they've joined) so now you're looking at 78% (673/865), which gets to 303 admits. Add in the people who have yet to join (maybe 15-30?) and you're at around 318-333 give or take. So yeah, 315 makes sense even after taking in those other variables, maybe its just a bit higher. :D

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:32 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So the HLS 2017 Facebook page currently has 236, 7 of which are admins (who are presumably students/staff). Anyone want to speculate/extrapolate on how many offers have been sent based on this?


We would probably need someone who knows what the total number of members were at the end of last cycle.

Currently the 2016 group has 643 members and Harvard had 865 offers. So just shy of 75% of those who received an offer last year have joined the page and continued to be a member. So conservatively, we could say 315 offers so far this year, but that's assuming the same admissions timeline and several other variables as well (most prominently being that several folks could have left the group in the past year).


There are probably some people who left last year's group, and also some people this year who have yet to join but who ultimately will. Let's say 30 people left (because I don't think most people leave Facebook groups once they've joined) so now you're looking at 78% (673/865), which gets to 303 admits. Add in the people who have yet to join (maybe 15-30?) and you're at around 318-333 give or take. So yeah, 315 makes sense even after taking in those other variables, maybe its just a bit higher. :D


So ~36% of all offers have been made at this point.
I <3 aimless speculation :D

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:45 pm

I opened my email this morning and a freakin' moth flew out.

Mort, you thinkin' tomorrow?

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:47 pm

Idk why, but I keep checking the updates ITT. Good luck everyone! It's still early in the game

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:49 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Idk why, but I keep checking the updates ITT. Good luck everyone! It's still early in the game


Agreed. Rooting for everybody here, excited to celebrate.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:59 pm

Chneyo, you know what I'm thinkin'

...

I'm thinkin' ¿ tomorrow ?

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:59 pm

chneyo wrote:I opened my email this morning and a freakin' moth flew out.

Mort, you thinkin' tomorrow?


I think Mort's "tomorrow" never comes before 3 PM EST

Edit: I was mistaken!
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:00 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:Chneyo, you know what I'm thinkin'

...

I'm thinkin' ¿ tomorrow ?


I'm going to agree with Mort today. I'm thinking tomorrow as well.

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:08 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:Chneyo, you know what I'm thinkin'

...

I'm thinkin' ¿ tomorrow ?



Freakin' love this kid.

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

Postby Graham42 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:26 pm

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:29 pm

I feel so torn. I really really want to hear something from Harvard, but being that I had my JS1 in early november, chances are that it would be better for me not to hear anything from them this week (i.e. no rejection or waitlist) so then I could hope that I'm apart of the infamous hold category...
BUT THE WAITING IS AGONY :shock:




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