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 chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:30 pm

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:35 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:51 pm

chneyo wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote: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:


A little LS22 told me there will be no holds this year.


Yep, no "official" holds. Obviously there will be a group of people internally that the admissions office is deferring decisions on for a bit, but this is not going to be communicated to the applicant as an official status.

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:36 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
chneyo wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote: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:


A little LS22 told me there will be no holds this year.


Yep, no "official" holds. Obviously there will be a group of people internally that the admissions office is deferring decisions on for a bit, but this is not going to be communicated to the applicant as an official status.


Sorry that I missed this- where is this info from, LS22? I never really got the difference between a hold and waitlist, as much as it was explained, I just thought it was a stretch... so it makes sense!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:40 pm

wtrc wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
chneyo wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote: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:


A little LS22 told me there will be no holds this year.


Yep, no "official" holds. Obviously there will be a group of people internally that the admissions office is deferring decisions on for a bit, but this is not going to be communicated to the applicant as an official status.


Sorry that I missed this- where is this info from, LS22? I never really got the difference between a hold and waitlist, as much as it was explained, I just thought it was a stretch... so it makes sense!


I forget the poster, but it was someone ITT who I think is a current student and seems to be well-aware of the goings-on in the HLS admissions office that said this. I'll try to find the quote.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:10 pm

TripTrip wrote:There will be no holds this year.


Page 140

TripTrip if for whatever reason you don't want me quoting that, just let me know.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:11 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
chneyo wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote: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:


A little LS22 told me there will be no holds this year.


Yep, no "official" holds. Obviously there will be a group of people internally that the admissions office is deferring decisions on for a bit, but this is not going to be communicated to the applicant as an official status.


Not communicated to the applicant ?

That makes Mort very sad. =(

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:19 pm

lawschool22 wrote:a current student
Indeed.
lawschool22 wrote:and seems to be well-aware of the goings-on in the HLS admissions office
I do not represent HLS admissions. I know you didn't say that, but I want to make that clear.

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

Postby wowhio » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:50 pm

K-JDs are expected to update their applications when fall grades come out, right? The whole official transcript sent through LSAC hullabaloo?

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:51 pm

wowhio wrote:K-JDs are expected to update their applications when fall grades come out, right? The whole official transcript sent through LSAC hullabaloo?


Apparently adcoms don't really care. I sent mine anyway in hope that they'd remember that I exist.

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:57 pm

drawstring wrote:
wowhio wrote:K-JDs are expected to update their applications when fall grades come out, right? The whole official transcript sent through LSAC hullabaloo?


Apparently adcoms don't really care. I sent mine anyway in hope that they'd remember that I exist.


I kinda hope they don't care, mine ever so slightly worsened my GPA.... so I don't plan to send them in unless they ask

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:58 pm

chneyo wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote: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:


A little LS22 told me there will be no holds this year.


Yeah, that's why I'm hoping I don't hear anything even though I so desperately want to hear something. It's quite the dilemma.

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:17 pm

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

Postby kaseyb002 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:41 pm

I developed an admissions calculator specifically for Harvard. The regression model used is based on about 5 years of non-URM LSN data.

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If I get much response, I'll put more work into the regression model and test more for accuracy, and maybe do the rest of the T14.

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

Postby patfeeney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:51 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:
drawstring wrote:
wowhio wrote:K-JDs are expected to update their applications when fall grades come out, right? The whole official transcript sent through LSAC hullabaloo?


Apparently adcoms don't really care. I sent mine anyway in hope that they'd remember that I exist.


I kinda hope they don't care, mine ever so slightly worsened my GPA.... so I don't plan to send them in unless they ask


I'm in a weird position because my GPA only went up .04 points, but the increase sent me from below to above 25th percentile for like 3 of my schools, so I figured the increase was important enough.

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

Postby GreatExpectations » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:57 pm

Feeney did you just send your new transcript to LSAC or did you also email in an update?

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:26 pm

kaseyb002 wrote:I developed an admissions calculator specifically for Harvard. The regression model used is based on about 5 years of non-URM LSN data.

--LinkRemoved--

If I get much response, I'll put more work into the regression model and test more for accuracy, and maybe do the rest of the T14.


Could you explain a bit of your methodology? are waitlists included in rejections or acceptances? did you clean the data? what regression did you use?

also, if anyone was looking for a fun stats project, I'd love to see the impact of work experience holding everything else constant. I'd do it myself but have a lot of schoolwork :(

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

Postby 062914123 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:49 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:49 pm

It gives me a 97 percent chance, which seems too high.......

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:52 pm

It gave me 6% lol. Leaving thread in 5, 4, 3, 2....

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

Postby patfeeney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:55 pm

GreatExpectations wrote:Feeney did you just send your new transcript to LSAC or did you also email in an update?

I sent it to my reach schools; for all the other apps I was already at median or higher, so I didn't think it was necessary.

kaseyb002 wrote:I developed an admissions calculator specifically for Harvard. The regression model used is based on about 5 years of non-URM LSN data.

--LinkRemoved--

If I get much response, I'll put more work into the regression model and test more for accuracy, and maybe do the rest of the T14.


Put me at a nine percent chance, which is lower than I'd like :( If only HY would look at my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of undergrad divorced from my first year. I thought I was going to switch to a trumpet major back then, for the love of Pooty Tang. If I took that year out I'd be near median, instead of far below 25th.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:57 pm

But in all seriousness, the problem with this is it (I assume) ignores 25/50/75 percentiles, which we know are important. Also 5 years of data might actually be a bad thing. We are in a vastly different world with admissions than we were in the 2008-2009 cycle.

Finally, I'm curious about your regression. What confidence level are you at, and what was your correlation coefficient?

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:01 pm

kaseyb002 wrote:I developed an admissions calculator specifically for Harvard. The regression model used is based on about 5 years of non-URM LSN data.

--LinkRemoved--

If I get much response, I'll put more work into the regression model and test more for accuracy, and maybe do the rest of the T14.


Gives me a 15% chance of getting in…guess I really beat the odds.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:04 pm

The-Specs wrote:
kaseyb002 wrote:I developed an admissions calculator specifically for Harvard. The regression model used is based on about 5 years of non-URM LSN data.

--LinkRemoved--

If I get much response, I'll put more work into the regression model and test more for accuracy, and maybe do the rest of the T14.


Gives me a 15% chance of getting in…guess I really beat the odds.


You're such a special snowflake though :lol: Idk how I got a JS1 w/ my 6% odds

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

Postby GreatExpectations » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:05 pm

It gave me a 25% which might be a little optimistic considering I'm still waiting on a JS1 invite but hey I'll take it




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