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 IrishJew » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:17 am

sah wrote:At which T14s does the status checker matter? So I can stop wasting my time.... For instance, I know NYU and Harvard just called before any updates, and Columbia states explicitly that they will not announce decisions online.


I got Georgetown by mail without phone or e-mail (though I don't know what the status checker said since I Wasn't checking it).

Finding out via status checker is the norm for UMich apparently.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:41 am

Every time I see a new e-mail in my inbox I get nervous because I assume it's a ding/WL from Harvard

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:52 am

i wonder though if the schedule got pushed back a few days b/c of snow-related closures

in which ¿ next week ?

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:56 am

Mort_the_Tort wrote:i wonder though if the schedule got pushed back a few days b/c of snow-related closures

in which ¿ next week ?


I don't know if anything happens today, but if nothing happens, I doubt it's because of the snow day. It was just one day, and a lot of people still went to work throughout the city. It was bad, but it wasn't that bad

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:58 am

edwardt1988 wrote:
Mort_the_Tort wrote:i wonder though if the schedule got pushed back a few days b/c of snow-related closures

in which ¿ next week ?


I don't know if anything happens today, but if nothing happens, I doubt it's because of the snow day. It was just one day, and a lot of people still went to work throughout the city. It was bad, but it wasn't that bad

There's more salt than snow. We got less than an inch.

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

Postby chneyo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:00 pm

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:02 pm

TripTrip wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:
Mort_the_Tort wrote:i wonder though if the schedule got pushed back a few days b/c of snow-related closures

in which ¿ next week ?


I don't know if anything happens today, but if nothing happens, I doubt it's because of the snow day. It was just one day, and a lot of people still went to work throughout the city. It was bad, but it wasn't that bad

There's more salt than snow. We got less than an inch.


oh yea today is nothing. I thought mort was talking about last Friday

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:14 pm

So

I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

Given this fact, would it be wise to update my fall grade once I get them all?

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:39 pm

Mort,

Your optimism and outlook is so contagious. I really hope we end up at the same school.

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:41 pm

wtrc wrote:Mort,

Your optimism and outlook is so contagious. I really hope we end up at the same school.

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

Postby berndie90 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:41 pm

wtrc wrote:Mort,

Your optimism and outlook is so contagious. I really hope we end up at the same school.


I'm going to be so disappointed when I find out that Mort isn't the man in his profile picture though!

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:43 pm

berndie90 wrote:
wtrc wrote:Mort,

Your optimism and outlook is so contagious. I really hope we end up at the same school.


I'm going to be so disappointed when I find out that Mort isn't the man in his profile picture though!

Haha, he's definitely not-the actual "Mort the Tort" is this guy.

eta: then again, apparently Morton Horwitz never actually got a JD-he has a PhD and LLB from Harvard, but not a JD. So who knows-maybe getting a JD is on his bucket list?
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby paglababa » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:44 pm

Wait is everyone here in consensus that a round of denials/rejections is coming before the next JS2 wave?

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

Postby amc987 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:49 pm

koalacity wrote:
berndie90 wrote:
wtrc wrote:Mort,

Your optimism and outlook is so contagious. I really hope we end up at the same school.


I'm going to be so disappointed when I find out that Mort isn't the man in his profile picture though!

Haha, he's definitely not-the actual "Mort the Tort" is this guy.

eta: then again, apparently Morton Horwitz never actually got a JD-he has a PhD and LLB from Harvard, but not a JD. So who knows-maybe getting a JD is on his bucket list?


Wasn't an LLB the equivalent of a JD back in the day?

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:00 pm

sorry to disappoint

Mort Horwitz taught Elena Kagan when she was a student at HLS

he is awesome -- gives great lectures

if you want to learn about the Warren Court quick, http://www.amazon.com/Warren-Pursuit-Ju ... rren+court

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

Postby residentemma » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:01 pm

I just had my Skype interview... how long until I should expect to hear back?

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:09 pm

I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just at/below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class this fall semester ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:13 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just at/below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class this fall semester ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?


You just posted this same thing. Be patient, people will respond...

They will not care about the pass fail. I don't know that it matters, I would probably send them in now, because the HLS wait list is somewhat funky, and with your late app you may want the little extra boost. I can't imagine if you're above both 75ths that you wouldn't get in, assuming the rest of your app is okay.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby HorseThief » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:14 pm

residentemma wrote:I just had my Skype interview... how long until I should expect to hear back?


There is no telling. You probably won't be in the next wave, but there's no telling how much longer after that you'll have to wait.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:15 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just at/below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class this fall semester ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?


You just posted this same thing. Be patient, people will respond...


sorry....

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

Postby HorseThief » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:16 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just at/below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class this fall semester ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?


I don't see that it would help. Your numbers are strong enough that they wouldn't exclude you for having a GPA just under 75%. If you do decide to send it, though, just keep your note very short. Them peeps are busy.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:19 pm

HorseThief wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just at/below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class this fall semester ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?


I don't see that it would help. Your numbers are strong enough that they wouldn't exclude you for having a GPA just under 75%. If you do decide to send it, though, just keep your note very short. Them peeps are busy.


It wouldn't hurt either, would it?

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

Postby HorseThief » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:21 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
I don't see that it would help. Your numbers are strong enough that they wouldn't exclude you for having a GPA just under 75%. If you do decide to send it, though, just keep your note very short. Them peeps are busy.


It wouldn't hurt either, would it?


Strictly speak, no. If it's going to be on your mind for a while, just go ahead and send in the update.

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

Postby $alty » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:23 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I submitted my application with my december score which is slightly above harvard median.

I have gpa just at/below harvard 75 % , but with fall semester's gpa I become above 75% with extra 0.02~0.03 boost.

I am a little concerned because I have used Pass/Fail for one class this fall semester ( I passed.)

Rest of the grades are A or A + so this would increase my gpa extra 0.03 overall, making it to be above 75%.

Would I send it now? or wait until I get decision and save them for potential waitlist and LOCI ?

Any suggestions?


I don't see that it would help. Your numbers are strong enough that they wouldn't exclude you for having a GPA just under 75%. If you do decide to send it, though, just keep your note very short. Them peeps are busy.



It wouldn't hurt either, would it?


just send your transcripts to lsac and relax. each school will get an automatic update.

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

Postby nabadgelyo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:24 pm

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