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 hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:28 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:Got a JS1 email just now. There are only three days I am able to sign up in January right now, for those who are reading the tea leaves :)

I know they go out pretty randomly, but FWIW I submitted 12/5 and went complete 12/10

I hope to hear about more JS1s today!


mind sharing stats?

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:29 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:Got a JS1 email just now. There are only three days I am able to sign up in January right now, for those who are reading the tea leaves :)

I know they go out pretty randomly, but FWIW I submitted 12/5 and went complete 12/10

I hope to hear about more JS1s today!

:shock: Just as I was about to get off TLS for the day and get some work done...

Congrats and good luck!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:29 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:Got a JS1 email just now. There are only three days I am able to sign up in January right now, for those who are reading the tea leaves :)

I know they go out pretty randomly, but FWIW I submitted 12/5 and went complete 12/10

I hope to hear about more JS1s today!


What were the last slots you could sign up in?

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:32 pm

I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.

So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)

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

Postby nabadgelyo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:32 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
nabadgelyo wrote:Got a JS1 email just now. There are only three days I am able to sign up in January right now, for those who are reading the tea leaves :)

I know they go out pretty randomly, but FWIW I submitted 12/5 and went complete 12/10

I hope to hear about more JS1s today!


What were the last slots you could sign up in?



There are a number of slots on Thursday, 1/23; the last slot is at 2pm

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

Postby 062914123 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:33 pm

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:36 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.

So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)


common wisdom is that retakes do not matter except maybe for S and Y

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:36 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.

So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)


common wisdom is that retakes do not matter except maybe for S and Y


thanks a lot!!

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

Postby $alty » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:41 pm

bee wrote:
nabadgelyo wrote:FWIW I submitted 12/5 and went complete 12/10

should i be worried that my application was received on 12/30 and i still havent gone complete? :shock: :shock:


avg between submit and complete is 11.4. i wouldn't worry, especially since some probably didn't get back to work until the 2nd.

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

Postby nabadgelyo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:44 pm

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:52 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
nabadgelyo wrote:Got a JS1 email just now. There are only three days I am able to sign up in January right now, for those who are reading the tea leaves :)

I know they go out pretty randomly, but FWIW I submitted 12/5 and went complete 12/10

I hope to hear about more JS1s today!


What were the last slots you could sign up in?

I wouldn't read into available slots too much. When I scheduled my JS1, there were several days in January that were available. That most of the days are now blocked up is due to interviews I think.

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:52 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.

So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)


common wisdom is that retakes do not matter except maybe for S and Y


See here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/retaking-the-lsat.html

There is a table showing how different schools consider it. According to that most schools take highest; Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, and GULC take averages; Yale is "holistic"; and Stanford gave no response.

Y and S are kind of black boxes, the rumor goes, and look at the narrative and totality of your app.

All that being said, the schools see all your scores, so if you know you'll rock a retake I doubt it would hurt you anywhere. I mean, what would Yale say? "We were going to take this guy with a 170 but then he retook and got a 177 so he obviously has no place here"?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:54 pm

IrishJew wrote:
milkandcheerios wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.

So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)


common wisdom is that retakes do not matter except maybe for S and Y


See here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/retaking-the-lsat.html

There is a table showing how different schools consider it. According to that most schools take highest; Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, and GULC take averages; Yale is "holistic"; and Stanford gave no response.

Y and S are kind of black boxes, the rumor goes, and look at the narrative and totality of your app.

All that being said, the schools see all your scores, so if you know you'll rock a retake I doubt it would hurt you anywhere. I mean, what would Yale say? "We were going to take this guy with a 170 but then he retook and got a 177 so he obviously has no place here"?


Most of the anecdotal evidence suggests that most of those schools do not in fact average.

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:58 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
milkandcheerios wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.

So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)


common wisdom is that retakes do not matter except maybe for S and Y


See here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/retaking-the-lsat.html

There is a table showing how different schools consider it. According to that most schools take highest; Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, and GULC take averages; Yale is "holistic"; and Stanford gave no response.

Y and S are kind of black boxes, the rumor goes, and look at the narrative and totality of your app.

All that being said, the schools see all your scores, so if you know you'll rock a retake I doubt it would hurt you anywhere. I mean, what would Yale say? "We were going to take this guy with a 170 but then he retook and got a 177 so he obviously has no place here"?


Most of the anecdotal evidence suggests that most of those schools do not in fact average.


Good to know! I certainly have no magic window into admissions except TLS!

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

Postby caiti » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:08 pm

I also just got a JS1 - submitted 12/1, complete a week-ish later.
176, 3.7x
the only dates were Jan 21-23, with a handful of slots each day.
good luck everyone!

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:15 pm

caiti wrote:I also just got a JS1 - submitted 12/1, complete a week-ish later.
176, 3.7x
the only dates were Jan 21-23, with a handful of slots each day.
good luck everyone!


Congrats! :D :D

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:15 pm

I still think we will see some acceptances today.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:16 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:I still think we will see some acceptances today.


I agree. I'd be pretty surprised if we didn't see some movement.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:22 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:I still think we will see some acceptances today.


I agree. I'd be pretty surprised if we didn't see some movement.


Ditto

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:35 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:I still think we will see some acceptances today.


I agree. I'd be pretty surprised if we didn't see some movement.


Hmm, it's already 1:30. I'm not sure how much we should be expecting today, but certainly a wave should be coming soon if prior years are any guide. It does feel like they are "behind" relative to prior years in terms of acceptances, but that could just be an illusion.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:40 pm

i agree with the sentiment that things have been pushed back somewhat

i think the 2 snow days in early Jan do push things to ¿next week?

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:51 pm

IrishJew wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:I still think we will see some acceptances today.


I agree. I'd be pretty surprised if we didn't see some movement.


Hmm, it's already 1:30. I'm not sure how much we should be expecting today, but certainly a wave should be coming soon if prior years are any guide. It does feel like they are "behind" relative to prior years in terms of acceptances, but that could just be an illusion.


Interesting. That could very well be true. But usually calls started around 3PM this cycle, didn't they?

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:51 pm

Where are rejections? I EXPECTED REJECTIONS.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:05 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:I still think we will see some acceptances today.


I agree. I'd be pretty surprised if we didn't see some movement.


Hmm, it's already 1:30. I'm not sure how much we should be expecting today, but certainly a wave should be coming soon if prior years are any guide. It does feel like they are "behind" relative to prior years in terms of acceptances, but that could just be an illusion.


Interesting. That could very well be true. But usually calls started around 3PM this cycle, didn't they?


Yes

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

Postby tls2175 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:07 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:I still think we will see some acceptances today.


I agree. I'd be pretty surprised if we didn't see some movement.


Hmm, it's already 1:30. I'm not sure how much we should be expecting today, but certainly a wave should be coming soon if prior years are any guide. It does feel like they are "behind" relative to prior years in terms of acceptances, but that could just be an illusion.


Interesting. That could very well be true. But usually calls started around 3PM this cycle, didn't they?

^I was one of the first to report my JS2 on a day that calls went out. JS called me just before 3pm EST so there still might be some activity today.

Good luck to everyone and congrats to those who received JS1's!




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