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 sandclock » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:16 am

lawschool22 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
sandclock wrote:Does anybody know how many people or what percentage of the total have been accepted until now?


We are extremely uninformed, but we've speculated that about 300 people have been accepted out of a total of 800 that will be accepted. That means about 38% of the class has been filled up.


Closer to 860ish will be accepted. Not that it matters all that much, I just want to send out as much hope as possible lol :D.


Thanks. I'm a late applier so now knowing the numbers seems way more hopeful. Hope there's good news for everyone :) :)

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:07 pm

¿ tomorrow ?

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

Postby IrishJew » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:13 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¿ tomorrow ?


I certainly hope so. Mort, what's your status anyway, did you have a JS1 and are awaiting JS2?

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

Postby chneyo » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:14 pm

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

Postby pseu » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:36 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¿ tomorrow ?


Definitely.

Source: blind speculation and excessive optimism

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

Postby esrom55 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:14 pm

LSAC down for anyone else? I try to log in and get "Server is too busy". It's been that way for about an hour.

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

Postby nothingtosee » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:43 pm

Have any complete 12/18 or later gotten js1?

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

Postby malleus discentium » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:40 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Have any complete 12/18 or later gotten js1?

Complete 12/18, no JS1 :(

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

Postby koalacity » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:57 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Have any complete 12/18 or later gotten js1?

Complete 12/18, no JS1 :(

12/16 here. I'm pretty sure there was one person complete around 12/18 who reported getting a JS1, but I haven't seen any others.

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

Postby malleus discentium » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:45 pm

koalacity wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Have any complete 12/18 or later gotten js1?

Complete 12/18, no JS1 :(

12/16 here. I'm pretty sure there was one person complete around 12/18 who reported getting a JS1, but I haven't seen any others.

You haven't gotten a JS1 yet with your numbers? That makes me much less anxious.

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

Postby koalacity » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:59 pm

malleus discentium wrote:You haven't gotten a JS1 yet with your numbers? That makes me much less anxious.

I mean, I think you should be feeling pretty anxious with your 175/3.9. Looks like Harvard hardly ever accepts applicants with those numbers :wink:

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:25 pm

So, acceptances and/or dings tomorrow?

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

Postby malleus discentium » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:13 pm

drawstring wrote:So, acceptances and/or dings tomorrow?

The official name of a ding is "JSNo", just in case that's what we see tomorrow :D

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:40 pm

Now people can say "oh JsNo! when they get dat email :lol:
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:44 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
drawstring wrote:So, acceptances and/or dings tomorrow?

The official name of a ding is "JSNo", just in case that's what we see tomorrow :D


Glad to see it is catching on haha...hopefully there will be little need to use this new term.

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

Postby Chooch51 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:12 am

Some folks mentioned earlier that JS2 calls often start around 3pm. Is that a hard and fast rule or just a general trend?

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:13 am

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:35 am

Third time taker.

Do you know Harvard really evaluates based on the highest???..

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

Postby IrishJew » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:41 am

hwannabe1234 wrote:Third time taker.

Do you know Harvard really evaluates based on the highest???..


There was some discussion about this the other day. The official TLS page on retaking (found here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/retaking-the-lsat.html) has a table which claims Harvard takes the average of LSATs. I presume the source of this is a survey of the law schools. However someone (lawschool22?) mentioned that the anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that many of these schools actually take the highest. I don't have any statistics on that, but that's the word on the street.

FWIW, IIR, the schools are only required to consider highest LSATs on their disclosures, which in turn influence the USNWR rankings etc. So if schools are interested in gaming the rankings, the top LSAT is the only one they need to consider.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:41 am

hwannabe1234 wrote:Third time taker.

Do you know Harvard really evaluates based on the highest???..


By all anecdotal evidence we have, they only take the highest. As Irish points out, that is all that is reported to USNews.

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

Postby IrishJew » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:52 am

hwannabe1234 wrote:Third time taker.

Do you know Harvard really evaluates based on the highest???..


What kind of numbers are you looking at? Are we talking about huge jumps or just a steady climb up?

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:59 am

IrishJew wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:Third time taker.

Do you know Harvard really evaluates based on the highest???..


What kind of numbers are you looking at? Are we talking about huge jumps or just a steady climb up?


I have one high 150s (1st time) and high 160s (2nd), and 174(third take)

I have around 75% gpa and K-JD

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:01 am

hwannabe1234 wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:Third time taker.

Do you know Harvard really evaluates based on the highest???..


What kind of numbers are you looking at? Are we talking about huge jumps or just a steady climb up?


I have one high 150s (1st time) and high 160s (2nd), and 174(third take)

I have around 75% gpa and K-JD


You'll be fine. There are plenty of examples of TLS'ers with similar trajectories whose cycles indicate that HLS only ultimately cares about the top score.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:03 am

hwannabe1234 wrote:
I have one high 150s (1st time) and high 160s (2nd), and 174(third take)

I have around 75% gpa and K-JD


You managed to take the LSAT three times while in college?
I'm impressed by that.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:09 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:
I have one high 150s (1st time) and high 160s (2nd), and 174(third take)

I have around 75% gpa and K-JD


You managed to take the LSAT three times while in college?
I'm impressed by that.


Yes. it was tough times.




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