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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

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
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20%
I applied and got a JS1, but haven't had it yet.
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2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
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13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
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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 Nooblarzlarz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:39 pm

So after the JS1, is there any reason to look at the status checker?

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:41 pm

Nooblarzlarz wrote:So after the JS1, is there any reason to look at the status checker?


I don't think so -- my checker updated when I was admitted I think, but the call came at the same time.

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

Postby bbkk » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:24 pm

wtrc wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So after the JS1, is there any reason to look at the status checker?


I don't think so -- my checker updated when I was admitted I think, but the call came at the same time.


Were you relentlessly refreshing the checker when JS called? :lol:

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

Postby erm15 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:12 pm

Hey guys, I hadn't created an account until now, but had browsed some posts- I'm not up on TLS lingo but I believe you refer to that as "lurking." Anyway, I had my JS1(? interview) on December 20 and, like most of you, have been waiting impatiently to hear something since then.

The question I have is: I see people posting their GPAs in here, but I haven't been able to figure out if they're talking about the GPA on their official transcript or the GPA LSAC gave them. My LSAC GPA is slightly higher than my transcript GPA, but enough to take me from below the median to just below the 75th percentile. Can you tell me which GPA HLS looks at?

Thanks, and good luck to everyone!

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

Postby Gary » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:13 pm

erm15 wrote:Hey guys, I hadn't created an account until now, but had browsed some posts- I'm not up on TLS lingo but I believe you refer to that as "lurking." Anyway, I had my JS1(? interview) on December 20 and, like most of you, have been waiting impatiently to hear something since then.

The question I have is: I see people posting their GPAs in here, but I haven't been able to figure out if they're talking about the GPA on their official transcript or the GPA LSAC gave them. My LSAC GPA is slightly higher than my transcript GPA, but enough to take me from below the median to just below the 75th percentile. Can you tell me which GPA HLS looks at?

Thanks, and good luck to everyone!


They look at your LSAC GPA

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

Postby IrishJew » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:26 pm

wtrc wrote:This is old (from the late spring), but I hadn't seen it before. Interesting, even though it only applies to Harvard College students: http://blog.accepted.com/2013/05/28/har ... n-program/


Is it only for Harvard College people? HBS has a similar program which is open to students from any school.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:30 pm

save your 100th post IJ !!

-Mort

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:30 pm

IrishJew wrote:
wtrc wrote:This is old (from the late spring), but I hadn't seen it before. Interesting, even though it only applies to Harvard College students: http://blog.accepted.com/2013/05/28/har ... n-program/


Is it only for Harvard College people? HBS has a similar program which is open to students from any school.


Interesting link. Seems like they're gunning for a more "experienced" class.

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

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:32 pm

erm15 wrote:Hey guys, I hadn't created an account until now, but had browsed some posts- I'm not up on TLS lingo but I believe you refer to that as "lurking." Anyway, I had my JS1(? interview) on December 20 and, like most of you, have been waiting impatiently to hear something since then.

The question I have is: I see people posting their GPAs in here, but I haven't been able to figure out if they're talking about the GPA on their official transcript or the GPA LSAC gave them. My LSAC GPA is slightly higher than my transcript GPA, but enough to take me from below the median to just below the 75th percentile. Can you tell me which GPA HLS looks at?

Thanks, and good luck to everyone!

Median to 75 is .07 points, so that's not really "slightly" different, but the good news is that the LSAC GPA is the one that counts :D

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:33 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:save your 100th post IJ !!

-Mort


The question is all yours today and from now on, buddy. Hope you can eventually find it in your heart to forgive my previous transgression :D

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

Postby Gary » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:34 pm

thursdays gonna be the big day guys..... i can feel it :shock:

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:35 pm

Gary wrote:thursdays gonna be the big day guys..... i can feel it :shock:


ew
i can't wait that long

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:36 pm

Mort the Tort, you're the only one making this process bearable for me -- thanks for being you.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:37 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:save your 100th post IJ !!

-Mort


Hah! I was going to save my 1,000 post way back when hoping for JS2's to come out. You can see the good that did :D

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

Postby 1278 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:40 pm

so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:42 pm

1278 wrote:so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?


No and No. Be Patient, young Jedi. They will look at your 175. Take a look at the spreadsheet in the OP for approximate wait times.

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:49 pm

1278 wrote:so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?


Both of these seem good to me! (well depending on what your gpa is).

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:54 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Mort the Tort, you're the only one making this process bearable for me -- thanks for being you.



the feeling is mutual to you and everyone else in this thread.

-Mort

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

Postby chneyo » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:59 pm

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

Postby 1278 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:01 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
1278 wrote:so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?


No and No. Be Patient, young Jedi. They will look at your 175. Take a look at the spreadsheet in the OP for approximate wait times.


Thanks LS22! Well according the spreadsheet, the (current) average time from complete to interview request is 13.8 days. My waiting has been more than the double of 13.8 days, holidays excluded. Oh well...

So HLS doe NOT average multiple LSATs?

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:02 pm

bbkk wrote:
wtrc wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So after the JS1, is there any reason to look at the status checker?


I don't think so -- my checker updated when I was admitted I think, but the call came at the same time.


Were you relentlessly refreshing the checker when JS called? :lol:


Nope, was relentlessly refreshing this thread and obsessively looking at my phone :P.

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

Postby 1278 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:03 pm

paglababa wrote:
1278 wrote:so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?


Both of these seem good to me! (well depending on what your gpa is).


No GPA -- international applicant, transcript evaluation: "above average".

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:04 pm

1278 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
1278 wrote:so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?


No and No. Be Patient, young Jedi. They will look at your 175. Take a look at the spreadsheet in the OP for approximate wait times.


Thanks LS22! Well according the spreadsheet, the (current) average time from complete to interview request is 13.8 days. My waiting has been more than the double of 13.8 days, holidays excluded. Oh well...

So HLS doe NOT average multiple LSATs?


Oh I haven't been on the spreadsheet for a bit, I didn't know it was 14 days currently. You're at about 23 days since complete (you really have to take out two weeks for the holidays I would say) which is well within a reasonable range. You're not out of the running at all.

And by all anecdotal evidence we have, they do not average.

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

Postby db1990 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:06 pm

Gary wrote:thursdays gonna be the big day guys..... i can feel it :shock:


That definitely might be true. Probably.

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

Postby 1278 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:08 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
1278 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
1278 wrote:so I went complete on 12/2, but still have not heard anything yet. Does this mean that I'm pretty much out? I took the LSAT twice, 171 (2012) and 175 (2013 OCt). Does HLS see me as a 173?


No and No. Be Patient, young Jedi. They will look at your 175. Take a look at the spreadsheet in the OP for approximate wait times.


Thanks LS22! Well according the spreadsheet, the (current) average time from complete to interview request is 13.8 days. My waiting has been more than the double of 13.8 days, holidays excluded. Oh well...

So HLS doe NOT average multiple LSATs?


Oh I haven't been on the spreadsheet for a bit, I didn't know it was 14 days currently. You're at about 23 days since complete (you really have to take out two weeks for the holidays I would say) which is well within a reasonable range. You're not out of the running at all.

And by all anecdotal evidence we have, they do not average.


Dear LS22,

thank you for allowing me to take 1mg less Xanax for today.

yours
1278




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