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
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 crazyrobin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:46 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
hcrimson2014 wrote:It seems that every single person on TLS who have applied early with decent numbers has gotten JS1. I applied on 9/15, application went complete on 9/30, my gpa is between 25-50 percentile while my lsat is 75+. Admittedly I don't have great ec but I think they are decent while my PS and DS should not feature any grave grammatical error, I spent a month grooming the details and had it proof-read by 3 people. I have gotten into Duke and UVA as well so I think if there was something significantly problematic they would not have admitted me. I got a really nice email from the aplsa from Harvard so I do not think my numbers are awful either but still no news on JS1. Anyone else in a similarly frustration situation?


I'm sure they are just trying to see if they can make exceptions to their need-based financial aid policy to give us full rides. Policy changing moves like that take some time which I'm willing to give them.


I like the full ride part.
:wink:

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:27 pm

Submitted! Holy shit that was a rush

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

Postby HarvardHopeful » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:41 pm

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:48 pm

Step 1: Know someone who is applying to Harvard Law.
Step 2: Signup for a Google Voice number with a (617) area code.
Step 3: Call your friend when they are unlikely to answer and don't leave a message.

:lol:

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

Postby djfududeman » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:49 pm

TripTrip wrote:Step 1: Know someone who is applying to Harvard Law.
Step 2: Signup for a Google Voice number with a (617) area code.
Step 3: Call your friend when they are unlikely to answer and don't leave a message.

:lol:

You forgot to title this "How to Induce a Heart Attack in Twenty-Something-Year-Old Humans in Otherwise Relatively Good Health"

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:53 pm

djfududeman wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Step 1: Know someone who is applying to Harvard Law.
Step 2: Signup for a Google Voice number with a (617) area code.
Step 3: Call your friend when they are unlikely to answer and don't leave a message.

:lol:

You forgot to title this "How to Induce a Heart Attack in Twenty-Something-Year-Old Humans in Otherwise Relatively Good Health"


That's all well and good but you have to wait until AFTER the JS1 has happened. Right now there are no acceptances going out.

Besides that...I am glad that I don't know you so that you can't do that to me. I don't think i would recover.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:58 pm

TripTrip wrote:Step 1: Know someone who is applying to Harvard Law.
Step 2: Signup for a Google Voice number with a (617) area code.
Step 3: Call your friend when they are unlikely to answer and don't leave a message.

:lol:

Step 4: Profit?

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:00 pm

The consensus on this forum seems to be that being interviewed is a necessary pre-requisite for admission. I am just wondering whether it is possible for early applicants to be admitted without going through the interview and if possible, how frequently does someone get in, especially around November, without going through js1. Thanks in advance for all the helpful information and advices.

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:03 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Step 1: Know someone who is applying to Harvard Law.
Step 2: Signup for a Google Voice number with a (617) area code.
Step 3: Call your friend when they are unlikely to answer and don't leave a message.

:lol:

Step 4: Profit?


I am sure someone before us have made a handsome profit in the guise of deposits by playing this trick on some poor souls.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:10 pm

hcrimson2014 wrote:The consensus on this forum seems to be that being interviewed is a necessary pre-requisite for admission. I am just wondering whether it is possible for early applicants to be admitted without going through the interview and if possible, how frequently does someone get in, especially around November, without going through js1. Thanks in advance for all the helpful information and advices.


I think last year couple TLSers got the js2 calls in mid-nov

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

Postby Lavitz » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:17 pm

hcrimson2014 wrote:The consensus on this forum seems to be that being interviewed is a necessary pre-requisite for admission. I am just wondering whether it is possible for early applicants to be admitted without going through the interview and if possible, how frequently does someone get in, especially around November, without going through js1. Thanks in advance for all the helpful information and advices.

No, it's not possible. The interview is a pre-requisite.

And the only person who claimed he got in without an interview last year was trolling.

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

Postby armysgt » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:29 am

Lavitz wrote:
hcrimson2014 wrote:The consensus on this forum seems to be that being interviewed is a necessary pre-requisite for admission. I am just wondering whether it is possible for early applicants to be admitted without going through the interview and if possible, how frequently does someone get in, especially around November, without going through js1. Thanks in advance for all the helpful information and advices.

No, it's not possible. The interview is a pre-requisite.

And the only person who claimed he got in without an interview last year was trolling.



Hmm..my pre-law advisor told me that there were some people from my school that got in without phone interviews. She could very well be wrong, of course.

By the way, how are the interview times arranged? Do they just give you a time and tell you to be ready, or can you work around your work/class schedule? Do you get to know your interviewer ahead of time?

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

Postby mynameis08 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:30 am

Checking in! Keeping my hopes up for this cycle!



:D

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:59 am

armysgt wrote:Hmm..my pre-law advisor told me that there were some people from my school that got in without phone interviews. She could very well be wrong, of course.

By the way, how are the interview times arranged? Do they just give you a time and tell you to be ready, or can you work around your work/class schedule? Do you get to know your interviewer ahead of time?

I find it hard to believe that multiple people from one school would get in with no interview and we'd have no sample on TLS reflecting it. Moreover, it makes no sense for them to admit anyone without doing a simple interview to check them out when they're doing the same for 1200 other applicants. But if anyone gets in without an interview this cycle, I'd love to hear about it.

Anyway, they give you a link to a site where you pick a time from the timeslots they have available.

And no, they won't tell you who your interviewer is. Last cycle some people found a way to see the name of the interviewer by adding the interview to their iCalendar, but it turned out to be the wrong person a substantial portion of the time, so it wasn't very predictive.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:25 am

armysgt wrote:Hmm..my pre-law advisor told me that there were some people from my school that got in without phone interviews. She could very well be wrong, of course.

Your pre-law advisor is wrong. :)

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

Postby crimson34 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:53 am

Checking in. My application went complete today. Now the waiting begins. Best of luck to everyone.

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

Postby snoopdogg » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:56 am

What is the difference between going complete on the status checker vs receiving an "app complete" email? Anything? If not, do we know why the two-day lag?

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:10 am

snoopdogg wrote:What is the difference between going complete on the status checker vs receiving an "app complete" email? Anything? If not, do we know why the two-day lag?


Two-week lag for some of us.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:32 am

snoopdogg wrote:What is the difference between going complete on the status checker vs receiving an "app complete" email? Anything? If not, do we know why the two-day lag?


Approximately two weeks for me.
Completed via status checker on Oct 1, got the email on 10/10 or so.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:36 am

How do you guys prepare for the js1 interview?

:?

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

Postby AvatarEyes08 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:13 pm

JS1 at 11:20 today.

Submitted 10/2, complete 10/9

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:16 pm

AvatarEyes08 wrote:JS1 at 11:20 today.

Submitted 10/2, complete 10/9


Congrats!

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

Postby jya300 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:33 pm

Got JS1 just about an hour ago :D :D
Submitted 10/2, complete 10/8

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

Postby flippacious » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:36 pm

Out of curiosity, anyone know if the adcomms receive a copy of our transcripts with class names etc., or do they just get the academic summary report from the LSAC? I'm brainstorming for interviews, but I'm wondering what will be new information and what they already know.

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

Postby Pancakes12 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:38 pm

Applied last night. Numbers over 75ths, expect solid LOR, but not sure how great my PS was. I'm pretty sure it was well written though, so hopefully that's good enough.




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